My guess is that the following would be the top 10 board games that an average non-gamer I know would most willingly play:
- UNO / Card Games (incl. poker)
- Trivial Pursuit
- No Thanks!
I think it is a pity most people (and more so in India) have no opportunity to be exposed to the variety of interesting and fun board games in the market. Board gaming a cheaper, more social, more fun hobby than (say) spending time at malls shopping for stuff you don't really need, eating unhealthy food in restaurants, or watching random movies. Mind you, I've nothing against movies or eating out per se (I enjoy both on occasion) but if the default answer to "I'm bored today. What can we do?" is always one of "Let's go watch some movie / let's go shopping / let's go eat something at a restaurant", I think that's tragic.
Hopefully as more people travel abroad, learn of board games, and experiment with the hobby, board gaming will become a more preferred entertainment option. Amen.