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I'm interested in playing some games with our very young (16 months) son.

I think he's a little young for most things yet - I'm familiar with Old Maid, Dominoes, and similar games that involve a little bit of matching; those seem like they will be good points of entry for him shortly. Marbles, while also great, involves tiny pieces that can be swallowed.

I want to avoid games like Candyland and probably even Chutes and Ladders - they annoy me. :-) Other games with a lot of cards or paper products involved are probably right out - they'll get slobbered on or destroyed. Small parts get eaten.

What are some concrete, not commonly known games that might be interesting to him?

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That "other site" that focuses on lists of games has several on this topic. You can try… or try searching GeekLists for things like "Toddler". – bwarner Aug 29 '12 at 19:46
My son likes Hi Ho Cherry-o – The Chaz 2.0 Aug 30 '12 at 2:27

I was going to say CandyLand and Chutes and Ladders, because as annoying as they are they are still a huge hit with my 4 year old. I am hoping that she will soon be old enough for Catan Junior! She already wants to play Catan with Mama.

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