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The Return of Spring…and Backyard Games!

Do you remember those games you played as a child? In the schoolyard, the park or even your own backyard? The ones where everyone could join in and play? The ones that left you so excited and breathless?

The weather has warmed up, the snow has retreated and it’s time to get back outside. Here are some ideas for games to play in your backyard or even your local park with your kids.


Red Light, Green Light

One players is “it” and stands and the end of the yard.

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About Jodi Roberts

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 and is currently an at-home parent of a 4 and 5 year old as well as a part-time volunteer adaptive ski instructor. She loves exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Holiday Game Gift Guide



Board games are the best gifts at Christmas because no matter who gets them, EVERYONE GETS TO ENJOY THEM!

In a season where families come together, there is nothing better than sitting around the table with family and friends enjoying good conversation, some snacks, and lots of laughter while playing games.

Below is a list of games that would look good under the tree or in a stocking this coming Christmas.

The game selections are followed by potential locations where you may acquire a copy.  These locations are: Locally –  Toys R Us (TrU), All A-Board Games (AAG), High Octane Comics (HOC), Chapters (Ch) and Tumbleweed Toys (TT).  Online – Amazon.ca (Am), StarlitCitadel.ca (SC), and Chapters.ca (Ch.ca) and GermanGames.com (GG).

Children’s Games

Sleeping Queens – Gamewright Games (TT, Am)

Designed by a 6 year old girl, this card game is quick and fun.  The player to wake up the mostQueenswins.  Each Queen has her own special powers.

Rattlesnake – Fantasy Flight Games (AAG,SC, GG)

Roll a dice and place a rattlesnake egg on the board.  The eggs are powerful magnets that attract each other.  Make sure you don’t attract any other eggs!!!  The winner is the player who places all their eggs on the board first.  An excellent dexterity game for children 6 and up.

Spot It! – BlueOrange Games (TT, Ch, SC, Ch.ca, Am)

A great recognition game!  Every card has one shape that is identical.  Will you be able to see your match first?  Lots of fun for all the family with several rule variants to give different twists to each game.

Loopin’ Louie – TCG (TrU)

If there is one children’s game you get this Christmas then THIS IS THE GAME!  Trust me when I see your kids will play this non-stop and then after they are in bed it is the adults’ turn!

 Family Games

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About Elizabeth deVries

Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this "Mommy gig". Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Games and Arcade

All A-Board Games

238 Lansdowne St. 250-377-0745

The Fun Factor

910 Tranquille Road – 250-554-5060

Located next to Denny’s Restaurant on the North Shore

Fun & Games

#6 – 1200 Summit Dr.
Kamloops V2C 6L2
Ph. 250 377-3088

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Last updated August 5, 2015