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Ted Marshall
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Hi. I’m sure similar questions have been asked numerous times but I’m not able to find anything.

My financial advisor, who is not a modern gamer, as asked me for recommendations for modern games to play with his kids, ages 4 and 7. I’ve not met the kids but I know they play “classic” American games such as Monopoly and Clue. I want to assume they are reasonably bright.

I also believe that he would want to avoid too much “take that”, beyond what Monopoly would provide.

I’d appreciate any suggestions. I’ll be at BGG.con so I’ll have a chance to take a good look at the suggested games.

Thanks.
 
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Greg Gresik
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Tiki Topple is a fun and simple game. The 4 year old might have a little bit of difficulty with the strategy, but the 7 year old would do great - my 6 year old (now 12) had no problems with the rules/complexity and loved (loves) it.

Not sure how easy it is to find, but it shouldn't be more than $20 or so.
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Alex Kendrick
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Here are some that have been a hit with my 4 and 7 year old (at the same time!).

Kingdomino
Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters
Dragon Run
Yardmaster Express

There are other games I could recommend just for the 7 year old, but I assume you want a game they can both play and enjoy at the same time with adults.
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Greg Gresik
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Yep! I second Kingdomino. Fast, simple and inexpensive.
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Hi

Our nearly 7 year old likes:
Kingdomino
Saboteur
Hive
King of Tokyo
Ticket to ride

We started out with these when he was about 4:
Sleeping queens
Dobble
Uno
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Chris Ferejohn
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My 5 year old has liked Spot it! since he was 4. He's not really *competitive* at it, but he enjoys playing, and the 7 year old should actually be able to be good at it.

Not sure how hard it is to find these days but RattleSnake has been a hit for years.
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Outfoxed!. Huge hit with our friend's daughter who's 7 and my daughter (5) loves it too. Though probably 8-9 is the upper limit for it.
+1 for Kingdomino though probably only the 7 year old will be interested / more of a future investment
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My 8 year old daughter is my board game partner (thanks to her I have been exploring the wonderful world of modern board games!)

Her collection consists of:
Karuba
Kingdomino
Labyrinth
Takenoko
Camel Up
Latice
Terror in Meeple City
Ubongo
Scotland Yard
Patchwork
Going Underground
Mysteries of Old Peking
Ur
Scrabble

She had most of these at age 7 and the rest for her 8th birthday.

Of these my 5 year old likes Karuba, Labyrinth, Ubongo, Latice and Going Underground.
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Sushi Go Party!. It is cheap, easy to teach and learn, welcoming theme, nonthreatening to new players, and the party version can be mixed up to keep it fresh.
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I recommend My First Stone Age.

It is suitable for four years old ones (with a little help here and there I guess) but also still clicks with seven years old kids as it has some ressource management and a nice story wrapped around the rulebook.
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Jeff Clarke
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I keep this Geeklist for friends that have kids:

**Elclarkey Big Lists: Highly Regarded Games For Little Kids (with Youtube reviews)**

 
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