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Elf on the Shelf
« on: December 19, 2016, 06:20:14 PM »
My wife got an elf on the shelf for our son a few years ago.  I am not a big fan of it, but when I get stuck working with the elf (and his dinosaur & monkey friends), I have him play boardgames.  He has played Connect 4 and Battleship in the past.  This year I had him play newer games.



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Re: Elf on the Shelf
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 12:43:47 PM »
Johnathan Coulton's "Creepy Doll' springs to mind!

Good luck finding some more challenging opponents in 2017 Dirk!

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Re: Elf on the Shelf
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 07:25:38 PM »
One more!

Decar is right, I need to find some more worthy opponents.

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Re: Elf on the Shelf
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 03:19:33 AM »
We have an Elf on the shelf too. This year was his third visit and my kids love him and can't wait to find out what he's been getting up to each morning when they come downstairs. They say goodbye to him before they go to bed on the 23rd December and wake up to find that he's brought them each a Christmas Eve box the following morning (and usually a note thanking them for looking after him).

I haven't played many boardgames with him yet as I'd be too embarrassed to lose against him. But he tends to like climbing things and often gets stuck in places much to the kids' amusement!

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Re: Elf on the Shelf
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 04:02:52 AM »
Enjoy it while you can Dan.  Unfortunately some older kids spoiled everything for my son yesterday.  Luckily it happened after Xmas.

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Re: Elf on the Shelf
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 06:20:48 AM »
Sorry to hear some older kids ruined your son's day. Please let us know if we can help.  We can send the big boys round and have words if need be ;)


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