Our boys just had spring break and since spring in Kansas City means sunny and 68 degrees one day and rainy and 42 degrees the next, we spent a decent amount of time playing games (we are a gaming family anyway).
Here are some favorites of ours right now.
Root: This is the top game at our house right now (thanks, Mike!). It feels like Settlers of Catan meets Risk. This is definitely more advanced and in-depth — thus my younger two boys (5 and 8) struggle and I have to help them with their turns. My 10yo is great at it. We already have plans to play this tomorrow (Saturday) after breakfast.
Skyjoe: Perfect for casual game night with anyone at just about any age.
Bang: This has been our family favorite for a several years now. There are several expansion packs as well, and about once every six months we will get a new expansion.
Bannanagrams: We will often sneak in a round of Bananagrams before bedtime, or during lunch.
Crew: If you like card games such as hearts, spades, etc. Then you’ll enjoy this.
(Bonus) Dominion: This is a deck-building card game that my family got into back before we all started having kids. We got so many of the expansion decks that I had to build my own custom card box. Anyway… we haven’t played it in ages, but listing out all these other games reminded me how much fun Dominion is. :)