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Chris Kohlman
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Last night we had to get a babysitter for our 4 yr. old and 5 month old. Our oldest was pretty excited because the last time Emma babysat they had a lot of fun.

As my wife went over the evening schedule for Emma, my oldest came up to me to tell me what Emma and her were going to do.

"Daddy, maybe Emma and me could play some games in your games room? We could play Umblin Dice (Tumblin' Dice) or Zitternix or Sleepy Princess or Blokus but not the pirate game (Der Schwartze Pirat) because Emma doesn't know how to play that."

This is the first time she has ever asked to play games without me there either playing directly with her or just letting her play a game her own way with me in the room. My heart was filled with joy. I think she is becoming a gamer.

When I got home I got,

"Daddy, me and Emma played Blokus and Sleepy Princess but we didn't play Zitternix. And we cleaned up."
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Fingers crossed!
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Awesome! I recently got into this hobby, but I have gotten some games that me and my two boys enjoy. My oldest, 6, has gotten his grandparents playing too now

Good luck with your future geek!
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In my experience girls tend to lose interest in games around ages 10-12. But they may pick it up again later.
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You guys are making me excited for September 3rd (wife's due date)...
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Sounds like a gamer in the making to me. My dear Lady X, now 11, began the "can we play this game" at 4 years of age and never stopped. Now, her younger sister, Princess Rose (8 years), has followed in her footsteps so I have two gamers in the house.

You will truly understand when your daughter has reached the "I am gamer" when she shows you her "I beat Daddy" dance.

Trust me.... it will come.
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Has kohlhatter's daughter become a gamer? M8B -> My sources say no -> My sources say no
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Boo. Let's try that again. Has kohlhatter's daughter become a gamer? M8B -> Outlook not so good -> Outlook not so good

Edit: Clearly the 8-ball is broken.
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When she buys a game with her allowance money, you know for sure she's a gamer. My 11 year old just bought Dungeon Petz. But I already knew he was a hard-core gamer.
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kohlhatter wrote:
Daddy, maybe Emma and me could play some games in your games room


I assume you said "Absolutely not, you might bend a card or spill something. You may not even go into the games room unless I am with you. And anyway, I haven't had time to sleeve all my cards."

(That's sarcasm, by the way. Just putting things in perspective.)
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happyjosiah wrote:
kohlhatter wrote:
Daddy, maybe Emma and me could play some games in your games room


I assume you said "Absolutely not, you might bend a card or spill something. You may not even go into the games room unless I am with you. And anyway, I haven't had time to sleeve all my cards."

(That's sarcasm, by the way. Just putting things in perspective.)



Well, she knows that she is only allowed in there with an adult. I have her trained. I also specified when we built the house that the door could be locked and I have the key. Can't be too cautious...
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Flyboy Connor wrote:
In my experience girls tend to lose interest in games around ages 10-12. But they may pick it up again later.


That's exactly what happened to me! My 10 year old daughter lost interest in games. I'm hopeful that someday she'll rekindle her interest.
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That's awesome! Your daughter sounds adorable! I love hearing about kids getting excited over games! I have a 4yr too and she was planning my day off with her:

"I'm going to clean up, do some coloring and clean so that we can play lots of games. I have a lot I want to play"

Now if only we could find game groups for our kids right? lol.
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Flyboy Connor wrote:
In my experience girls tend to lose interest in games around ages 10-12. But they may pick it up again later.


Ack don't freak me out like that..... Only 3 years left to game with my Daughter!!! Noooooooooo.....
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kohlhatter wrote:

"Daddy, me and Emma played Blokus and Sleepy Princess but we didn't play Zitternix. And we cleaned up."


Time will tell if she's truly a gamer. My eldest went on to major in Game Art at Full Sail University where she now works. Daughter #2 plays World of Warcraft when she has time and is working on a novel.

The signs as they grew up were different in each case. Daughter #1 is definitely more hard core about gaming, and she was more interested in the dragon (in the fairy tales) than the princess. Yes, she had a collection of "My Little Pony" too, but...she loved to solve puzzles, and the analytical mind demonstrated itself in her choice of activities in the monthly Highlights and Games Magazine.

She cut her gaming teeth watching mommy play MYST and all the sequels... "How to Host a Murder" Live RPGs, Yugioh! and Sony Playstation games. (This was before Catan, etc)

Daughter #2 isn't so much "the puzzler" but she likes a challenge. She is into the social aspect of games. Joining a guild in WOW, for example... and collecting "cool" stuff.

Enjoy these times! They grow up too fast.
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