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Board games for 7 year old

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Lazysundayafternoons · 17/11/2020 17:37

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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opinionatedfreak · 17/11/2020 17:41

Carcassonne - skip farming the first few times you play.

Ticket to Ride? USA is easier than Europe.

IRunLikeJoeBiden · 17/11/2020 17:43

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

Seaswims · 17/11/2020 17:43

I second labyrinth - so great!!!

thisisnotwhatisignedupfor · 17/11/2020 18:11

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

Fivemoreminutes1 · 17/11/2020 18:15

Connect 4 Shots

goldenharvest · 17/11/2020 18:21

charades for kids

Chameleon2003 · 17/11/2020 18:23


DaffodilsAndDandelions · 17/11/2020 18:25

Guess who

purpleme12 · 17/11/2020 18:31

Joining for ideas

NemoRocksMyWorld · 17/11/2020 21:46

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 · 17/11/2020 21:47

I love dobble to

NemoRocksMyWorld · 17/11/2020 21:49

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 · 17/11/2020 21:49

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

ZenNudist · 17/11/2020 21:52

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 · 17/11/2020 22:01

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 · 17/11/2020 22:02

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

Pansypath · 17/11/2020 22:50

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

Canklesforankles · 17/11/2020 22:54

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 · 17/11/2020 23:57

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 · 18/11/2020 05:38

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

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PandemicPalava · 18/11/2020 05:59

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

PandemicPalava · 18/11/2020 06:00

Ooh and Rhino Hero

MrsWhites · 18/11/2020 07:15

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.

mackerella · 18/11/2020 08:27

Yes to Labyrinth (we've got the Harry Potter version), Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride. TtR Europe is more fun than TtR America because there are tunnels, but also a bit more complicated -
and last time we played, it took well over an hour, so don't start it too close to bedtime! We've also got Ticket to Ride London (which has buses instead of trains!) that had a smaller board and takes a fraction of the time to play - about 20-30 minutes.

We're also big fans of card-based games, which take up very little room to store and can be played quickly. UNO is still very popular, as are regular card games like pontoon and go fish. But we've also got several great games made by Gamewright - look up Sushi Go, Zeus on the Loose, Sleeping Queens and Go Nuts For Donuts!

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