Games that Daughter the Elder will trade bedtime books to play
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This list used to be about games that Daughter the Elder request to play by trading one of more of her bedtime. Her gaming is now spread out further across the day, plus the games she wants to play are getting a bit long to be played during the bedtime period. Thus some of the new entries may not involve trading a bedtime book meeple

Some of the games are still classified as one or two book games which indicates the number of bedtime books (out of three) she would trade for a game.

Since this a list of games that Daughter the Elder plays I have not opened this list up to public additions but feel free to add comments.
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1. Board Game: LEGO Creator [Average Rating:5.24 Overall Rank:20219]
Board Game: LEGO Creator
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Lego Creator 06-Aug-2003

Top of the list because it is always a "two book" game. A well designed game that also builds enthusiasm for LEGO too. After playing it one or two times children who cannot yet read know what all the squares mean.
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2. Board Game: The Same Game [Average Rating:6.60 Unranked]
Board Game: The Same Game
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The Same Game from 2003

An excellent twist or addition to the standard "memory" game which, very importantly for the parents, vastly increases the replayability for all ages.
 
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3. Board Game: Junior Labyrinth [Average Rating:5.70 Overall Rank:10586]
Board Game: Junior Labyrinth
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Junior Labyrinth from 2003
A bit simple for the parents, but it is interesting observing the child starting work out appropriate moves which will make the game more interesting (or enable us to graduate to the full version).
 
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4. Board Game: Chutes and Ladders [Average Rating:2.85 Overall Rank:21035]
Board Game: Chutes and Ladders
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Snakes and Ladders from late 2002

Within a few days of getting this as a four year old she could count to one hundred. A good game for developing an understanding of numbers and set backs in games (sliding down the snakes). There are those that claim this is a game of luck, but then why has my wife only won once in all the family contests in Snakes & Ladders

Note it was surprisingly hard to find a decent copy of Snakes and Ladders.

Updated with a photo of our board.
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5. Board Game: Pachisi [Average Rating:4.50 Overall Rank:21019]
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Ludo from 2003

Commonly called Ludo in our neck of the woods. When playing with three or four players this can be a suprisingly long game. With setting up blocks and sending other players back home one of our recent games went 45 minutes.

03-Dec-2003 This is now either a two book game or banned from bedtime games. My wife, daughter and I played it recently and my wife and I were colluding to make it quick, i.e. not setting up blocks or deliberately stomping on each other and it still took 50 minutes! Our daughter made lots of blocks and gleefully stomped on us, but you would think with two out of the three players trying for a quick game it would have gone a bit quicker.
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6. Board Game: Dominoes [Average Rating:5.48 Overall Rank:20439]
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Dominoes from 2003

At the moment we play with the player's tiles face up. My daughter already plans her moves so that I can't move. My five year old has learnt EPT ("Evil Play Technique" TM). We may have to advance to proper rules with player's tiles hidden soon.
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7. Board Game: UNO [Average Rating:5.41 Overall Rank:20918] [Average Rating:5.41 Unranked]
Board Game: UNO
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Uno from 2003

It used to be "My First Uno" a 36 card cut down version of UNO. Anyway a quick game which counts for 1/2 a book. She loves getting dealt Wild and +2 draw cards and takes great pleasure in playing +2 draw cards.

10-Dec-2003 We moved on to normal UNO on the weekend and she took to it instantly.

24-Mar-2004 Have barely touched My First Uno since UNO. It is now 100 points a book, or a few hands.

27-Aug-2004 It's now about 200 points a book. I think we are being manipulated here! Updated the image, this is Daughter the Younger after Daughter the Elder forgot to pack away her UNO cards. The cards survived
 
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8. Board Game: Go Fish [Average Rating:3.63 Overall Rank:21026]
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Go Fish 10-Dec-2003

Also introduced this on the weekend based on my wife's memory of the game. There are probably a huge number of variations - the one we are playing is draw 7 cards and you are completing pairs. The other ordinary pack of cards game we taught her on the weekend was Solitaire which she had been playing on a computer at her grandparents. We have advised her that at home it is played with a proper pack of cards

21-Feb-2004 The picture is probably not someone playing go fish, but at least they have a pair of cards!
 
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9. Board Game: Balloon Cup [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1193]
Board Game: Balloon Cup
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Balloon Cup 29-Dec-2003

Melissa introduced her to this yesterday whilst I was out. She demanded that I play with her when I came home. We were down to the last 10 cubes and all of the trophies could have gone either way! She already has the concept of playing competitively, i.e. put low cards on my side for the mountain hop (although she is not so thrilled if I do it to her). At the moment this will be a two book game, because it is not as quick with a five year old.

20-Feb-2004 You'll be happy to know Stephen that this is now a one book game. Also if it is not bedtime she can play games without charge Nor does it ever count against her school reader (she just started school a couple of weeks ago).

01-Aug-2005 She has been requesting this a bit recently and has started winning it too meeple
 
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10. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:461]
Board Game: Bohnanza
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Bohnanza 22-Mar-2004

She played with us in a six player game of this yesterday (we have the Rio Grande version). She has no problems with the scoring, planting or harvesting. The trading, especially out of her hand will probably take a few more games.
 
