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JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago
So cool! great review and I might need to get this at some point for my kids.
rkalajian Partner7 months ago
It's REALLY good.
My oldest is 5 so I think she's still a couple years from being able to understand it though
CutGlass 7 months ago
My 5 year old played it with us (me and a 7 year old) last week. He needed a little assistance (reading some cards, etc.) but after a few turns he pretty much had the hang of what choices he could make and what he was aiming for.
He actually won, but that might have been more because my 7 year old and I were scrapping too much and not paying enough attention to how close he was getting to victory.
Woah that's great! Has your 5 year old played a lot of family games? My daughter has mostly played kids games with a couple exceptions.
We play board games once or twice a week, mostly at weekends, and have done for the last year or so. He seems keen and grasps rules fairly quickly I think, but his attention span is understandably shorter than older kids and quite a lot of games involve more reading than he's able to right now. I tried to focus on cooperative games for a while, but my 7-year-old finds them frustrating so that hasn't worked as well as I'd hoped.
Since I track the games we play, I can actually look up what else we've done...
Mostly he's played Zombie Kidz Evolution (which I recommend to parents at every opportunity) and a fair amount of 5 Minute Marvel. There are others that he has played a few times, but I would say the highlights were Ticket to Ride, Tsuro, Santorini, Forbidden Island, Moon-Bots and Blokus.
My biggest surprise was that he played Stone Age with us (4 players. Two adults, and the aforementioned 7 year old) fairly successfully. Though mostly he liked "making babies" in the game and wasn't playing particularly strategically. He was able to follow what needed to be done and make relevant choices, though. We did have to split the game across 3 or 4 sessions over the course of about a week, though.
Wow that's really great! I know you say he has a short attention span but some of those do take some concentration. My kids definitely want to play but more end up not wanting to actually play the game as play with the pieces. I'll let them do that in a controlled environment occasionally.
We quite often give both kids some sort of toy to fiddle with between their turns. It helps to eek out completing a game when one of them is keen but the other loses interest before then end.
That's a really good idea. Pro-tip right there. I think I'm going to start a new posts to get more tips like this. Would you share this one there? (or I can post it and tag you in it)
Not too far off! My 6 year old plays it :)
So that means I should place that Amazon order now? haha
Honestly? I'd said add it a price watch list somehow and just pick it up on the next great deal you see.
Makes sense. What's a "good price" for it?
I paid about £33 for mine, including postage, in March. Partly depending on what country you live in you might perhaps be able to do better than that, though. I used boardgameprices.co.uk but this very site has a more North American equivalent. I found this:
which looks to be a decent price.
Great! Thanks for the help! That does look like a good price. I just wanted to gauge what to look for
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