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Magazine subscription for 11 year old boy

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MirandaWest Wed 26-Nov-14 20:44:50

I think DS wpiof like a magazine subscription but not sure quite what. What magazines do similar ages boys enjoy please?

AutumnshadesofGold Wed 26-Nov-14 20:46:50

National geographic or Xbox live? My ds is just turned 12 and got both last year for Xmas - hard to say which he loved more tbh grin

LePetitMarseillais Wed 26-Nov-14 20:51:08

My 11 year old twin boys have The Phoenix,First News and The Beano.

TheScottishPlay Wed 26-Nov-14 20:51:18

110% Gaming. It's a new magazine for 8-12 year old gamers.

meeps Wed 26-Nov-14 21:17:32

My son gets anorak and aquila, and loved a 6 week trial of the phoenix.

MirandaWest Wed 26-Nov-14 21:21:20

Thank you smile Didn't realise there was an Xbox live magazine and hadn't heard of the 110% gaming magazine either. He has read issues of Phoenix and wasn't that interested in it. Might like the beano I think. How earnest is Aquila?
Anorak looks interesting too and he might well enjoy National Geographic smile

makemineapinot Wed 26-Nov-14 21:28:36

I 'very got ds the national geographic one and got it with tesco vouchers.

Chasingsquirrels Wed 26-Nov-14 21:32:16

ds1 (12) has How It Works which he seems to quite enjoys, think he has had it for about a year.

bruffin Wed 26-Nov-14 21:37:48

Flipside
Both my dc loved this magazine.

Chasingsquirrels Wed 26-Nov-14 21:40:38

Flipside looks good - but your link says it closed in July!

MirandaWest Wed 26-Nov-14 21:41:52

Just had a look at Flipside but it says it's been discontinued sad

Cocolepew Wed 26-Nov-14 21:42:26

There is a website/app thingy called Readly where you pay monthly and can read any of the magazines/comics on it. I read about it on hear and love it . If he has a phone/tablet etc he can read on it, it has xbox, gaming , Nat Geo Kids etc. Or you can get the free trail and check out the magazines if you still wanted to get a subscription.

MirandaWest Wed 26-Nov-14 21:51:16

That does sound good although tbh I'd quite like to disconnect him from his tablet a bit grin

bruffin Wed 26-Nov-14 22:04:45

Sorry didnt realise. Its a shame because it was very good.

Wolfiefan Wed 26-Nov-14 22:06:24

How it works.
They also publish a history one.

SueDunome Thu 27-Nov-14 22:24:54

Another vote for How it Works

IvyMay Thu 27-Nov-14 22:31:25

My parents bought my 10 year old a subscription to Aquila ..and tbh it's rather dull. The whole issue is themed around a topic each time but it's never really caught his imagination,even though he really likes reading fact books.

Think an 11 year old might find it a bit young too, especially if he's at secondary school.

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