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    Board Games are a fantastic gift! Which ones did you get? My kids were playing basic board games at that age.

    In regards to the WWYD part...
    I would not ask a friend why they got board games, I would be appreciative they have gone to the effort and expense of the gifts in the first place.

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    Board games are great. Also depending On the game they don't have to be played by the rules either! ! I think boardgames are great ideas.

    I would never question a gift like that. A gift is something that you receive without 'earning' it. ..so I would say thank you and put it away until he can play it.

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    I can't believe this is a question.

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    I would be pretty happy with it as a gift as it is something the whole family can enjoy for years. Not just when they are 2

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    I much rather things like that that they will keep for years and can play with friends - I think it's actually very thoughtful than yet another barbie doll or some plastic rubbish that's broken in no time.

    I wouldn't say anything or do anything, if nothing else you don't need to buy them for them when they get older.

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    I think it sounds like a great gift! My kids all played board games with me by age 2 (but they were 'young' games such as memory,pop up pirate, mouse trap,snakes & ladders, etc - not trivial pursuit ) I think its a great quiet time to spend with your child, & great learning opportunity. Maybe your friends were a bit miffed with the quesion? It's a little rude to ask someone why they bought you a particular gift, IMO.

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    Default not very age appropriate.

    Your friend sounds really immature if she's trying to be spiteful. Well that's how it comes across to me anyway.

    I wouldn't mind the gift. Just put it away for later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    Board Games are a fantastic gift! Which ones did you get? My kids were playing basic board games at that age.

    In regards to the WWYD part...
    I would not ask a friend why they got board games, I would be appreciative they have gone to the effort and expense of the gifts in the first place.
    This exactly!!

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    Oh how I wish people had bought board games instead of plastic junk year after year! No tripping over stuff, no loud noisy toys, bliss!

    I have been given so much junk over the years but have never said it to anyone. Sounds like you're both being a bit precious.

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    Worst gift? No. Worst thank you? Yes.

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