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Lazysundayafternoons Tue 17-Nov-20 17:37:28

Any suggestions for board games that would be interesting to both a 7 year old and adults?

Ds only has me to play with in the evenings so looking for board games to pass some time in the long evenings - ones that wont bore me or him grin

He has monopoly and cluedo junior. Are there others along these lines?

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PlanDeRaccordement Tue 17-Nov-20 17:40:12


opinionatedfreak Tue 17-Nov-20 17:41:36

Carcassonne - skip farming the first few times you play.

Ticket to Ride? USA is easier than Europe.

IRunLikeJoeBiden Tue 17-Nov-20 17:43:37

I was about to recommend Labyrinth but can see Plan is ahead of me. It's really good.

Seaswims Tue 17-Nov-20 17:43:46

I second labyrinth - so great!!!

thisisnotwhatisignedupfor Tue 17-Nov-20 18:11:08

A third for labyrinth, also look at Santorini and mastermind. If there's at least 3 consider Scotland Yard by ravens burger.

Fivemoreminutes1 Tue 17-Nov-20 18:15:40

Connect 4 Shots

goldenharvest Tue 17-Nov-20 18:21:32

charades for kids

Chameleon2003 Tue 17-Nov-20 18:23:36


DaffodilsAndDandelions Tue 17-Nov-20 18:25:46

Guess who

purpleme12 Tue 17-Nov-20 18:31:24

Joining for ideas

NemoRocksMyWorld Tue 17-Nov-20 21:46:13

My 6 year old loves takenoko... I also love it! It's a very pretty board game with nice pieces and art work and not too expensive. This would be my number one choice for this age!

He can give a relatively good game of catan, although he needs help picking spots and a bit with card management.

He tries at ticket to ride, but it's a bit beyond him planning his routes. His big sister though could do it when she was 7, but approaching 8, rather than only just 7.

For fun, if you have a few players... I love one night ultimate werewolf. Not a board game really and very silly but has us in hysterics and my 4 year old can play it. Also only takes a few minutes to play.

We have Scotland Yard as mentioned by another poster, you work as a team and a single player. So as long as someone capable is the single player and the 7 year old is on the team, that can work.

This thread has inspired me to dig out carcassonne (not played in years) and play it with the kids.

I love board games, and I have lots of very complicated strategic type ones that I play with dh. I cannot stand monopoly, so I train them up from quite an early age, to play board games I enjoy grin

user1471427614 Tue 17-Nov-20 21:47:36

I love dobble to

NemoRocksMyWorld Tue 17-Nov-20 21:49:12

Sorry... Got so excited by a board game the I didn't read the post properly! Werewolf is out because you only have two players!

burglarbettybaby Tue 17-Nov-20 21:49:15

I'm teaching our 7 year old some card games
Also draughts

ZenNudist Tue 17-Nov-20 21:52:12

Forbidden Island is a collaborative game. Not too complex.

My ds(6) loves board games. He's a real fan of labyrinth, gets on ok with Carcassonne, loves castle panic, another complicated collaboration game.

Have you heard about exploding kittens? You need this game!

cameocat Tue 17-Nov-20 22:01:08

I also say labyrinth! Carcosonne popular here too. Dobble is quick and easy and you get pretty good at it; adults and kids often on a pretty level playing field once they've played a few times. Chess also popular especially if two of you.
We also liked catan but no one will play it with me anymore as I kept winning! I had to start cheating to not win...

My kids like exploding kittens which I'll play with them but it isn't for me.

I give a board game every Christmas Eve, as a family gift, I thought of pandemic this year - maybe a bit too close to the bone?

Ticket to ride is good but long and complicated.

sakura06 Tue 17-Nov-20 22:02:17

Was also going to suggest Labyrinth! Yatzy is fun too.

Pansypath Tue 17-Nov-20 22:50:45

Labyrinth junior is brilliant. Also Shut the box but v quick

Canklesforankles Tue 17-Nov-20 22:54:32

Rat a Tat Cat is great for two players. It’s sort of a cross between memory and bluffing and great to play with kids.

NeverTwerkNaked Tue 17-Nov-20 23:57:09

Uno? My two play that for hours and make up new rules

"Christmas Eve" the board game is fun and christmassy and you can play it collaboratively or competitively

Lazysundayafternoons Wed 18-Nov-20 05:38:50

Thanks for all the suggestions, will check them out today.

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PandemicPalava Wed 18-Nov-20 05:59:25

Jumanji is great!
Geists Blitz (not really a board game but brilliant)
Too many monkeys - card game
Monopoly junior
The tooth fairy game

PandemicPalava Wed 18-Nov-20 06:00:02

Ooh and Rhino Hero

MrsWhites Wed 18-Nov-20 07:15:21

My DS loves labyrinth too and Dobble. He also likes good old fashioned Jenga.

We are thinking of getting him some brain box games too, they have lots to suit individual interests.

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