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#1 abbyminnie

Posted 21 March 2020 - 11:26 AM

I am after recommendations of card games or board games for 9yo DD.  She is very impatient so it can’t be anything too complicated or long and she’s also a sore loser.  Now that we have so much time at home, it’s time to teach her how to lose gracefully!! 🤣

Any suggestions?

Edited by abbyminnie, 21 March 2020 - 11:32 AM.

#2 Lucrezia Bauble

Posted 21 March 2020 - 11:28 AM

uno and exploding kittens for card games.

for board games - articulate is good, and Ticket to Ride.

Edited by Lucrezia Bauble, 21 March 2020 - 11:36 AM.

#3 MadMarchMasterchef

Posted 21 March 2020 - 11:34 AM

Battleship and Mousetrap are favourites here.  And UNO as above

#4 magic_marker

Posted 21 March 2020 - 11:39 AM

I second UNO.

#5 oho

Posted 21 March 2020 - 11:42 AM

Exploding Kittens and Phase 10

#6 hoohoobump

Posted 21 March 2020 - 12:02 PM

Exploding Kittens is great.

Phase 10 is great too because you can start and stop between phases.

Spot It

Get Rick Quick

Monopoly Deal

Azul - tile game

Top Trumps - can be a bit ‘never ending’, but we set a timer for a quick game

Latice - tiles, learn to play videos and super simple to get started, but multifaceted and can get more complex/strategic as you improve.

#7 Nasty Bunsen

Posted 21 March 2020 - 12:20 PM

Quiddler is really good, it’s like a card game version of scrabble. Suits all abilities (score as many points for short, easy words as you do for long difficult ones) and everyone scored points each round which makes it easier on the sore losers!

#8 Trevor Trove

Posted 21 March 2020 - 12:25 PM


#9 mummy time

Posted 21 March 2020 - 03:15 PM

Mole rats in space. It’s cooperative so either everyone wins or everyone loses but it is challenging and you have to work together and think ahead.

#10 BRB

Posted 21 March 2020 - 04:46 PM

uno flip
avocado smash
rat a tat tat
go fish

connect four
guess who

#11 BeAwesome

Posted 21 March 2020 - 04:49 PM

Favorites in our house (with 8 and 12 year old)

- Exploding Kittens
- Unstable Unicorns
- Sushi Go
- Rat a Tat Cat
- Sleeping Queens
- Kingdomino
- Dragonwood
- Forbidden Island
- Fluxx (lots of different versions you can get relating to different topics)

#12 MadMarchMasterchef

Posted 21 March 2020 - 04:50 PM

 hoohoobump, on 21 March 2020 - 12:02 PM, said:

Monopoly Deal

We tried this when camping and the kids couldn't get their heads around it :(  Might give it another go.

#13 abbyminnie

Posted 21 March 2020 - 07:12 PM

Thank you for all the suggestions...  off to google them now..

Edited by abbyminnie, 21 March 2020 - 07:12 PM.

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