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Jerry Schippa
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Someone recently asked for advice for their new job as a counselor, well...my wife is going back to work next week to her K-8 school counselor job.

In her office she has tons of hands on toys she lets the kids play with (play-doh, crayons, etc.) and a few weeks ago she mentioned something to me about some type of story dice she saw at Target. That got me thinking what types of games would be good for her to have in her office? This game would have to be quick (about 15 minutes), easy enough for K-8 grades, 2 player and inspiring and/or thought provoking.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

One of the suggestions on the other thread was Dixit, which while it interests me, might be too long.

Any help is greatly appreciated
Thanks!
 
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Wesley
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No reason you couldn't just keep Dixit shorter, you don't have to play the full game.

I'm sure what she saw at Target was Rory's Story Cubes.
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Eric Chiriboga
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I don't know of any off the top of my head, because I don't own any, but something that might work well is a game that has the "I divide, you choose" mechanic, in which there are resources, 1 person divides them into 2 piles, and the other person gets to pick the pile that they want.
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Melissa Garrett

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My husband teaches autistic middle school kids. He plays Fluxx with them a lot. Apparently it teaches flexibility pretty well. Goals always shifting and that....
 
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Chris Mcpherson
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Is there a child friendly version of Zombie Dice. If not, a baseball themed version would work and could teach risk/reward.
 
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Alex Singh
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Mood X always seemed like a good game for a school counselor, especially younger ones. It's a story telling game where emotions and mood play a big part.
 
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Eric Chiriboga
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The only game with that "I divide, you choose" mechanic that I mentioned earlier that is both 2-player and fits in the time range you're looking for is Piece o' Cake.
 
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Wesley
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Re4isnumber1 wrote:
Is there a child friendly version of Zombie Dice. If not, a baseball themed version would work and could teach risk/reward.


Dino Hunt Dice
 
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Wilma Mizanoski
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Check out "Meazy N More" dice game. It has 4 different ways to play and additional "Eazy Peazy" games free are on Zano Games website. Good for kids age 5 and on up...use your mind making color number combinations, but lots of fun, and everyone plays at the same time!
 
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