Adventurous gamers may want to venture out to Mansfield Massachusetts for Totalcon. This is a four day long game convention, now in its twenty third year. This year it's taking place between February 19th and 22nd. You can expect plenty of board gaming as well as role playing games and miniatures games.
Conventions like this are a great chance to try many different games, meet people, and potentially do some shopping when you're all done. There are often games set aside for younger players. Read the descriptions of each event to get a sense of whether it's right for your child.
As of January 8th the details regarding the games were still not listed on the website. Check back later for a full list of the games and events.