Re: [Unity_Games] Kids at Unity Games II
- Pokemon cards are good gifts!!! Plastic card sleeves for their cards are
good too. I'll think of some more things as well.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Edwards <dangermouse_1964@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2001 11:28 AM
Subject: [Unity_Games] Kids at Unity Games II
> I tried to send this post out yesterday, but apparently it got lost
> in the ether-net (hah!).
> I was thinking of putting together a little "Gamer's Toolkit" for
> the kids aged 13 and under (I just picked that age outta my head). I
> figure the adults don't much care if they come away with anything
> from the prize table, but kids are a bit different about such stuff.
> So, at the very least we'd have a grab bag for em. It'd be a
> collection of stuff you'd need for say playing Cheapass games. I've
> got extra dice, pawns, glass beads, one lego mini-fig (Dr. Lucky!)
> and the cloth bag to store them in. But I could use some suggestions
> for what else should go into the bag, and of course any supplies of
> such suggestions would be nice too.
> I was thinking about making up about 15 of these bags, but I'm not
> sure of the number of kids involved either. Anyone got any
> guesstimates? Anyone remember how many were there for UG I?
> Speaking of kids, I completely understand where Dave is coming from
> in his SSG policy. It takes a little extra patience and tolerance to
> play a game with a youngun. It also depends on your comfort level
> with children also. Not everyone is "kid friendly".
> And vice-versa not all kids are up to behaving at an adult level in
> these social situations. Some of their social skills are pretty
> rough around the edges, their attention wanders, etc. (sounds like
> me! ;-) ).
> Having said all that, just like last time, Unity Games II is a wide
> open family event. So kids are of course very welcome. But please
> understand that not all kids can play all games and not every person
> you meet is ready or wants to play parent while gaming. So keep an
> eye on your kids and make sure they don't get in over their heads.
> (Or just send them to play a huge 6 board 12 player game of RoboRally
> with Pete and Dan! Heheh).
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