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My wife's co-worker/friend's family got in a car accident and their 5 yr old daughter will be re-cooperating in their living room for a while (broken leg). Everyone's taken up a collection and my wife thought it would be nice to include a few games.

They anticipate the daughters friends coming over a lot to visit, so we are looking for some game suggestions for this.

Also some games for the whole family. Mom, dad, 8 yr old brother.

Obviously readily available please!!!!

Thanks!




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Jason Hinchliffe
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Animal Upon Animal comes to mind. I think when you're dealing with such a huge gap, the parents enjoyment has to be forgotten. Outside of simple dexterity games, you aren't going to find much that a 5 year can play, and the parents will find enjoyable. So perhaps this, something like Jenga comes to mind as well.
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Dixit - story telling goof-offery (yes, that's a new word, yes you may use it)

Uglydoll Card Game - matching and reaction time stuff. Depending how her cast is set up this one might be a maybe. If she can sit at a table, she should be able to play this one.

Can't Stop- push your luck dice. simple.

Go - Never too young to start! Perfect for long periods of sedentary silence!

All kidding aside though, good luck with it and here's to the little one's recovery. Cheers
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Takenoko is a beautiful and simple game to play and good for a family and the age ranges mentioned.

Hope everyone has a fast recovery!
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My 6-year-old daughter likes Sleeping Queens a lot. Its a good game to play with adults who can modify how they act to make things easier/harder for the kid. She also likes Rat-a-Tat Cat. These games can be found in large bookstores as well as gaming stores, and are inexpensive.

My daughter also likes Animal upon Animal, (listed above).

Games adults like just as much as kids that a 5-year-old can play:
Labyrinth and Escape from the Hidden Castle

Forbidden Island is a good family game. Its hard for a six year old to get the whole strategy, but because it is cooperative, you all help each other to get the four artifacts before the island sinks.
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Say Anything Family Edition. If the daughter has limited movement (ie. cannot bend forward to see a board or play cards on the table) this should work.
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Animal upon Animal is good. My four-year-old daughter likes Mystery Garden, by Ravensburger. Also Chicken Cha-Cha-Cha is a good game, and one in which the kids can beat the adults.
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My 5 year old is getting in to this. It may depend how comfortable your daughter is with her leg though as you don't want to knock the table and have good access to the playing surface. It would certainly suit the age range.
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Hey, That's My Fish! Is pretty good and is taught within minutes.
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