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David Baer
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I am an elementary school teacher who is looking for quick, simple games that kids can play while waiting for the bus. Right now, the best game I have for this is Spot It, as each game lasts about 2 minutes, and kids from kindergarten to 5th grade can play together, without the 5th graders just dominating (actually, the best two kids are both in 1st grade, and it is a huge point of pride for them to continually beat the "big kids."
I'm looking for games that take only a few minutes for a round, are simple enough that 5 year olds can play, yet keep 11 year old interested as well. When we play Spot It, the number of players is usually between 4-10

I am new to this site, so I apologize if something like this has already been posted, or if I'm putting this in the wrong spot.

Thanks for your help, this site comes highly recommended
~dbaer
 
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Chris Yi
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My wife worked for a K-8 private school doing after care. She played Zombie Dice a million times with those kids. If you're not sure if kids will like the Zombie theme very much, there's also Dino Hunt Dice, which is almost the exact same game.
It worked really well for her. Games play in a few minutes, sometimes 15 max. Easy push-your-luck mechanic. People can jump out of the game at any point if their bus/parent comes without messing up the flow of the game.

Zombie Dice:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/62871/zombie-dice

Dino Hunt Dice:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/125368/dino-hunt-dice
 
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Brian Zollinhofer
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Possibly Qwixx or Qwinto? I play with my first grader, 3rd grader, and wife and we all enjoy them. If someone had to leave, it wouldn't mess up the game. I'm not sure how long of a game it would be with 10 people though...

Qwinto: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/183006/qwinto
Qwixx: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/131260/qwixx
 
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