Questions about playing games with children. Includes balancing versus adults, how to teach children specific games (or how to alter specific games to make them easier for children to play), and other issues around how to encourage kids to have fun playing games.

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Looking for a horror boardgame used to play as kid

This "horror" game took place in an hounted mansion or castle divided in four big rooms and multiple floors. Players can choose from different characters (and if I remember correctly, one of them was ...
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Can a 5 year old kid play Legends of Andor?

My daughter loves stories and games. She plays games like The Magic Labyrinth and Viva Topo! fairly well. I am thinking about buying Legends of Andor to play with her since it seems to have a nice ...
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Methods for handicapping chess

My four-and-a-half year old son is learning chess. He's got the moves of the pieces down and understands how to checkmate with two rooks (or rook and queen). I've read some good suggestions in this ...
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What are some interesting starter games for a very young child? [closed]

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 ...
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What is a good strategy for engaging children in playing go?

For children what is the youngest age that it makes sense to begin to teach them go? Is it best to start them on a 9x9 board? Will a child that has learned basic algebra be better suited to learn go ...
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What techniques should I use to teach my 5-year old to play chess?

The other night while playing checkers with my 5 year old, he told me that he wanted to make up a game using the checkerboard which had different pieces that could do different things. I told him that ...
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What are some good games or techniques for helping kids learn to “lose gracefully”?

This is a good question asked as example on Area51. I remember when I was a kid I hated to lose, and worse; I would try to cheat to win. I don't remember when or how this attitude changed but I ...
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Ideas for handicapping strong Boggle players?

My family enjoys playing Boggle. Usually it's all adults that play, but come the holidays it's not uncommon to have elementary and junior high aged cousins, nieces, and nephews interested in playing ...
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How to help kids to hold their cards in their hands ?

I'm trying to show some card games to my kids (4 and 6), but they have difficulty holding the cards in their hands. Maybe it's because their hands are too small, or not strong enough... Does anyone ...