Growing up it was Monopoly or Scrabble. That was pretty much it, least in our house. We had to invent new ways to play Monopoly over and over so as to save us from the mind numbing boredom of the game.
Anyways, fast forward more years than I care to number here and board games are a whole new level. We love playing them and tend to buy them for a family gift at Christmas and birthdays or just whenever the budget allows. Family and friends come over or we go there, BBQ, good convo and board games played. Take them away on the long weekends and stuff. All good. Few card games also, have Love Letters and also play Hearts, Canasta and so on.
Anyone else enjoying playing them? Got any favourites? We love Catan in our house, have expansion kits for it. Also have Splendour, Ticket To Ride Europe (another popular one), Sheriff of Nottingham and one or two others. Our 7 year old loves Catan and plays all the others too.
Planning on getting Pandemic at some point and husband wouldn't mind Game of Thrones (takes 2-4 hours to play! ) and Stone Age. Also looking at 7 Wonders.
Cost wise they don't seem cheap ($50-80 is about ballpark) but given a night out can cost that much or more and we get years of use and enjoyment from them I don't think its a bad expense.