Splendor

This is a great card game that is very easy to learn. It’s fairly quick, with a game lasting somewhere between 15 and 30 minutes. The object is simple: get the required number of victory points before your opponent does. To do this, you use your coins to buy cards and more coins which you then use to buy cards and more coins and so on. The problem is that your opponents are trying to do the same thing! It’s easy to play and would be a great choice for friends as well as families. You can play with 2-4 players. Unlike a lot of games, the 2 player option is quite satisfying. You don’t need a group to make it worthwhile. (A larger group actually adds to the complexity of the strategy since even more people are taking the cards you want to buy.)