In an age of electronic gaming/entertainment simple 'table/board' type games often get overlooked as being old fashioned and therefore boring. However, this is far from true. Infact for all round FAMILY fun, board games etc are still hard to beat!
Uno is a simple but entertaining card game that can be played at any age- from 3yr up with a little adult help! Great for helping with number recognition, but even before that very young children can match the colours as well as the shape of the numbers and symbols on the cards, in much the same way as playing 'pairs' or snap.
Great one for traveling or keeping in your bag for those times when you need to unexpectedly entertain young or old alike.
No batteries required! :-)