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    My youngest loved Rush Hour Jr, even at around 3 or 4. I had to set up the board for him, but he could solve it on his own. I always found that interesting, that he could solve the puzzle but could not set up the cars according to the picture on the game card. I'm sure that reflects something in his reasoning / puzzle solving skills!
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    I haven't read the whole list but my son loves the card game MadLibs. You deal each player a hand and the players have to make sentences out of the cards (nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs). You can do various rounds like first round 2 sentences, one 4 words and one 6 words, then 5 and 5, and so forth. Or you can just play until someone has a sentence. We end up with sentences like "Crazy, sweaty grandmothers quickly, contentedly, sweetly devoured hot, red tubesocks". The only requirement is that the sentence be grammatically correct, but you can fudge that when they are younger. Mine has been playing it since he was about 6.

    He also loves Pentago, Stratego, Risk, and "We, the People", which is very tedious and the rules are endless. His all time favorite is Monopoly, which he used to play at age 5, being two players and the banker and he'd sit for two hours and play by himself. All variations of Monopoly he likes - Monopoly Deal (card game) and Monopoly Express (very short version). UDeal Mondopoly was not so great, though. He's always liked a card game called States Rummy (I think) - you have to get 5 contiguous states and it's played like gin rummy. He also likes Canasta and Chickenfoot.


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    hi
    oh this is very good game about the details information about the I am appreciating the more simple games that still challenge.

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    Looking for a new game rec for DS4's birthday (about to turn 5, obviously). Current favorites are Gubs (we LOVE this game), Farkle, chess, Ruckus, and mancala. I'm not looking to spend much because I've already splurged on another gift, but he has asked for another game. We do have a lot already.

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    OMG, I just constantly ask for game recs, huh? (embarrassed face)

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    Spot it!

    It is small and inexpensive. I carry it in my purse for wait times.

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    Rat A Tat Cat!


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    We have both of those already. smile He is actually ready for games that are harder than those, although I find Spot It fun myself. He seems to be fine for games in the 8-12 range as long as they do not involve writing, spelling, wordplay or knowledge of the world/trivia/pop culture that a young child would not possess. Complex rules, strategy and math are fine.

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    I don't have this one but someone I know recommended it and I will probably pick it up for the next birthday we have.

    http://www.amazon.com/Wildcraft-Herbal-Adventure-cooperative-board/dp/B001M9JD9W

    Kind of an unusual subject matter but apparently kids like it.

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    Forbidden Island?

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