I finally, after years of trying, got Limey hooked on a board game. Video games and movies are entertaining and all but are pretty useless when the power goes out. The winning game is called Carcassonne. It is a tile laying game and is said to be similar to Settlers of Catan. The reason we went with Carcassonne over Catan is because you can play it with two players. SOC needs at least three.
After playing it at least a dozen times last week, I decided to make it even more fun by picking up a couple of expansion packs. The packs give you more tiles and more options for scoring. The base game took us about 30-45 minutes to play. With the expansions it takes about an hour. It is so much fun and I admit that we're totally addicted.
Rio Grande Games makes a lot of cool board games that are a little more interesting than the standard fare that you find at Walmart. Unfortunately they can be hard to come by if you're rural and/or can't order them from Amazon.com.
What's your favourite board game?