Here's another no-batteries-needed game. If you fancy a bit of a change from Settlers of Catan (although we don't know why you would) then Dixit makes a good alternative. The whole game is very well made, with a high level of attention to the graphics.
Each game takes around 30mins to play (unlike those epic Monopoly games) making it a great boredom-buster. There's tons of replay value included too – don't think it's a game you can only play a few times!
Dixit is based on story-telling – the ‘active player' picks a card from the deck, and describes it. The other players have to guess which card it is to score points. It's already received national acclaim in France and Spain.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)