I have found that in order to hold a childs interest a game needs to be fairly quick paced (so they aren't waiting ages between turns), easy to understand and fun of course. One game that ticks all those boxes for us is Barbecue party from Drumond Park.
To play Barbecue party each player takes it in turn to pick a card, depending on what the card shows you must then place or remove different food on the barbecue grill. If the food shown on the card is already on the grill the player must ever so gently remove it, however if the food isn't on the grill a player ust very carefully place it there. Sounds simple right.... but if the grill gets shaken or gets to heavy the grill will catapult all the food in to the air!
The game is easy to play and easy to understand even for younger children making it a perfect family game. Both James and Evelyn (who was a little young to play but loved watching) loved the moment the grill "popped" throwing the food off both erupting in laughter every time (especially when it happened on dads turn!).
Barbecue party is fun for all and I would thoroughly recommend it if you are looking for a new family game. With all the different foods its a great way to talk about different food types to children and using the large tweezer style tongs to place the food on to the grill really helps perfect that had eye coordination and fine motor skills.
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