One of my favorite games at family functions was Taboo. My sisters and I would play against our cousins and we would always win. :) For those who aren't familiar with the game, basically you need to get the other person to guess what is on your card, but there is also a list of words you aren't allowed to say. So, for example, if you had Minnie Mouse you probably wouldn't be able to use the words cartoon, Disney, Mickey, etc.
The reason my sisters and I always won is because we were close enough, and had enough shared stories, that we could easily get the other person to figure it out using some stream of 'hey, remember that time.'
Another favorite game was played at our barn Christmas parties. I show Arabians and when I was younger there was always a big Christmas party at the barn, with the horses. :) One game we played was bobbing for apples, or carrots, but it was the horses who'd bob.
Apples float, but carrots sink. My horse, Beatle, being a bit of a pig and rather clever, figured out that if he just blew water out his nose he could dive for the carrots and get them very quickly! He was the bobbing for carrots Champion every year!
How about you? What are your favorite games?
Oh, and check out this great interview at USA today with my fellow Swoon Romance author, Stephanie Wardrop where she compares Elizabeth Bennet and Liz Lemon. :)