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Bill Seurer

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How does HeroScape work out with kids 10-11yo?
 
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Paul DeStefano
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mark camp
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Very, very well. They are the target audience after all.
 
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Matt Hurlburt
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My 12 year-old enjoys it. I'm the addict, but she enjoys the game, and has started taking a much more involved hand in creating the armies she plays (instead of just relying on me to balance out her force with mine).

I'd recommend going right to the advanced rules - she was bored silly by the basic rules. It took some fast talking for her to give the game a second chance after the initial basic game. (In her words: "What's the point of having a dinosaur if I can't eat people?")

It was also neat to pull out the Romans and Greeks as she learned about them in class. Idealized versions, yes, but tying the figures into what she learned was a bonus. (If she starts studying robot warriors and alien hell hounds, I'm selling the game and switching school districts).
 
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Definately go straight to the advanced rules. My 11 yr old daughter(10 the first time she played) takes the notion to play every once in a while but still relies on me to make her teams up though because she doesn't play enough to know all the cards.
 
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Ronald Estes
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Heroscape an ten-year-olds go together like peanut butter and jelly.
 
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Stephen Sekela
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The only time I've had problems with the game and my 8-yr old is when he beats me - then I get pissed and yell at him or ground him or send him to his room w/o supper or something...

Otherwise, it's a great game for that age group. I agree that the basic rules may probably be too "Basic" for them. Even at age 7, my boy only wanted to play the advanced, because he wanted to use the cool special abilities and stuff. Granted, my 8-yr old isn't the best "tactician", but he understands the rules, the special powers, and he's getting better all the time.

Plus, getting your kids even slightly interested in the game gives one an excuse to go out and buy the cool expansions "for the kids..."
 
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Ian B
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This is a kids game at heart. It needs adults just to pay for all the items

I have four kids (11/10/8/2). I started the older three with the Basic Game just to give them a feel of the movement and combat. My 2 year-old took the "dinosaur" and didn't want to give it back, being content with making random growling noises and pretending to eat one of the characters when they were eliminated (but I digress...).

Am now working through the advanced rules with the kids. They are catching on quickly.

Bottom Line: THIS IS A KIDS GAME THAT EVEN BIG KIDS CAN PLAY. I find it a good chance to get the kids together. We even are talking about foregoing the usual Friday DVD night for a Heroscape Challenge instead!
 
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Eric Blood
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i played two games with my 8 year old daughter this weekend, one with the basic and one with the advanced rules. definitely a lot of fun with the advanced, and she had fun creating a custom map and drafting her own army.
 
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Charles Sorrell
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Yes... turn them to the dark side.. make them play fantasy games that use their imaginations so we can have more D&D players in a few years *que evil music and menical laughter.*
 
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