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micah page
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I m looking for a game for kids that i can play with most or all of my kids. Their ages are 10, 5, and 3.

And all of them have and can play Carcozonne....even my 3 year old. She doesnt have a long attentions span and wants to do seomthing else by the end of the game, but she can still play. My 5 year old within one game of carcozonne knows the rules. I was looking for more games like this that my 3 and 5 year old can play.

I did have catan, but its too complicated for the younger kids. A game like carcozonne. I was wondering if there is another game like this that my 3 and/or 5 year old can play as well.
 
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I've personally had success over a similar age range with:

Zooloretto
Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
The Downfall of Pompeii
Forbidden Desert
Lord of the Rings
The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac

They are games that we've all been able to sit down and play and enjoy.

On top of those they've also all enjoyed card games like Bohnanza and Port Royal.

 
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Andy D
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Pitchcar? Or the Mini edition?
Flick 'Em Up?
Rhino Hero?
Ticket To Ride: First Journey?
 
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Virginia M.P.
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How about Camel Up?
Here is a review showing a family with very young children who are able to play it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS5x3dzWZSA
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Bryan Becker
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A lot of the HABA games are great for a range of kid ages, they have a few dexterity type games like Animal Upon Animal.

Gamewright may be another good option, we have a 6 and 2 year old. The 6 year old loves things from Gamewright like Sleeping Queens, Sushi Go!, and Forbidden Island.
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I find co-ops to be a great choice for those ages, as you can gently coach the kids along.

Forbidden Island
Forbidden Desert

Both work great.

Another game I played with my children when they were that age is the classic "Dungeon" boardgame, along with Mystic Wood. The former has been reprinted several times and should be easy to find. The latter, not so much.
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Bryan Becker
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If you want another tile laying game like Carcassonne, I'd recommend Indigo, Tsuro, or Metro. Indigo may be the more straight forward of the three (?). It'd easily be something you could all work together to help the younger kid(s) find the best place to put the tile.

There are also a lot of expansions for Carcassonne - we really like Carcassonne: Expansion 3 – The Princess & The Dragon. The dragon is a hit with the younger kids - you can always choose to ignore any rules or mechanisms you think may be too complicated for younger kids.
 
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Kenny Felts
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Castle Panic is my favorite (play with Castle Panic: The Wizard's Tower for more of a gamer's challenge).
 
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Geoffrey Burrell
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Sequence may be straight forward and simple to play at those ages.
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Bryan Becker
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GeoffreyB wrote:
Sequence may be straight forward and simple to play at those ages.


There's a Sequence for Kids that doesn't require any reading.
 
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This dad of three girls ages 11, 7, and 6 recommends Castle Panic, Sleeping Queens, Dixit, Dead Man's Draw, Kingdomino, and King of Tokyo. My oldest enjoys many of the more strategic games in our collection and simple games as well. Lately she wants to play Dominion, Rack-O, and Five Crowns.
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I know these aren't economy building games, but I find 3 year olds are good at Set, Apples to Apples, Dweebies, and Headbandz, which are good for the older kids too.
 
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Keith Reeves
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Obvious choices: Settlers of Catan, Phase 10, Resistance, Coup, One Night Werewolf, Apples to Apples, The Great Dalumuti.
 
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