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Errant Deeds
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Hi all, I'm after co-op games for children, under the age of ten. I don't know if they exist, but it strikes me as being a really good idea. If there are any, does anyone know them?
 
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Wesley
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Do you mean specifically geared towards children?

There's always Forbidden Island and Castle Panic.
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Yes, games aimed at younger kids (7 or 8, say). I think the games you mention might be a little heavy.
 
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Glaya B
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ErrantDeeds wrote:
Yes, games aimed at younger kids (7 or 8, say). I think the games you mention might be a little heavy.


That depends on whether you intend for the kids to play with each other only, or together with an adult. If there will be an adult present during the game, then those two suggestions should work fine.
 
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Jim Hansen
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Eh, you should give them a try. BGG rates them as 8+ and 6+, respectively. Also consider Mice and Mystics if they like animals (also 8+).
 
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Cool, will do. Thanks everyone.
 
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My daughter is 7, and Mice and Mystics is her absolute favorite game. However, you definitely need an adult to manage things. She also really enjoys Castle Panic, Forbidden Island, Flash Point: Fire Rescue, and Gem Rush. She's been playing all of those since she was about 5 or 6.
 
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mibb wrote:
There's always Forbidden Island and Castle Panic.

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Apologies, forgot the coop-aspect for a second.
 
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The winner of the german kidsgame of the year award this year was also a coop: Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters
 
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Pretty much every game from Family Pastimes is perfect for kids. I find a lot of their games in thrift stores but they are all coops and some are quite good. Quality of the box, board and components isn't fantastic but the games are good.
 
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ErrantDeeds wrote:
Yes, games aimed at younger kids (7 or 8, say). I think the games you mention might be a little heavy.


I've played both, as well as Flash Point: Fire Rescue with my son who is 7, though we started playing the first two when he was six. Of course it is different if you want the child to be able to play on their own without an adult.

We also play Mice and Mystics.
 
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i think it depends on which theme they enjoy the most.

superhero theme

Sentinels of the Multiverse - the mechanics in this game are simple but the card interactions can get complex. You'd need an adult present but if kids like superheroes, I would think this would be fun.

fantasy theme

Castle Panic - this should be simple enough for kids to play and it can be easily scaled to be not too hard as well.

adventure theme

Forbidden Desert - trying to find the hidden pieces to build the flying machine I think would be fun for kids. this game is pretty hard though so frustration level at losing might be something to consider.
 
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colinmarsh wrote:
i think it depends on which theme they enjoy the most.

superhero theme

Sentinels of the Multiverse - the mechanics in this game are simple but the card interactions can get complex. You'd need an adult present but if kids like superheroes, I would think this would be fun.


I have Sentinels and really enjoy it, but I wouldn't try it with kids that young personally.
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Danny Lee
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Bus Depot Diner is for the younger kids, fully co-op, not the most entertaining for Dad though...
 
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This is an OK co-op, but the rules aren't all that clear and special abilities can be a bit wonky. But we have had some tense plays of it over the years - clearly for younger gamers.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/141725/justice-leagu...

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