Gift Guides: My First Games (Kids Games)

by: on December 16, 2021  |  

On this next instillation of Gift Guides, we have compiled a list of the perfect games for the young gamers in your life. It’s never to early to share the love of board games. We even have games for kids as young as 2 years old!

As of the posting, all of these games are in stock.

Animal Upon Animal

  • 2-4 players
  • 15 mins
  • 4 years +

The animals want to show how good they are at making tall pyramids! They must be skillfully careful: Who will position the penguin on top of the crocodile, the sheep on top of the penguin, the serpent on the sheep? The hedgehog wants to stand on top of the pyramid but the height is making him dizzy. In Animal Upon Animal players roll the die and either places one or two animals on to the stack of animals, passes one of his or her animals to another player for them to place, or places an animal on the table, extending the base for other players to build upon. Of course, if any pieces fall off whilst you are building, you get up to two of them back. The first player to have used all of their animals wins.

My Very First Games: Off to Bed

  • 1-3 players
  • 10 mins
  • 2 years+

It’s time to go to bed — but the rabbit, bear and cat are unable to settle down because their beds, pillows and covers are all muddled up! What’s more, the animals each want their favorite stuffed toy. If the children have good powers of memory and a bit of luck in turning over the tiles in My Very First Games: Off to Bed!, they can succeed in getting their animal into bed first.

Rhino Hero

  • 2-5 players
  • 15 mins
  • 5 years+

Rhino Hero presents players with an incredibly heroic – and regrettably heavy – rhinoceros who is eager to climb a tall building and leap other tall buildings in a single bound. First, though, you need to construct that building. Players each start the game with five roof cards, and they take turns adding walls and roofs to a single building. On a turn, you first place walls on the highest floor, then you choose a roof card in your hand and place it on the wall. Each roof card bears markings that indicate where the next player must place walls on the card. In addition, some roof cards force a player to perform special actions, such as placing a second roof, changing the direction of play, or moving Super Rhino to a new location on the tower. Keep your hands steady!

Dr. Beaker

  • 2-4 players
  • 15 mins
  • 8 years+

In Dr. Beaker, each player has a beaker with six compartments around the edge for molecules, which are represented by plastic balls in three colors; two spaces for molecules are in the center of the beaker, with the beaker having a rotating platform in it. Each player also has a stirring rod, and when someone turns over a challenge card, everyone must race to arrange the molecules in their beaker to match the pattern showing on the card — but they must use only their rod to do so, moving the molecules around the beaker through the openings in the compartments. As soon as a player matches the pattern, they claim the card, then flip over a new one, with everyone continuing to play with whatever arrangement of molecules they currently have.

Go Away Monster!

  • 2-4 players
  • 15 mins
  • 3 years+

Reach in the bag to find the puzzle pieces that fit your bedroom game board. Try to distinguish between the different puzzle pieces and decide which one feels like the size and shape of a piece you need. If you pull out a monster, don’t be scared… You take charge, and the monsters will take off! Being afraid of monsters is a normal part of growing up. Go Away Monster! encourages kids to conquer that fear by acting it out and taking control. It also lets them experience some of the apprehension and excitement in deciding what is real and what is imaginary.

D&D Summer Camp 2021!

by: on April 20, 2021  |  

Calling all adventurers! Join Dungeon Master Boyce for some D&D fun! D&D Summer Camp is a one week in-person camp aimed at both new and intermediate players with a focus on playing D&D from levels 1 to 5. This camp is for kids ages 10 to 14 and will run from 12-5pm each day.

There are 4 camps this year:

  • July 5-9 (Full)
  • July 12-16 (Full)
  • July 19-23 (Full)
  • August 2-6 (Full)

Follow the link above to save a spot today ($50 prepayment total $275), the remaining balance will be due 2 weeks prior to camp starting! Space is limited to 8 kids, and these camps will fill fast.

