What board games are popular with the kids these days?
December 12, 2013 6:50 AM Subscribe
Yesterday, my gentleman friend brought home two cards from our community center "angel tree" - where you can buy holiday gifts for a neighborhood kid in need of some. The problem is, the cards are maddeningly opaque - they each just say the kids (boy age 13, girl age 11) want 'board games'. What should we get them?
posted by catesbie to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (38 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
My thinking is, they probably wanted something specific, which I would have been thrilled to get for them, but were probably asked to make their requests super general. So what's most likely to go over well, given our total lack of direction here? Is there a particular board game that's hot with the tween set these days? Like, if this was 1996 and a 3-year-old wanted a 'Sesame Street doll', I like to think I could have read between the lines and figured out they were after a Tickle Me Elmo. Is there any chance there's the equivalent here?
Otherwise, general suggestions for good age-appropriate board games very welcome. No suggestion too obvious, as I don't hang out much with kids and I'm not exactly an expert in board games.