I’m not very interested in traditional card games, but I do enjoy what I’ll call Adventure Card Games, which encompass what most would call collectable card games and games of similar ilk.
I had been avoiding collectable card games for various philosophical and pratical reasons, but I got a couple of starting decks of Magic: the Gathering as a present for Christmas 1995; not surprisingly, it was fun, so I played them occassionally. I’m still unhappy about the collectable aspect of the games, and a few other things. I found the announcement of the Wizards of the Coast patent on trading-card games unsettling, and it further reduced my interest in their games.
Unfortunately, I haven’t anyone willing to play Mythos, yet, but I’ve got some ideas….
In 2009 I finally got to play Illuminati (which I’ve had since the mid- 80s). It was a lot of fun.
Risk, Monopoly, Clue, and so on, these are the old standards. Fun but nothing special.
I’ve never been very interested in card games, such as poker, for some reason. Most of them bore me to tears, and the others are only just bearable.
These are games like Carcassone and Settlers of Catan. I’ve been playing more and more of these in the past few years.