Where do we come from?

We are a subsidiary of Éditions Passe-Temps, Quebec’s most important publisher of “complementary” school supplies. Placote may have only been around since 2016, but we’re no small players in the educational field, if you take into account that our parent company, Passe-Temps, has been providing Francophone schools with quality products for over 20 years. The know-how gained in designing educational games that meet the requirements and expectations of the educational system was passed on to Placote, which explains the high educational quality of our home games.

Why Placote?

“Placote” is French for “chit chat”. We named the company this way because parent-child interaction is at the core of our approach. We want your child to learn, and our games are designed to stimulate their development. But ultimately, we want to get you chatting with your child while spending quality family time together. Furthermore, “placote” is an expression that is unquestionably from Quebec. Just like us! The name highlights our origin, and we’re proud to be crafting our games locally, in addition to manufacturing as many game components as possible right here in Quebec.

Our mission

We aim to offer high-quality, robust, and truly educative games. We launched our first home game collection in April 2016, but new games with new contents and new educational goals were added since and will be added to the lineup in the coming years. We strive to become THE reference in terms of quality educational games. We will continue to offer attractive, fun, and well-designed games that meet the high quality standards you have come to expect from us. Stick with us and we’ll have a lot to chat about in the coming years!