I got Ubongo for my birthday and it’s a great little puzzle game where you have to fill a board with polyominoes (tetris-like pieces) as fast as possible. Each board has an easy and a hard side which helps even out the odds when playing against beginners.
Christmas is the perfect time for board games. This year we mostly played Terraforming Mars and Ubungo 3D. Both are great!
“Ameritrash” is a perfect description of Monopoly.