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General recommendations/requests thread

Post  karl_b on Thu 21 Nov 2013, 13:40

I thought that rather than start a thread every time I/we want to ask for a recommendation we could just post them in here.

I'm looking for a Christmas gift for my friend's kids, 2 boys aged 7 and 10. They like playing 'conventional' board games and I thought I'd try them on something different. I bought the older one 'Hey! That's My Fish' for his birthday, which went down well but now I'm looking for other suggestions. Ta.
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Re: General recommendations/requests thread

Post  Kes on Thu 21 Nov 2013, 14:10

When I was that age, I was playing
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/24037/escape-from-atlantis
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1933/key-to-the-kingdom

Also Escape: The Curse of the Temple might be good.
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Re: General recommendations/requests thread

Post  Aneurin on Thu 21 Nov 2013, 14:36

Forbidden Island is a must for that age group.
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Re: General recommendations/requests thread

Post  mikew on Thu 21 Nov 2013, 15:12

King of Tokyo is great fun - monsters trashing each other and big chunky dice.

Simple but effective.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/70323/king-of-tokyo
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Re: General recommendations/requests thread

Post  Cal on Thu 21 Nov 2013, 15:23

Not that unconventional but if they havent got it:

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1219/the-amazeing-labyrinth

there are ideas on geek for how to handicap it for younger players too.

Forbidden Island is good, be aware it's a co-op.

Escape From Atlantis - I really like this game but kids can feel a bit picked on - as can I ;-)
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Re: General recommendations/requests thread

Post  Aneurin on Thu 21 Nov 2013, 15:27

Cal wrote:
Forbidden Island is good, be aware it's a co-op.

Not in Noah's head - whoever escapes with the most treasure (generally him as he is 5 - or at least that's what I tell my self to avoid embarrassment) wins!
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Re: General recommendations/requests thread

Post  valeria on Thu 21 Nov 2013, 17:54

The magic labyrinth! Sometimes I wish i had kids so I wouldn't need an excuse to buy games like these.

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/41916/the-magic-labyrinth
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