One of the best memories I have of my grandparents is playing poker with them. Years ago, my parents moved from New York to South Carolina, leaving me, my sister, and my brother behind. The only family we had up north were our grandparents, and every couple of weeks we would get together with them and play poker. We hardly ever played five card stud. My PopPop had other games he liked to play, and the only one I can remember is "deuces and jacks, the man with the ax, and a pair of seven takes all".
It has been many, many years since we have played, and it's been over ten years since my PopPop passed away. I have tried playing poker online, but it is not the same. These days, I prefer playing classic solitaire. I have taught the kids how to play rummy, and that is fun to play when we have our family game nights, though we haven't done that in a really long time. I think our last family game night was New Year's Eve last year. The kids had gotten a dice game for Christmas, so we sat and played that for a couple of hours. Eventually, I gave up and went to play solitaire online, leaving the game to the kids.
My kids love when we do game nights, not only because we play games together, but because I cook all kinds of "bad for us" food. Each of the kids get to pick out all the food, and it is usually a combination of mozzarella sticks, taquitos, and pizza rolls.
I am going to have to plan a game night with the kids soon.