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I'm having a few problems finding a xmas present for my 3 and a half year old nephew so my sister suggested getting him a game for his PC. I can't think of any suitable games for his age group, has anyone any experience in this kind of thing? Is there a good website for mini-gamers?

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Only thing I can think of is the educational stuff.

 

Ought to buy him one of those learning consoles (forget the name) but you can get sponge bob , scooby doo, telly tubbies and stuff like that for it. Even though it's still educational , the games are pretty good fun for the 3-5 age group.

 

I was going to suggest Sponge Bob, but it dosnt look like there is a PC version.

 

Early Learning Centre perhaps ?

 

This is the thing I was talking about. Probably dont want to spend that much though?

 

http://www.elc.co.uk/toy-33873

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Do what my folks did for me. Buy an enormous cardboard box. Fill it with woodshavings. Mix in a couple of hundred toy soldiers. Kept me busy all day findings the little swines, and then I had a fantastic box to play with!

 

Computer games can come later.

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Do what my folks did for me. Buy an enormous cardboard box. Fill it with woodshavings.  Mix in a couple of hundred toy soldiers. Kept me busy all day findings the little swines, and then I had a fantastic box to play with!

 

Computer games can come later.

 

You never forget your first box :blink:

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Well, it's his mum & dad's PC really but he likes playing on it. That ELC console looks very good just a little out of my price range at the moment so I may have to go with the trusty box. He has so many cool toys it's hard to keep up. :)

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I saw this system these kids were using the other day inwhich they used analog sticks made of wax and filled in shapes on a spreadsheet made of pressed wood pulp until they made complex images. The best thing about this system was that it was able to give the user almost absolute freedom in what they actually did to the sheets, some filled in the lines, some went outside. Even better, I hear this system is relatively cheap.

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Get him F.E.A.R. :blink:

 

 

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Tinker Toys!! :cool:

Bedsheets+furniture+building blocks+a friend=a giant tent 'city' that covered my entire room. My mother wasn't too happy with that one.

 

And yeah, there's probably lots of sites that review games for children. Shrek2 seems to be a popular one, but I don't know if that's really appropriate for 3 year olds or not. I have no clue about young children, really. >_<

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Hehe, she was partial to a bit of Gabriel Knight back in the day, Psychonauts is a good choice though. I don't know if I can get the little 'un Lego Star Wars as it involves chopping things with swords which his parents don't really want to encourage.

 

See the problem is his grandparents (my folks) have bought him a massive pirate ship so anything I get him is going to be pretty lame in comparison. I might as well just get him a big pile of sweeties.

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Hehe, she was partial to a bit of Gabriel Knight back in the day, Psychonauts is a good choice though.  I don't know if I can get the little 'un Lego Star Wars as it involves chopping things with swords which his parents don't really want to encourage.

 

See the problem is his grandparents (my folks) have bought him a massive pirate ship so anything I get him is going to be pretty lame in comparison.  I might as well just get him a big pile of sweeties.

 

Get him one of those large buckets of assorted lego. You know the ones with like 1000 pieces in it. Everyone loves lego.

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I'm having a few problems finding a xmas present for my 3 and a half year old nephew so my sister suggested getting him a game for his PC.  I can't think of any suitable games for his age group, has anyone any experience in this kind of thing?  Is there a good website for mini-gamers?

Hmmm...let me look at my old CDs from when I was a (younger) kid Jump Start, Living Books...

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I'm having a few problems finding a xmas present for my 3 and a half year old nephew so my sister suggested getting him a game for his PC.  I can't think of any suitable games for his age group, has anyone any experience in this kind of thing?  Is there a good website for mini-gamers?

Hmmm...let me look at my old CDs from when I was a (younger) kid Jump Start, Living Books...

 

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  I don't know if I can get the little 'un Lego Star Wars as it involves chopping things with swords which his parents don't really want to encourage.

 

 

They have blasters as well... :lol:

 

What do you think a pirate ship will encourage? Fair trade at sea?

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Get him one of those large buckets of assorted lego. You know the ones with like 1000 pieces in it. Everyone loves lego.

 

I got him sticklebricks last year, but I'll ask if he'd like some lego. If all else fails I'll get him a Happyland Goosefeather Farm, that'll look really great next to his pirate ship *grumble*.

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Do they have Inquisition Legos these days?

 

 

Guess not. Oh well, that's what I've bought.

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