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    Default not very age appropriate.

    Hi all
    so my 2 year old DS got given for his birthday board games. WTF? is it just me or is that just the worst gift you could give a toddler. when i asked why you got my DS these two the two friends who got them the answer was give of you gave my DD a really annoying toy. (a potato head which she plays with to death). i know where they brought them and half a mind to head to the store to return them! WWYD????

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    One day he'll be old enough to play with them
    Last edited by DaveTTC; 17-04-2016 at 17:58.

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    I love board games so would keep them for when he's older, my DS was playing guess who at 4 but if they did it to annoy you then take them back and exchange them if your not happy or re gift them to a child who would use them or give them to charity if you don't want them , either way I wouldn't let it bother you, unless you specify what gifts you want you have to accept what you get gracefully

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    True didn't think that he would play with them when he is older. might just have to play with them later. might have to go get my little man something else to play with in the mean time.

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    I'd probably just keep them for when he's older.

    I would think the friends were a bit jerk-like though. Saying it's "pay back" is juvenile, and ultimately it's your child who misses out on playing with his gifts. Weirdos.

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    Sounds like something mil would do. I'd put them away and wait until he's older to play with them.

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    You may not need to wait too long. My DS started playing board games at around 2-1/2. Just basic games like Trouble. I modified them slightly to make it easier but I think it has helped to teach him things like having to wait for his turn. He's now nearly 3 and loves playing games with me.

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    They are actually quite good gifts as he will be able to play with them much more and for longer than of he got an age appropriate gift 😀

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    If someone gave my two year old board games I'd assume that they were buying a gift for my child that they could use when they were a bit older, and would put them away for then.
    I find this whole scenario a bit off...you get annoyed and rudely ask the friends what they were thinking, and they were being rude by buying your child a toy because they didn't like what you got their child. I'm glad I don't have friendships like that.

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    I love playing board games with my kids and I also give board games as gifts quite often - it's the gift that keeps on giving...hours of family enjoyment! My adult son says the best memories he has of early family life are playing Monopoly and Trpuble with us on rainy weekends.

    So I would keep them.....I may reconsider the dynamics within my friendship group though

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