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#1 of 11 Old 11-26-2011, 01:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We love Qwirkle, Jenga, Uno, Monopoly Jr and Blink.

 

I NEED some ideas for other games for Christmas presents for my 6.5year old. -something the adults like too since I have an only child and I'm the one usually playing the game:)

 

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Set is a good game for kids to play with adults, because it's actually fun for adults.  You win by skill, not luck, but it isn't guaranteed that the adult will be better at it.  It didn't take much practice at all before my DD could beat her dad.  I can still usually beat her, but not always, and not by much anymore.

 

Some other ideas:

Yahtzee

Labyrinth

Connect 4

Gobblet

Othello

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scattergories
blokus
cranium hulabaloo they can play alone. It's electronic, but fun
apples to apples, but that is best with 4 or more people
I just ordered bannagrams
My dd and I enjoy Chickyboom

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Spot It (card game that's fast and fun)

Sorry!

 

are my favorites to play with my kiddos. (Besides some of the above!).

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Sleeping Queens.  I have never met a kid who didn't love this game.  The rules are quite simple, but it's a surprisingly fun play - even for adults.

Carcassonne.  This is actually an "adult" game, but absolutely and completely doable for a 6.5 yo (my ds was able to play at 3.5 with some help, and my dd has been playing without help since 5.5)  This game seriously ROCKS.  And there are tons of expansions you can add over the years if you fall in love with it.

Bohnanza.  This game is tons of fun, but better with 3+ players.  It's about half competitive and half cooperative.

King Arthur.  Fun for older kids (definitely fine for a 6.5yo) and adults.  You have to collect cards to buy other cards... to buy other cards!  The play is pretty fast.

 

 


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My six-year-old nephew really enjoys doing puzzles and it's fun for an adult to help. Ravensburger is a great brand and I often find them at thrift and kids' consignment stores.

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I have a 7 yo DS and our favorites are:

 

Yahtzee

Battleship

Trouble

Monopoly

The Allowance Game

Secret Door

Hide & Seek Sock Monkey

Star Wars Stratego

 

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We play games every night with our 6 yo only, and the favorites here are: Sequence Jr. (LOVE this!!), Sorry, Uno.  Busytown was popular for awhile as well.

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Sleeping Queens.  I have never met a kid who didn't love this game.  The rules are quite simple, but it's a surprisingly fun play - even for adults.

Carcassonne.  This is actually an "adult" game, but absolutely and completely doable for a 6.5 yo (my ds was able to play at 3.5 with some help, and my dd has been playing without help since 5.5)  This game seriously ROCKS.  And there are tons of expansions you can add over the years if you fall in love with it.

Bohnanza.  This game is tons of fun, but better with 3+ players.  It's about half competitive and half cooperative.

King Arthur.  Fun for older kids (definitely fine for a 6.5yo) and adults.  You have to collect cards to buy other cards... to buy other cards!  The play is pretty fast.

 

 



These are great suggestions!  My 6.5-year-old LOVES all kinds of games.  Sleeping Queens was a favorite for a while, and it led us to explore a lot of other Gamewright games, and we've loved them all.  We've played Moose in the House, Pounce, Snap and Loot.  This year, my kids are getting Feed the Kitty and Match of the Penguins for Christmas, which I chose in hopes that my 2-year-old might be able to play along, at least to some degree.  If you go on the Gamewright website, the games are organized by age, and if you click on the title, it gives a description of the game.  

 

We also like Carcassonne.  Another "adult" game that I find kids are very capable of playing is Ticket to Ride. 

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Mancala

Scrabble

Rush Hour Jr.

 

For Christmas I'll be giving my DS a Bingo set (I know he'll enjoy turning the cage), and I just found a Tetris boardgame (the computer game's too hard for him).

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