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Adam Gemmer
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I have a little boy that will be 3 in December and he's starting to have a lot of fun getting games out. I've bought a lot of the Haba basics, but he's not ready yet to really play them as games. His favorites to get out are Animal Upon Animal, Here, Fishy, Fishy!, and Orchard. They all have such good components that you don't need to play them as games for a little one to have fun.

I'm hoping to get some ideas for some more kids games that will be fun a little later on as games, but would be fun now just to get out and play with. Thanks!!
 
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Michael Oliver
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Something in the Krosmaster: Arena family?

Basically a boardgame using collectible figures. A few come in the box, but many more come in boosters, window boxes, blind boxes, etc.
 
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Steve R Bullock
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HEROSCAPE is always a good choice for young creative types.

You can pick up a copy of the base game (Valkyrie) for a decent price on Ebay. Quite cheap if you don't mind having a used copy.
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Chris Mcpherson
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C-O-C-O-N-U-T-S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Adam Gemmer
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I was thinking of things more in the vein of the games I listed. Something that could be a toy now and a game soon.

And I forgot about coconuts. I heard it was really fun though I'm not sure how long I'll be able to keep track of the components with a 2 year old flinging them all over. laugh

Thanks for he responses!!
 
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Cartoona is cute with chunky tiles. Little ones can just start by making funny creatures, then you can challenge them to make creatures with different characteristics (e.g. 4 feet) then you can start playing most basic game.

I bought this for my nearly three year old niece very cheaply at coolstuffinc.
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lampeter
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UNO Moo has little ball shaped farm animals in a plastic barn.
Sneaky Snacky Squirrel has nice little rubbery acorns and a big squirrel-shaped tongs.

Both games should start working as games somewhere between 3-5. I have a similarly aged kid; these are a few of her favorites, along with Animal Upon Animal.

Hoot Owl Hoot does not have the toy factor, but it is a fantastic first cooperative game as soon as he is ready for taking turns and matching colors.
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Jared Manning
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I highly suggest the wonderful Cranium game Bumparena. Believe it or not, I bought this game in college on a dare and have played it ever since... and it's completely intended to be enjoyed by kids! You basically assemble a 'Plinko' style game table with various components during the course of a game. There's a high toy and fiddle factor. I promise you'll have as much fun as your child. I still pull it out a few times a year -- it makes an excellent drinking game!
 
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Drew
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Flick'em Up has the big chunky wooden cowboys and the Stallion Canyon expansion adds horses.
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Mary T.
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Chicken Cha Cha Cha
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Virginia M.P.
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+1 Chicken Cha Cha Cha
Pengoloo
Chickyboom
Gobblet Gobblers
Monza
Viva Topo!
Snail's Pace Race or Vroom Vroom

May I further suggest some excellent logic toys from SmartGames, namely Smart Car and Trucky 3. They're fully playable with as toys but also have great sequential puzzles. Also recommended by that company is Castle Logix, Three Little Piggies and others. You can find them on Amazon.

lampeter wrote:
Hoot Owl Hoot does not have the toy factor, but it is a fantastic first cooperative game as soon as he is ready for taking turns and matching colors.

I imported the German edition for its sturdier components and cute toy baby owls.kiss
 
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Shane Larsen
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Look at HABA games. For example:

Orchard

 
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Virginia M.P.
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The OP already has Orchard, and some other HABA games.
 
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Shane Larsen
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RenaissanceMom wrote:
The OP already has Orchard, and some other HABA games.

Unless the OP specifically asks for it, I don't look at the poster's collection. Sometimes people need reminders of what could work well within their collection. But even more important, future users will browse these forums with the same questions. Giving my top recommendation will be useful to them, even if the OP already owns it.
 
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Virginia M.P.
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I don't look through collections either. The OP mentioned his games right in his question.
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