We LOVE game time at our house. We try to have a game time at least once a week (even if it is just one quick game in the middle of the day). Not only is it an easy and free activity (if you already have the game), but I find that hanging out with your kids while playing a game can build strong bonds that really help in those times when it isn’t so easy to talk. If I am having a hard week with one of the kids I make sure they are part of game time. Usually all are smiling by the time we are done. Domino Games are a standby favorite. It is a easy game that all ages can play and most versions of play are easy and/or educational.
I also LOVE Dominoes because it is so versatile. Most games you purchase can only play one form of that game. (Though my game shelf is testament that I love many of those too) There are over 100 different domino games out there. Dominoes is also one of our top favorites because it is an easy game to adapt to involve our kindergartner. Though Candyland is fun to play with her, Dominoes is much more engaging for all involved.