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mummyandbaby Wed 01-Dec-10 20:23:42

Any recommendations for board games for my DS who is almost 7. Thank you.

bodiddly Wed 01-Dec-10 20:32:32

How about guess who extra, uno and connect 4 .. none of which are really board games strictly speaking but are all quite good!

taffetazatyousantaclaus Wed 01-Dec-10 20:38:49

My DS, just 7, likes Monopoly, chess, Jenga and have got him Uno for Christmas.

Hulababy Wed 01-Dec-10 20:40:10

Monopoly Junior
Cluedo Junior
Pop to the Shops
Lego Shave a Sheep
Travel the World (ELC)

domesticsluttery Wed 01-Dec-10 20:41:59

DS2 is 6 and has asked for Walk the Plank
DS1 is 8 and has asked for Tutan Lootem

ninjanurse Wed 01-Dec-10 20:54:21

My 5 yr old DS and 7 yr old DD like Junior monopoly, junior scrabble and pictureka.

iheartdusty Wed 01-Dec-10 21:06:39

can I suggest you skip Cluedo Junior - it is much more complicated than the adult version, leaves me and the DC confused every time.

On recommendations from MN I have asked family to get Blokus and Carcassonne for nearly 7 y/o DS, and Bananagrams is coming as well, I think.

iloveblue Wed 01-Dec-10 22:06:31

I've bought Monopoly Junior for my 6 yr old DS - its currently half price in Argos (£6.49), and has great reviews.

taffetazatyousantaclaus Wed 01-Dec-10 22:13:09

How does Monopoly Junior vary from the normal version?

iloveblue Thu 02-Dec-10 07:55:34

From what i can tell it is much simpler and quicker - has a fairgroud theme. The money is in £1 notes I think.

LIZS Thu 02-Dec-10 07:56:46

Cadoo/Cranium Junior

Hulababy Thu 02-Dec-10 08:27:27

Monopoly Jr is based around a funfair ad players buy the rides rather than houses. The money demoniations are lower, making the maths easier. The game is simpler too and therefore lasts a much shorter period of time. It is always popular here.

Hulababy Thu 02-Dec-10 08:28:08

iheartdusty - really? DD and her friends really enjoy it. We have found it quite simple to play.

richarda Thu 02-Dec-10 12:39:43

Lots of Orchard games might hit the spot.

What about Rush Hour by Thinkfun?

Brainbox quiz games, Djeco have some great card games as do Gameloft.

streptococcus Thu 02-Dec-10 12:43:08

kerplunk
toys r us do lots of matching pairs type card games ( star wars etc)

Runoutofideas Thu 02-Dec-10 12:48:53

My nearly 6 year old loves Zoo Am I? Was very cheap from tesco and involves them asking questions to work out which animal is stuck in their headband...

LIZS Thu 02-Dec-10 15:27:26

Also Ravensburger's Labyrinth. They do different versions including a Disney one and it is good introduction to strategic thinking type games.

iheartdusty Thu 02-Dec-10 18:43:58

ah well hulababy, obviously some sharp minds at work in your house smile

Takver Thu 02-Dec-10 19:19:45

Rush hour is good, but more a puzzle than a board game.

Ravensburger do lots of good board games for that age group. DD liked Cat and Mouse and Rivers Roads and Rails (which is a lot more fun and less 'educational' than their blurb makes out )

twolittledarlings Thu 02-Dec-10 22:11:44

My 2 dd are nearly 7 and 9 and they play a lot of board games together. They enjoy

Pictureka
Pink Monopoly
Party, Party
Stairs and Ladders ( Time Table game like snakes and ladders)
Pop to the shops

Other games - not board games
Kerpluk
Battleships
Piranha Panic
Shave the Sheep - Lego
Magnetix
Guess Who
Catch me if you canJolly Octopus
Magic Tooth Fairy
Don't wake Dad
Huff Puff
Jenga
Brain Box - Maths
Brain Box - Around the World

Rubbish ones are:
Mousetrap
Ratotouille
Elefun

I try to encourage them to play more together ratehr than watch DVD, TV etc and they do enjoy playing together.

This year have got more games to play together:

Lego Minotaurus
Lego - Happy Potter Hogwarts
Guess Who Extra
Chaos
Smart Ass

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