Depends on the age. We like Yahtzee to help my daughter with math. Sequence the State version for learning the capitols of the states. MasterMind, which both my 14 yo and 11 yo can win at, to learn problem solving. Scrabble is a traditional one for spelling. And our newest twist: I buy used Trivia Persuit games and put the boxes in our cars and on the end tables. When we drive somewhere we go through and ask the questions and go from youngest to oldest to see who can answer. I was supprised both the kids and my husband enjoyed "playing" on our 2 1/2 hour drive to Jefferson City last weekend. We didn't move game pieces or fill in the pies. It was just for bragging rights and I will tell you my 11 yo held her own!