I was going to post this in the Big Board-Gaming catchall thread but that thing is massive and I feel like this can be a category of int's own. In looking through the last few hundreds of pages of the Big Board-Gaming catchall thread and from reviews I'm trying to compile a list of board and card games that would be good for a family of mixed ages. I played a many different types of board and card games when I was younger (Gammarauders, Pictionary, Clue, Monopoly, Axis and Allies all the way through Magic the Gathering Beta) and absolutely loved the time I spent playing those with my family.
Here's my list of games to consider. I've not played many of these games though, so feedback is appreciated.
Shadows in the Forest
5 Minute Dungeon
Mice and Mystics
Here Kitty Kitty
Spontuneous - The Song Game
Not Parent Approved: A Card Game for Kids, Families and Mischief Makers
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Please contribute if there is a game you think should be added. I like lists and can keep updating this and categorize it if necessary. Don't make me make a spreadsheet (oh please do!).
Out of these selections, what would be a good top 2 or 3 must haves or starters? Thinking about getting my family started in the board/card games with Christmas gifts to my 3 girls. We have 5 in our family now with ages 3, 9, 11 and 2 adults. Looking for a mix of games that 2-5 of us can play. I prefer the fantasy and strategy genre but really any genre will do as long as it’s fun. 3-year-old may have to wait or watch some (help) but as long as we get to spend some quality time it's worth it.