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as the subject line reads, we are having an overnight birthday party (sleepover) for my daughter and am looking for some game ideas that can be played with everyone. as of now i am thinking about doing:

1. twister or Cranium Hullabaloo
2. Hedbanz
3. Spot it!
4. Diamant
5. PitchCar - maybe
6. Say Anything Family Edition

 
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Reverse Charades Junior Edition is a big hit with my girls who are a little bit older. They love it so much they pull it out in a group and don't even bother keeping score. When the rest of the group (adults included) are done, they just keep playing with their friends for another 30-45 minutes.
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Telestrations but I think you can do the same thing with paper and pencils, colored pencils w'ever like Eat Poop You Cat
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twister could work. If you don't want to let them play with your cards,... it will be a bit difficult to find a game! I mean they are to old for these undestroayable baby games, which you can take in your mouth.

Personally, I'd stay away from board games in this case and rather play the typical children birthday party games!!

Halli Galli or Halli Galli Junior would fit, but they include cards as well, so maybe I'd rethink on this aspect: You can either let them play a game taking the risk of destruction, or you don't let them play a board game!
There might be some solid, wooden games, that are difficuklt to destroy, but they tend to be expensive!!
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Telestrations but I think you can do the same thing with paper and pencils, colored pencils w'ever like Eat Poop You Cat


good choice, but box says 13+ (while even BGG users suggest 10+)??
 
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Go look at Mermaid Adventures on the RPG side.

Also consider Once Upon a Time: The Storytelling Card Game
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abe18 wrote:
1 Lucky Texan wrote:
Telestrations but I think you can do the same thing with paper and pencils, colored pencils w'ever like Eat Poop You Cat


good choice, but box says 13+ (while even BGG users suggest 10+)??



If they can draw stick figures and write simple sentences, just go with the EPYC game. I suppose some 7 and maybe 8 years-olds might have trouble with writing so....
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Spot it! (filler)
Jungle Speed also fits 6 players no problem

Animal upon Animal is neat, but 4 players only. Perhaps there's a version that would play more (?). Or joining 2 sets. Experience with girls of this ages was quite positive.

Similarly Nacht der Magier - 4 players BUT glows in the dark (great sleepover game). It's 10 minutes long, so they could rotate if that's reasonably possible to achieve.

Not sure how much girls would be interested in it, but Pitchcar could work (if it's not too masculine).
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Spot it! (filler)
Jungle Speed also fits 6 players no problem

Animal upon Animal is neat, but 4 players only. Perhaps there's a version that would play more (?). Or joining 2 sets. Experience with girls of this ages was quite positive.

Similarly Nacht der Magier - 4 players BUT glows in the dark (great sleepover game). It's 10 minutes long, so they could rotate if that's reasonably possible to achieve.

Not sure how much girls would be interested in it, but Pitchcar could work (if it's not too masculine).


spot it! - excellent choice.
jungle speed - i think 1 speed type game is adequate.
animal upon animal - over player limit, and prefer to not buy 2 sets.
nacht der magier - will look into
pitchcar - is an idea.
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Pictionary Junior or similar

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Diamant or Diamant if you can't find it.
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Looking at your collection, I think Incan Gold and King of Tokyo would be good choices. My girls love both of them.

If you're nervous about the Incan Gold cards, have each girl lay them in front of her and when it's decision time, have them slap the card they want to pick. My 7 y/o boy tends to handle cards roughly, and that's our solution for this particular game.
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Diamant or Diamant if you can't find it.


univac528 wrote:
Looking at your collection, I think Incan Gold and King of Tokyo would be good choices. My girls love both of them.

If you're nervous about the Incan Gold cards, have each girl lay them in front of her and when it's decision time, have them slap the card they want to pick. My 7 y/o boy tends to handle cards roughly, and that's our solution for this particular game.


incan gold - excellent idea
KoT - may be too much for these girls, as it requires some card reading.

i dont mind buying something special for party.
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My daughter loves Werewolf and the many variants of Werewolf like Mafia or The Resistance when she's at her soccer tournaments out of town. Even the coaches get involved.

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abe18 wrote:
The Sneak wrote:
Diamant or Diamant if you can't find it.


univac528 wrote:
Looking at your collection, I think Incan Gold and King of Tokyo would be good choices. My girls love both of them.

If you're nervous about the Incan Gold cards, have each girl lay them in front of her and when it's decision time, have them slap the card they want to pick. My 7 y/o boy tends to handle cards roughly, and that's our solution for this particular game.


incan gold - excellent idea
KoT - may be too much for these girls, as it requires some card reading.

i dont mind buying something special for party.


I gotta second king of Tokyo. If no one is around to read the cards just play without them. My girls love rolling giant colored dice. I also found out the 7 year old can read the word 'evolution' heh.
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I've seen Wits & Wagers Family go over very well with this age group with just a bit of adult guidance.

Rat-a-Tat Cat was played quite a bit a couple of years back by my younger son with his friends. The secret message descrambler was certainly a hook.

Baffle Gab--my kids loved this one when they were a bit younger. Great for silly laughs.

Telestrations -- I thumbed someone else's recommendation, but it might not be the best choice. Mechanically it should be a perfect party game for kids. The problem is that many of the starter words and phrases will be unfamiliar to them. I find that is not a problem when we play as a family. The occasional shot in the dark by my nine year old can be very funny, but it would break the game were this to be the case for all the players simultaneously.

Coloretto--remains the all-time most played game in our family. Both my kids and their friends were taught to play at out table well before the recommended age of 8.

PitchCar--this is a great game, but I have definitely seen younger kids get extremely frustrated both with the game and their playmates over it.

Hope this helps. Oh, and good luck. Half a dozen 7/8 year old girls shake

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If you want some dice action, Yahtzee Free for All could be a good game. You can also use those dice and add some cups to play Liar's Dice.
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Deluxe Aggravation. Plays up to six, and nearly indestructible. My kids always liked it. Even the classic Yahtzee is good, and if you have 5 dice laying around, free! Twister is an excellent party game that has been around since my hippie days.
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Oh, and good luck. Half a dozen 7/8 year old girls shake


I don't know about the girls, but I'd be playing Russian Roulette with a semi-auto.

At my daughter's last sleepover, they enjoyed Temple Run: Danger Chase (max 4p, though).
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