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Driver 8
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So far I have:

Sorry! Sliders
Loopin' Louie
Zitternix
Schloss Schlotterstein
Marrakesh
Insel der Schmuggler
Highly Suspect
Giro Galoppo
Labyrinth
Alfredo's Food Fight
Der schwarze Pirat
Floß geht's!

Some are more for adults to have fun with, but I consider them playable with kid's too. As you can see, I like HABA games! Any suggestions for a new kid's game? I'm assuming I'll hear Gulo Gulo and Chicken Cha Cha Cha. Any others?
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John Sheppard
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How old are the kids? Are they bright for their age?

Without knowing that, I'd say Coloretto is good for kids and adults of any age.

Château Roquefort is also good for kids, but may require an adult to play until the kids get good at it.
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Klondike
Trötofant
Hop Hop Hooray!
Ribbit or Von 0 auf 100

are what I came up with just looking at your list. But how old are your kids and how many players do you typically have?

Haba's Mause Rallye is also great, but hard to find, I think.

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I find Cloud 9 to be a really good game to play with both Adults and some older children. I have had enjoyable games that had an age range of about 6 to 56.

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I don't know their age but this are two simple fun games for all family:

RattleSnake

Dancing Eggs

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Escape from the Hidden Castle
Animal Upon Animal
Sherlock
Can't Stop

You already mentioned Gulo Gulo. Chicken Cha Cha Cha depends on how old the kids are. My youngest got bored with it at about 6...
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Julie Taylor
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Well, if you want to overspend (as I always do), my kids (ages 5&3) LOVE
Spooky Stairs (with the Flaschengeist expansion)
Geisterwäldchen and
Nacht der Magier
These three also serve well as fillers with my friends, so I think the kids won't tire of them too quickly.

Our other faves are
Viva Topo! and
Mago Magino

We used to be big fans of Haba, because they were the first really good quality children's games I found, and they were easy for me to get. Since then though, I've found that my kids don't stay in love with any of the Haba games very long (save Zitternix), but the two above companies, Drei Magier Spiele and Spielzug Selecta respectively, seem to be serving us very, very well.
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Jeffrey Lamb
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My daughter is seven, and we enjoy the aMAZEing Labyrinth (which you have) and the Legend of Landlock. Legend of Landlock is a 2-player game and very easy to learn.

Jeff
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PitchCar Mini is a recent hit with my kids (6 & 9).
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Hula Hippos is a hit with all ages at our home.
Zooloretto is liked really well by my wife and 7 yr old.
Carcassonne is liked by all ages too. my 7 yr old daughter really digs it, and understands how to play pretty well... except for the farmers.
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Hey, That's My Fish!

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Michael Baxter
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My kids like Mag Blast, Through the Desert,The Downfall of Pompeii,Kingsburg and Ten Days in Europe
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Stay Alive is a fun one!

Cowpoker is a cute trick-taking card game, that's fun for all ages.

Mag·Blast (Third Edition), mentioned above, is also one that would be a fun choice!

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Not knowing the target ages, but some of our favorites have been:

10 Days in the USA - Maybe the toughest one here
Blokus
Château Roquefort
Circus Flohcati
For Sale
Hey, That's My Fish!
Unnamed Object
Niagara - Rules are a little complicated
Scotland Yard - Comes with its own hat! You can't beat that.
Viva Topo!
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Jason Welch
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Quicksand! Simple enough for kids, devious enough for adults. It lacks the toy factor of some of those other games, but it's relatively durable (always a plus with a kid's game), and portable enough to take with you on an airplane or a camping trip (just so long as you play inside the tent or camper-wind and cards don't get along with each other). Just a great game in general.

I'd also recommend A Dog's Life (Dogville), but that one's out of print and hard to find now...
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Can't Stop

Katzenjammer Blues

Friday the 13th

Ingenious

Blokus
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Now that my boys are 4 and 5 they're playing some decent games that don't require me to get entirely bored. Some I'd recommend for a grown man's collection despite being playable with kids.

My games that the boys happen to be able to play....
Tsuro - my new favorite filler, 2-8 players, under 25 minutes, the boys love it
Quoridor - great abstract game, Gigamic makes beautiful games
Quarto - awesome for pointing out likeness/differences
Batik - perfect for quick 2-player sessions, literally 60 seconds per play
PitchCar - awesome for the whole family, can play as young as 3-year old
Cathedral - good quick 2-player abstract
TransAmerica - open handed, help with reading
Othello - classic traditional abstract


Games I bought specifically for the kids...
Sequence for Kids
Guess Who?
Max
Crossbows and Catapults
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Game - thrift store find
Cootie
Peanut Butter & Jelly Card Game
Flippin' Frogs
Topple
Memory
Clue Jr.: The Case of the Missing Cake - great for 4-older, # recognition required
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Ants in the Pants
Trouble
Don't Break the Ice
Letter Factory Game - good for learning letters (3-4 years old)
Yahtzee
Hisss

Games I'll get for them in the near to not-so-near future...
Gulo Gulo
Loopin' Louie
Sorry! Sliders
 
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I second Château Roquefort.

I've even brought it to adult game nights, and had requests to bring it again....
 
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