Years ago I had a new game called Bonkers. You use strategy to lay out the game board, and no two games are alike. My brother, our friends and I used to play this a lot. Then I moved kinda far for everyone else, so I donated my game.
When my kids were old enough to play, I...
years of which the first one I played on a regular basis was checkers followed by Chess. I played them on traditional full size versions as well as travelling small magnetic sets.
The other sorts were more multi-player games such as Mousetrap and Monopoly.