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Can you recommend a game for 9-11 yr. old boys?

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My sons love Monopoly (actually Farmopoly) but I'm looking for another game that they will love. Can you recommend your favorite?

 

My kids love Monopoly Empire

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Apples to Apples

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My ds and dds are obsessed with the Oregon Trail card game. Dh and I found vol 2 which can function as an expansion pack. Ds is going to be thrilled.

 

Otherwise, Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride are also big hits.

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My 12 yr old loves a lot of the above mentioned games, as well as Exploding Kittens (if you do not mind the cartoon violence in it), Connect 4, and drawing games like Pictionary, or we have one more for young kids called Googly Eyes, which is pretty cute. You have to wear goofy glasses to do the drawing and it makes it pretty hilarious. 

 

He also loves a cup stacking game....Quick Cups? Quick Stacks? Something like that. Each player has a set of colored cups (smaller than shot glass sized) and the game has cards depicting a series of colored objects. You must stack or line up your cups in the order of the colors on the card, and hit a buzzer. First one to hit the buzzer wins the card for that round. 

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Castle Panic. It's a cooperative game. The players work together to defeat the monsters before they knock down your castle. Lots of fun! And yes, it's totally possible to win.

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Oh! Pandemic. Everyone here likes that. 

 

Individual games were fun when my 12 yr old was younger -- stuff like Rush Hour and all of those types of games. 

 

Mastermind is one I think my boys would really like, but no one has yet been convinced and I haven't actually bought it for them. 

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DS (10) likes may of  the games mentioned above. He also likes Exploding Kittens and Organ Attack, and strategy games like Chess, Onitama, and Tsuro. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Life, Clue, 221B Baker Street Mystery Game (don't know the ages recommended for that last one though)

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Bohnanza.  My kids LOVE this game...and although the box says ages 13+, my 13 year old has been playing it for years...and our whole family still loves to play it. 

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The 12 y.o. likes the Game of Life.  He also likes Monopoly. But we find Life much more entertaining because it does not require trades. Our family doesn't trade.

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DS, 10, enjoys Sushi Go, Dragonwood, King of Tokyo, Cardline: Animals and has finally gotten around to enjoying Ticket to Ride and Catan.

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Risk has been the perennial favorite among the boys at our co-op for years now. They make sure it's an available "class" every term. I also hear great things about King of Tokyo, and if you have enough people, One Night Ultimate Werewolf. 

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I don't know but I just placed a Target dot com order for the Mindcraft and Oregon Trail games for ds in that age range. Saw one in person recently and it cost more so definitely check online and ask for price match if you need.

 

Edited to clarify: both are card games

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We have a lot of games, and the favorites for my boys are King of Tokyo and Apples to Apples Disney version.

 

King of Tokyo is fun, because the characters are monsters, and the players get to "attack" each other (players that are attacked lose life points). It's a dice game but has extra elements. Players can earn playing cards that give their monsters extra powers or immunity. It's pretty easy to learn and is most fun when played with at least three players.

 

The Apples to Apples Disney edition is fun, because the cards have pictures on them. (The regular game only has words on the cards.) When we let our kids choose a game, they pick this one more than any other.

 

We have lot of the Ticket to Ride games. Some of my kids like them, and others don't. They require more strategy and take longer to play.

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