Wow, this is an old thread. Still great stuff.
I've seen some of our favorites...Cattan, Spoons, Monopoly. Our daighter-in-law is great to play ganes with her children. We also enjoy doing puzzles as a family which has been annual Christmas gathering event of long standing.
I especially enjoy Set, Sequence and Hand and Foot. The last gathering at the family farm, (20 years ago?) we had at least 15 people around rhe dining room table playing H&F... pretty exciting!
A new game for us thisbgg year is Qwerkle. Great for all ages. The first time we played it with our family, the 6 year old smoked us all! It was great!
Since so many other places are closed down, to give her vets something to do at the local American Legion, my daughter has board game tournaments going. They are loving it.