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Which boardgame to get to play with 10 year old son?

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  • Which boardgame to get to play with 10 year old son?

    Hey guys looking for a good game to get my son involved in wargames. We have and I love Axis and Allies Europe, Axis and Allies Miniatures and the Star Wars miniatures but the only problem is we only have the starter packs and quite honestly they are spendy to buy more.

    Looking for something we can collect. Like the axis and allied and star wars miniatures. Saw the review of Sergeants wargames and love the miniatures but holy cow spendy! Any recommendations? Go with Sergeants or stick with the miniatures we have or something new etc?

  • #2
    I still have my Risk game that I bought 50 years ago. I was playing with my oldest grandson until he realized I could whip the snot out of him every game. He hasn't played me since.

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    • #3
      I actually totally forgot about Risk! That is a great game but I think he would get into it more if it were more collectable too.

      But now I defiantly have the itch to play Risk with him thank you!

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      • #4
        Chess is both deep and cheap.

        Credo quia absurdum.


        Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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        • #5
          How about this - a mix between Chess, Stratego and a secret ingredient



          https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/...atego-waterloo



          Greets,
          Stratego
          Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

          It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

          Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

          BORG

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          • #6
            If you're looking for something collectible but somewhat more reasonably priced, take a look at TANKS! from Gale Force Nine and Battlefront (the people behind Flames of War).

            http://tanks.gf9games.com/

            You will have to build the models, and paint them if you feel so inclined. The starter set is $25USD with three tanks. Expansions are $10USD and contain a single tank model and a bunch more cards, kind of like Star Wars: X-Wing but with WW2 tanks instead. Over time, the game scales up to around 3-6 tanks per side, depending on tank size/strength.

            If you're feeling thrifty, note that the scale (1/100) is produced by many other (and cheaper) manufacturers, including the more recent expansions from Axis & Allies Miniatures, and that the TANKS! starter set includes cards for all of the tanks in the initial release. So you might find that you can use your existing collection to expand the game quite a bit already!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Stratego View Post
              How about this - a mix between Chess, Stratego and a secret ingredient



              https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/...atego-waterloo



              Greets,
              Stratego
              Interesting variant on a classic. May have to get and try this one. Reminds me of one of the first hex-grid wargames I played, from SPI, which was of this battle (was their first "intro" game IIRC).
              Whiskey for my men, and beer for my horses.
              TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
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              • #8
                Maybe pricey, but with good play value;
                Catan;
                https://catanshop.com/the-settlers-of-catan
                Whiskey for my men, and beer for my horses.
                TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
                Bock's First Law of History: The Past shapes the Present, which forms the Future. *

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                • #9




                  Kind regards,
                  Stratego
                  Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

                  It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

                  Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                  BORG

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                  • #10
                    How about this one?



                    This one is being introduced in Belgium and Holland...

                    A cardgame where players can travel through time. There are three variants: a basic version a more difficult co-op version for the experts and a solo version.

                    Right up our alley



                    Kind regards
                    Stratego
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                    Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

                    It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

                    Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                    BORG

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                    • #11
                      Start with Risk, it is fast, easy, and fun.

                      Then move to Axis and Allies; a bit more complexity.

                      From there, well, you'll have to gauge it based upon your observations.

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                      • #12
                        Boardgames are fine if we can find opponents in our neck of the woods, but I never could, so when computer games arrived in the early 80's they were a godsend because I could play by email against loads of people all over the world, and I abandoned boards completely.
                        PS- can some boardgames be played by email, I should imagine it's possible?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Poor Old Spike View Post
                          Boardgames are fine if we can find opponents in our neck of the woods, but I never could, so when computer games arrived in the early 80's they were a godsend because I could play by email against loads of people all over the world, and I abandoned boards completely.
                          PS- can some boardgames be played by email, I should imagine it's possible?
                          That has been my wargame experience, too.

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