We have taken the opportunity to contact our global network of friends across the game community to gather together links to games, resources and activities that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home or classroom.
The list below is organised into 2 parts:
- Younger activities and Games for schools and families.
- Family Plus... Print and Plays and online games for the more adventurous, or more experienced gamers!
The list below is extremely varied and only a start, but there's already plenty to investigate for everyone! it's listed by alphabetically by the donating company to recognise their help. As the list grows we will continue to organise accordingly, but for now have a good look and feel free to use whatever you need. Simply click on the bits in bold in each description to get to the links.... (not that one though!)
The vast majority of content is free, though there may be the odd exception. Some links will be to web-pages, some to folders of information, some may be to platforms to download specific apps etc. You may also be directed to hubs such as Tabletopia, Table top Simulator and Steam, where you will be introduced to a whole world of possibilities beyond our specific links. In some cases you may be required to set up a user id or account to access.
We hope you find something to interest and most importantly, stay safe and have fun!
Please Note: The following links have been supplied to Imagination Gaming from trust-worthy partners and sources. Whilst every effort has been taken to vet these links, Imagination Gaming can take no responsibility for the content in these resources and recommend that all activities are initiated by a responsible adult. Should any of these links raise concern in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately.
1. Activities games and resources for Primary Schools and families with younger children:
****AWESOME UPDATE!: Asmodee now have a dedicated PRINT AND PLAY WEBSITE HERE containing some amazing top games and activities! We recommend Dobble, Concept Kids, Times Up and Rory Story Cubes for the younger ones...****
More logic puzzles and smart colouring sheets from our good friends at Djeco especially for keeping hands and minds busy!
Print and play puzzles, craft and maths "magic" with simple instructions.
Lots of fantastic resources on their website to compliment a great range of ThinkFun games we use (in-store here) on a daily basis! Start here and investigate...
- Two-player turn based strategy games help players build strategic thinking and reasoning skills while becoming more aware of their problem solving process. Download, Print and Learn!
- Build Brainteaser Puzzles. With these classic brainteaser puzzles, students can infuse their own creative design – then play and solve them together! ThinkFun brainteasers provide a classroom-bonding experience and a lot of creative, brain-building fun!
Value Add Games:
( 2 in English) Print and Play Games available, memory and multiplication. For younger players, instructions included in the pdf.s:
2. Games and activities for older children and more experienced gamers... known as Family Plus!
****AWESOME UPDATE!: Asmodee now have a dedicated PRINT AND PLAY WEBSITE HERE containing some of the below and much more including Dixit, Dobble Cortex and Unlock!****
A range of Print and Play games for older children and adults. Visit the page in the link (you may need to change the language!)
Big Potato Games:
A brilliant Print and Play quiz game that's really simple to get going ... Mr. Lister!!!. Open the pdf in the link, read the directions on the first card, play the game with the rest!
... and now another! the brilliant Obama LLama with rules for playing over group video chat!
Czech Games Edition:
Free Pnrint and Play of Under Falling Skies – you need a printer!
*NEW* the Codenames Online gaming platform, a free browser-based version for playing the beloved classic with your friends online.
Colour Chess - A colourful reimagining of traditional Chess, this variant is the free to play mobile version of the award-winning and Mensa-nominated tabletop game Colour Chess. It focuses on skill and creativity rather than studying set openings, as you use the colours to force and trap your opponent with a game that is different every time. Simple to learn for beginners, yet strategically deep enough for Masters.
Play Witless Wizards on Tabletopia here. A 2-4 card battling game for 10yrs+, where old wizards attempt to recall their long-forgotten spells to deal damage to each other!
One of the biggest card games of recent years has adapted the gameplay to enjoy over video-calling with your friends. Here's how, but you will still need a copy of the physical game to play
Awards game - Link to a folder containing rules and a fantastic Print and Play version of Red Panda. Cool art work and shaolin pandas for 2 - 6 players age 8yrs+ !
... Plus more Gen 42 classics here:
Free to download on Android, Hive
Free to play Online, Army Of Frogs
Pay to play on Steam: Tatsu
Pay to Play on Steam: Hive
Grumpy Owl Games:
Untamed: Feral Factions is a standalone shuffle-building card battle game with beautiful artwork. It is a rather fun card game, which can be played with 2-3 people or even 4-6 if you print the game twice. The thematics and simplified gaming rules should ensure that kids from age 10-12 and up could play it and enjoy it. See what it is here
- Print and Play Version Here
- Rulebook pdf Here
- Play Online on Tabletopia Here
- Play Online On TableTop Simulator Here
A link to a few ideas here from the fantastic Libellud. A reminder to get out some of the fantastic games you may already have, and also some nice print and play ideas, colouring etc. Click here and try some of the previous links too!
Try the new King Thief Minister game for free!
Thief or King?Executioner or Sheriff? Peasant or Minister? Who is lying and who is telling the truth?...Claim a character and challenge others’ bluffs, and with concentration and intelligence take the coins and win the game!
It's for 3-6 players. Visit the page here for a short video on how it plays, download the rules available in English and grab yourself some beans/coins,and cards/cups to play right away!
A stripped down version of Vote Me! especially adapted to make playable online between groups of older friends
Just Remember Though.... Nothing Beats The Real Thing!