Games a 6 year old girl asks to play during a storm
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Gadzooks. I thought my boy would be the game geek, so I had started a series of yearly geeklists showing his games played.

Turns out that little sis is the fanatic, and I never thought to start a list for her. She'll get separate lists instead.

She's only 6, so the choices here when Tropical Storm Hanna hit and had us housebound really struck me.

She actually brought out Pretty Pretty Princess as a joke, knowing it was a silly game, and put it away to get to the better stuff.
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I can't stand this game. The setup to play ratio is awful.

OK, it may take a while to set up HeroScape - but you can leave the board and play more. This game is destructive in nature.
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Man, she is all over this game. Perhaps its because we often substitute gems with M&Ms.

We ran out of M&Ms and played for inches of red licorice.
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If anyone knows where I can get my hands on boosters - we have played this WAY too many times and its getting predictable.
 
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She loves the patterns and will often play for pretty rather than points.
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She beat me in a 2 player game. 9 vs 7. That's all the detail we need to go into for that, OK?
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She came in second in a 4 player game, by the most unethical tactic of basically babysitting the pieces she needed and ignoring attempts to get others, deciding it was too difficult to figure. She did bargain and trade pieces for answers several times (its encouraged in the rules), but when her brother rightfully pointed out that I was hornswoggling her for pieces I needed for bonus points, she stopped.
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There is a very good chance this is currently her favorite game.

Since the pink hippo in Hungry Hungry Hippos has developed lockjaw, I am relieved to have it replaced by a game that has actual decisions.

Heavily luck based, is plays along the lines of a Yahtzee or Risk Express variant, she compares it (properly) to Incan Gold, but it does have a bit of a backstab element she likes as well.
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