I have a GAME BOY! No, not a Nintendo...a "real" Game Boy, namely Grandson R.
Almost every time he comes to our house, he wants to play one or the other....or both. Right now he's learning to shuffle the cards and he thinks that is really cool.
SEQUENCE is a really fun game but it is also a great teaching tool. If you want to win you really need to use some careful, strategical thinking. As a teacher I know how important it is these days for kids to use higher order thinking skills and this game, I believe, really fosters that type of thought.
JUMPING MONKEYS is just plain fun. Each player has a little catapult from which you "launch" your monkeys. Hopefully they land in the tree. When all your monkeys have landed successfully, you're the winner. We both get tickled almost every time we play this game and so it's full of laughs.
R. loves to win as he is quite competitive (like his daddy). I don't just "let" him win as I want him to learn to be a good loser as well as a gracious winner. Not to worry though as he beats me fair and square more than I beat him!
Some more favorites are:
The SORRY game is an old favorite...in fact, this one belonged to his great aunt. Another game that's getting some of his attention is this one:
My GAME BOY is a lot of fun. If you don't have one, you don't know what you're missing!