Games played at my church's third game night (3/24/06)
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This was my third Kid's Game Night at church, and it was pretty successful. I had brought some games to one of the youth group events, and that got a few kids more interested.

I'm starting to get some repeat attendees that have a better appreciate for the games. But, I'm still not getting them onto the "better" games as quickly as I'd like.

The ages of the kids were 4th - 8th.
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Always a hit. I had a couple of early teen-agers that had a difficult time listening to even the most basic version of the rules, but they caught on.

Came down to an exciting finish, where a cocky sheriff through out a Dynamite, because he had 5 life and the last remaining player, the renegade had just one. The renegade got a couple of hits on the sheriff, and then on the sheriff's next turn, up came a 4 of spades.
 
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Don't know how this went over, but some girls and my wife played it. They seemed somewhat interested, although I was busy leading another game.
 
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The big hit. I must say that I'm a bit disappointed that this gets so much attention. I was hoping that people would catch on to the better games, but I think it'l take a lot more exposure to the "better" games before they come around.
 
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This got played twice, and it seemed to be a hit.
 
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A crowd-pleaser. One set of boys played it to death. They ended up saying it was okay, but "too long". Not sure what happened. They played it twice, back-to-back.
 
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Went over well. If I could just get these kids to calm down Just A Bit they might actually enjoy the games a bit more.
 
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Brought, didn't play it. I think it has good possibilities though. It's an easy to teach "push your luck" game.
 
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Another I had hopes for. I asked some of the kids what they'd like to play next time, and this was their pick.
 
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Didn't see how it went, but I think they were into it.
 
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Went well. The problem with this game may be that often once someone starts losing, it seems they get to tense and can no longer think clearly, and plummit.
 
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I think this would be a good candidate, but it didn't get played. Basic instructions, easy to understand, and a theme that may appeal to the the girls.
 
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Brought just in case the mood was such that it could be played. Didn't happen. I haven't given up on these longer, more focused games. I think once the adult assistance are better trained I will be able to steal away and play a longer game with some of the more focused kids.
 
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One girl _really_ wanted to play this, but it never seemed to happen.
 
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