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    Talking Board games and game nights.

    In all honesty, I wasn't exactly sure where to put this.

    As DS grows older he is becoming more aware of rules and interactive really, and its fun! I would like to start game nights with him where we actively sit down to play a board game. We have a couple already which have been hit and miss.

    He loves the cherry picking game... whats it called?..
    And snakes and ladders is okay for a while.
    Connect four is hilarious, he has no clue but we have fun trying.

    So does anyone have any suggestions of board games for 4 -6 year olds for 2-4 players?

    Thanks

    Also has anyone done game nights and how did they work for you? I think this will be a nice way to spend some one on one time with him, but who knows.

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    Operation

    Janga (I think thats what its called)

    Pick up sticks

    Jnr pictionary

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    Miss H loves -

    Sorry
    Connect 4
    Snakes and ladders ... er I mean *chutes* and ladders
    Guess Who

    ohhhh I LIVE for the day we can play Scrabble as a family!!!

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    My DD is 5 and she loves playing UNO.

    Other games she likes are hungry hippos, junior monopoly, twister.

    We sometimes have a games afternoon (usually on cold yucky days) and I make popcorn and we all play a game or two and sometimes do puzzles as well. We love it and the kids have a ball!

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    Uno - it's for older kids but ours love it at 3 and 5! Junior Monopoly, Twister, there is one Im still chasing called Zingo - like bingo for kids, Guess Who, memory games and puzzles.

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    My kids love:

    Kerplunk
    Monkey bingo
    Trouble
    Go Fish
    Bug off

    I love games nights and love that the girls are getting big enough to play a variety of games now. DH and I used to have regular games nights with a group of friends and they were such great fun nights. All gone a bit by the wayside unfortunately as we've all had kids.

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    They make a junior monopoly. My boys love it.
    There is also a junior cluedo but we've lost a couple of pieces.

    Card games are fun - happy families, fish, snap.
    Uno is fun too.

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    Zingo is a great game
    Snakes and Ladders
    Puzzles

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    Lulu pre kids we had an EPIC games night, darts, fuseball,trivial pursuit, 500 and then Singstar haha was huge, we kept tallies of everyones scores but by the end of the night we may have all had a few too many fermented fruits to know who actually won! Ahhhh memories....

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    Oh I forgot about zingo, great game!
    Also DD got a game called 'Whatever Next' for her birthday. It is hilarious and lots of fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanstar View Post
    Lulu pre kids we had an EPIC games night, darts, fuseball,trivial pursuit, 500 and then Singstar haha was huge, we kept tallies of everyones scores but by the end of the night we may have all had a few too many fermented fruits to know who actually won! Ahhhh memories....
    Sounds familiar. We used to play Articulate a lot, and it was interesting to see who got more articulate and who got less by the end of the evening!

    Never heard of zingo. Will have to investigate

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    Twister
    Old Maid
    Dominoes

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    Zingo is awesome and can be played with a range of ages. It's bought through learning ladder. The kids (and adults!) really get into it!



    Twister

    Santa told me he is brining junior monopoly for Christmas.

    Guess who is challenging for my 5 year old because she doesn't get it yet.

    What about hungry hippos?

    We gave operation but dd finds it boring.

    Trouble or headache could be good although I don't see them around too often.

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