Other Games Recommendations for family boardgame

Guvnor

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#1
Daughter in law asked for suggestions for new boardgame.

They seem to like light word based games, and are very competitive.

I can lend them Forbidden Island to see if they can do co-op.

But ideas, folks?
 

Dom

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#4
Port Royal works well with my family, but it's a card game.

Machi Koro is a perennial favourite amongst the kids. Again mainly a card game though.

Have you tried Carcassonne with them? The Star Wars version landed well at home.
 

ltd

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#6
My 8 year old niece likes Labyrinth, very simple play but you need good spatial awarness. I think there's various themed versions available too e.g. Harry Potter.
 

Guvnor

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#7
Port Royal works well with my family, but it's a card game.

Machi Koro is a perennial favourite amongst the kids. Again mainly a card game though.

Have you tried Carcassonne with them? The Star Wars version landed well at home.
I really must get Port Royal
 
#8
If they like word based games, then try Braggart. A funny card game of boasting how heroic you are and calling each other a liar.

Or Waggle Dance - bees compete for nectar to make honey. It only takes 4 players though. You don't say how many kids there are.
 
#12
Yes my wife hates that bit of it. I just think it's funny when all of your carefully crafted plans get blown away. I have played it 4 times and never won. My wife has played twice and finished last in both cases.
 
#15
If they like word based games, then try Braggart. A funny card game of boasting how heroic you are and calling each other a liar....
Glad to see this get some love, I was one of the original playtesters and introduced it to the publishers who picked it up.

Anyway onto suggestions:
Dixit is a fantastic game for groups that like imaginative wordplay.
Codenames is another great word based game.
 

Guvnor

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#16
My final long list:

Codenames
Dixit
Bohnanza
Rocky Road a la Mode
Lost Cities Rivals
Rhino Hero
New York Slice
Frenetic
Word Slam Family
Just One

I also managed to pick up two suggestions for solo play:

Friday
Onirim
 
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