We play quite a lot. Nothing much more fun that to sit around a table with friends and family, laughing, shooting the breeze, and trying to outscore those others. And before anybody says "Settlers of Catan"... get that crap out of here. Better than Monopoly (what isn't?), better than Risk (what isn't?), but after the charm of something different wears off you understand that it's too dice luck dependent. Not awful, but we don't go to it much. Anyway, here are my favorites, none of which depend on dice: Puerto Rico = the best of all. Not too heavy, not too light, multiple paths to victory, and is not overly long like some others. Best with 4 players. Ra = excellent auction game. Plays in about 30-45 minutes. Best with 4 players but still very good with 3. Ticket to Ride = great fun for all ages. Oh, no, she took the route I was counting on! Plays well with 2, 3, 4, or 5. Dixit = nobody who plays really cares if he/she wins or not. It's all about drinking, getting creative, and laughs. Really good filler card games: Sushi Go, 6Nimmt, Bohnanza, San Juan Other good games, but heavier and lengthier: Agricola, Caylus, Power Grid JUST SAY NO to Monopoly, Risk, Stratego, Clue. Those things turn people away from board games as a regular fun activity.