Games You Purchased to Play With Your Kids for Christmas
Greg Syferd
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Hilliard
Ohio
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Over the last couple of months, my 6 year old son as really started playing a lot of games with me. Talk about some quality time...we spend a couple of hours a week bonding in a very special way.

I'm amazed how quickly he picks up on new games and that he is starting to develop "tastes" for the kind if games he likes. He doesn't like "his" games anymore and as long as it doesn't require much reading, he can hang right in there with daddy. Can't wait to start playing some games with him on Christmas Day!

Share some of the titles you purchased for your kids!

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1. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:185] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
Greg Syferd
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Hilliard
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Been on my list for a while. We opened this one up early, and much to my surprise he picked right up on it. Only problem, he really likes the Undead and hates putting them into decline.
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2. Board Game: Zooloretto [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:608] [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked]
Greg Syferd
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Hilliard
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Simple rules and animals, should be a winner! Not sure how I will explain how mommy and daddy animals make babies if he asks.
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3. Board Game: Formula D [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:429]
Greg Syferd
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Hilliard
Ohio
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When I played Formula De in the past, I wasn't a big fan. But when I started to search for games he could play, this one jumped right out. Been waiting to play this one all week with him.
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4. Board Game: Circus Flohcati [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1367]
Greg Syferd
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Hilliard
Ohio
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He really liked Lost Cities, so thought we'd get another card game for him to try.
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5. Board Game: Château Roquefort [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:1089]
Greg Syferd
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Hilliard
Ohio
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Saw a lot of good reviews on this one. I think he will enjoy the changing board.
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6. Board Game: Ave Caesar [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1084]
-matt s.
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Eugene
Oregon
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I picked this up for a good price from a local gamer friend. I played this with my daughter earlier this year and she seemed to enjoy it, so she's getting it for Christmas now. Fast and easy race game that I think will be a great family game.
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7. Board Game: Snow Tails [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:606]
Rich Uncle Pennybags
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Florida
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Grandkids are 11 (one) and 12 (twins) I bought Snow Tails, Jamaica, Magnifico, and Journey to the Center of the Earth... That's what was on MY wishlist. whistle
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8. Board Game: duck! duck! Go! [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:3940]
-matt s.
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Eugene
Oregon
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I played this at GameStorm in early 2009 and it was a fun, puzzly game. The ducks are really cute, too, and you get 8 of them! A buddy and I ordered 2 off of pozy.com for $15 each (incl. shipping) and then traded ducks around until we each got what we wanted (we got a Ninja, an Artist, a car duck - with wheels, and a few other fun ones). This will go as a present to both kids.
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9. Board Game: Tricky Trek [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:10152]
-matt s.
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Eugene
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I haven't played this yet, but it looks interesting and has cute ceramic animals. This will also go to both my kids (6 and 9).
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10. Board Game: Battleship Express [Average Rating:5.46 Overall Rank:13391]
-matt s.
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Eugene
Oregon
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I haven't played this yet, either, but the comments made it sound like a fun, quick little game. The kids love regular Battleship and thought this might be good for the 4-5 hour drive to the Grandparents' house on the 26th...
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11. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:338]
-matt s.
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I've played this once and loved it (I loved it before I played it!!!). I purchased this for a great price from a local gamer buddy when he was clearing his closets. This one is under the tree for ME whistle but can't wait to get this to the table to play with my kids (and any other family that wants to join in)
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12. Board Game: Manimals [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:7532] [Average Rating:6.36 Unranked]
Randy Cox
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Clemson
South Carolina
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and Manimals: Dinos 1
and Manimals: Europa 1

I think they sound fun and the kids might just kick me around at them.
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13. Board Game: Battleship [Average Rating:4.57 Overall Rank:15440]
Preston Fuller
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Ashland
New Hampshire
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My 6 year old daughter (future and present wargamer) played this at her after school program and it was her one and only request in her letter to santa.

I sank her battleship but she sank my wargaming heart with this wonderful request. She has actually made her own game using army men a D20 and a set of plastic dinosauers.

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14. Board Game: Snorta! [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:3135]
Preston Fuller
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Ashland
New Hampshire
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My daughter loves and animals and this looked like a fun game.
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15. Board Game: Ice Flow [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:2079]
Preston Fuller
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Ashland
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This was giftt was to me from my daughter and wife. We had an early (phase I) Christmas before going off to visit family.

I look forward to playing this one with the family.
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16. Board Game: My First Carcassonne [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:1198]
Nick Witchey
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Laguna Hills
California
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My daughter (7) does a fairly descent job at Carcassonne, but still doesn't quite get the strategy. So, the plan is to play this with her.
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17. Board Game: CooCoo the Rocking Clown! [Average Rating:5.49 Overall Rank:13076]
Nick Witchey
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Laguna Hills
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My youngest (2) is just starting her gaming career. This game is for her.
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18. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:392]
Darren Witt
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Smithers
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ok, so those last 2 are for the parents (provided i got the images correct, that is. Galaxy Trucker and Sorry Sliders were pre-Xmas games.

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19. Board Game: Sorry! Sliders [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1496]
Trent Hamm
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Huxley
Iowa
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We got this for my four year old (never minding the 6+ age suggestion on the box). He LOVES it - we've played it a ton so far. He took it to our extended family's Christmas celebration and has utterly crushed all of his cousins - even the teenagers. At first, they were going light on him, but as he just destroyed them, they started trying to beat him - and haven't succeeded with any regularity yet. He is really adept at knocking other pieces just right so that his piece stays in place and theirs goes flying away.
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20. Board Game: The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1093]
Betty Dingus
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Austin
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I selflessly got this rather than a game I really wanted. I'm still trying to lure my 14-year-old and his friends away from videogames once in awhile.
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21. Board Game: Tobago [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:389]
Betty Dingus
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Same reason as item above.
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