Top 10 "serious" games I play with my 7 year old.
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Hi all, my oldest is 7, and the great thing is that she is starting to play more serious games. The other interesting thing is that she likes different games then my wife.

Here are the top 10 games we played ranked by the number of plays.

Some we play two player and some we play with my wife and the 4 year old.
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1. Board Game: Dixit [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:241] [Average Rating:7.28 Unranked]
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#10 - She loves this game, but she is not very good, her clues are to obvious, and she bent a card, argh. She will ask for this, but I am leery.
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2. Board Game: Suburbia [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:118]
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#9 - She saw my wife and I playing this and wanted to play. I like the game, but it has to much thinking for her. She wanted to get just pretty buildings, sigh.
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3. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:22]
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#8 - I have played this twice with her to give my wife and I a third player. She just picks roles randomly. The wife and I get a taste of this great game, but it is not great for my daughter. She asks a lot when it is over.
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4. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:163] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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#7 - We play this with my wife. This goes a lot better then some others. She doesn't really have a strategy, but she doesn't mess the game up either. This is ok.
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5. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:354] [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked]
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#6 - One of my wife's favorites, and my daughter is starting to like it as well. She can read her card and come up with a plan. This seems to work well.
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6. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:275]
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#5: This is a Christmas gift that has seen a lot of play. This is one of the games where we can include the 4 year old. Not a favorite of my 7 year old, but it is my 4 year old's favorite.
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7. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:874]
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#4 - This is a nice quick filler. We sometimes play 2 player, but we also play with 3 or 4 players. This is a good game for both of us.
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8. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:156] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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#3 - This has been a big success for us. We have played both two and three player. She even beat me once when we played three players and I was concerned about cutting off my wife.
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9. Board Game: Sentinels of the Multiverse [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:338] [Average Rating:7.26 Unranked]
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#2 - This is the current favorite for just the two of us. She is constantly asking to play. We play with 3 heroes. I play two and she plays one. I let her pick the Heroes, Villain, and the environment. I love the random nature of the setup, and the challenge of her random play. I also make sure to let her play her hero that way she wants.

My wife is stunned that she likes this "Boys" game.
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10. Board Game: Mice and Mystics [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:267] [Average Rating:7.35 Unranked]
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#1 - The game that inspired this list for me. My daughter and I have played through the campaign twice just the two of us, and what a great experience. She loves the story, and the game play. And I am in shock that I get to play a dungeon crawl with my kid!

My Euro loving wife is shocked that my 7 year girl wants to play this thematic game, over and over again.
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