Calling All Geek Parents - Best Games for Kids by Age
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First time geeklist creator here...

I am the proud father of 1 year old twins. As the kids get closer to boardgaming age, I have started to mine the Geek for recommendations on good starter games. This search, in turn, has made me curious about what games the kids will most enjoy when they get a little older, and then a little older, and then a little older, and so forth... I have feeling that others out there may desire the same kind of guidance for games to play with their kids.

The purpose of this list is for you, the Geek child-raising experts out there, to make game recommendations for kids up to the age of 10. Why up to 10? To me, that feels like the age where kids have such divergent interests and life paths that age based recommendations no longer make sense... and that age may actually be even younger.

Please add the games that your kids are enjoying (or have enjoyed) the most at the appropriate age. In addition, if you have a fun memory to share related to your kids and a specific game, please share that as well...

Thank you in advance for sharing your knowledge and experiences with me and the Geek community!!

Bryan
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1. Board Game: FormuĊ‚a 1 [Average Rating:5.71 Overall Rank:12773]
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Board games at age 1 - is this wishful thinking?

Is there any kind of game that your 1 year old geeks have enjoyed? I am very curious to see what everyone's experiences have been...

Any fond memories to share?
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2. Board Game: 2 de Mayo [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:1180]
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At 2 years old, what games have your kids most enjoyed playing?

Any fond memories of playing this game to share?
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3. Board Game: The Three Little Kittens [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
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At 3 years old, what games have your kids most enjoyed playing? What game playing skills do the kids have that have emerged in the last year? What values or life skills have your kids learned from playing a game?

As always, any fond memories of playing a favorite game to share?
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4. Board Game: Connect Four [Average Rating:4.85 Overall Rank:16854]
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At 4 years old, what games have your kids most enjoyed playing? What game playing skills do the kids have that have emerged in the last year? What values or life skills have your kids learned from playing a game?

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5. Board Game: High Five! [Average Rating:4.73 Overall Rank:15798]
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At 5 years old, what games have your kids most enjoyed playing? What game playing skills do the kids have that have emerged in the last year? What values or life skills have your kids learned from playing a game?

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6. Board Game: Monopoly: NHL Original Six [Average Rating:5.69 Unranked]
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At 6 years old, what games have your kids most enjoyed playing? What game playing skills do the kids have that have emerged in the last year? What values or life skills have your kids learned from playing a game?

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Side note: I chose this game to celebrate the currently ongoing Stanley Cup Finals featuring Original 6 teams the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks.
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At 7 years old, what games have your kids most enjoyed playing? What game playing skills do the kids have that have emerged in the last year? What values or life skills have your kids learned from playing a game?

As always, any fond memories of playing a favorite game to share?

Side note - as a kid, my relatives from France visited our family in Ohio and brought this card game. We had a truly fantastic time, and the game really helped us break through the language barrier... I visited those relatives in 2011, and we all reminisced about the many wonderful hours we spent playing this game.

Does anyone know how to obtain a copy of this game today?
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At 8 years old, what games have your kids most enjoyed playing? What game playing skills do the kids have that have emerged in the last year? What values or life skills have your kids learned from playing a game?

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At 10 years old, what games have your kids most enjoyed playing?

At this age, are your kids just enjoying adult games with no limitations?

As always, any fond memories of playing a favorite game to share?
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