games 4yrs to 8yrs old

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  1. jud1255
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    please can you recommend games for my grandchildren
    3 girls
    1 x 3yrs old
    1x 7yrs old
    1x 8yrs old
    i know of whac a mole,dora the explorer, my horse and me , and my pet dolphin.
    what do u suggest for girls at these ages so they dont have to search through what they think is too hard.
    common guys ask your kids what they like and dont like .

    thanks .
     
  2. hankchill

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    Games aimed towards young girls would probably be the 'Imagine' series. Terrible for adults, great for kids [​IMG]
     
  3. Just Joe

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    People are going to hate me for saying this, but the Imagine series for the older girls, although it would depend on their general interests. If they're girly girls, as it were, then Imagine... Teacher or Interior Designer are good. Figure Skater, Gymnast or Modern Dancer aren't bad. Stay away from the Wedding one, it's the worst of the lot.

    Animal wise Planet Rescue: Ocean Patrol & Planet Rescue: Endangered Island are quite good.

    Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a must though. The Tale of Despereaux is also quite good.

    As for the Three year old, I'm not sure. Littlest Pet Shop games are simple enough I think, I Did It Mum: Girl is also aimed at that age band I believe.

    If however they're not really girly girls and actually want good games, then definitely Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon or Viva Pinata Pocket Paradise
     
  4. jud1255
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    thanks both of you
    i will make a list and include them for when i download later
    Thanks
    keep em coming !
     
  5. Just Joe

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    MySims series of games are alright.

    Not really sure about games for a three year old though. Problem is I can't remember anything before the age of about five very well, and so can't really remember what I was capable of.

    Donkey Kong had only just come out in the arcades just before I started primary school, and I didn't get my first computer until I was six. I used to go out every morning to use the bucket in the garden, then I had to collect snow, which was on the ground all year round back then, so we could wash. Didn't have fire back then, had to sit on the snow till it melted. No sponges, used to share the neighbours cat.

    Back on topic; the Clever Kids series might be worth a look, maybe Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and Disney Princess: Magical Jewels.
     
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    Nintendogs [​IMG]
     
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    I think Chrono Trigger is a bit too much for an 8y/o girl.. oO

    Anyways, the 3 year old might like the Smart Girls series games (Playhouse, Magical Book Club and Party Game), my 3 year old son loves them.. haha. XD

    Electroplankton is a very nice and pretty creative way to keep the little one busy, so you might try showing her that too.

    As for the two older girls.. you should show them Soul Bubbles, it's cute and easy and lots of fun. And if they like rythmn games give them Princess Debut! It's cute and romantic and fun!
     
  8. Just Joe

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    Chrono Trigger too much for a 8 year old? Really?

    I don't have kids so you're probably right, but I would have loved Chrono Trigger when I was 8. Well Chrono Trigger and maybe some beans to help melt the snow quicker.
     
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    CT is rated E10+

    I can't reccommend anything for the 3 year old however, Hannah Montana games are well suited for both the 7 and 8 year old.
     
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    Electroplankton is a perfect game for young children. Very simple with beautiful colours and music.
     
  11. theotherfreakygu

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    I would suggest MySims. My little 3yr Brother is playing it right now, he loves it. The Wii version is the best, but little kids won't mind the DS version, either. It just doesn't let you make houses or furniture on the DS version.
     
  12. jud1255
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    good work all of you keep em coming i wanna load em up for crimbo !
    Thanks
     
  13. Zamo

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    My little brother really likes playing soul bubbles and pokemon, you should let the 8 year old try that.
     
  14. CPhantom

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    Maybe Animal Crossing for the older ones? I mean, hell. My eight year old brother and 7 year old sister play that game no problem.
     
  15. semiartificial

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    Consider:

    Miss Sunny Spiders Patch
    Dora The Explorer - mermaids
    Strawberry shortcake (both 'games' and 'cake')
    Smart Girl series of games
    Kirby games (all three)
    Electroplankton
    Disney princess magical jewels
    Animal Crossing WW
    Nintendogs
    Littlest Pet Shop (any of the three)
    The Petz/Wild animalz type (eg. bunnyz ... not great games though)
    Garfield's Nightmare
    Super princess Peach
    WarioWare Touched!
    Viva Pinata
    Soul Bubbles
    Yoshi games (might be a bit hard, but my daughter thinks he's cute!)
     
  16. merlinman

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    Check out Animal Genius, Dora, and Diego games for the 3yr old. Animal Genius is great for that age, my son loves it.
     
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    Everyone left off the venerable classics:

    Mario Kart (great for ALL ages, my 3 year old loved this game--now 5)
    New Super Mario Brothers

    Not as favorite:
    Super monkey Ball (great for smaller ones)

    Beyond that, you need to judge personalities.

    My oldest (girl now 10) loves the imagine series, nintendogs, nancy drew, any of the horse games (of which there are about 900 of them now)

    My middle boy (now 8) likes anything pokemon and sports games

    My youngest boy (5) likes ANY MARIO games, there are about 10 you can load one.
     
  18. jud1255
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    ta very much , i reckon that'll be enough for now thank's again ALL OF YOU.
    and have a very merry christmas.
    all the best jud