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Chad Adams
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My wife and I are helping watch a 7 & 9 year old, with their grandparents. It will probably be a pizza and disney movie night. However, we would like to play some fun games too. The grandparents enjoy catan and ticket to ride, etc. But with the two kids we are looking for something we all can enjoy together.

any recommendations for our game night? ages are (7, 9, 30, 38, 50, 60)

Thanks,
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My daughter is 8 and her favorite games right now are:

Ticket to Ride - Only good for 5.
Ticket to Ride: First Journey - Only good for 4.
My First Carcassonne - Only good for 4.
Sushi Go - Party would allow everyone to play at once.

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Medieval Academy Is a great gateway card drafting game.

Also suggest Ticket to ride without the tickets for the 7 yo. Score his tracks only but multiply score by 150% to compensate for his ticket score.
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Roll For It! (can be purchased at Target)
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It's a wee bit cut-throat, but Survive: Escape from Atlantis might be a great choice.
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Kill Dr Lucky, with a new peice and re themed Kill dad.
 
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King of Tokyo would work. Yahtzee with monsters always works.
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King of Tokyo can be a lot of fun for kids. It uses a Yahtzee type of mechanic so it's not very hard to pick up.
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Tsuro of the Seas
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Easy rules and push-your-luck fun. Plus, it plays in about 20 minutes, so the 7-year old won't be stuck in a 90 minute game if they don't like it. Most people want to play 2 or 3 times when I first introduce them to it.

Also consider Fauna
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mjbulldog wrote:
King of Tokyo can be a lot of fun for kids. It uses a Yahtzee type of mechanic so it's not very hard to pick up.


+1 for King of Tokyo it goes well with all ages
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Gabe Hawkins
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Both have been mentioned already, but I think Sushi Go Party! and King of Tokyo would be great games to play.
 
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Just putting out there that I think King of New York is a better sequel than the original King of Tokyo.
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I agree with others that King of Tokyo would be my first choice. That being said, here's some other ideas

One Night Ultimate Werewolf : 3-10 players. Really best played using the free iOS/Android companion app. The appropriate age for this game is a tough call. Also depends on the how comfortable players are with lies and bluffing.

Rise of Augustus : 2-6 players, Says age 8+ but if they know how to play Bingo, it is very easy to pick up.

Castle Panic : 1-6 Player cooperative castle defense game, the box says age 10+ but BBG community says 6+. And since it is cooperative, everyone is helping everyone else.

Rhino Hero : Says 2-5 players but I'm not sure why it couldn't be 6. Ages 5+ but adults also seem to really like it.

Ghost Blitz:2-8 Players. I find that a lot of times, the young kids can really excel at these "quickly find the difference" games over the adults.

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I'm constantly surprised at the recommendations made for kids. They'd have to be rather precocious for some of these games. Separately, many of the games mentioned so far don't play 6 people.

+1 Rhino Hero
Sleeping Queens also doesn't officially play 6, but you could make it work (edit: and it has always been a hit with kids... it's the right combo of mild complexity and whimsy. Easy to house-rule, if wanted. For 6 just require less queens/points to win.)
Telestrations (without scoring)

I'd say no to King of Tokyo because of the elimination.
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Kirk Roberts
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Another one that came to mind for your situation is Dancing Eggs.
I have yet to play it, but it seems like the physical, fun nature of it would work well with your number of players and age range.
(edit: oops, the player count is 2-4... that surprised me.)
(edit 2: if you like the idea of the game, here is an account of playing it with 6 people)
 
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Dixit, King of Tokyo and Sushi Go! are just what the doctor ordered!
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+1 Telestrations (tons of laughs).

Also suggest a game called WINK! (Very light game but again...sure to get lots of laughs).
 
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It may be too late to help, but I wanted to mention a game that has been a very big hit with kids (and their parents) around here - Dragonwood. Such a fun dice-rolling, creature-capturing game.
 
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