Growing Up Geeky (Board gaming with my kids)
Tony W
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I got into the board gaming hobby in 2007. Now I want to brainwash grow my kids into board gamers. The list composes games that I have played with them.
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1. Board Game: Go Away Monster! [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:2777]
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This is the first game I've taught my son. I introduced this to him when he was almost two years old. He thought the monsters were Cookie Monsters, so he says "cookie" whenever he draws a monster from the bag.



In the second video, he was 3 months older and was better at the game. But he still calls the monsters "cookie."


In the third video, he tried to cheat by peeking into the bag.
 
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2. Board Game: Orchard [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:3209]
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The second game I taught him was a co-op titled Orchard (or Fruit Game, as he called it). He was two and a half at the time and grasped the concept easily.




Here he is playing with my friend's kid. He was able to explain the rules to her.
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3. Board Game: Max [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:3707]
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Another co-op game I played with my son before he turned 3 was Max (or Cat Game as he called it).


In this video, it shows him playing when he was 4 years old.
 
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4. Board Game: Animal Upon Animal [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:734] [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked]
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I taught this to my son when he was three. He had trouble playing this initially. So everyday, we practiced piling animals. First it was just with two. Then three. Then four. Etc. Eventually he got good with the game.


In this video, he is almost four, and his skills had improved.
 
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5. Board Game: Don't Break the Ice [Average Rating:4.71 Overall Rank:15605]
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This is a game of my wife's. As a certified BGGer, I shy away from "American" kids games like this and Candy Land.
 
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6. Board Game: Pengoloo [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:6633]
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Bought this game at Barnes & Noble before I read any reviews. Don't realy dig the game. We made the rules easier for the kid.
 
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7. Board Game: Viva Topo! [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:1653]
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Viva Topo (or the Mouse Game as my kid calls it) is a game of push your luck. He started playing it when he was three years old.


My wife made a dice shaker thing for him for the game.
 
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8. Board Game: Chicken Cha Cha Cha [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1417]
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Children have amazing memory. My kid wastes us adults everytime we play Chicken Cha Cha Cha. This is the best "memory" game out there by far. He started playing this when he was three years old.


Here he is playing when he is four.
 
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