Santa Claus brought me a new game for my stocking last Christmas. Quiddler is sort of a combination of Scrabble and Rummy. Bill and I love to play games together and for years had serious Scrabble competitions. Come kids, I lost the concentration required to actually beat Bill, so Scrabble had to go on hold. We've played other board, card and word games over the years, but I've always missed the word manipulations.
Quiddler requires short spurts of concentration and allows time for chatting or helping out a kid. Because there are a set amount of hands, the length of the game is limited. And I get to make random letters into words. It is by far my new favorite. Right now I'm ahead 76 to 49. Hope my luck holds!