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Eric Seidlitz
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Tonight I went to CarcaSean (board game cafe) with my 5-year-old son. Our third child is due to be born tomorrow, so I wanted to have some good quality time with big brother before baby brother comes onto the scene and starts demanding our time and attention.

The first game I went for was Cartagena, which I just played (with my wife) for the first time last week. My son immediately understood the goal and mechanics of the game, even if he didn't necessarily understood how to maximize his cards to get further ahead.

I played fairly non-aggressively, taking my time getting my pirates through the corridor. Still, I had all of my pirates well into the second half of the corridor, and my son still had three pirates who hadn't made it past the first few symbols. A couple times, he would get one to advance, only to bring it all the way back to get more cards. I made a big show of disappointment each time at his loss of progress. He replied,

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It's okay. I'm happy if you win this game, Daddy. I'm just glad that you brought me here.

As am I, son.
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Brad N
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Quote:
It's okay. I'm happy if you win this game, Daddy. I'm just glad that you brought me here.

Excellent!!! With three kids (two old enough to play games), I have to say THAT is what it's all about. Nothing better. Thanks for sharing!
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Quinn Munnerlyn
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And all this time we've been told it was the Hokey Pokey.
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Darren Copple
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Dangit now i need to buy a KID.... sniff, sniff....

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Eric Seidlitz
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No, you just need to buy a boardgame cafe. :p
 
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Filipe Cunha
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Dang! If they only could sell Cartagenas that come with a kid and a boardgame cafe...

Anyway, I would love to have my kid do that (But first, I need a kid...)
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