Best games to play with kids are cooperative games: with small kids you can do all the job and let them just roll the dice or move figures and it is still great time (for all). Flash Point is great example of good coop to play with kids – I have played that with 3 and 4 year old. There is family variant and advanced variant if you want more challenge, you can also mix rules from both as you like.
I am responsible for 99% of Turtles game copies in Ireland 😉 Game was introduced at Knavecon 2 few years ago and became instant hit. One of those games that can be enjoyed by kids and adults. Some people even suggested to play it for money. Simple rules, very fast, great components. Get your turtle the first to reach the lettuce using your 5 cards hand. Thing is you do not know what colour are other players. Jump on the back of others and let them carry you to finish line 😉
Just remember that ‘advanced’, unofficial version must be played with adults: winner is turtle on top and not on the bottom like in official rules.
Several copies of Turtles will be available to play at KnaveKids. We might even do small ‘tournament’.
People behind Knavecon event decided to organize something similar to it yet different: boardgaming convention for kids and families! We have tried kids corner on last Knavecon and it was quite popular and successful – there were of course some issues but lot of experience gained and more ideas for future. The idea is to encourage families to play games together. Play games that are fun for parents and kids. I will try to show here few games ‘tested’ on my kids. All of them were played together with parents.
First one is all time classic Risk (Enhanced edition)