It seems to be part of a family tradition to buy a Family (or Euro) Game. Last year it was Hare and Tortoise, this year Ticket to Ride (see below, truth to be told I had had my eye on this one for quite a while - I was tempted by the Europe themed one but in the end I went for the original game thinking they were on to a winner given the freedom of the US of A, the Eurpean game had to cross water and navigate the Mediterranean):
And I bet most of those Seven Million copies of the game that were sold were definitely played and thoroughly enjoyed. I am thinking that giving "games" is a perfect Xmas present to close friends and family .. although best think twice before giving "Cards Against Humanity" and be sure to read the small print (ahem, NSFW version of Exploding Kittens!) first.