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    Games with your kids

    Despite playing a significant amount of video games as a kid (original Super Mario junkie), I've been practicing hypocrisy by keeping my daughter away from them. I'll let her play a few games on my phone (just so she isn't "that kid") but I really try to steer her away from electronic gaming.

    We try to play a lot of board games and a few card games. I'm just curious to get other CF's favorite games to play with their kids. Do you talk smack? Are your kids good winners/losers?



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    Re: Games with your kids

    Connect 4 with my 9 and 6 year olds. Trash talking allowed. My 6 yr old boy gets ****** when he loses, and I'm ok with to a point. He isn't a sore loser, just doesn't like it. Card games like Skipbo and UNO, my 9 yr old daughter loves and is pretty good. We play a memory card game with our 2 year old. They do play some Xbox once in awhile.


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    Re: Games with your kids

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    Re: Games with your kids

    In before someone claims benefits of developing eye-hand coordination in playing video games.


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    Re: Games with your kids

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    If I'm playing without drinking I really don't mind being *******.



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    Re: Games with your kids

    I see no problem with video games as long as they're appropriate for their age and that video games aren't all they do.



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    Re: Games with your kids

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I see no problem with video games as long as they're appropriate for their age and that video games aren't all they do.
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0331170414.htm

    One-two hours recommended of screen-time per day per ISU study.


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    Re: Games with your kids

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    In before someone claims benefits of developing eye-hand coordination in playing video games.
    Is that a thing that you hear all the time or something? It seems like there could certainly be some benefit to playing video games when it comes to things like critical thinking, reading comprehension, and problem solving (depending on the game anyway). I guess hand-eye coordination could be a benefit but it seems like sports would be better for that so I've never really heard that as a pro-video game argument... just seemed like a weird thing to say, I guess



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    Re: Games with your kids

    When I was young we played the s**t out of Candyland. I really like candy now, probably no correlation.

    But I do have an odd fascination with ladders, battleships, and convertibles with three rows of seating.



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    Re: Games with your kids

    My reluctance to a lot of video games is more from an age standpoint. My girl is 6 now and don't want her to get too comfortable with any electronic devices yet. The time will come for it, but I've seen too many kids her age (already) that rarely get their heads out of their electronics. I have some nephews like that and it drives me nuts.

    And yeah, that's more of a parenting issue. I'm not a blame-video-games-for-everything kinda guy.



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    Re: Games with your kids

    Quote Originally Posted by MrOtter View Post
    Is that a thing that you hear all the time or something? It seems like there could certainly be some benefit to playing video games when it comes to things like critical thinking, reading comprehension, and problem solving (depending on the game anyway). I guess hand-eye coordination could be a benefit but it seems like sports would be better for that so I've never really heard that as a pro-video game argument... just seemed like a weird thing to say, I guess
    Google "video games develop..." It will fill in "eye-hand coordination" for you if that tells you anything.


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    Re: Games with your kids

    With our older girls (11 and 8.5) we tend to do dice games like Farkle and Tenzi. Growing up we played a lot of Skip Bo and UNO. I also liked rummy games like Rummikub.

    I did not grow up with a gaming system, so I really stink at video games. I can't even play games on my phone like Minion Rush (on there for the kids). We have a Wii for the kids and hubby has a PS4 but the kids and him don't play very often.



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    Re: Games with your kids

    I played memory with my daughter last night and actually won. I told my wife I was retiring. My wife destroys me in that damn game and my daughter usually does.

    I'm starting to teach my daughter how to smack talk a little bit, but it's slow going. I made her cry the first time. Felt like an *******. She's slowly picking up a few things. I may have to splurge for some courtside tix so she can hear Georges at work.



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    Re: Games with your kids

    Quote Originally Posted by coolerifyoudid View Post
    My reluctance to a lot of video games is more from an age standpoint. My girl is 6 now and don't want her to get too comfortable with any electronic devices yet. The time will come for it, but I've seen too many kids her age (already) that rarely get their heads out of their electronics. I have some nephews like that and it drives me nuts.

    And yeah, that's more of a parenting issue. I'm not a blame-video-games-for-everything kinda guy.
    Similar with me and my 7-year old daughter. Also, I know my own weaknesses so I abstain from having in our house for my own self-preservation. We have good friends that have a wii, so she does get some exposure.

    Back to games, I wish my daughter would be interested in playing more board games, cards, etc. She does want to sometimes, but more often she want to just “play” which unfortunately for me involves Barbie, stuff animals, princesses, etc.

    Hummm….how much they getting for an Xbox nowadays?


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    Re: Games with your kids

    Lots of Uno (we stack the deck so it's half "specials"/wilds and half numbers - makes for a more fun game when you can hit someone with three draw 4s in a row) , Crazy 8s, and Old Maid for my 4- and 7-year-old girls. Trash talking encouraged, but only if you're not going to pout when you don't back it up.



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