Looking for board game suggestions for 7.5year old child-good family games to play with Mom and Dad. Any suggestions? We have Qwirkle, Checkers, Jenga, Blokus, Labryinth and could use new ideas for Christmas!
Board Games for 7 or 8 year old
We like to play Carcassone with the kids, it's aimed 8+ and DH and I play the full rules. With the kids we adapt the rules (ie ignore the end of game scoring for farms) and at 5 and 8 they enjoy it too.
Enchanted Forest is another one which we adults enjoy playing with them, though it's still a bit frustrating for the younger one.
DD got bananagrams for her birthday a couple of months ago. I haven't played it with her yet but it looks good, she also got a kids puzzle book with it which she is enjoying.
My daughter really likes Headbanz (not a board game; more like 20 questions), and we've had limited success with Kid Cranium. I think DD's frustration was due to her developing reading skills; I haven't revisited it now that she's a more skilled reader to see if that's the case. Personally, I enjoyed playing Cranium with her more than Headbanz. :)
My DSS is 7 and he LOVES making his own board games, we make up a new one each week. Just on construction paper, and he draws the squares and then puts symbols in most of the squares and makes a legend so you know what the symbols mean (go ahead 3, go back 2, etc...) Sometimes we use a dice to play, other times, any deck of cards to indicate how many spaces we move.