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Nate Walker
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In an effort to mold my 3 1/2 year old daughter into a gamer I have been forcing encouraging her to play games above her age/skill level. Below is my fourth round of attempts.

My First Carcassonne
I knew this one was going to be a big hit from the moment I told her that I had ordered it. For days before and after the online order she walked around the house singing "The kids of Carcassonne, the kids of Carcassonne" to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell (I didn't even know she knew that song! ) Anyway, to her delight when we opened the FunAgain.com box, KoC was right on top! (Well played FunAgain )

We immediately jumped right in.

We even let mom get in on the fun.

She loves this game and asks to play it frequently. She figured out how to connect and close roads right away. She enjoys the gameplay so much that she will even sabotage her chances of winning by closing my roads in order to "help" me. Our sessions usually end up being about 4 games long and include some variants which I've posted here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/442073

The only thing keeping the SUCCESS from being a full 5-stars is the fact that she "helps" her opponents win. Once she figures out how to sabotage me, we will have a full-blown success. thumbsup

FAILURE SUCCESS

Drachen Wurf
Another game that really caught her eye from the FunAgain purchase was Drachen Wurf. The kid loves dragons (and she can pronounce the name of the game ).

We invited mom to join in on our first play-through. Because it was close to bedtime we only used half of the dragon tiles. Also, because she likes to "help" opponents rather than try to win we removed the dragon stealing aspect. Rolling the dragon dice and pulling out the appropriate colors was a big hit with her. She's really catching on to this "boardgaming" fad. laugh

After a few more tries, we'll introduce the dragon stealing to see how that goes. Until then, we'll be happy enough playing our version. (By the way, I lost that first game shake ).

FAILURE SUCCESS

Ludy Ludo
This game was part of a Tanga Trash purchase. (I reviewed it here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/444315)

The colorful box caught her eye and she wanted to play it right away. We did. Ugh. Roll, move, roll, move, roll, move. She liked the game board and moving around it but we both grew weary of this snoozefest long before it was over snore .

Because this is mostly a "luck of the roll" game, it will be easy for her to win (if we ever play again). I won the first game but she was only 3 pips away from victory...so close and yet so far.


FAILURE SUCCESS

TO BE CONTINUED.......

(Part 1 is here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/437558)
(Part 2 is here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/439804)
(Part 3 is here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/441461)
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Very cute story And mom and daughter are both beautiful. Congratulations

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merb101 wrote:
Very cute story And mom and daughter are both beautiful. Congratulations

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