Here is a list of some of our favorite games (in no particular order).
1. Ticket to Ride - Players claim railway routes across the United States, trying to gain the most points. We also have the 1910 Expansion pack. Soccer Girl and The Boy can get rather ruthless, trying to achieve the longest train or complete the most tickets while making their destinations and accumulating the most points. Ballerina's play is a little more laid-back, and Little Red just likes to join all of her routes together into one long train. The Ticket to Ride - Europe version is on my wish list.
5. Hi Ho, Cherry-O! - This is Sassy Pants's favorite game. Since she's so young, she can't play the other games that the older kids like, so she and I play this one a lot. It's a fun way to help her practice counting skills, and we even throw in some simple adding and subtraction skills.
I'm always looking for new board games to play with the small people who live here. What is your family's favorite game?