Man I've been playing almost every night with my kids (no adults in the area that play). I have a 6 year old boy and a 9 year old girl and they love it!
I know what you are thinking! Battletech can't be played by 6 year olds!!!!! But it can!
With the 25th Anniversary Introductory Box Set it comes with a very very basic super-introductory set of mini-rules along with
the REGULAR introductory ruleset where a complete new player can start action in minutes. They even have simplified record sheets. Basically no heat, piloting skill, or even internal structure (the quick-start mini record sheets modify the outer armor up a bit to make up for this).
Just simple movement mechanics, shooting and cluster hits etc. Teaches the kids math too! I love it, they are learning something and I am getting blown up by them and having a lot of fun. The boy runs his Hunchback pretty much all the time, and the daughter likes the Cicada because it's fast. They always team up on my poor Hermes and cackle like crazies when they blow an arm off or make a headshot. (gee that sounds rather bad)
You dads out there, don't be afraid of picking this game up. The 25th Ann. Box Set is fantastic, thick cardboard maps, 2 of the best looking plastic mini's I've ever seen (Loki and Thor) and a slew of regular plastic mini's (better than the flat cutouts used in previous box sets by far). Not to mention all the reading materials
My son especially will see me pilot the Hunchie in MWO and will be super excited to play the next round of TT. With the quick-start rules, matches are very quick and really fun. They are even doing Battletech art in their spare time. Brings a tear to me eye it does.
Edited by uebersoldat, 12 October 2012 - 08:23 PM.