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I'm worried my child is of "below average" intelligence.
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Help me BGG!

If the Boardgamegeek users and parents have taught me anything over the years it's that all children are of "above average" intelligence and have advanced development for their years.

I have read many threads asking for gaming suggestions for "above average 6 year olds who ply Agricola but struggle a little with the complex deck" or "my four year old just beat me at Go".


This sounded wonderful, so recently I have taken my 10 week old daughter, propped her up (she still can't sit up properly by herself - I will be speaking to my doctor about this) and played a series of games against her.

Below are my experiences and I am worried that she just isn't measuring up to the Boardgamegeek norm.


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26. Board Game: Ca$h 'n Gun$ [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:610]
Craig Somerton
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I understand your desperation Luke, but it appears to me you're not thinking laterally enough when it comes to game selection for kids.

In this modern age, kids just aren't interested in cardboard pieces. They want something tangible that will "arm" for the future.

We tried a friend's youngster on the classic Ca$h 'n Gun$. We were all surprised when she adopted the shock tactic of targeting her own mother.

Believing a bluff, her mother paid the price and Little Miss managed to score well in the first hand.

Unfortunately, she struggled with longer-term strategy and was shot several times when she refused to yield.



OUTCOME: A promising start but could improve strategically with more practice.
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27. Board Game: String Railway [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1402]
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she (21 months) wasn't interested with the stations they just got in the way, track laying was fun until the cat ruined the game.
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28. Board Game: VOC! Founding the Dutch East Indies Company [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:4115]
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try this
it uses the world famous crayon routing to determine where your ships will sail,
crayons + Babies = instant fun
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29. Board Game: Chaos in the Old World [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:57]
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I thought my son was below average, too. Turns out he's actually just evil.



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This is probably a late entry, but my daughter wanted to create a solo variant for Samurai. So, as any good father would do, I gave her the tools to work on her dream.



Maybe all yours needs is the opportunity to work on her own.
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