Today is the It's all fun games blogfest hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh! Head to his page to find Mr. Linky.
This one is easy, and I like that!
--list your three most favorite games and why. Board games, card games, RPG, video games, physical games, drinking games - even mind games! If it’s a game you enjoy playing, it’s worth sharing.So, here it goes...
Dominion--what can I say about this game? It's made of awesome? Every game is different dependent on the combination of cards. You buy cards that let you perform actions, or money, the end goal being to have the most Victory Points at the end of the game. I love that my fate is in my hands. I build my own deck and thus work my way to the win. There is strategy involved, but you can just have fun and still do well. This is another one that my whole family enjoys. (Made for 4 players, but there is an expansion called Intrigue that lets you play up to 6 people.)
Settlers of Catan (up to 4 players) with the Seafarers (adds 2 more players for up to 6) and the Knights and Cities (still only up to 6) expansions. The three combined make for one kickin' game! First, it takes us half an hour just to set it up and remember all the rules. Then play can last for another hour or more. This game is special because we play it with our best friends during Thanksgiving and Christmas Break. It's become a family tradition to sit all day playing games and grazing on yummy left over holiday foods.
All my kids can play the base game of Settlers, but we haven't branched out with them into the others yet. It gets complicated--but not really. :D
I'm awful at explaining games, but that's why I provided Wiki links for you. I highly recommend all these games for a great family night.