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WD Yoga
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Hi all!

My son is having his seventh birthday in a couple of weeks and I want to introduce him to the joy of deduction games. I think giving him Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective for his birthday present is a bit too ambitious whistle

Any idea what deduction games that is fun to play? He likes playing Dungeon Petz, Tales of Arabian Nights, Arcadia Quest and various other medium weight games so he's not totally novice in boardgaming.
 
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maf man
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Mystery of the Abbey and Mystery Express may be worth checking into. They seem to be what people feel took the spot of clue.
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Geoffrey Burrell
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Clue
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Lou Correia
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Esvath wrote:
Hi all!

My son is having his seventh birthday in a couple of weeks and I want to introduce him to the joy of deduction games. I think giving him Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective for his birthday...


Consulting Detective is a great game, but I recall that there are some innuendos in the game. I don't think there was anything too blatant. I know that the first mystery has an affair as a tangent. Based on my seven year olds I'd wait. Based on yours?
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Scotland Yard

Spiel des Jahres winner in 1983 and about £15 on Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ravensburger-26646-Scotland-Yard-Ga...
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MeepleofaMan
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Check out Outfoxed. Age 7 falls within the age range of 5-10. Watch the reviews to see if he would outgrow it too quickly. It's only $15 on amazon so you'd probably get your money's worth.
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https://boardgamegeek.com/search/boardgame?sort=rank&advsear... is an advanced search on all deduction games under weight 2.5 and under 90 minutes. I see some there I'd not recommend due to theme, and others I've heard good things about.
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WD Yoga
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Thank you, all!

I'll go with Outfoxed and Scotland Yard first, and after he's comfortable with the games, move on to Clue etc.
 
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I'm not sure how easy it is to find all these games, but how about...

Sleeping Queens

Whoowasit?

Outfoxed

Mastermind

Battleship

Hope this helps.
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