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Subject: Is the age suggestion just bogus? rss

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Hi,

The age suggestion for Bridgetown Races is 13 and up. It seems a bit overestimated to me. Has anybody played this game with kids that are under 13 years old? Could I play this game with 9 to 12-year-old kids? Any ideas?
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Fritz Mulnar
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I played it with an 8 year old. Butt it could be quite complex. depends, how you play it.
it was fun. He won.
But, it is in how you play.
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Jon Enns
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13 does seem very high. I am sure that it is too high. I know my daughter could have grasped everything here at 9 or 10 with no problem. The game is not that complex other than some areas of badly written rules (which are discussed in questions on the forums here.)
 
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Paul W
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I believe that sometimes age suggestions are not so much about difficulty as about avoiding toy safety testing expenses that can be prohibitive for small publishers. For example,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_Product_Safety_Improve...

applies to toys for children aged 12 and under. My guess is that the age listed is a reflection of that fact that the game did not go through such testing.
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