This forum is so vidgame-centric. Time to change things up a bit!
We've been getting into some serious card game action in our house, lately. With a six-year-old, we're kind of limited to exactly what we can play, but we've found a couple that are really loads of fun.
Uno - This game is a must. Easy to learn for kids as young as 4 (I'd imagine) and just as much fun for adults to play. Simple.
Monopoly Deal - Holy crap!! THIS GAME IS ADDICTIVE. It's a card game spin on the classic board game. The best thing about it is that it takes MINUTES to determine a winner, rather than HOURS. SPEND THE FOUR BUCKS AND PICK THIS UP AT ANY WALMART OR TARGET!
GUILLOTINE - Another game that's loads of fun. Based on the French Revolution, you line up Nobles (cards) that are worth a varying number of points and "behead" them in an order advantageous to you by using the action cards to manipulate the line of Nobles on their way to the guillotine. It's "reading-required" (in order to use the action cards), so not especially suitable to kids under seven or eight, but fun.
DD Mau - Just picked this up today after seeing a bunch of folks playing it here in Tucson (where the game originated, according to the bookstore I saw it being played in). Looked like a blast!
Another we'd like to try is Munchkin.
We've also played rummy and cribbage a lot in the past.
Anything else anyone else has played that kicks ass??