Another game we like is called Wits and Wagers. It's another one that is good for a crowd, and pretty easy to play.
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Basically the whole group is given a question, like "how many different shapes of pasta are there?" Or "what did the first cellular phone cost". Everyone writes down their number, and then places their poker chip on either their own number, or the number of another, if they feel it is probably closest to accurate. It doesn't require very much attention to detail, like Catan, or Risk, or other "in depth" games, but is more fun to play than Chinese Checkers, or Trouble or other more "mindless" games.
If you are looking to add fun group games to your game night or family gatherings, these ones come recommended by me!