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Dave Lartigue
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My friend has a (particularly bright) 7-year old she's looking to buy a game for. The girl's favorite game right now is "Rush Hour" which, of course, is more of a puzzle than a game. Apparently it can be played with others as well, because the mother says she's like something that her daughter can either play with others or by herself.

Suggestions I've made are:

Blokus
Sorry Sliders
Bausack
Yahtzee (she has an electronic Yahtzee)

All of these have some kind of solo component to them, though I've never played them solo and don't know how involving it is.

Blokus seems to be the current winner, which I think is probably right.

Any other suggestions I should pass on to her?
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Nigel Buckle
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Ingenious (or Ingenious: Travel Edition) can be played solo and also has a puzzle type element. My kids like it.
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JP LaChance
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I'd add
Ingenious to that list

Tip-over is similar to rush hour and my son has the "Spiderman edition" which he really seems to like and it is a fun puzzle game.

If you can find Factory Fun it is another puzzle type of game that the child may enjoy. Same goes for Old Town and Fleet 1715.

Best of luck and I would like to hear how those worked out.

Jon


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Rod Batten
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I'd add Qwirkle to the list of games that might be suitable for bright kids.

A similar(ish) thread was posted earlier today. Maybe some of the suggestions there will be helpful:
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/357366
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JessA
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I'm going to suggest Ricochet Robots.

Tangrams-- there is a set that has two sets of pieces and you can race each other to see who finishes first. I know there was a picture of it here, but I can't find it in the vast vault of picture in the Outside the Scope of BGG gallery.


Duh, here's what I was thinking of:

Tangoes

Tantrix

Katamino I love this one!!
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One of the Ubongo games would be good. It's a puzzle game that can be played with others.
 
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