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#1 of 15 Old 11-12-2012, 05:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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!

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My kids are 6 and 9. Sorry is a must-have, I think! They're also loving Mastermind and Othello lately. Scrambled States is a super-fun card game for that age.


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Clue, Uno (not a board game, I know), Skip-bo (cards, again). We played more card games, actually. Pinochle, hearts. There's also chess. We also enjoyed Rush Hour, and Chutes and Ladders.
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Clue was my favorite board game at that age.


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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.

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This is a card game, but that's about the age where my daughter started realling enjoying Set. It's a pretty cool game.

Apples to Apples is also a card game, but it is what we play most often. We love it.

Life and Parcheesi are fun.
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My DS is 8, and his favorite board, card, and dice games are:

 

Blokus

Trouble

Rummikub

Phase 10

Farkle

Yahtzee


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Cards are preferred over here too. There's a card game called Rat-a-tat-Cat that dd is in love with right now. Also, Uno. She likes trouble and sorry too. 


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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. :)

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My 7yo DS is into games big time! Here's a list of what we like:

 

Candyland (been a favorite for years and surprisingly still is)

Chutes and Ladders

Sorry

Life

Battleship

Checkers

Mancala

Uno

Apples to Apples

Stratego

 

Clue and Monopoly are on our Christmas list this year!

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The Klutz book of boardgames is pretty fun.

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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.


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Mille Bourne Great cheap card game.

Kids. I got two of 'em.
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You can start chess. My kids like it. I learned it as I taught them. Addictive.

Also traditional bingo. Backgammon.

Kids. I got two of 'em.
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