Monopoly Type Game Good for 1St Graders?

Updated on September 27, 2011
A.W. asks from Saint Charles, IL
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Hey Moms. We got Dog-opoly (Monopoly with everything dog related- breeds instead of properties and the pawns are things such as a mailman, a cat, a flea, a dog bone, etc) recently and my six year old LOVES it. We have lots of fun playing and it helps her work on adding and money skills (without her even knowing! Bonus!). Anyway, we were thinking maybe it would make a good Christmas gift for her 1st grade class. What do you think? They will be starting a money unit in their math but I don't know if it's too advanced for 6-7 year olds. My kid does okay but I don't know about the majority.

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answers from Youngstown on

My son is in 1st grade and he wouldn't be able to play monopoly. Not without my help. The teacher or helper would probably have to play with them and sometimes there isn't time for that. How about monopoly jr? We have that and my son is pretty good at it but again still needs help. He is very smart too. I wouldn't do the adult monopoly though.

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answers from Honolulu on

My daughter's 1st grade class had that game.

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answers from Phoenix on

What is the difference between Monopoly Jr and Monopoly?

We have Monopoly, Monopoly U-Build (only played once or twice..) and Monopoly Deal (we play this the most since it's a quick & fun card game.)

We personally made our son wait till he was 8 to play Monopoly (the board game) because even though he could play many games earlier than the "recommended" age, we knew that Monopoly was a long game and involved banking and adding money and stuff like that. He is 9 and LOVES this game now. I don't know about it being for first graders as I don't have any experience there, just telling you what we personally thought/did. Maybe we missed out??

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answers from Kalamazoo on

My daughter loved it starting in 1st grade too, but she is also at least slightly advanced. I would see the problem that it's just too long of a game to play at school though. With us, we usually play it off and on over a weeks time- about 3 sessions or so. The JR version is good and just deals with $1-$5 bills and is also much shorter from beginning to end. Other good games are Scrabble JR and Boggle Jr.

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answers from Milwaukee on

My daughter is 5 1/2 and for Christmas she got Monopoly Jr and loves it. It's not too advanced for her.

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answers from Detroit on

I think there is a "junior" version of Monopoly, along with junior versions of other games, like Clue and Yahtzee and Scrabble. You could try Googling it.

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answers from Savannah on

I'd go with Monopoly, jr.

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answers from Pittsburgh on

What about Payday? It doesn't take long to play O. or two months and great math practice. My son has loved this since 1st grade.

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answers from Rochester on

Well, we as parents are usually helping/doing the math for our children when we play Monopoly at this age. My daughter loves it, too. However, I know there's a Monopoly Jr, not sure if they are still selling it, but you could probably find it somewhere. I think that would make a nice gift!

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answers from Cleveland on

my kdis don't have that long to play at recess, but I love the idea of a game. Connect four and Guess Who? are good for that age. Ask the teacher and i bet he/she could suggest something.

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answers from Washington DC on

We just got Monopoly junior for our kindergartner and he is obsessed with it. I am amazed that he can sit still long enough but he does. I say go for it, but if you are wondering you can always call her teacher and ask.

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