This wonderful little game is surely worth highlighting here. It is Rush Hour: A Traffic Jam game by ThinkFun.
The object of the game is to get the red car off the board by driving it through the hole on the right side of the game. There are 3 different levels of set-up (determined by the cards): beginner, intermediate, and advanced. It is more complicated than it looks and sometimes kids are better than adults. This is intended to be a solitaire game, but we like to play it together, challenging us to anticipate each other's moves and try to work together in our strategies.
This is a perfect travel game (with it's handy little carrying case), but is great for just setting up somewhere in the home where you and your kids can stumble upon it now and again and play a quick game.
Ginger Carlson, author Labels: creativity tools, games, toys