I think you are doing a great job! What an awesome idea.
As another list member mentioned, Cranium has some good games. I
really like Zigity, but she'll need to know numbers and be able to
add to 11.
My all time favorite logic game for all ages is Set. (http://
www.setgame.com/) There are just shapes, colors, numbers (1, 2, 3),
and shades. You can manipulate the deck to fit her level.
On Dec 18, 2005, at 4:27 PM, Chris Palmer wrote:
So, I have been introducing my soon-to-be 4 year old daughter (bday on
Xmas eve) to Fluxx. So far, she loves it (it definately passes the
Play Again" test.) I would like to share how I am easing her into
game geek like her dear-old-dad, and get some ideas from you folks
next steps if you have done something similar (or just to hear if
any improvements on my methods.)
She has no clue about a "hand" of cards. I have been trying to
by playing "Go Fish" with her. So, for now, we are just using "Draw 1,
Play 1" with no hand as the only rules with a 3.1 deck. We go
table drawing cards and playing them immediately. If it is a
just throw it down in front of you. If it is a Goal, that's the new
for the game. I have pretty much removed all of the New Rule and
cards (except for "Reverse Order" and Take "Another Turn,") so it is
largely just a game of chance ;) . But what the hey, we still have
fun and she is learning the basics of the goals.
Here's the list of what we have been playing with:
Take Another Turn
Night and Day
Death by Chocolate
The Brain (No TV)
Rocket to the Moon
5 Keepers (we just play through this one normally since we are just
dumping keepers out of the deck and normally have tons in front of us)
War = Death
Peace (No War)
All You Need is Love
Winning the Lottery
Time is Money
Hearts and Minds
Milk and Cookies
We have also been playing a modified "no hands" version Kinder
a game I made up with 3 six sided slot machine dice where you throw
or glass counter into an old Magic: The Gathering deck box with a
on it before you roll. When the dice match (three cherries, lemons,
you have successfully stolen all of the dragon's loot. ;) I know...
lame, but she has a blast with it.
I am looking for more games that we can have fun with where no
required, but will teach her strategy, numbers, logic, whatever. I
never played with Icehouse, is this a candidate?
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