MIL wants to buy DD (age 3) some board games. What are some good games I could suggest so I don't end up with Candyland? :)
DD 12/07 DS 9/10
First is the Richard Scarey busy town find it game. Cooperative and fun.
Second is Super Streachy ABC also a cooperative game. Perfect for those learning letters.
We have both, and I'd recommend both.
Personally I (we) love Candyland!
But at 3 these games were pretty popular
Cranium-Ballon Lagoon and Cariboo
Snail Pace Race
Chutes and Ladders
Not technically "board games" but these were fun too
ABC game Ravensburger (actually you cant go wrong with any of the Ravensburger games!)
I Spy preschool games
Pardon me while I
I second the snails pace race. http://www.amazon.com/Ravensburger-Snails-Pace-Race-Childrens/dp/B00000J0RY
That was a great one for my DD when she was that age, she's 5 now and we still sometimes pull it out and play it.
We also really like the princess board game (this is for a little older than 3) http://www.forsmallhands.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=82_101_489
and the haba orchard game (great for 3 year olds) http://www.threesisterstoys.com/p-230-orchard-game-by-haba.aspx
DD and her cousin can peacefully play these games together and have a great time. Players win or lose as a team, which is great if you don't want a toddler/preschool meltdown over who wins!
CARIBOO! No question! I bought it when I worked with kids before I had my own and they couldn't get enough of it! It was a HUGE reward, and a great teaching tool too! Can't wait till my little one's old enough to play it!
check out this link, they have some great co-operative games
My kids at that age loved Max :)
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My daughter loves the Orchard Game by Haba. (She is 3) She also like Hiss by Gamewright. Also, this isn't exactly a game but we have also had a lot of fun with Eboo "Tell me a story" cards.
http://www.learningherbs.com/wildcraft.html - we all love this game
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Another thumbs up for any of the Family Pastimes games, both my kids still love Harvest Time and Princess, and they're 8 and 5! We also have a game called Chicken Count that we play competitively or cooperatively. And Cariboo and Hullabaloo too.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Ha! We were looking for cooperative board games at that age for precisely the same reason: to avoid Candyland! Nothing new to add: we started off with Snail's Pace Race, moved on to Harvest Time and current favourites are Max and Busytown -- both of which I can play too without wanting to fall over from boredom.
If you search, there are several good threads already.
We like Orchard, Animal Upon Animal (both haba), Eeboo Slips and Ladders (cuter version, recycled),
I also really like this wood version of Four in a Row aka Connect Four http://www.braillebookstore.com/view.php?C=Board+Games