Best board/box games for 4&6yo?

(19 Posts)
Wenchelda Mon 22-Aug-16 07:57:24

I'm sure I've seen a thread on here before with lots of recommendations for games I've never heard of but I can't seem to find it now I want to check it. I'm looking for recommendations for great family games that a 4yo & a 6yo can play please? I know bananagrams is always recommended but it's quite expensive! I managed to pick up "pairs in pears" which is by the same people for £1.99 in Home Bargains recently so hoping that's a good one for us to play. We've got things like Guess who?, Connect 4, buckaroo, ludo, mr funny face, children's monopoly, pairs matching, dominoes etc. But I'm looking for other recommendations please!

lilydaisyrose Mon 22-Aug-16 08:24:25

We've got loads of Orchard Toys games (can usually pick up in charity shops) - Pop to the Shops, Post the Most, Bus Stop etc are great for older kids. Also, how about Junior Scrabble?

ExAstris Mon 22-Aug-16 09:05:17

DS1 received Hoot Owl Hoot for his 5th birthday and loves it. It's less annoying than a lot of children's games so adults are happy to play with him too. It's co-operative, and you all work together to use (basic) strategy to get baby owls back to their nest before the dawn breaks.

Kat3L Wed 24-Aug-16 00:53:02

We've all loved Balloon Lagoon. It's great for your two ages, and older too.

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Wed 24-Aug-16 09:38:59

Def orchard toy games we have most of them.

Also fav of my just 6yr old is UFO game I got it on offer on amazon but john lewis sell it.

Last yr he wanted croc dentist game glad I only paid £8 on offer its OK but not worth £20

Other favs are pop up pirate and dino bite

Good at 4 were dohnutters and elefun but outgrown at 5

backinschool Wed 24-Aug-16 10:39:41

My DDs are 4 and 7 and they love
dobble,
what's up/hedbanz (we got a cheap version in Wilkos or Tesco I think)
Sleeping queens (all the gamewright games are good and often have reductions on Amazon)
Tooth fairy game - it's fairly irritating but they'll play it over and over
Tumbling monkeys

They also really love dominos and droughts but I think that's because grandad will spend hours playing with them.

LittleReindeerwithcloggson Wed 24-Aug-16 14:25:27

Dobble
Rat a tat cat
Labyrinth
Junior Scrabble
Tooth Fairy

Are very much loved in this house

themumfairy Thu 25-Aug-16 23:17:09

My 7 year old loves

Frustration
Guess who
Twister
Hungry hippos
Wordsearch
Headbandz
Draughts

They have asked for Doggie doo every year but i refuse to by it when the reviews are so bad. Q

RosaBee Fri 26-Aug-16 06:39:34

Labyrinth,
Junior monopoly we have how to train your dragon
Bugs in the kitchen

Wenchelda Fri 26-Aug-16 17:05:13

Thank you all - I really like the look for Dobble .... Would I need the specific kids version or is the normal version ok for 4&6yos?

WeAllHaveWings Fri 26-Aug-16 17:13:30

Uno, especially the Extreme version with the machine that throws cards out, ds used to love playing that with his overly competitive grandparents.

justgivemeamo Fri 26-Aug-16 20:10:05

dobble, uno, djeco card game, something like - DIAMONIAK DJECO

sleeping queens, rat a tat cat.

dont like labyrinth at all or junior monopoly,

gruffalo memory game is also surprisingly fun.

enchanted forrest has also gone down well

justgivemeamo Fri 26-Aug-16 20:10:44

normal dobble for youngsters is fine in dobble there is a series of games to play too.

OverAndAbove Fri 26-Aug-16 20:21:09

Frustration is great at both those ages. Also Uno

Ooh and Pictionary!

backinschool Fri 26-Aug-16 20:21:10

We have normal dobble and it's fine. There are a couple of symbols they didn't recognise (a yin and yang symbol, crosshairs/target and a stop/no entry sign) but it didn't take long to pick them up.

Letustryagain Fri 26-Aug-16 22:03:32

Once you try Dobble you'll never look back. I bought it last year for DD (who was 6 at the time) and my whole family love it. It's hilarious! When I say my family I mean DD (now 7), DH, DSis, DNiece (11) and my parents!! It really is a game for everyone. smile

BikeRunSki Fri 26-Aug-16 22:06:53

My 2 are 4 and 7 and will happily play:

Dobble
Junior Monopoly
Gooey Louie

1122christy Sat 27-Aug-16 07:45:49

My kids 6 & 8 love
Uno (6yr old esp loves this) have shopkins & Harry Potter ones
Cluedo (Simpsons one, 6y old needs a bit of help)
Battleships
Disney scene it
Disney eye found it (everyone works together to find items on a board)
Tooth fairy game
Uno jenga

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