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Board games which a 4 and 6 year old can play?

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Rafferty333 Mon 05-Nov-12 20:20:28

I want to buy my brother and his 2 young boys a board game for Xmas - any tips gratefully received!

PhyllisDoris Mon 05-Nov-12 20:21:17

Snakes and Ladders. smile

vigglewiggle Mon 05-Nov-12 20:25:02

this is really lovely. It is pricey, but it comes with lovely wooden fruit and little shucker baskets. My 4&6 year olds love it as do all visiting children who play it. The nice thing for children of this age is that you work together to win against the 'crow' so there is no tantruming or sulking!

vigglewiggle Mon 05-Nov-12 20:25:36

Wicker baskets!

Alitoomanykids Mon 05-Nov-12 20:27:04

Have a look at Orchard Toys stuff which is usually for ages 3-7 or thereabouts. My guys all love Tummy Ache and the Shopping Basket game (and my oldest is now 9!)

permaquandry Mon 05-Nov-12 20:28:00

Pictureka is great fun.

PhyllisDoris Mon 05-Nov-12 20:30:05

Rapidough also good fun. Like Pictionary, but you make shapes out of play dough.

fruitcorner Mon 05-Nov-12 20:45:39

Children's charades, each card has 3 different suggestions on it eg for non-reader, child, older child- so easy for different ages to play. It's not a board game tho'

thegreylady Mon 05-Nov-12 20:57:23

Post the Most is much loved so is Shopping Basket-both Orchard toys. The boys are 3:.8 and 6.1.

CMOTDibbler Mon 05-Nov-12 21:00:11

Hey thats my fish, or Dobble - we've enjoyed playing them as adults, and the rules are vvv simple for the children

fanoftheinvisibleman Mon 05-Nov-12 21:00:43

My first monopoly and lego shave a sheep have been popular with ds who has just turned 7 for a couple of years.

Rosa Mon 05-Nov-12 21:02:04

My 6 and 3.5 love tumbling monkeys and play it together ....not exactly a board game ....

Roseformeplease Mon 05-Nov-12 21:02:28

My children loved Junior Monopoly which is brilliant as the games only last about 20 minutes!

FayKnights Mon 05-Nov-12 21:04:21

I bought this the other day and my 5, 6 and 12 year old all enjoyed it as well as various grown ups who have Been roped to join in.

CaptainNancy Mon 05-Nov-12 21:36:36

Frustration, pop-up pirate,

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Mon 05-Nov-12 21:40:25

Guess Who
Shopping List
Tummy Ache
Wild World Lotto
Greedy Gorillas
Snakes and Ladders
Snails Pace Race

Just about any sort of bingo / lotto game too

Jenny70 Mon 05-Nov-12 21:41:11

Lego games a big hit here... magma monster, pirate plank etc.

Another popular one is cranium junior, though younger one needs help reading etc.

The football table game (I call it fuzball) with the spinney men & a ball - not quite board game, but no adult help needed.

tassisssss Mon 05-Nov-12 21:41:25


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