Camp will consist of the following:

  • Work together to build a World in which to play
  • Create maps of that World
  • Each participant will design a dungeon and then play in that dungeon
  • Learn about storytelling and roleplaying
  • Create a character
  • Choose and paint a miniature of that character
  • Learn to play and play tons of D&D
  • All materials provided
  • Everyone gets a set of dice, a dice bag, coins and other goodies
  • Coupon for 20% off a Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook
  • Healthy snack each day (Attendees should eat lunch before arriving)
    • Additional snacks and beverages are available for purchase in our cafe
  • Skills building and teamwork
  • Math and probabilities
  • Multiple activities per day
  • Fun Fun Fun!

Online D&D Birthday Parties!

by: on March 27, 2021  |  

Do you have a kiddo who really loves Dungeons & Dragons? While we continue to be safe, we have worked out a great solution for social distanced birthday parties!

Join DM Boyce with 6 of your friends (ages 10+) via Discord for a 3 hour adventure you will tell everyone about!

Now here’s the important information:

  • Kiddos must have access to a Windows or Mac Computer modern enough to run Discord
    • Browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox 38+, Opera, Microsoft Edge 17+, Safari II+
  • Must have a reliable internet connection
  • Cost – $200
  • Ages 10+

We also recommend a microphone and headphones for a better experience.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, contact boyce@meeplesgames.com for more information or to set up your birthday!

Youth Online D&D Starting Wednesday 8/26

by: on September 30, 2020  |  
Youth Online D&D

Online D&D is back! Don’t miss out on the next round of Youth Online D&D! This session will run every Wednesday from 3:30- 6:00pm, starting August 26th. This will be a continuous campaign, running for 4 weeks at a time. At the end of the 4 weeks, players can sign up for the next chapter of the adventure. Remember, these sessions are for ages 10-14. In order for things to go smoothly there are a few prerequisites:

  • Must have played D&D before, not for new players
  • Must have a Windows or Mac computer modern enough to run DISCORD
    • Browers: Google Chrome, Firefox 38+, Opera, Microsoft Edge 17+, Safari 11+
  • Must have a reliable internet connection
  • Must have a Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook. We’ll email you a 20% off discount code after registration to pick one up.
  • Must have an email account, this will be how Boyce communicates with the player/parents
  • We also recommend a Microphone and Headphones – not required, but it makes for a better experience.

This is a completely different D&D than any other type we’ve held before (Tween D&D etc). We are currently only running one group, so space is limited. Other session information is as follows:

  • Cost- $100 per session
  • 4 week session starting Wednesday August 26, and running every Wednesday after from 3:30-6:00pm
  • Players will create their own characters with our DM

If you meet all of the prerequisites and this seems like something perfect for your child, you can purchase your D&D session here.

Learn-to-Play D&D (Online) Starting September 22nd!

by: on September 15, 2020  |  

Join DM Boyce for Learn-To-Play D&D (Online). Spots are limited, so please read the following and if it sounds like something you would enjoy sign up today!

  • When: Tuesday Starting September 22nd
  • Time: 6:00-8:30pm
  • Ages: 13+, anyone 10-12 will need a parent to participate
  • Cost: $30 per player (parent/child pair)

In this session we’ll use pre-made characters (we’ll send you a link to choose from), go over the basic rules, turns, story telling, playing in character, leveling up and basic combat.  Then we’ll play a short, fun session. If this sounds like something you would like to participate in, here are the few things you will need beforehand.

Prerequisites:  We will be using Discord to run the sessions. Here are the requirements for it to run smoothly:

  • Must have a Windows or Mac Computer modern enough to run Discord https://discord.com/
  • Browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox 38+, Opera, Microsoft Edge 17+, Safari II+
  • Must have a reliable internet connection
  • Must have an email account, this will be how we will communicate with the players/parents
  • For single players, we also recommend a microphone and headphones for a better experience

If you fulfill all of the prerequisites, than click here to sign up. Make sure when signing up to add the players name in the comments/notes to us section. After you are registered, we will send you an email with next steps.

Space is limited, and spots will fill quickly.