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#1 of 11 Old 02-28-2008, 09:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just looking for some ideas for board/family games that we can play together. I looked at Target the other day but was so overwhelmed by all of the different games, most of which I don't know, that I couldn't make a decision.

I know Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders are out there, but is there anything else?

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DD is 2.5 and loves Hullabaloo, even though she doesn't understand all of the instructions, she knows the shapes, and colors of and objects on the little mats and she really likes it. It's an interactive game though not a board game. She also likes memory.
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2 might be a little young for board games
the first one DD1 got into was Orchard by Haba
IME Candy land just drags on TOO LONG for little ones

We have also set up flash cards and stuffed animals and rolled a dice and moved the animals around the flash card circle. Rolling the dice is half the fun!!
This was more to practice taking turns waiting etc.. but you could try it and see how *game playing* goes before investing any money
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2 might be a little young for board games
the first one DD1 got into was Orchard by Haba
IME Candy land just drags on TOO LONG for little ones

We have also set up flash cards and stuffed animals and rolled a dice and moved the animals around the flash card circle. Rolling the dice is half the fun!!
This was more to practice taking turns waiting etc.. but you could try it and see how *game playing* goes before investing any money
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For a 2 year old, I like Selecta's Lotto Primo, and the Brown Bear game modeled after the Eric Carle book. Both are about matching and help practice taking turns! My 3 yo loves them, too.
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My son is just over 3 and he likes:
-cranium cariboo- this is a great game for 2 year olds, as is
-memory- you can modify the game by only using some of the cards, or after a card has been turned up leave it up so it's not as much memory as matching
-guess who- needs someone to tell him the person's name before he starts, then he spells out the name he wants to guess
-card games- go fish, uno, war (again just using a subset of the deck)

He also likes playing with grown up board games, just playing with the board and pieces

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My son is just over 3 and he likes:
-cranium cariboo- this is a great game for 2 year olds, as is
-memory- you can modify the game by only using some of the cards, or after a card has been turned up leave it up so it's not as much memory as matching
-guess who- needs someone to tell him the person's name before he starts, then he spells out the name he wants to guess
-card games- go fish, uno, war (again just using a subset of the deck)

He also likes playing with grown up board games, just playing with the board and pieces

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DD will be 3 in April and she plays games like Lisa's DS does. I just alter the rules to fit her. Last night we played Trivial Pursuit where DD's questions were like: (she doesn't really understand moving yet though)

"In Goodnight Moon, what animal jumps over the moon?"

She loves Rummikub which my Grandma played with me when I was little. We play go fish using the tiles.

She also loves memory and Candiland.
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Ravensburger has a game "Snails Pace Race" that my 3yo (barely) likes. It's non-competitive, which I like. She also likes Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, and memory.
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My dd will be 2 in April and her first real game was Memory. I give her about 6 matches and she turns them over and finds the matches to hand to me. She also really enjoys Connect 4, although we just put the checkers in and not truely play the rules; Hungry, Hungry Hippos, and we just bought Trouble where she practices counting and moving the pieces. She needs some help pushing the popper, but loves to put the pieces on her fingers . I also found this game at Toys R Us called Sequence, that is kind of like animal bingo. We take turns picking cards and put our checker on that animal, first to 4 in a row wins, although we don't play competitively on any of it and all the rules are altered to be really, no rules. It's about having fun and teaching her basics like colors, identification, following simple directions, ect.
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Thanks for all of the great suggestions! We bought Cariboo and Ker-Plunk today, so we'll see how she does with those.

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Drihan loves "The very Hungry Caterpillar" game. She learned quickly about taking turns and it is great for counting. The only part I don't like is you feed him unhealthy foods.

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At 1-2yo, ds's first game was a Memory game. He didn't play according to the rules then, but liked to find the matches. Now at 3yo, he'll take turns and all of that.

Goodnight Moon Game is also good - it's a picture-matching game too.
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