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Kathryn D
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Gizisebu wrote:
It's so heart-melting to read all of these stories, I wish I had my own children, so I could share such a story as well...

I am not sure if your in the US or not but DCF is always looking for people who are willing to respite kids (serve as designated babysitters for foster families). Basically you get paid to hang out with kids for short periods of time. A great opportunity to show a few kids some of your game collection teach then how to play your favorites and get compensated for it. A really worthy cause if you get drawn to it. The kids often haven’t gotten many chances just to be kids and repsite is one of those times they get to experience it.
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KatAstraFe wrote:

I am not sure if your in the US or not but DCF is always looking for people who are willing to respite kids (serve as designated babysitters for foster families). Basically you get paid to hang out with kids for short periods of time. A great opportunity to show a few kids some of your game collection teach then how to play your favorites and get compensated for it. A really worthy cause if you get drawn to it. The kids often haven’t gotten many chances just to be kids and repsite is one of those times they get to experience it.


That is awesome! I bet when people do this it makes those kid's day. I remember growing up there was a community center near by. Me and my brother would go there and the employee there would just let us play with the toys there. We had so much fun there, and the people who worked there didn't exactly have to do much, just hang out I guess. It was that we got to spend time playing and learning. I was blessed to have my family, but it didn't make those moments any less special. I never thought about board games being used like that before I saw your post. Thank you. I am not sure if it is against the rules, but do you mind sending me (or posting) more information on this?
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So, I was at our lgs with our kid, they do regular game nights. For a while, he has been going and sitting there bored. Well we were playing Roll For It! and he joined (with me helping of course) and he won. I let him place his dice wherever he wanted and do all of the rolling. Beginners luck mixed with a bit of coaching got him through. He was excited and everyone congratulated him.

Shoot forward like 20 minutes, we are deep in his second game with a completely different group of players. He has lost horribly, but he doesn't understand that yet. He at this point thinks the number of cards determines the winner. Well, another player won. He looked at me and asked how he won, I explained that he reached the number before you. My kid counted his numbers, then counted the winners. He looked up at the winner and said "Good job at winning!" and gave him a high five.

I'd have to say that both him winning and him losing gracefully was my proud daddy moments so far. So, what about y'all? Any proud daddy/mommy moment stories?


I love this story for a number of reasons: taking interest and including the children, showing the importance of life containing both wins and losses and how to be a good sport. Great stuff! heart

My two sons are very young, 3 years and 10 months respectively. The oldest and I play Orchard, it's a really good game seeing that it's co-op so we win or loose together which can be an easier pill to swallow. It also makes me really proud to see that my son has grasped the concepts of waiting for your turn, being happy when another player makes a good dice roll and accepting that sometimes we win and sometimes we lose but we have fun regardless
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I will have to check out Orchard. I've personally played Hoot Owl Hoot! with him. It is coop, and he is learning to make some pretty nice strategic moves in it. He is 4, but his brother is too young, about to turn 1. My 4 year old found a fun game. He lets the 1 year old roll our big fuzzy d20 and he calls out the number. He loves the 20s and goes "Ohhhhh noooo!" on the 1s. He obviously has watched us play way too much D&D.
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I play boardgames with my children all the time. My oldest (11yo girl) isn't that interested, but she likes Magic Maze and, to my surprise, King of Tokyo.

My son (8yo) plays all kinds of games with me, including Root, Red Alert and Star Wars: Rebellion, some of them I own in English, so we play with open hands so that I can translate the texts - I'm German. (Not SW:R, of course!)

He has beat me in Root several times now, but he can usually loose gracefully.

My youngest (5yo girl) plays more child versions of games yet, but I saw her play Carcassonne with my wife recently.
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Bjørn Ciggaar
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Hi,

New to this forum but I just had to share this. I play Go Away Monster! with my 2-year old girl. She loves it! So; so do I. The cutest moment was when she pulled out a piece that was already on her board, so we taught her to give that one away to someone who hasn't got that piece. As like we always tell her to say thank you when something is offered and she takes is.
So; she offers me her piece, I take it, and she says "So what do you say now?".
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