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Board game ideas for 3yo?

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lauren222 Sat 29-Nov-14 12:02:44

I'm buying a board game for my 3 year old nephew. What is a good pick for this age group?

Pelicangiraffe Sat 29-Nov-14 12:11:17

Snakes and ladders


Pelicangiraffe Sat 29-Nov-14 12:11:35


Becca1992 Sat 29-Nov-14 12:13:20

Snakes and ladders, next year he can progress to ludo!

EthelCardew Sat 29-Nov-14 13:07:06

Look up Orchard Toys. Although not traditional board games, they have loads of brilliant educational games for that age range. My daughter is 3.10 and loves Spotty Dogs, Shopping List and Alphabet Lotto.

If you want to get Snakes and Ladders, they do character versions like Fireman Sam (hoses and ladders) or Octonauts (eels and ladders) on Amazon.

Whyamihere Sat 29-Nov-14 14:18:00

My dd has had a Hungry Catapillar board game from the age of three, she's now ten and still enjoys the odd game, I enjoy it too.

Wrongornot Sat 29-Nov-14 14:19:07

Someone mentioned on here the other day a game where you are given instructions to do something, hop around, say something in a funny voice etc, it sounded really good and was going to get it for DD (4) - but can't remember what it was called - anyone?

EthelCardew Sat 29-Nov-14 14:33:10

Wrongornot - I'm not sure which game was mentioned but we have something similar:

I think it'd be a bit simple for a 4 year old though as it's just things like, find something brown, hop 4 times, make a sad face.

My DD has loved it though so I'd be interested in knowing what it was so we can upgrade!

MissLurkalot Sat 29-Nov-14 14:44:51

Orchard toys shopping list is great. Or their tummy ache game. My boy is 3 and he loves them.

lauren222 Sat 29-Nov-14 16:30:56

These are great suggestions, thank you. I will have a trawl through amazon to look at all these.

MissLurkalot Sat 29-Nov-14 17:05:08

oh, forgot to say Phoenix trading do a board game called christmas lotto.. I twitched and bought it the other day. You just have to track down a Phoenix trading rep.

Allalonenow Sat 29-Nov-14 17:09:20

"Sorry!" always goes down well with that age group.

Fantail Sat 29-Nov-14 17:45:03

DD (3.9) is getting the Beetle game.

Matching pair games are also good

Wrongornot Sat 29-Nov-14 19:53:30

EthelCardew - thank you, but not that one!

Very similar though - driving me mad trying to find it, I looked at it on Amazon when it was mentioned, should have ordered it there and then.

Wrongornot Sat 29-Nov-14 19:56:38

Found it!

Just when I thought there that I had looked it up, I searched my history for Amazon and found it. Think it looks good, and like you say a step up from your suggestion.

EmGee Sat 29-Nov-14 19:59:12

Wrong - I think this is the game you mean - 'Whatever next?' by Galt. I've been debating on whether to buy it (we already have the dice/card game mentioned up thread but it's more for younger kids although my DC definitely enjoy it!).

Unfortunately 'Whatever next' is out of stock at the mo sad

EmGee Sat 29-Nov-14 19:59:32

X post!

Misty9 Sat 29-Nov-14 20:21:33

I've bought pop up pirate and frustration for our family games, and ds is 3.3. My nephew got pop up pirate last Christmas aged three and he loved it.

Wrongornot Sat 29-Nov-14 20:32:17

Thank you EmGee fsmile

outtolunchagain Sat 29-Nov-14 20:44:03

Orchard games shopping list is a perennial favourite here .

HuevosRancheros Sat 29-Nov-14 20:51:14

It may have been me that suggested Whatever Next, we love it smile

When I was asking a similar question a few weeks ago, people suggested "What a Performance" which seemed similar.

Have just ordered (not got it yet, so no idea how good it is!) Richard Scarry's Busy Town board game in Amazon's Black Friday sales, looks different and entertaining smile

Heleng1982 Sat 29-Nov-14 20:57:26

We've bought my 3 year old for Christmas a snakes and ladders game but it's a fireman Sam version grin

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