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11. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.38 Overall Rank:21029]
Board Game: Monopoly
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Monopoly since 06-Aug-2004

OK we don't actually play this very often, but she does occasionally request it and I can only so no so often. The first time we played was on her sixth birthday and the last time a week or so ago (April 2007).

We play the traditional version which is sold in Australia, i.e. where all the place names are from London. The first game we played was with three and it finished in thirty minutes! Playing two player is surprisingly cut throat, I tried my usual tactic of snapping up at least one of everything I landed on and trying to complete a set where I could. This tactic is actually economically unwise with two players as you just don't have enough money. I ended up getting the Green set (Oxford, Bond & Regent Streets) but had to mortgage everything to complete the set. Meanwhile Daughter the Elder had also completed a set and managed to put houses on it. It all went downhill from there quite quickly!

Hmm, I just noticed that the image is a nice close up shot, but has an illegal hotel placement given that the other property in the set only has one house on it.
 
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12. Board Game: Balance [Average Rating:4.96 Overall Rank:19258]
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Balance 12-Aug-2004

I found a shrink wrapped copy of this on the shelves recently (it's a long story). Opened it up and Daughter the Elder saw it and now requests to play it. Other than deliberately placing pieces in precarious positions to trap the next player there's not a lot of decision making, but it teaches dexterity and it is short. We have the original Ravensburger branded edition.
 
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13. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:440] [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked]
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Chess 12-Aug-2004

Guess who joined Chess Club at school without prompting from her parents in early 2004? She has learnt it quickly too. We haven't played many games yet.

The image is the one that most resembles our Staunton set which was mine when I was five.

[Update 21-Apr-2007] We don't play this a lot, but every now and again. If I don't give the game my full attention she can beat me, and possibly even if I do give it my full attention!
 
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14. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:561]
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Coloretto 12-Aug-2004

A recent sixth birthday present. Only played once so far, but it will come out again.
 
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15. Board Game: Boggle [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:2354]
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Boggle 17-Aug-2004

Another recent birthday present. As she only started to learn to read earlier this year we are currently playing modified rules. She is allowed to score for two letter words and is allowed to score for a word that only one of Melissa or I get. The Mummy and the Daddy have to finish when the timer stops, she gets another flip of the timer. During this second period we have to cover our words to stop someone from copying them
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16. Board Game: Halli Galli [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:5690]
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Halli Galli August 2005
Part of our recent haul from Germany, there's still quite a few that we haven't broken out for her yet.

The only real problem with this is that the bell attracts Daughter the Younger who would prefer to a) play with the bell and/or b) eat the cards
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17. Board Game: Around the World in 80 Days [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1812]
Board Game: Around the World in 80 Days
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Around the World in 80 Days August 2005

This is pretty much instead of books, or at least a two book trade due to its length, or generally to only be played on weekends. She can definitely hold her own in this.
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18. Board Game: Circus Flohcati [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1825]
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Circus Flohcati August 2005

She is a huge fan of this, the only real drawback being that it is not two player so requires mummy and daddy to play as well as Daughter the Younger being cooperative or distracted.
 
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19. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:321]
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Lost Cities August 2005

She has requested this a few times recently. For the first couple of games we played with open hands. Tonight the last round was the first with normal closed hands.

Already she is complaining about the lousy deal of cards at the start meeple

Maybe I should show her my list Games where the intial deal or position does *not* make you say "I can do great things with this" but instead makes you say things that would make the competitors at the Pirates Extreme Cursing World Championships bow down with envy and admiration. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...

On second thoughts that can probably wait ten or more years

19-Feb-2007 She beat me tonight http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1346842#1346842
 
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20. Board Game: Dawn Under [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:3807]
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Dicke Luft in der Gruft or Dawn Under 14-Jun-2005

She really likes this memory game with a twist. We have the German edition, not that it really matters.
 
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21. Board Game: Stock Market Game [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:8350]
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Stock Market Game 06-Nov-2005

One of the games from my childhood, in fact we play with my childhood copy. As at the time of entering this game on the list we have played a dozen times, which puts me at the top of the list for this game.

The first game or two I slaughtered her, and then I decided to spot her $500 to start to even things out. We have now reduced that to $300 and it can be touch or go who wins. We use my poker chip for currency under $100 and play to anywhere between $100,000 and $300,000 depending on how ambitious Daughter the Elder is feeling. She likes games where you can accumulate money meeple

I might have to try her out with Squatter at some stage, I am sure she would enjoy the Wool Cheque when it arrives.
 
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22. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:301]
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San Juan from early 2006

By about her third or fourth game she was settling down to some sort of strategy and tied with me.
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23. Board Game: Formula Dé [Average Rating:6.99 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.99 Unranked]
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Formula Dé from early 2006

We started playing this a couple of months ago, we usually play two cars each and a two or three lap race. So far we have played with some of the advanced rules but not all of them yet.
 
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24. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:411] [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked]
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Settlers of Catan Mid 2006?

Oh the shame, I haven't been keeping this list up to date.

This doesn't get played very often because it requires three players, but she likes it. I feel she concentrates on ports and development cards, but she can beat us, so what would I know? meeple
 
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25. Board Game: YINSH [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:193] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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Yinsh July 2006

On her very first game she lost 2-3. On her second game she beat me 3-2! A quick cookie is Daughter the Elder.
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