My mom liked Chinese checkers, so we struck a deal. One game of Scrabble was good for two games of Chinese checkers, since her favorite was over so quickly. She was good, and there was no way my strategy would ever match hers.
Since today is National Games Day, why don't you pull out the family favorite game and have a game night with the people you love! Even the little ones can get into a heated round of Candyland or Chutes and Ladders.