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recommendations for family game 9 year old

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Starlight2345 Sat 19-Nov-16 21:39:24

There are 2 of us DS and myself.

I always buy a game for Christmas to play

I have the Monopoly , game of life, cluedo , loads of lego games.

Any recommendations greatfully received.

colouringinagain Sat 19-Nov-16 21:41:46

Quirkle! It's fab 😀

EweAreHere Sat 19-Nov-16 21:46:20

Carcassone (Original or Hunters and Gatherers or Star Wars edition)
Hotel Tycoon
King of Tokyo
Ticket to Ride

Starlight2345 Sat 19-Nov-16 21:50:28

oooh that looks good .. not seen that before..That is on my shortlist now....does it work well for 2 people

EweAreHere Sat 19-Nov-16 21:54:41

Qwirkle works just fine for 2 people. We enjoy it here, too. :

Clankboing Sat 19-Nov-16 21:55:40

Family Trivial pursuit. Two question boxes. The adults get harder questions than children.

staveleymum Sat 19-Nov-16 21:56:55

Dobble is good.

colouringinagain Sat 19-Nov-16 22:00:26

Yep Qwirkle works for 2 and once the kids (start) getting competitive it can get v entertaining 😀

HermioneN Sat 19-Nov-16 22:02:24

Another vote for family triv... my 9 year old DS loves it

Twoevils Sat 19-Nov-16 22:04:28

We love Qwirkle too, I got the travel edition as it fits on a coffee table much easier (where we tend to play)
Have you got Dobble?

MrsLouisTomlinson Sat 19-Nov-16 22:05:29

Speak Out. Had our two (plus me and DH) in hysterics.

Starlight2345 Sat 19-Nov-16 22:08:44

Labyrinth we have I love.

Dobble is looking good too.

Does the ticket to ride work for 2 as well read one review saying no but looks good.

I couldn't think of anything now I am getting a short list thank you.

Cakescakescakes Sat 19-Nov-16 22:12:25

You could get one of the sub versions of ticket to ride which is more compact so I think better for smaller numbers of people. The Europe one maybe?

But qwirkle would be my top suggestion!

anotherdayanothersquabble Sat 19-Nov-16 22:17:30

We love Enchanted Forest.

KC225 Sat 19-Nov-16 22:24:02

Another vote for Family Trivial Pursuit, 9 year old twins love it

winterisnigh Sat 19-Nov-16 22:25:14

Dobble is a fun quick game but more shallow, your looking for symbols and being the quickest to call out - we have an enjoy but Qwirkle is much meatier and more enjoyable to settle into and have a good game.

We got ticket to ride last year, only played it twice but already love it - great game I have been told there are different versions and one in particular is good to get for two players.
We are getting Camels up this year have heard great things about it on here and great amazon reviews, it looks like great fun.
We also have enchanted forrest, its a lovely game but not as meaty as qwrikle or ticket to ride as its more about memory rather than longer game strategy.

Cagliostro Sat 19-Nov-16 22:36:40

My 9yo loves Sleeping Queens, Sushi Go, Marrakech

winterisnigh Sat 19-Nov-16 23:01:52

we have also just ordered Jaipur another one thats recommended for two and looks more meaty.

BoboBunnyH0p Sun 20-Nov-16 07:03:42

Glad to hear good things about qwirkle just got that for our DD age 10.

Unluckycat1 Sun 20-Nov-16 08:55:08

This game (elements) is specifically for two players smile

EweAreHere Sun 20-Nov-16 09:30:21

Dobble is fun, but quick and only so long you can stare at the cards looking for symbols!

counttotenandbreathe Sun 20-Nov-16 09:34:05

Our vote is also for Labyrinth all my dc love it (5,8,11)

Pumpkinmoon Sun 20-Nov-16 09:37:24

Camel up is our family fave. We have a huge cupboard filled with board games and camel up is by far the one that comes out the most.

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