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Amanda Skogberg
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Looking for ideas for games that will fit into a stocking. I know it's early but I like to be done early.

Need ideas for a 10 year old boy and games for a 6 year old girl. Aswell as any games that would be good for family play.

Thanks in advance
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Brian Lyons
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Hey Thats My Fish!

Zombie Dice

Dungeon Roll

Im sure there are many others but these are a few that come to mind and would be suitable for the age group.
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Summoner Wars maybe, for the 10-year old.
Sushi Go! would be a good family game, and a good introduction to card drafting.
AttrAction would work as a family game.
Hey, That's My Fish! seems like it'd be perfect.
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Coloretto


Zooloretto: The Dice Game.


Both of these are by the same designer and can easily fit in a stocking. They both involve simple set collection and can be understood by children. Of the two, Zooloretto dice may be a tad more appealing for children, but I think they both would work. Also, another good thing about Zooloretto Dice is that the players stay involved throughout the game. There really is no downtime between turns as there is in many dice games. Also, the animals depicted on the dice are very appropriate for children.
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Might be a tight squeeze, but Animal Upon Animal
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Fluxx

Gloom

Guillotine
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I asked for similar recommendations awhile ago before travelling with my 10 and 6 year old.

Jaipur and Hey, That's My Fish! were hits.

Also, Hive.
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Rory's Story Cubes (all variations)
Hive Pocket
Logan Stones (if you discard packaging and use enclosed bag instead)
Mr. Jack Pocket
Fairy Tale
Line Dice

And there are lots of fun PnP games to inexpensively (and lovingly) craft and gift like:

Let's Catch the Lion!
Oh My Lair! (add in a really nice custom set of 6 d6's)
Jasper and Zot
Zombie in my Pocket
Dice: The Evolution (just add a set of polyhedral dice)

... and many others! Research PnP games on BGG and lose your mind...
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Most of the games published by Nestor Games will fit.
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Love Letter
+1 Zombie Dice--which I actually did stuff in a stocking last Christmas
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Gloom would probably not be the best thing for the under 10 age group, as it involves making a family miserable and killing them off one by one. It's a great game, but for the right group of people.

Dungeon Roll would have a second vote from my end. Easy but fun dice game that is the most awesome little chest and is only fifteen bucks. Good stuff.

Again, probably not for the kids, but the Resistance is pretty excellent, small, and mighty. Spies, evil corporations, and a resistance movement! What's not to love?
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Aerin Rainier wrote:
Gloom would probably not be the best thing for the under 10 age group, as it involves making a family miserable and killing them off one by one. It's a great game, but for the right group of people.


Just recommended it because of the suggested ages being 8 and up, and I enjoy it as well. I realize it's not for everyone, but I thought I'd suggest it anyways since it has kind of a Nightmare Before Christmas vibe to it.
 
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Another vote for Hey that's my Fish, I am currently loving the Timeline series too, And that's a nice size. Hanabi would be good as well! Another vote for Love Letter, and Guillotine is a favorite of my 8yo nephew.

Good luck!
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+1 for Rory's Story Cubes
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For the 6 year old I highly recommend Sleeping Queens. If it's a big stocking Unnamed Object would be great for either kids.

+1 for Hey That's My Fish, Rory's Story Cubes, Zombie Dice
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Love Letter!
A Fistful of Penguins
Cthulhu 500
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10 yr old:
Flash Duel: Second Edition

6 yr old:
Swish Jr.

Family game:
Felicity: The Cat in the Sack
 
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If you can find a copy of Pocket Battles: Macedonians vs. Persians or Pocket Battles: Celts vs. Romans or Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs for a good price, those are good stocking stuffers for the 10 year old.
 
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+1 Love Letter
+1 Hanabi
 
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pfctsqr wrote:
Coloretto


Zooloretto: The Dice Game.


Both of these are by the same designer and can easily fit in a stocking. They both involve simple set collection and can be understood by children. Of the two, Zooloretto dice may be a tad more appealing for children, but I think they both would work. Also, another good thing about Zooloretto Dice is that the players stay involved throughout the game. There really is no downtime between turns as there is in many dice games. Also, the animals depicted on the dice are very appropriate for children.


I think I have said this before, but you are one of the most dangerous Geeks to subscribe to on BGG. Your posts have a Delphic glow. I bought Goa because of two or three of your sentences. We are introducing it to a Carcassonne couple this Thursday.

For certain users, BGG should offer a schedulable subscription so you could schedule a subscription for a few weeks after every three paychecks laugh
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My niece and nephew (10 and 8) love No Thanks!, which we enjoy playing as a family. Some of Z-Man's other card games would fit easily in the stocking, like Saboteur or Parade, both of which have nice kid-friendly themes (though Parade might still be a little advanced for them).
 
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August222 wrote:
pfctsqr wrote:
Coloretto


Zooloretto: The Dice Game.


Both of these are by the same designer and can easily fit in a stocking. They both involve simple set collection and can be understood by children. Of the two, Zooloretto dice may be a tad more appealing for children, but I think they both would work. Also, another good thing about Zooloretto Dice is that the players stay involved throughout the game. There really is no downtime between turns as there is in many dice games. Also, the animals depicted on the dice are very appropriate for children.


I think I have said this before, but you are one of the most dangerous Geeks to subscribe to on BGG. Your posts have a Delphic glow. I bought Goa because of two or three of your sentences. We are introducing it to a Carcassonne couple this Thursday.

For certain users, BGG should offer a schedulable subscription so you could schedule a subscription for a few weeks after every three paychecks laugh


Thank you! But i must say much of what I say is influenced by others on this site. Goa rules!
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Qwixx
Parade

Both very good for kids. Qwixx will challenge their decision-making skills. So does Parade, but it also provides a cute theme they'll enjoy from first glance.
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Martian Dice is a fast game, & once out of the packaging the box/tube will fit in a stocking.

If you are looking for print-and-play, we (the PnP guild) had a contest a few years ago where one of the criteria was that the game box fit in a stocking. The Great 2010 Christmas Print and Play Game Design Contest
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