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My dd will be turning 7 in a couple of weeks and I'm looking for a new game to get her (us!). Currently her favourites are Bohnanaza, Sleeping Queens and Carcassonne. Ideas???
 
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I've played Qwirkle with an 8 year old girl who picked up the game right away.
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The new reprint of Survive! Escape from Atlantis is a ton of fun that works well with kids.
 
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Hey, That's My Fish! and Forbidden Island are huge hits with my 6yo daughter.
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+1 Forbidden Island

Also: Rat-a-Tat-Cat
 
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My niece's favourite games are, in descending order, Sitting Duck Gallery, Hey, That's my Fish! and Alhambra(surprise surprise). She just turned 9 but I have been boardgaming with her during her school holidays since she was 7.5 or so.

We are planning to introduce Pandemic to her next. Yeah, she's quite smart and picks up board games really quickly. She has even managed to understand and play Agricola (family game) with us.
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Since she already knows and likes Carcassonne, I'd suggest the Princess and the Dragon expansion (presuming you don't already have it). All the 7-10 year-olds that I've played with, half a dozen or so, love that one. I find the dragon a bit tedious, but the kids love it. Some of the other mechanics it's got are really good though. meeple
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My granddaughter, Tess (7) has been playing Cosmic Encounter since she was 5. I recommend playing two player games with young kids when they are learning, and give them the box cover as a shield to spread out and hide their cards. Use easy aliens.
 
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polychrotid wrote:
Hey, That's My Fish! and Forbidden Island are huge hits with my 6yo daughter.


Both are popular with my daughter as well.

She is 7 now and still likes those games but is way more into:

Zooloretto
Castle Panic
Castle Ravenloft

Basically anything cooperative or with animals is a hit with her.
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Thanks for all the suggestions! I've filed them away for future use. For now I think I will go with Forbidden Island. She is somewhat of a sore loser so I think a coop game would go over well. (And it's one that *I* want to own too! whistle )
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pianojazzgirl wrote:
For now I think I will go with Forbidden Island.


Great choice!
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pianojazzgirl wrote:
Thanks for all the suggestions! I've filed them away for future use. For now I think I will go with Forbidden Island. She is somewhat of a sore loser so I think a coop game would go over well. (And it's one that *I* want to own too! whistle )


If she enjoys Forbidden Island I would recommend Castle Panic as the next co-op game. It's theme is a little more interesting imo. There is also an expansion coming out for it that adds a Wizard tower. That alone piqued the interest of my princess and fantasy obsessed daughter!
 
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My 8yo daughter loooves Forbidden Island and we just played Castle Panic for the first time yesterday and she really enjoyed that too. In fact I believe Barnes and Noble (at least the ones by me) have 30% off Castle Panic right now.
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Hiddnfox wrote:
My 8yo daughter loooves Forbidden Island and we just played Castle Panic for the first time yesterday and she really enjoyed that too. In fact I believe Barnes and Noble (at least the ones by me) have 30% off Castle Panic right now.


Also, if you still have a Borders open near you... they were carrying the game and it might be had for really cheap. They also carried Forbidden Island locally.
 
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