Are all LEGO Boardgames more or less for children, or are some of them suitable for grown-up, more expert players? (Everybody likes relaxing with a simple game, but are any of the games a bit more challenging?)

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    From personal experience (which doesn't quite qualify as an answer), the games I tried left me with a feeling of being a bit too easy, or repetitive, thus having low replay value. Also, the competitive stance of all these games tends to get annoying.
    – Joubarc
    Commented Mar 20, 2012 at 15:32

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The most obvious answer is probably the LEGO Heroica range, especially when played in "Campaign" mode; for more details see our Heroica tag wiki.

There are also a few examples of "Expert" rules that others have come up with, including our very own Joe Wreschnig's set on his dedicated site.

Advanced Heroica PDF by Jason Glover/GreyGnomeGames (archived page)

Both of these make the ruleset more complicated and can encourage more of a team play than the usual competitive play that my kids make it.

LEGO Creationary is another game where the modelling requirements make it a slightly less child friendly game than some of the others.

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    Good to know someone made coop rules for Heroica games (I didn't dare try these yet as I feared I would be disappointed), they sound much more interesting.
    – Joubarc
    Commented Mar 20, 2012 at 15:33
  • @Joubarc I've not tried the more advanced rules "officially" with my kids yet (4 and 7), although I've taken some of Joe's ideas and others - I've used Joe's Thief changes, and added a variant where the Druid can heal other characters over a certain distance - making it more of a true healer than it currently is. Works nicely when each player has multiple characters too. Commented Mar 20, 2012 at 15:46
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    I've played Creationary with adults only and it works well.
    – Rich
    Commented Mar 30, 2012 at 13:38

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