We have always played a lot of games in our family and still do.
When I was a kid, my favorites were scrabble, yahtzee and double solitaire and we always had a table set up in the family room with a jigsaw puzzle in progress, being assembled by everyone.
Hubby's family played lots of card games like rummy, tripoli and steal the pile as well as board games like parcheesi.
As our girls were growing up, we collected an entire cupboard full of games - everything from battleship, pigmania, operation, sorry, uno, checkers and mille bornes to mousetrap, pictionary and trivial pursuit. Granddaughter's favorite is horseopoly. Hubby and I like to break out the backgammon board and play 2 out of 3.
One of our new favorites is Doodle Dice. We had a group of adults over for a barbeque recently and played. I probably enjoyed it more than anyone else because I WON! Neener neener!!!
Here are the basics. It's for 2 to 6 players, ages 6 through adult. The object is to be the first player to collect a set of six cards - one of each color - by rolling the doodles shown on the cards. It comes with a deck of cards, 6 dice and a cup for rolling them.
This game is easy and so much fun. It's even fun to help each other strategize while playing. Seems like kids and adults all love it. If you're looking for a great gift for any age, this is a winner!