How to raise a 2 year old into a board game lover
Mario Valente
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Ever since my son was born that I have been checking out geeklists on games for young children. He has finally turned 2 last month and started learning colors in nursery and at home. This list covers the games for toddlers we are trying and hopefully will document the path to successfully playing Agricola in 2016!
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1. Board Game: First Orchard [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:2633]
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After reviewing many different games I decided to choose this Haba game as the first game for my son for his second birthday. The wooden fruits have very identifiable shapes, great colors and fit nicely into a toddler's hand. The cardboard components are sturdy, the die is huge and fills up his little hands. It is just a pity that the fruit basket is actually made of cardboard instead of the real thing shown on the game's picture.

[November 2012 - 2 years and 1 month]
First time we opened the box was a great discovery, he had never seen a die before and followed my every instruction.

For a couple more times he became interested in putting the road pieces together to form the road for the crow, but not actually playing.

It's been a month and he asks for the game frequently and will help me set up the components but will not allow the die to roll freely, he always chooses the result.

The verdict so far: Wonderful game with adequate theme for a 2 year old!

[March 2013 - 2 years and 4 months]
He now helps me setup the entire board with all the trees and the crow's road to the orchard, however no progress on the actual gameplay yet.
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2. Board Game: Snail's Pace Race [Average Rating:5.24 Overall Rank:15306]
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This game features in almost every single list for toddlers and is easily available so it became the second game of our collection.

The box is too large for the small number of components, the board is nicely illustrated and the dice are regular adult size which is a pity.

We opened this box for the first time today and the dice immediately caught his attention. He wouldn't let go of one die so we had to play with only one. The race theme quickly kicked in and all the snails ended up on the floor after a major racing accident. Let's see if he calls for this one as often as the "Green Apple Game".
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3. Board Game: Red Dog, Blue Dog [Average Rating:5.20 Unranked]
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We got this one for Christmas and quickly opened the box and unpunched the cards. Color recognition is fundamental and since yellow is still mistaken for red, we will keep this one for later!
 
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4. Board Game: Little Circuit [Average Rating:5.94 Unranked]
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Also got this one for Christmas. Setting up the board is fun but the individual pieces should be unique like a puzzle instead of relying on color. The wooden die is nice and big and the little animals are an instant success.

Let's see how it plays.
 
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5. Board Game: Animal Upon Animal [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:734] [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked]
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Great chunky wooden pieces and beautiful art. The game comes with 3 variants and for the time being we only play the simplest one:
- turn all the circular chips face down around the board
- stack whatever animal we want
- celebrate wildly when the stack falls
- that's it!
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6. Board Game: Mein Mäuschen-Farbspiel [Average Rating:6.94 Unranked]
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Already ordered and on the way.
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7. Board Game: Go Away Monster! [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:2779]
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Though we haven't gotten to drawing stuff from the bag, my two-and-a-half year old loves to fill the little rooms with beds and teddy bears, and likes it when I tell stories with the monsters.
 
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8. Board Game: Loopin' Louie [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:704]
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My daughter loves it
 
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9. Board Game: RattleSnake [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:4097]
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The game that got my daughter loving board games
 
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10. Board Game: Dice Run [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:6269]
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I have tonnes of extra dice: CC:Ancients, Perudo, Killer Bunnies, etc. My son (2) gets all of them in a little box. They're his favourite toy. He invents games in which his other toys (animals, robotcars) roll dice against one another.

Like FF, he also gets to open every gam box when it arrives.
 
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11. Board Game: Blokus Trigon [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:917]
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This is my son's favourite game. We play a variant (duh) where we take turns picking a piece, and the other has to find the matching piece in the supply, and put them on the board together. His favotire pieces are the "boat" and the "pizza."
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12. Board Game: Rory's Story Cubes [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:1874] [Average Rating:6.36 Unranked]
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Not really a game per se, but a wonderful way of introducing dice. My nearly-three-year-old (meanwhile) loves it, and actually requests it.

We've got the huge-size version, with tremendously huge dice, which is a plus and makes the dice double as toy blocks
 
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