My son (6) demands more adult games!
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My son plays board games since he's ~2 1/2 (Tempo, kleine Schnecke). Of course, he started with typical early games (Uno; Ludo; Memory) but once I figured he could also play some of "my" games, I introduced him to them. He still keeps playing children's games a lot, like "Wer war's?", Schatztaucher, Afrikan tähti, etc., but ever since, "I want to play a new game of yours" is a phrase I hear often. So, here's the games I introduced him to and how they work with him.

If you're friendly and have ideas, please suggest me which other games from my collection could go well, or which game I could buy that he'd enjoy but I could also play at our gaming evenings. He knows to read but the game should not have too much text.
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Here, too, we had special house rules. At first, he simply had to make legal moves, getting a point for each bordering tile. Then, we started scoring towns, monasteries and roads, but with no competition/robbing allowed. Now we added this bit and only the peasants have not yet been introduced.
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This is the last game we tried. He formed his routes rather well, except that in the end he dgot only one bonus and lost with some distance - I'm hopeful though that this one will work well soon.
 
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Have him start setting up now. By the time he hits puberty, you might actually have played a round or two.
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