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Another board game thread - for 4.5 and almost 7yo girls

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EmGee Wed 05-Oct-16 11:38:42

Over the past few years we have enjoyed the following:
Orchard Games - cupcakes, shopping list, ladybird
Matching games
Fishing game
Kloo (reading game - not a hit)
Haba's The Orchard

We have Charades for Kids, Operation and Coppit which haven't had much use but may be better this year now that the youngest is 4.5
We also have various counting/shape card games.

I was wondering about getting Connect 4 for Christmas - any other ideas??
Ideally ones we can play as a family so has to be something the 4.5yo can do as well as being of interest to the 7yo!

EmGee Wed 05-Oct-16 14:34:38


Jenijena Wed 05-Oct-16 14:38:37

I'm getting My First Carcassonne - I like the grown up version and it's been recommended to me for those ages.

TheLittleFoxes Wed 05-Oct-16 14:43:19

Enchanted Forest

IAmAPaleontologist Wed 05-Oct-16 14:43:55

I'd skip the my first cArcassonne personally and go for the normal version, if you play without any extensions it is very simple, my 4 year old plays well and has done for a while. It is nice that we can play with differing levels of difficulty depending on which children we are playing with or if we are playing by ourselves.

Humidseptember Wed 05-Oct-16 16:50:27

Enchanted Forrest, sleeping queens, sushi go, rat a tat cat and I have not got it yet but I believe Camels up is brilliant?

imsorryiasked Wed 05-Oct-16 17:09:44

This one has been recommended to me.

Haba animal upon animal

supercaliforniasurfer Wed 05-Oct-16 17:18:24

Labyrinth is great, also Cadoo if you can find it.

Have a look at the brain box series, there are loads of them and are different levels. We always give the younger one double time as an allowance.

supercaliforniasurfer Wed 05-Oct-16 17:19:19

Orchard games - pop to the shops was also very popular in this house for a loooong time.

LittleReindeerwithcloggson Wed 05-Oct-16 18:05:15

Definitely labyrinth. Rat a tat cat, Dobble and sleeping queens also great favourites in our house

LittleReindeerwithcloggson Wed 05-Oct-16 18:06:17

Junior scrabble is ok too - my 4 year old niece plays too

LikeTheShoes Wed 05-Oct-16 18:14:21

Junior monopoly is good too, normal monopoly is awful though.

Hey that's my fish is awesome

EmGee Wed 05-Oct-16 22:06:15

Thanks everyone - just done loads of research and read reviews on Amazon and have ordered two Brain box games, Labyrinthe Junior and Haba Animal on Animal. Rat-a-tat cat looked good too but will wait til it comes down in price on Amazon.

doineedhelp Thu 06-Oct-16 11:37:11

sum swap was a hit here, also monopoly junior. Not a board game but our 5 year old DS loves frustration!

doineedhelp Thu 06-Oct-16 11:37:37

apologies - sum swamp not swap

oobedobe Thu 06-Oct-16 14:40:06

I have got my girls (4&8) a melissa and doug game called Don't be greedy, it looks fun and they will adore the jewels and treasure boxes.

IssyStark Thu 06-Oct-16 16:57:29

Forbidden Island is popular with our 9yo & 4yo as is Connect Four.

The 9yo has been playing Carassone for a couple of years and the 4yo will play when paired with a parent.

Toomanycats99 Thu 06-Oct-16 17:01:50

My girls love orchard toys party party party.

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Thu 06-Oct-16 19:22:44

Favourites with my girls 4 and nearly 8
Monopoly junior
Bugs in the kitchen
Tummy ache
Hungry hippos
Camelion crunch
Monkey madness
Matching pairs
Top trumps
Shopping list

Buying this year
Silly moo
Silly sausage
Pop pop pinata
Chicken charades

KayJBee Thu 06-Oct-16 19:30:33
Fish Stix is brilliant, 4 yr old can play without help but still enjoyed by 7, 9 yr olds and grown ups.

EmGee Thu 06-Oct-16 21:17:31

So many suggestions!
In addition to the games I have bought on reccs from here, I have also bought Wilko's version of Connect 4.
Tempted by Oobedobe's Melissa and Doug jewellery game. Think my girls would love that!

Juliecloud Thu 06-Oct-16 21:23:21

Have you got guess who? That goes down well with my kids of a similar age and they play it together.

Minion monopoly is another favourite in this house.

notasausage Fri 07-Oct-16 11:51:57

Bug in the Kitchen is great fun
Connect 4
Guess Who
Party Party is also a big hit here.

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