Lots of folks enjoy card or board games like Uno, Scrabble, Risk, Trivial Pursuit, Pit, and Monopoly. Several months ago we started a family game night where one night a week we gather round the kitchen table after dinner and play a couple of games before Junior gets ready for bed. I must say it seems to have helped him learn to be a better loser (still working on the being a better winner part), not to mention its enjoyable 'quality' time we get to spend together; pretty much an essence of life kinda thing. We recently taught him Uno, and he really enjoys a charades-type game, as well as a toy/game called "Elefun" and another called "Lets go Fishing" (he also loves to fish in real life). I'm looking forward to the day when he's old enough to play more complex games like Monopoly, Risk, or even Axis & Allies.
As a geeky teen, I grew up playing lots of Avalon Hill games. Ones like Squad Leader, Third Reich, 1776, Diplomacy, Civilization (yes, the board game that was invented years before Sid Meier came along), or Stalingrad. About the same time I same time I played Dungeons & Dragons too (up until maybe high school freshman year).
These days when we have company over, we'll sometimes play cards either Euchre, or a game with a special deck called Wizard.
How about you, were any of you active board or card gamers in your youth? Anyone else have family game night? Any avid card players?