Nicole
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I don't see much on the advanced search and wondered what y'all thought.

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Nicole
 
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Technically not a worker placement but I think the mechanics in Zooloretto would be similar enough to worker placement to be considered.
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Take a look at Stone Age. It says 10 and up but my 8 year old can play it pretty well and I don't think a 9 year old would have any problem.
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Maarten D. de Jong
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Sicaria wrote:
... would be similar enough to worker placement ...

Be serious.

+1 for Stone Age.
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Fresco
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I´d also say Stone Age should not be to heavy for a 9 year old.

I´ve never played Fresco yet, but got it explaind at the Nürnberg Toy Fair. It also does not seem to be heavy.

Stone Age has one problem. You have to explain, why, if tow go into a hut, there is a third all at once. modest
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duchamp wrote:


Just got this game and its the first one to come to mind, there are some good choices in here especially with the 3 "expansions" included, which should have just been part of the game.
 
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My kids (8 and 10) really enjoy Agricola (Family version) and Dungeon Lords (although not as much).

I have been eyeballing Fresco and will eventually bite the bullet on it.


Edit: By Family Version I mean the "simpler" starter rules within the base game (without many of the various cards).
 
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My daughter is going on eight and she loves Kingsburg although I do have to do some explaining about what each building does.
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You could check out Finca
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My daughter learned Stone Age at 9 and had no problems with it.
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I will also throw a vote in for Stone Age.
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I have a 9 and 10 year old and both enjoy Stone Age. They can play it without issue.
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I also recommend Stone Age. While a 9 year old may not get the full amount of strategy involved at first (blocking comes to mind), they can play it fairly easily.

Zooloretto (mentioned above) does not have worker placement. Aquaretto does.

Though the meeples in Carcassonne are more for area control, I still see it as a type of Worker Placement game.
 
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Cat & Fish?
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Another vote for Stone Age. My nephew was 9 when we played it. The first game, he was just trying to grasp what was going on. Second time, it clicked and he was blocking me, making sure to get food, etc. He is pretty advanced, tho wow
 
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My 8 year old started on Oregon and now plays Stone Age. In Oregon, I think the strategy is easier for him to fully grasp, where Stone Age has some elements that require a little more thinking ahead. I think my son likes Oregon better for this reason, but Stone Age is the better game.
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The people have spoken, and they have said Stone Age.

And I think they're right.
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Although worker placement isn't a major aspect of the gameplay, I intro'd my daughter to Vikings when she was 9 and it's become her favorite game.
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My 6 year old God-son plays Agricola, so that one should be easy enough for a 9 year old.

Edit: Spelling.
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My daughter learned and liked Stone Age at 8 and Kingsburg at 10 without any difficulties. The denial side of worker placement doesn't go down so well with little kids (unless they are the ones inflicting pain), but that aside both of those games have proved fine for her friends as well.

BTW, you could try downloading the Kingsburg AI to see if it's what you want.
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Stone Age. As they get older, I'd move on to Dungeon Lords or Pillars of the Earth.
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duchamp wrote:


Definatley one worth a look into particularly for the younger age group.
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I appreciate all the replies! The general consensus seems to be Stone Age, but several other games were suggested. So for more information, we own Tikal and Pandemic. For playing with our 9 yr old, Tikal is too long and complicated. Pandemic is about our limit.

Nicole
 
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