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Doug L
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Any suggestions for a worker placement game for the family to play? We have 2 girls that are 6 and 8 years old. Looking for a min of 4 players.
 
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You really can't go wrong with Lords of Waterdeep. Mint Works will probably fit the bill, once it is released. Stone Age is also good, I'm just not a fan of the dice rolling.
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Coal Baron has a cute little elevator that you use to slide different color cubes from your mines to the surface and the worker placement aspect is beginner friendly. It's worth a look.

The theme might not be the most exciting but I have played the game with my wife and son and they both enjoy it.

 
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Stone Age is great. The dice rolling will actually keep the little ones competitive within the game as well...

So a little random to level the playing field is good.

My daughter loved it at 6+ years of age...
 
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My son can totally grasp Stone Age and he is six. Champions of Midgard shouldn't be too overwhelming for them.

 
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HaNd_SoLo wrote:
You really can't go wrong with Lords of Waterdeep. Mint Works will probably fit the bill, once it is released. Stone Age is also good, I'm just not a fan of the dice rolling.


Lords of Waterdeep? Really? I'd love to see a 6 - 8 year old "play" this.
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sag0016 wrote:
HaNd_SoLo wrote:
You really can't go wrong with Lords of Waterdeep. Mint Works will probably fit the bill, once it is released. Stone Age is also good, I'm just not a fan of the dice rolling.


Lords of Waterdeep? Really? I'd love to see a 6 - 8 year old "play" this.


Which part(s) do you think they'd have problems with?
 
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Mi Tierra should work.
 
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+1 for Champions of Midgard. My sons (7 and 5) love this game.
 
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sag0016 wrote:
HaNd_SoLo wrote:
You really can't go wrong with Lords of Waterdeep. Mint Works will probably fit the bill, once it is released. Stone Age is also good, I'm just not a fan of the dice rolling.


Lords of Waterdeep? Really? I'd love to see a 6 - 8 year old "play" this.


My 7-yo son plays LoW and does not have any trouble.
 
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HaNd_SoLo wrote:
sag0016 wrote:
HaNd_SoLo wrote:
You really can't go wrong with Lords of Waterdeep. Mint Works will probably fit the bill, once it is released. Stone Age is also good, I'm just not a fan of the dice rolling.


Lords of Waterdeep? Really? I'd love to see a 6 - 8 year old "play" this.


Which part(s) do you think they'd have problems with?


The whole thing together? I mean I guess it is technically playing if they place agents to get cubes, but hey, whatever. I'd love to be a fly on the wall when you guys "play."
 
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Poor kids. Why torture them with worker placement at such a young age?
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HaNd_SoLo wrote:
You really can't go wrong with Lords of Waterdeep. Mint Works will probably fit the bill, once it is released. Stone Age is also good, I'm just not a fan of the dice rolling.


My first thought was Mint Works as well!
 
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"Worker Placement for 6-8 year olds" Arent they too young to work in the mines? I think there is some child labor laws you might be violating somewhere....
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Fabled Fruit has worker placement and recipe filling while supporting 2-5 players. The Fable system keeps the game fresh though you can use the starting setup over and over which is pretty straight forward. Fun family game!
 
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There's also My First Stone Age, but they might be a bit too old for that.
Or try Agricola: Family Edition.
 
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I introduced my *almost* 8-year old to Agricola All Creatures Big & Small over the weekend. After 3 games where I gradually gave her less and less coaching, the fourth game I showed no mercy, and she whooped my ass.

I try and stay away from the family editions if I can help it, just because of how quickly they may grow out of them, when maybe the base game would do just fine with some coaching (and maybe slight rule tweaks). For example, we've been playing Carcassonne for years, including some expansions. We just omit the farmer portion because long-game strategy escaped her at age 5-6-7. Otherwise she played Carcassonne like a champ.

I am looking for more worker placement suggestions as well for xmas, considering the success of Agricola ACBS this weekend

 
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Anny48 wrote:
There's also My First Stone Age, but they might be a bit too old for that.
Or try Agricola: Family Edition.

This.
 
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Thank you all. Stone Age looks good, but is not available right now. I don't think they'd be into the themes of Lords of Waterdeep or Champions of Midgard.

I think I have narrowed down to Fabled Fruit and Agricola Family Edition. They are both the same price. It just kills me that the Agricola Family Addition is only $10 less than the new edition which I do not own yet. I think I may lean towards Fabled Fruit.

Any opinions?
 
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