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We've recently been playing our LEGO board games as a family. Here are some impressions of them. I'd be interested in how other people find playing the games.
Creationary - really simple to play with essentially no rules, but some of the models are tough to do. The games last a bit too long for 4-5 year olds to keep focussed, better for older / 8+.
Harry Potter / Hogwarts - quite a bit to put together initially. Easy enough to play for 4-5 year olds, probably better suited to older children though. Interesting enough to play multiple times.
Star Wars / Battle of Hoth - fun to play with a number of decent variations possible. Quite interesting little builds too, similar to advent calendars. Definitely for older children if you want to play strategically.
Batman - fun to play, a bit too advanced for younger kids though ideal
for older. Gets a bit too repetitive if you play many games at once, bit of lack of variety in the games.
Atlantis Treasure - probably my favourite. Quite boring build to set up initially, but a decent game with some strategy needed. Older children only, younger ones just don't get it!
Pirate Code - easy to play, essentially Mastermind although more than 2 players. I found younger children get this one quite easily.
City Alarm - we found this quite hard to play following the rules. So we ended up making quite a few of our own. In that sense, easy to play for even young ones. Tough if you want to try to interpret the rules properly though. Nice build though, as a microscale city.
Ramses Pyramid - OK build of a pyramid, and a decent game. Older ones get more out of it, younger ones find it hard to play. We had to keep referencing the manual.
Ramses Return - found it a little hard to play, again lots of looking at the manual as its not obvious if you are playing right. Older kids only.
Minotaurus - easy enough for younger kids to play. A bit repetitive from game to game.
Minitaurus - not very good at all.
Legends of Chima - A nice build to start with, and game play is pretty good. Easy for young and old kids, although strategy is involved in deciding who to battle so youngsters need help sometimes.
Monster 4 - really good game. Can keep the kids occupied for at least an hour, easy enough to play for young and old.
Pirate Plank - OK, but better with more than two players. Simple concept for young and old.
Shave a sheep - incredibly easy to play and quite fun too, especially for younger children. It's good with four players, but a bit hard to play with two as no real strategy then.
Kokoriko - really fun to play, simple for youngsters although some strategy when decide where to steal from.
Frog Rush - easy enough to play, although slightly better for older rather than younger kids. Fun for an hour at most before it gets a bit boring.
Sunblock - I hated it, the kids seemed to laugh a lot though. Kept them interested for 15 minutes before wanting to play something different.
Banana Balance - not very good due to lack of balance! Too frustrating for little ones, boring for older.
The Battle for Helms Deep - I have it, but have to admit I have never played it. The kids aren't interested.