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Author Topic: Heroscape for 7 and 8 year old?  (Read 1675 times)
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El-Producto
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« on: January 29, 2008, 10:02:31 PM »

Just looking for a game to play with my daughters who are 7 and 8.  I'm looking at heroscape.  They like fantasy settings, dragons and such so I'm not worried about that.  Just wondered how easily they can learn to play?
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008, 10:06:28 PM »

I think they could handle it. My wife thinks it is too complicated, but she really just wasn't interested. There are two sets of rules for basic and advanced play and the basic game is REALLY basic. If they do well with that you can try them on the advanced game... if not you play the basic until they are ready to move up.

I think the game is awesome and own pretty much everything ever made for it, however I have nobody to play with.  icon_cry

Be warned, as a collectible sort of game it could get expensive. Buy the master set and jsut stick with that for a while until you are sure it's going to get some action. Expansions make good filler gifts!
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008, 10:36:45 PM »

They'll love it.  My sons play it frequently and we got it when they were 6, 8 and 10.  The basic rules shouldn't be any problem for them.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2008, 01:19:22 AM »

My son is 7 and has been playing it for about a year.  We started with the basic rules (it ignores the units special abilities), but within a week were playing the standard version.  He's to the point where he is making up his own scenarios and maps (though they all ultimately are of the 'wipe the entire other team out' variety).
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2008, 07:16:51 PM »

Alright, I picked up the new masterpack. Swarm of the Marro (?sp).  Any tips on playing with younger players to make it easier?

How hard is it to set up?
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2008, 11:59:16 PM »

The board itself is easy to put together.  The game ships with some beginner scenarios that you can follow easily.  I found it easy enough to just do those using the basic rules.  Once we had done that a couple of times, we just flipped the cards over and tried to remember the special abilities of the different units.  Sometimes we'd forget, but that wasn't a game-breaker.  We'd just laugh about it when we realized it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2008, 12:08:31 AM »

Okay.. it's officially a hit.

We just played 3 games straight, of the basic variety.  The games were very even.. the kids love it, this could get expensive slywink

It's nice because I don't get to game very often, and miss playing battlelore, memoir, etc.


Thanks for all the reccs.
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