Apart from great comedy the Just for Laughs festival really takes over a good chunk of downtown Montreal and features all kinds of events and buskers and cool stuff... and food trucks, delicious, delicious food trucks.
One of the really neat things that I almost missed (A friend actually noticed it) was the "Bar A Jeux", which, despite my tenuous grasp of the French language immediately piqued my interest. They had a dozen or so tables set up with umbrellas and chairs and a booth full of boardgames. We walked over to have a look and a super friendly young man asked us if we'd like to learn how to play a game.
I took a quick glance at the selection for something quick (we didn't have as much time as I would have liked) and noticed a couple copies of Zombie Dice on the shelf along side dozens of other dice/card games and even some more significant games like Agricola and 7 Wonders. Having seen Zombie Dice on an episode of Table Top and being interested in it as a quick game that my friend (not a boardgamer) might enjoy that was our selection.
Zombie Dice was a fun game, we played through 3 times while enjoying shade and a couple beer. The booth supplied a nice little dice box which made playing on the smallish tables very easy (Agricola might have been a challenge to fit).
After we were done I asked if it was possible to purchase a copy of the game from them and they said they weren't selling them but there were a couple games shops (and apparently a pub that has games which I really wish I had time to visit) around that sold them.
Next to the boardgame booth was another booth with wooden dice games and magnetic foosball/hockey type games and some neat puzzles. There was also a large game with a balancing platform and odd shaped blocks that people were playing with, like some sort of super-sized tip-it game.