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Wanderer-MOTD
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Re: Parents - recommendations for nerdy games

04-13-2013 03:08 PM in reply to: loboarch
Great stuff guys, thanks!

He's got a robot that he can program, that Lego mindstorms one. And he's created a board game with his Lego microfigs.

He was just asking me about D&D the other day, lol, so, I'm guessing I'm on th right track.

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Re: Parents - recommendations for nerdy games

04-15-2013 08:09 AM in reply to: Wanderer-MOTD

He might be a little young for D&D, not necessarily for the content but for the gaming groups.  Most of the players are significantly older than he is.  Might want to look into the D&D skirmish game, relatively fast-playing and average age will be MUCH closer to his.

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Re: Parents - recommendations for nerdy games

04-15-2013 08:12 AM in reply to: dgorsman

dgorsman wrote:

Might want to look into the D&D skirmish game, relatively fast-playing and average age will be MUCH closer to his.


Are those games any good?  I have seen them (there are 3 or 4 different ones right?) but not gotten an opportunity to play.  My son and I used to play Heroscape which I think is similiar.



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Re: Parents - recommendations for nerdy games

04-15-2013 03:59 PM in reply to: loboarch

There's a number of different games, everything from D&D, to BattleTech, to Star Wars (the stats on the AT-AT make it pretty useless, but the "mini" is pretty).  D&D figures are also popular for role playing GMs and players to keep track of characters in combat.

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Re: Parents - recommendations for nerdy games

04-17-2013 05:11 AM in reply to: dgorsman

Heroes of Might and Magic III

With a slight risk he might become obsessed with the game.

This game never gets old.

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