Games can help six-year olds to learn is so many ways: Academic skills, including maths and literacy; analytical skills, and emerging social skills - communication, teamwork and negotiation. You can find junior versions of some classic games suitable for this age group - the perfect way to start a lifelong board gaming - and learning - habit!
Scotland Yard Junior is a deserved classic, and is great for developing strategic and deductive thinking - you really do have to think a few moves ahead to come out the winner. Cunning, bluff and double bluff might allow the player who takes the role of Mr - or Ms - X to evade their oponents - or will some clever teamwork from the detectives win the day?
An excellent stepping stone to the more complex gameplay of the full game, requiring same teamwork, deductive reasoning and bluff but with simplified gameplay for a younger audience
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