Farkel–I like this game because any number of people cam play it. The object is to acquire points by rolling the dice. The first player to get 10,000 points wins. Farkel is easy to learn.The official Farkel set comes with a study dice cup with rules printed on the outside. The dice cup is also used to store the dice,score pads and pencils. If a player needs to drop out to tend to dinner, the game can still go on. This is a huge plus! Though there is some strategy, luck is most important making it good for fragile egos. Best for ages 12 and up but no reason younger kids can’t play.
Sprocket– I have yet to play this game but ordered it for Mirth to carry because I’ve liked the other games this company has . An abstract stragety game for 2-4 players. In years past we have played Cathedral, Quarto, and Paradux. I’m hoping this will become another favorite.
Bananagrams and Double Banangrams– I prefer Bananagrams over Scrabble during the holidays because each Bananagrams game takes only 5-10 minutes(depending on number of players). If I miss one game, I can easily jump in to the next game. Regular Bananagrams is good for up to 7 players, Double Bananagrams works for up to 16 players. We own both.
Tip Over– From the people who brought us Rush Hour, This single player game includes 40 challenges from beginner to expert. Good for ages 8 and up. There is always someone curled up in a chair at our house playing this.
What are your family’s favorite games!!! I’m always looking for new games!