I bought a Scrabble that says for Age 8 and above. I don't know if I can still go ahead and give it to a 6 yo? Or would it be too difficult for a 6 yo to play?
Edited by Neera - 3/5/13 at 9:21am
I think it would depend entirely on the 6 yo. Do they like games? Do they like words? Do they know how to spell them? Are they above average verbally? Do they have people who are likely to play with them? If the answers are yes, it's a good present. If not, maybe hold onto it for another year or two.
If the kid can read and spell well and does alright with competition then it might be okay. The issue is that if you are playing with an adult or a significantly older peer then their skill level is going to be so above and beyond yours that it will be harder to be competitive and not just feel like there is no way to win. However, I think there are variations on the rules that allow for more cooperative play which might be easier for uneven skill levels.