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Andreas Tyrberg
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I'm thinking of giving love letter to my childs order cousin, 6 years old.
Actually I bought the game and then saw 8+on the package.

So what is your suggestion?

Should I begin the indoctrination this year, or let the game 'wait' in my bookshelf?
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Scott Mohnkern
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I've talked to a number of people that have played this with kids younger than six. You might have to do some explaining, but if they can count, and you think she can understand the rules, its a great game for youngsters!
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It's fine. I have played with 6.
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Maybe even consider the Munchkin Loot Letter edition for kids around that age?
 
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Shadowen wrote:
Maybe even consider the Munchkin Loot Letter edition for kids around that age?


I would also suggest looking into the other editions of Love Letter. My kids like the game but not so into the theme. I had purchased Letters to Santa last winter, and they get a kick out of playing that more. Same game, just different images.
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Their ability to read is really the only thing holding them back from a simple game like Love Letter at that age. If they are a strong reader then you should have no reservations, otherwise it will take a little time for them to learn the game, which would be mostly memorizing what each card can do.
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Andreas Tyrberg
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Shadowen wrote:
Maybe even consider the Munchkin Loot Letter edition for kids around that age?


As Cornix did write are reading a good skill for love letter.
And as we are from sweden she learns swedish first, and a 6 year old have enough in reading her own language. IF she had been 10 english had been fun and learning at the right level.

And original love letter am sadly enough the only version (yet), so that was the obvius version to buy. I thought also about other versions and asked for it in the shop.

Had bought the Santa version if a swedish translation had existerar.
 
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I thought my daughter love letter when she was a young 6 by her memorising what each picture did and she loved it. She tried play batman love letter with her sisters without me doing that and couldn't play. Ages are only guides and can be completely out. Try the games with your child and see what they are able for. I went on to teach the same daughter citadels using the same method for the characters and she got on well enough that she could play with us
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I agree with the other responses - if the child belongs to a family that will play with her, there will be no problem.
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It's also worth noting that the recommended age on the package isn't always honest. Sometimes it's lower to encourage sales, but more often it's higher to make sure people don't think of the product as a "kids' game."
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MD1616 wrote:
It's also worth noting that the recommended age on the package isn't always honest. Sometimes it's lower to encourage sales, but more often it's higher to make sure people don't think of the product as a "kids' game."

Also, sometimes if a game or toy claims to be suitable for certain ages it has to go through a bunch of safety tests, and a lot of publishers don't want to go through that so they just claim the minimum age they can get away with (although in LL's case the wooden cubes might pose a choking hazard for the very young, so for them there's a risk they wouldn't pass the tests anyway).
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I almost never go off of the recommended ages on the box. I look up the game here on the Geek and see what others that have played it recommend.
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Andreas Tyrberg
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I can now give an afterreport on how it did go.

I did give my wifes niece Love Letter. On the visit at there house this summer we sadly didn´t have time to play (lot´s of playing outside and bathing) but I did take a look at t´he game in the shelf.

Sadly id do not looks like it have been played many times. It seems like the parents do not have taken the time to sit down and play together with there daughter and her friends, so they can learn the game.

Tried to suggest that it was a perfect game for there caravan, and the daughter looked like she liked the idea, but her parents looked a bit sceptic. I will see what happends.

But my tip is, if you ain´t sure that you will have the time to learn the child the game you probably shouldn´t buy it. Even if the girl could manage the game by herself after she learn´t the game.
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I think that if you play it with your wife's niece, she will love it. You can't expect the parents to be on board with the game if they haven't played it before. One suggestion: instead of 'love letters', make it pepperoni pizzas, or cookies. That makes more sense to a child! It also might make the game G-rated instead of PG-rated, in her parents' eyes.
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Andreas Tyrberg
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mjmelen wrote:
I think that if you play it with your wife's niece, she will love it.


Absolutly.
But the if have been a bit hard to overcome. (distance and taking care of my own children, that can´t play games) And the princess theme ain´t turning the family of. That´s a perfect theme for her so that´s no problem with that
 
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