Whether it is a rainy day in the house with the kids or an evening spent entertaining favourite friends, throw some fun games into the mix and you have yourself an all-out good time - every time. Everyone feels the competitive excitement when you have a stash of the latest board games, role-playing games, and even card games around to pull out at a moment's notice for laughs and entertainment.

See which one of your friends can make it without going bankrupt in a game of Monopoly, test your balance and precision skills with the wooden blocks of Jenga, or get into some classic games like dominoes, Candy Land, Backgammon, or Trouble. Show off some serious critical thinking skills and bring out your natural genius with strategy games such as chess and checkers, or delve into a mystical realm in a game of Dungeons and Dragons with friends who are just as serious about the game as you are. Go with favourite themed games, such as Star Wars or X-Com, and take advantage of playing as beloved characters or reliving familiar scenes from popular movies.

Keep children occupied and their minds busy with handheld electronic kids' games, which make great gifts for birthdays or special occasions. Yahtzee, Solitaire, Battleship, and many others are available from sellers on eBay in electronic form. Even adults may find a new hobby in handheld electronic games that can be slipped into a purse or pocket.

From card games to games designed for group entertainment, build your repertoire of fun to have on hand for just the right occasion. There's never a dull moment when you have the option to play games any time you want.