Games for kids to get into.

RZer0

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As some of us more mature gamers have kids, thought it might be worth starting a post about games that kids can get into.
I will get the ball rolling.
D&D Dungeon.

Nice simple board game, me and son started to play this when he was 4. He had no trouble picking the rules up.
Its basically a dungeon crawl, through various levels and depending on your character, depends on much you need to roll to win.
Each level within the dungeon has its own set of monsters, who you beat to gain treasure by rolling two dice.
I even managed to get my little girl playing it as well when she turned 3.

I also do a stripped down version of most wargames to play with my kids.
It also allows us to bring in extra pieces to a battle. You will be surprised, just by how much damage the batman hotwheels car can take.
The simple rules I use, single die to see how far you can move (roll 5, move 5" or cm depending on the figures we are using)
roll one die per figure for firing, then roll one die for damage for those hits (normally 4+) and the defender gets to roll one die per figure for saves.

And thats it, its simple enough to engage them for long periods.
Start of the epic Star Wars battle using the above rules.

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I was winning till the Ninja Turtles turned up

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The_Snail

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None. They should be playing outside and making dens and tying bangers to cats tails.
 

AlienFTM

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Friv4schools and kizi keep my eight year old granddaughter occupied and safe.
 
Chess
 
I can really recommend the Pocket Sports range. We have the Test Cricket and Rugby sets.

They consist of eight dice in a small bag and a set of rules:

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Cracking fun - the Rugby version (if one has watched/played a bit of that sport) if played quickly enough really ebbs and flows like a real game, although there's little skill in it as a lot is based on the results of the dice rolls. Cricket involves a little more strategy as one needs to choose aggressive or defensive batting and fast or spin bowling.

These games fit in a pocket & travel with me wherever we go and are a handy entertainment down the pub. MasterPlume and I have played on airliner tray tables (best put a newspaper down so as not to driver other passengers to distraction with the clattering) and all over the shop, sometimes attracting great interest from other passengers/customers intrigued by what is keeping us so busy.

An Australian company, but first saw the games in one of those catalogues that drops out of the newspaper at weekends leading up to Christmas. We've certainly had our money's worth out of our sets.
 
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Niece, 13, and her best mate are into retro board games. E.g. Monopoly with street names localised for their town. This is in a household full of electronic widgetry too.
 

RZer0

LE
I can really recommend the Pocket Sports range. We have the Test Cricket and Rugby sets.

They consist of eight dice in a small bag and a set of rules:

51BJABJtIhL.jpg


51Ui9AcRKUL._SX355_.jpg


Cracking fun - the Rugby version (if one has watched/played a bit of that sport) if played quickly enough really ebbs and flows like a real game, although there's little skill in it as a lot is based on the results of the dice rolls. Cricket involves a little more strategy as one needs to choose aggressive or defensive batting and fast or spin bowling.

These games fit in a pocket & travel with me wherever we go and are a handy entertainment down the pub. MasterPlume and I have played on airliner tray tables (best put a newspaper down so as not to driver other passengers to distraction with the clattering) and all over the shop, sometimes attracting great interest from other passengers/customers intrigued by what is keeping us so busy.

An Australian company, but first saw the games in one of those catalogues that drops out of the newspaper at weekends leading up to Christmas. We've certainly had our money's worth out of our sets.
I have tried a couple of dice based games, but I don't enjoy them and son got bored of them very quickly.
 
I have tried a couple of dice based games, but I don't enjoy them and son got bored of them very quickly.

They might be a bit young yet, your nippers. As I said, especially with the Rugby version it helps to have watched/played a fair deal.

Horses for courses! Good old dominoes is another pub favourite, I have a set in a lovely little wooden box that I brought back from when i worked in Central America which also come out with us. Most popular in a pub local to my parents where all electronics are banned.
 

spaz

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If you're absolutely certain that you want your kids to be bullied at school you can't afford to cut any corners.

Pudding bowl haircut, NHS geggs and secondhand school uniform are all a must.

If possible combine this with shìt shoes and a charity shop Parka jacket.

Probably useful to tell the school that the kid has eczema, is a vegan and make him carry a Ventolin inhaler.
 
To many peados about.
Bollox, all this inside gaming malarkey seems like a 10 step program to ensure your over protected son turns into a paedophile.

(For the statement "mature gamer", please read "juvenile's no no toucher")
 
They might be a bit young yet, your nippers. As I said, especially with the Rugby version it helps to have watched/played a fair deal.

Horses for courses! Good old dominoes is another pub favourite, I have a set in a lovely little wooden box that I brought back from when i worked in Central America which also come out with us. Most popular in a pub local to my parents where all electronics are banned.
I can smell the Old Holborn ready rubbed from here!
 
Guess we're lucky MasterPlume is first team Full Back at Rugby, Goalkeeper at Football and Wicket Keeper at Cricket, no risk of bullying there plus his School mates don't understand when he tells them I was a Soldier that actually I was a STAB Scaley so they think I'm nails too ;)
 

AlienFTM

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Serious question, safe from what?
The dark side of the internet. Designed for kids to be able to navigate without finding themselves three clicks away from porn, blood etc. Not saying impossible and yes I keep one eye out, but safe enough and recommended by schools.
 
I can smell the Old Holborn ready rubbed from here!

Well put it like this, in the "there's definitely no hurricane" storms in '87 a large part of our local area lost power for some days and many businesses had to shut down. This pub just stuck candles in bottles and cracked on - the till is a wooden drawer with sections for the cash & the beer's all on hand pull.

They do sell lager but only in bottles and anyone ordering a second round of them is quietly escorted to a Wicker Man out the back.
 
The dark side of the internet. Designed for kids to be able to navigate without finding themselves three clicks away from porn, blood etc. Not saying impossible and yes I keep one eye out, but safe enough and recommended by schools.
Thanks. I find with mine kicking their arrses out of the house into the great outdoors of streams to be dammed, forts to be built accomplishes the same outcome.
 
Well put it like this, in the "there's definitely no hurricane" storms in '87 a large part of our local area lost power for some days and many businesses had to shut down. This pub just stuck candles in bottles and cracked on - the till is a wooden drawer with sections for the cash & the beer's all on hand pull.

They do sell lager but only in bottles and anyone ordering a second round of them is quietly escorted to a Wicker Man out the back.
I was not being rude, sounds like a great pub!
 

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