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Old    Steve Bates (Steve_Bates)      Join Date: Mar 2010       12-21-2010, 9:05 AM Reply   
Heading to some relatives for Christmas and want to bring a cool board-game for them. Younger couple (mid 40's), two daughters roughly 10 and 14.
Any ideas?
Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       12-21-2010, 9:18 AM Reply   
Classics:

Trivial Pursuit
Pictionary
Risk
Scrabble
Parceesi

My family used to get pretty serious about the Pictionary and Trivial Pursuit battles over the holidays.
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       12-21-2010, 9:59 AM Reply   
Settlers of Catan - You can thank me later.

The following are card games, but nothing like a standard deck of cards type games....

Dominion
Bonanza - (nothing to do with the tv show)
Old    Paul Strahm (jps912)      Join Date: Jun 2007       12-21-2010, 10:11 AM Reply   
Rummicub. Not sure about the ages but its pretty easy to play and tons of fun.
Old    Rob Flaherty (mc_x15)      Join Date: Jul 2008       12-21-2010, 10:54 AM Reply   
Perudo-The ganme of Peruvian liar dice, great game
Mexican Train, really great game
Balderdash-really funny.

these are a little more fun than your classic board games, all easy to learn. Can be use as drinking games as well for the adults.
Old    Eric (mjfan23)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-21-2010, 11:51 AM Reply   
rummicub
Old    Moe (nauti4life)      Join Date: Sep 2008       12-21-2010, 12:11 PM Reply   
Apples to Apples is our favorite. Plays 2-10 people. You cant stop laughing.
Old    Matt (duramat)      Join Date: Feb 2008       12-21-2010, 1:58 PM Reply   
Ticket to Ride games are fun with the kids and adults. You cant go wrong wth either one

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002TV2LU?...D787DZY4NN2CS&

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...to+ride+europe
Old    Bryan (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       12-21-2010, 11:21 PM Reply   
ill second apples to apples, fun and interactive
Old    Travis Briscoe (travis_briscoe)      Join Date: Sep 2005       12-22-2010, 1:53 AM Reply   
x3 on apples to apples. Everyone loves it, and perfect for any age.
Old    Ed (elc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       12-22-2010, 9:50 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by fly135 View Post
Settlers of Catan - You can thank me later.
I am not much of a board game person... but settlers is great. I suck at this game and its still entertaining.
Old    Wes (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       12-22-2010, 9:56 AM Reply   
+1 for Settlers of Catan
A2A is also fun, but we end up just making up our own categories
Old    Shawn (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       12-22-2010, 11:12 AM Reply   
The Monopoly card game was a hit last year during the holidays for us. Really entertaining and it only takes about 15 minutes a game... not the 3 to 4 hours the board game used to take us. :-)
Old    Melissa (psych3060)      Join Date: Sep 2002       12-23-2010, 9:25 AM Reply   
My family loves playing Quiddler. The kids get into too.
Old    Cliff (ord27)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-23-2010, 9:45 AM Reply   
Tripoli
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       12-23-2010, 9:52 AM Reply   
You can watch a sample game of Settlers played online here....

http://www.profeasy.com/Settlers_Boa..._1.html?mode=3
Old    Steve - O (misteve)      Join Date: Aug 2007       12-23-2010, 11:28 AM Reply   
Cranium, my family like any of the Cranium style games.

I like "Things"
Old    GD (diamonddad)      Join Date: Mar 2010       12-23-2010, 11:58 AM Reply   
25 words or less is a fun game. Teams bid on words needed to get your team to guess 5 words.

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