WE have got this boardgame for our 2 and a half year old:
This is a game for up to 4 people, with an age range of age 2-4.
The instructions are printed in 4 or 5 languages, including english, and there´s no actual writing in the game itself, so the fact that it´s german isn´t important. It´s available on both the german amazon and ebay. And, like so many german games, it´s very sturdy, and the fruit, dice and crow are all made from wood painted in non-toxic, child-friendly paint.
oh look, and it´s available from the US too:
Suitable for a child just turning two?
I would say so, it´s a really simple concept, but I suppose when they´re on the younger end of the scale maybe it´ll take a few months for the game to be played how it´s intended.
My two and a half year old would be well able for it, but there is a big growth spurt thing at exactly two years where vocabulary explodes and the toddlers suddenly start looking and acting like small children, so it´s probably best from that point.
Plus if you buy it now you´d definitely be using it before spring/summer.
Anyone know any shops that would stock a lot of these games. I reckon for most you are looking at ordering of internet but this close to christmas if I could walk into a shop to pick up some be great. I'm guessing maybe some independant type toy shops maybe but if anyone knows any be great.
Gamers world in dublin just off jervis st
Other Realms Cork in St Pauls Shopping centre
Other Realms board game selection is small unfortunately.
Ordering off Amazon today and selecting Standard Delivery should get the game to you before Christmas so long as Amazon itself is selling it not a third party.
Friends of ours bought us a great game called Articulate. You have to work in teams and describe the person/ action/ thing without saying the word .. You can use other words , gestures , actions etc. Great for teens and adults.. I i ordered Articulate for Kids on the back if how fun this game was for four adults!! It is good for teaching kids to get more descriptive and expressive and one game is about twenty mins to half hour. Had to order on Amazon tho as toy stores and Argos don't seem to have it. Highly recommend.
These board games were recommended by parents: www.mykidstime.ie/d/10-best-family-board-games
Rummikub is a family favourite - recommended 8 up but our 6 year old has got to grips with it as well. It's like playing rummy but with tiles.
Has anyone played the Lego creationary?
It says suitable for 7 years+...
Its a brilliant game, very addictive. Does anyone know where you can get hold of it?
We love a good board game! Will check out the ones mentioned already.
Dominos is a great traditional game for all the family, kids get it from about 4+
A couple of new ones we discovered in the last few years -
The first game that the kids were able to play from about 2 was Lucky Duckies. It's battery operated but good gun for all the family.
Soundtracks. A CD-based game that now comes in loads of varieties.
Pack Your Bags Game - a fun memory game.
Story Cubes is good and it's Irish.
UNO is a good card game for 6+.
Rain or Shine is not bad.
Frustration is good but it can be very frustrating!!!!
My four year old got some great games from orchard toys games recently. He got the shopping list game here : http://www.orchardtoys.com/products/shopping-list/
He has played that in school and begged for it so I relented and I'm happy I did we have allot of fun playing it, Its a great memory game kind of like go fish.
And we also got a Jack in the beanstalk game but i cant find it on the website, the jack in the beanstalk game is a game for teaching shapes. Its really fun and he finds it exciting.
Both games have been great tools to teach him patience and to wait his turn and also to be a good sport when he loses.
We will definatly be buying more games from them and more games in general
Another Christmas, another boardgame, this time for our 3 1/2 year old. After a full year of enjoying the "My First Orchard" game by Haba, and it continuing to be one of her favourite things to play with, our adult patience has run out, and we NEED something new!
So this has been organised by Santa, and arrived here today:
It's a compendium of toys, again made by the Haba company, which produces very high quality wooden-based toys and games. I think the english name is My first treasury of Games. This compendium has ten different games, which the reviews say range in difficulty from an appropriate age of 2 years all the way up to 8, 9, 10 year olds. I opened the box today and have to say, I'm really looking forward to playing it with her. There's a whole mix of board games, card games, and I don't know what else.
Instructions are in english too. And I ordered the game off another german website, mytoys.de, for only 28 euro.
We have a Mobile home and 4 kids they are 16-14-12-10.
And they have spent many a wet afternoon and evening playing dungeon and dragons,One of the parents on the site introduced them to and it has realy taken off.There is no board just manuals game sheets charachter sheets and one player is the dungeon master.