Best Kid Games that Kids Can't Play
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My kids are always playing with the bits of my games. I've noticed that a lot of games that have the funnest bits are not kids games at all.
This is a list of adult games with bits that are great for kids to play with.
As always, feel free to add to the list if you feel so led.
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1. Board Game: Serenissima (first edition) [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1100]
Darrin Williams
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Allen
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Serenissima has some of the best bits of any game I own. The kids love the ships and the way they can stack the loads on them to make pretty colors combinations. The map is not bad either.
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2. Board Game: Battle Cry [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:615]
Darrin Williams
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Allen
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Battle Cry has some great army men. Since I have girls, we don't own any actual army men, but when the cousins come over, Battle Cry supplies some of the best army men my nephews have ever seen. The flags are especially popular.
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3. Board Game: Big City [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:986]
Darrin Williams
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Big City has great bits for kids, but my kids don't have anywhere near the amount of patience or planning to play the game, but they love to build "Big Cities" out of the buildings.
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4. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1185]
Darrin Williams
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Allen
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Axis and Allies has great army men, but the real draw here is the aircraft carrier that can hold two fighter jets. The tanks and bombers are also real popular.
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5. Board Game: Eurorails [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:1041]
Darrin Williams
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Give my kids a crayon and they're in heaven. They love to connect the dots on the game board, but mainly they just draw.
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6. Board Game: Mississippi Queen [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:1586]
Darrin Williams
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Those Steam Boats are great! My kids love the boats and the way you can turn the wheels in them. The game is beyond them, but the boats are right on their level.
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7. Board Game: Pirates of the Caribbean PocketModel Game [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:7865] [Average Rating:6.69 Unranked]
Darrin Williams
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More Boats! The ships in this game are great fun for the kids, but I have to be a little more careful about which kids I let play with them. They're a little fragile.
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8. Board Game: Union Pacific [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:468]
Darrin Williams
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My kids love the trains in Union Pacific, but they can't quite get the stock market portion of the game. Nonetheless, the trains are great and the board is a great place to put them.
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9. Board Game: Feudal [Average Rating:6.01 Overall Rank:3724]
Darrin Williams
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This game has a lot of great knights, arechers and other feudal millitia that the kids will play with on occasion. The only real negative is that the bits don't stand up except on the boring board.
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10. Board Game: Bootleggers [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1122]
Matt R
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Neat plastic mobsters, plastic trucks that can hold the "crates of whiskey" (i.e. wooden cubes). Heck, even I like playing with the bits.
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11. Board Game: Tide of Iron [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:582]
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Speaking of plastic army men (and tanks).
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12. Board Game: Formula Dé [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:577]
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The pieces are a little small, but the mix and match car parts are lots of fun. The board is a great track for kid play even if they don't use the rules.
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13. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Boardgame [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:13579]
Jim Jackson
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I prefer playing with the bits to the actual game. I'll take my SM's Civilization on a computer screen. Thanks for trying.
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14. Board Game: World of Warcraft: The Boardgame [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1159]
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We were playing the game for several hours already. Still level 2-3.

On the next table, there was another set. Two kids (age 6 and 8, i think) started playing. After 20 minutes, they were already level 30
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15. Board Game: Conquest [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:4348]
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I love the pieces here almost as much as the kids. The way the people can ride on the elephants or ride in the boats is wonderful.
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16. Board Game: Monsterpocalypse [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:1385] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
Subhan Michael Tindall
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This game can be pretty overwhelming even for adults the first few plays, there's a LOT of symbols to remember & complex interactions. A great game, fantastic bits, not at all suitable for children.
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17. Board Game: Dreamblade [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:1398]
Bruce Baskir
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Has great miniatures for your kids . . . if your kids are Wednesday and Pugsley Addams!
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18. Board Game: Busen Memo [Average Rating:4.81 Overall Rank:15126]
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I guess this is the other way around, isn't it?
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19. Board Game: Blood & Steel [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:11727]
Aaron Silverman
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My 3-year-old loves to play with "Daddy's Games," namely anything with race car or train pieces. But tanks and planes work too -- the Mission Command series games are very popular with him. Even traditional hex & counter games are fun as long as the counters have pictures (I find that NATO symbols are somewhat less interesting to 3-year-olds). The last one we tried was Blood and Steel. He took a plane, I took a tank, and we rolled our way right across the map, 1d6 at a time.

Start 'em early, I say!
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20. Board Game: Heroscape Expansion Set: Fortress of the Archkyrie [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked]
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Another favorite is HeroScape. My 3-year-old isn't really into the figures yet, but he has a grand time building stuff using the terrain and fortress pieces.
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21. Board Game: Trias [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1679]
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Don't all kids like dinosaurs??
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