The search for birthday & Christmas presents for my 13 years old godchild
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I am the godfather of a splendid nearly 13 years old girl. As she lives rather far from me: she lives in Switzerland and I live in Belgium, I don't see her much. Last summer I spend my holidays with her and her family at her home (in the mountains! ) Obviously, we played some games together, she owns some and I brought some of my own off course.

Her 13th birthday will be on December 28th, and Christmas is somewhere around the same date, so the hunt for presents will soon start again! And I will be seeing her for some days around Christmas, as my grandmother hosts her big bi-yearly Christmas family get-together this year!

As I think board games make great presents (I would love to get some myself ) and I saw that she enjoys playing them, I want to buy her a (or more than one) board game for her birthday and/or for Christmas. First I searched around the Geek on my quest for the best game for a 13 year old girl, reading quiet some interesting posts. But as I still don't really know what would be a good game for her, I thought about asking you for your opinions and experiences, using my first geeklist for it!

This list will tell a bit about my godchild, her main interests and the games we played together. Please feel free to give comments and add your suggestion(s) for which games I should buy her!
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1. Board Game: The Addams Family [Average Rating:2.67 Unranked]
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She has two older brothers (16 and 14) and one younger sister (11). When she plays games, it is almost always with her sister, and sometimes with her sister and some other person: her dad, someone visiting them, me...
 
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2. Board Game: The Three Little Kittens [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
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Kittens, kittens, kittens. She LOVES kittens!
 
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3. Board Game: Le Loto Des Odeurs [Average Rating:5.30 Unranked]
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This was the first game we played this summer. In my opinion it is not really a game, but more a odor-quiz.
 
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4. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:15339]
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After my statement that "Le loto Des Odeurs" wasn't a real game, she got up to her room and got Monopoly out. As it is my godchild, and I like her a lot, I can barely say no to her. So we played a long session. We just stopped playing after some 2 hours, as we were both growing bored about it. She agreed with me that Monopoly was fun in the beginning, but that the fun doesn't last.
 
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5. Board Game: Wooly Bully [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:2587]
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Some four years ago, I bought her this game for her birthday. She likes to play it, but finds it a bit to easy now. We played it several times during my holiday there, but I suspect her to choose the game because I bought it for her. She knows very good how to "manipulate" me .
 
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6. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:368]
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This is a game that came out of my luggage. We played it together two or three times. She likes it, but is not really fond of it.
 
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7. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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ZERO (0 !) answers to my list... I must be a pathetic listmaker...

And thus I decided on my own yesterday, and bought her good old Carcassonne, just the basics!

BTW: I bought it from a nice French online game shop (I wanted a French version as she lives in French speaking part of Switzerland): Ludibay. I can only promote this shop, they did a GREAT job!
 
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