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Hi all,
I am going to volunteer in my son's classroom for an afternoon. An idea I have had (which his teacher thinks is great) is to run some boardgames. They will need to be 4/5 players, and simple to play. There is only one experienced boardgamer in the room - my son. I plan to bring in five or six games and get them to rotate through.

Here are my thoughts so far (and based upon Games I already own)

Spot-itSpot it
Tsuro of the Seas
King of Tokyo
Battle Sheep
Space Hulk (third edition) (only joking devil )
Sushi Go!
Love Letter

Any other recommendations greatly appreciated
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Giant_Monster wrote:
Hey, That's My Fish
Rumble in the House/Dungeon


Thanks - I forgot about that one and I own it too!
 
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I had great success with Forbbiden Island
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Pretty good selections already. Cartoon Network Fluxx, Forbidden Island/Forbidden Desert, Qwirkle and DC Comics Deck-Building Game would round out my sons (9) favorite games that also go over well with his friends that don't play as many board games.

Team Wits & Wagers Family would also be good for getting everyone involved.
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After going back and looking at my games, the only other suggestion I can make, in addition to the two I made earlier, is Animal Upon Animal.
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5p

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Bohnanza
Ticket to Ride
Carcassonne
Survive: Escape from Atlantis! + Survive: Escape from Atlantis! 5-6 Player Mini Expansion
Isla Dorada

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Ingenious
Archaeology: The Card Game
Tobago
Blokus
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Well, you probably want games that require a tiny bit of rules and then the kids can play on their own.

Sushi go sounds good

Also try-

Cardline: Animals
Cardline: Dinosaurs
Carcassonne
Qwirkle
Martian Dice
Jenga
Unnamed Object - goes up to 8 players, so could be fun with bigger group. Very easy stay or flee decision each turn
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Sputnik

Simple abstract that plays up to 6.
plays fast, easy rules, and is even a little forgiving (for an abstract)
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Jamaica - though I'd play it with 4 if possible to keep time down and reduce conflict a bit.
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My kids are 3rd and 4th grade, so I'm like your test group.

They absolutely love Abracada...what? It is a fun game and does a great job of teaching deduction skills. One Night Werewolf can also be a lot of fun with the right group of kids.
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I'm totally your guy for this I have 10 year old twins and have even hosted a board game event for them & their friends on National Tabletop Day. Here is what I would recommend:

Tsuro - I think the original is easier to learn/play
Loony Quest or Doodle Quest - Doodle Quest is easier to find but my kids like Loony Quest more
Rhino Hero - Kids love this one as they get to build
Get Bit! - Pulling off limbs really has an appeal
Too Many Cinderellas - We just added this to our collection and it's been a big hit!
Bad Beets - Concept is a little tricky to grasp but this works very well with 4/5 players as kids get to participate even with it's not their turn.
Speed Cups - good use of kids energy and again, everyone participates on every turn.

Best of luck, let us know what works!
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