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Good games nearly 4 year old

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Lukeandlorelai4Ever Fri 11-Nov-16 19:41:21

My dd who will be 4 after Christmas and has gotten really into board games.
We have a lot of the orchard ones which are a big hit, diving dolphins and a princess one.
She wants "don't wake up dad" but don't think she would understand the rules?
Could I have some recommendations please? Something that id enjoy too!

Carrie76 Fri 11-Nov-16 19:44:02

My fella was 4 a few months ago, he likes the orchard ones too. He also enjoys kerplunk, frustration, connect 4 and hungry hippos

Lukeandlorelai4Ever Fri 11-Nov-16 19:47:09

Oooh yes actually I like frustration! Will definitely get that one, is kerplunk the one with the sticks?

Lookinatu Fri 11-Nov-16 19:51:23

My ds 4 yr likes buckeroo, operation, snap connect 4 and we are trying to teach him chess (on his request not ours as I don't know how to play) he also likes my first scrabble and dominos.

CupofTeaTime Fri 11-Nov-16 19:51:38

I've bought my 4 year old Busters Bones and Soggy Doggy

TheHuffAndPuffALot Fri 11-Nov-16 19:53:05

My DD is a bit older at 5, but she really enjoys Junior Monopoly.

Lukeandlorelai4Ever Sat 12-Nov-16 08:06:54

Thanks for all the suggestions, il look in to all of those!

Nicpem1982 Sat 12-Nov-16 19:27:38

We've bought educational resources the sneaky snacky squirrel game, its fun and educational and we've bought loads of educational resources products for our dd and it's always excellent quality

Equimum Sat 12-Nov-16 19:41:23

DS is just coming four and loves games. He loves OTs Shopping List, Pizza Pizza and Dinosaur Race. From other brands, he loves Pop Up Pirate, the ELC games which is very much like Kerplunk and Junior Guess Who.

Lukeandlorelai4Ever Sat 12-Nov-16 21:20:39

Thanks for that, I think she would really enjoy guess who.
Look forward to playing them now!

Ellieboolou27 Sat 12-Nov-16 21:27:33

Dd4 loves hungry hippos, frustration and the shopping list by orchard, keplunk is on the Christmas list, snakes and ladders going too, apologies if repeated but not read any answers! smile

Ellieboolou27 Sat 12-Nov-16 21:28:28


LizzieMacQueen Sat 12-Nov-16 21:30:36

Was going to suggest connect 4 too, it's an excellent strategy game (for a 4 year old)

Purplehonesty Sat 12-Nov-16 21:36:38

We've got 'trouble' which I think might be a cheap version of something else.

It's really good tho my 4 and 7yo play it all the time.

4yo also loves guess who and snakes and ladders

Lukeandlorelai4Ever Sat 12-Nov-16 22:31:22

Thanks again,we have snakes and ladders , it's a massive jigsaw one that you have to make then play the game and she loves playing that.
There's so many I hadn't thought of so thanks for the recommendations

RueDeDay Sat 12-Nov-16 22:40:44

One of the less known options, DD really loved 'Busytown' at that age, and we are still playing it nearly 3 years later! I really like that it's a co-operative game. Also brings back lovely Richard Scarry memories for me!

SlurplePurple Sun 13-Nov-16 06:59:45

My dd is 3.5 and she loves pig goes pop. She plays it at least twice a day for about 30 minutes at a time.
She also likes gooey Louie that my sister bought her last Christmas.
She's asked for greedy granny this Christmas. Looks insane but I'm sure she'll love it.

Bobsmum02 Sun 13-Nov-16 07:09:02

What about crocodile dentist, I remember my DD loving that at a similar age.

Cliffdiver Sun 13-Nov-16 07:14:49

DD1 and DD2 also love games, we have:
Pig goes pop
Bunny jump
Don't rock the boat
Penguin peril
Dino bite
Head shoulders knees and toes
Shopping list
Lunch box
Where's my cupcake
Farmyards dominos
Hungry hungry hippos
Honey bee tree
Barmy bugs

For xmas they're getting:
Tooth fairy game
MLP board game (can't remember name)
Guess who
Splashy the whale

WhatWouldDarylDixonDo Sun 13-Nov-16 07:45:14

Bit of a hijack, but those with junior monopoly, is it suitable for a 4.7 year old or would you think that's a bit young still? I loved/love monopoly so would love to play it with DC!

VeryPunny Sun 13-Nov-16 07:55:53

Pop up Pirate a hit here, although not strictly a board game.

TheHuffAndPuffALot Fri 18-Nov-16 19:18:17

Daryl, my DD surprised me by grasping Jnr Monopoly really quickly. I had held off letting her play it until, one day, I picked her up from her friends house and they had been playing it with friends mum.

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