I think that's a great time to get into some strategy games. Some of the best ones are German made. Settlers of Catan won many awards, but might be a little too advanced for that age group. Carcassonne which is a city building/defending game and Stratego are definite favorites as well as Ticket to Ride, which is a battle to develop the most successful railway routes. It's won lots of awards including Game of the Year. A great resource for game ratings and reviews is boardgamegeek.com. In my experience they are always right about games.25096
My son likes the variations on Uno (such as regular Uno and Uno Attack). He also likes Scrabble, Clue and Perquacky. And honestly, I STILL have my original Battleship game, and my son enjoys playing that, as well. The website SpiritofMath mentions is a good source for getting ideas about board games. Looks like you're planning a lot of family time! Great!25094
Guys, thanks for your response. I think I'm definitely sold on battleship (original) simply to keep the "noise pollution" down! :) SpiritofMath, great website. Thx.
MSMomm, after I joined work again few months ago, I realised that the boys aren;t reading as much as they used to, and computer is on more than I wanted it to be, and for games more than educational purpose. I think it's more my fault then their's since I was overwhelmed with all my responsibilities and I wasn;t sitting down with them. I'm back to my schedule of reading with them now. Board games are my strategy to keep them engaged and away from comupter games! Thx for noticing! You were right on. Cheers!25093
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