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Subject: Playing With Kids, an Easy Handicap rss

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Frank McGirk
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I just played a few games with a fifth grader.

I found that giving him the first two moves (i.e. he places two checkers before I place my first) made an enjoyable game for both of us. I still won all three games, but they were close, and the third game, he missed the opportunity for the win.

I was subbing in a "slower" math class, so perhaps the age level is a little off, but we both still had fun, and I have hopes that he'll "get me" tomorrow.

 
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Ian Ball
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My children enjoy playing this one with each other and with me. I'm looking forward to trying out this handicap.

Thanks.

 
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Fraser
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Back in the days when there were less maps we played every map back to back
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If they play it at school or with friends much you won't need any handicapping or will be able to ditch it quite soon.

Daughter the Elder played this at school last year. Over Christmas (she was a bit over seven) I could only manage a 50/50 win ratio. A friend of ours who is a gamer and an honours degree maths graduate gave up after about ten games. I think he was doing worse that I was meeple

A couple of months later we played ten games in a row, she won seven of them.

 
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