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LEGO Board Games

zippityzoomzippityzoom Member Posts: 86
edited July 2013 in Everything else LEGO
I've got a soon-to-be 5-year-old who's pretty LEGO-obsessed (second only to my obsession) and is at the age where he's getting into board games.

Any input on the LEGO board games out there?

Some thoughts/questions I have regarding them:

- They're pretty expensive as board games go.
- Do you build your own board, making for a unique game each and every time?
- Most important: For those who've played them, are they enjoyable?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Comments

  • JosephJoseph Member Posts: 651
    Not exactly the same set of questions, but you'll find some good suggestions/opinions about Lego games (at least the older ones) here:
    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/1649/lego-games-3-quick-questions
    And here:
    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/871/lego-games
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited July 2013
    I got bad news for you

    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/10359/game-over-for-lego-games/p1

    Anyway, they will still be around for a while (clearance, aftermarket, etc.) and are really fun.

    Yes they are relatively expensive, but you get actual Lego pieces
    Most games you build your own board, either before, or during the course of a game
    Like any game, some are more enjoyable than others, depending on the players (kids/adults) and the content (some don't give a crap about things like Harry Potter, others adore it)

    My best advice is to read the reviews on here about the different individual games and see what people think. There are a lot, so pick the ones that most interest you, because you'll need that passion to allow you to handle dealing with a 5 year old playing a game :)
  • zippityzoomzippityzoom Member Posts: 86
    @Joseph Thanks for the point in direction. I did a quick search on forum and didn't find anything.

    @tensor Tell me about it. Trouble and Sorry! are two favorites in the household and they both describe what I feel while playing.
  • not12fallnot12fall Member Posts: 65
    We like Ninjago which is a team playing game instead of a winning game. And Harry Potter is good with all the movement of the board it is hard to predict. Wild Wool is good for the age you are looking for. Chima is simplistic and easy as well, and I've seen it on sale already for $15.00, I think at TRU.
  • zippityzoomzippityzoom Member Posts: 86
    TRU? Then I take it $15 is RRP.
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    A lot of the LEGO games have reviews at BoardGameGeek:
    http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/2909/lego-games

    BGG doesn't have the most new-user-friendly interface so here's how to find the reviews: On the linked page, scroll down to the "Linked Items" section, where you'll see a list of all the LEGO games. Sort them how you want, and navigate through the list using the controls at the upper right of the section header. Click on a game to go to its page. From there, scroll down to the "Forums" section and click on "Reviews" in the section header to filter relevant threads.

    Here are direct links to a few that are more highly-rated (relative to the other LEGO games, anyway):

    Creationary:
    http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/510340/review-after-1st-play-or-how-do-they-do-that

    Orient Bazaar:
    http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/748034/game-without-a-board-a-nice-change-in-the-lego-g

    CITY Alarm:
    http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/787976/initial-impressions-of-lego-city-alarm
    fitzyfitz
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    There are a lot of them on eBay, usually with description "played once and put in the cupboard" ! Which I guess is not a good sign,but I've bought many of those for well under a tenner.

    I really enjoy Kokoriko! Very simple but 'fun for all ages' as they say, well it is for this 42 year old anyway. You don't see that one on eBay much though. Are you in the UK? Supermarkets often knock the price down massively and Argos often as well.

    Ramses Pyramid is very clever and original, and won a lot of awards. (Great parts pack too!)
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    Figured this thread title was vague enough to post this here: Hoth Bricks have posted pics of #50004 Story Mixer.
    http://www.hothbricks.com/2013/07/lego-50004-story-mixer-du-micro-build-et-du-fun/

    How cute are the microbuilds, on a scale of 1 to omigawdgiraffewithacap?

    I'm most excited about the Space microfig finally coming in (Classic) white!
    MinifigsMeicey117
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