We just got Ticket to Ride!
This is a really fun game to play as a family! It is not overly complicated, you can still chat while playing, game time is under an hour and it has many expansions to keep the game fresh through the years. Playing board games are a great way to connect as a family. Playing games together helps your kiddos build general knowledge and skills such as counting, colors, early reading. It also builds problem solving skills and is good for fine motor skills (Bringing Back Family Game Night, PBS)
Family board games (and puzzles) can be a bit pricey. So you want to know if your family enjoys the game before you make that investment! That is exactly why our library and many others check out games and puzzles! Stop by the library and peek at the game and puzzle collections. There are also discovery kits, puppets and baby puzzles in the children's department!