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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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    Hey Elijah, sorry I've closed your question. Recommendation questions are not a good fit for a Q/A site and we have banned them. These questions tend to devolve into long lists with no real way to vote on the answers which interacts poorly with our reputation system. I hope you understand and stick around. – Pat Ludwig Aug 29 '12 at 17:54
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    That "other site" that focuses on lists of games has several on this topic. You can try boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/33475/… 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
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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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