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Jeremy Coe
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Pizza Theory is a good 3-player game that a 6-year-old could play pretty easily.
 
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Carcassonne- Tile and meeple laying simple rules, fun for all

Stone Age - Worker Placement with Dice the 6YO would have fun just collecting resources and rolling. The math involved could really stretch them. But you could assist easy enough and they would learn a lot.

Zooloretto- Set collecting animals.

Ticket to Ride - Great game for a family. Can be played 2 player as well.

Bohnanza - Cards, beans trading and just fun.

Smallworld - Attacking and area control. Easy enough for a 6YO but with tons of replayability

Pandemic- Co op save the world...great for helping your 6YO work together.

I would skip the catan jr and just get Catan...you could always make it easier to help them buy or trade things and you will use it longer.

If you want a new co op that walks through a neat story, try Mice and Mystics...your 6YO will get a kick out of the mice minis and spider mini and what not plus it looks very kid friendly, but very much fun for the family.

Hope that helps. Welcome to the community.

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We've had good luck with:
Castle Panic
Carcassone
Quarriors
7 Wonders
Lords of Waterdeep
 
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Maybe a press-your-luck game like Zombie Dice or Can't Stop or the newly reprinted Cheeky Monkey, which comes in a very cute looking plush monkey.

Taiga and Bonbons are good looking memory games.

King of Tokyo is monster-stomping-Tokyo fun (the only thing you might need to help with is the cards, depending on reading level, but it's primarily a dice game - it can even be played without the cards, which just act as modifiers for your monster's powers).

Loopin' Louie is top of the kids' list for a reason. It's fun (for adults too). It is set up for 4 players, but I don't think it would suffer with one side going unplayed. Or the better adult player could be handicapped by playing two sides.

And Forbidden Island is an easy cooperative with nice components and scalable difficulty.
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SilentCat wrote:
Maybe a press-your-luck game like Zombie Dice or Can't Stop or the newly reprinted Cheeky Monkey, which comes in a very cute looking plush monkey.

Taiga and Bonbons are good looking memory games.

King of Tokyo is monster-stomping-Tokyo fun (the only thing you might need to help with is the cards, depending on reading level, but it's primarily a dice game - it can even be played without the cards, which just act as modifiers for your monster's powers).

Loopin' Louie is top of the kids' list for a reason. It's fun (for adults too). It is set up for 4 players, but I don't think it would suffer with one side going unplayed. Or the better adult player could be handicapped by playing two sides.

And Forbidden Island is an easy cooperative with nice components and scalable difficulty.


All of these should work well. My son has loved King of Tokyo since he was 6, Loopin Louie is a win-win (I need to get a copy of this again), and Forbidden Island is great because you'll all be working together, so it's okay to help with their actions since you'll all be helping each other and they feel included. My son also enjoyed Castle Panic for the same reason.

The Magic Labyrinth is also a fantastic game that your kid is likely to beat you guys at. I can't emphasize enough how great a family game this game is, and to be honest an adult game as well. Check out some of the comments and reviews.

Best of luck!

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Sequence is a good one, the 6 year old will play randomly for a while (match the card laid down to the image on the board) and may need a card holder but as a light team game it works really well.

I introduced a bunch of kids yesterday, youngest eight, eldest I think sixteen, to this game. It was a real hit, you should have seen the eight year old strategising... And normally she is such a shy wee thing.
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+1 for :
Zooloretto
Forbidden Island
Carcassonne
7 Wonders
Sequence

And may I add:
Dixit
Homesteaders
Dominion
 
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Hey, That's My Fish! Very simple rules that can be taught in a minute, but there's more to this game than meets the eye; it's in fact highly tactical. Most importantly, it's fun!
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Butsudoka wrote:
Hey, That's My Fish! Very simple rules that can be taught in a minute, but there's more to this game than meets the eye; it's in fact highly tactical. Most importantly, it's fun!


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My First Carcassonne is my fav kids game.Kids cant "mess up" as all teh pieces always fit, but it takes actual thought to do well and win

The Magic Labyrinth +1

Chicken Cha Cha Cha well done memory game.
 
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This thread helps me out a TON as well. Definitely going to look in to a lot of these recommendations.
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Moving from chutes, candy, scrabble jr.picking up several new games for holidays. Several suggestions. Catan jr, apples jr, ticket to ride, all seem good. Mom and dad don't want to get bored too quickly. Thx!


Take a look at Dixit; although 3 player is really the absolute minimum. The great thing about the game is how it can be played by a multigeneration group.

Oh, and Dixit Jinx is actually the next thing on my list.
 
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Good Games a 6 Year old kid can understand and play and not bores the parents.

Definetly not Dominion. shake

Some dexterity Games from Zoch work very well. Bit expensive cause of the high quality wooden materials but worth every penny and also great fun for adults.
Bausack
Hamsterrolle
Villa Paletti
Riff Raff

other suggestions are
Klondike
The Magic Labyrinth already recommended above
Der schwarze Pirat
Château Roquefort
Barbarossa not the best suggestion for that age but very great for imagination and worth a try

at least the high praised
King of Tokyo

greets hessi

 
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Butsudoka wrote:
Hey, That's My Fish! Very simple rules that can be taught in a minute, but there's more to this game than meets the eye; it's in fact highly tactical. Most importantly, it's fun!


We just got this one from secret santa and it has been a hit with my 5.5 yo. So a big +1.
She also loves Zombie Dice. It's a basic press your luck game, with different difficulty dice. If you don't like the theme they've remade it as Dino Hunt Dice, but I haven't seen it in stores yet.
 
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We've had good luck with
7 Wonders
Lords of Waterdeep
Castle Panic
Quarriors
King of Tokyo
 
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Really 7 wonders for a six year old? I've only played once, but it seemed fairly complicated between tracking resources watching the army building wonders and tracking the different point values.
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Cable Car is sitting under the tree, and I'm looking forward to playing it with my 6-year-old son. I also recommend PitchCar and Zooloretto. My son likes these ones, too.
 
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I'd recommend Saboteur.

No or at least very little reading. Easy to grasp for a 6 YO.


The Magic Labyrinth is a winner as well.

Both have gone over well with young children with little or no experience with gaming.
 
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