At what age do kids start to “get” the ideas behind boardgames?
I imagine this may differ according to the game, of course.
My kid understands taking turns to place X’s and O’s on a tic-tac-toe board, but the idea of trying to get three in a row is as far as I can tell utterly beyond his capabilities. (Not just that he can’t figure out how to get three in a row, but rather, the very idea “three in a row” is not something he can comprehend–as far as I can tell.) When do you suppose he’ll start to “get it?”
How about Checkers?
How about Chess?
How about Go?
Any hard stats or good studies would be welcome. Anecdotes get in too but have to get their hands stamped.