Looking for a little something for Joe's birthday this year (after getting a new radar gun), I decided we needed a new board game.
We had played Ticket to Ride: Europe at our friends Jon and Lydia's house and really enjoyed it! Ok, done!
It is a pretty quick game of strategy where your mission is to build trains across Europe given certain tickets. You have to plot the best coarse, avoid other players, and remember what you are doing -- but it doesn't take too long and you don't have to think to hard -- wins for everyone!
We've played several times now just the two of us and with family and friends. So, if you're looking for a fun family game, even for older children, I totally recommend Ticket to Ride: Europe!