My daughters enjoy many games, especially the older one (Rita - 8 years). If you have any suggestions for us, it would be greatly appreciated. Below, I've reviewed a couple of titles recently added to my collection. We also play Ticket to Ride & Dominion.
Takenoko. Put this one on the wish list and received it for Xmas. I thought it looked about right for the girls and it was mostly a hit. Zoe, the six-year old lost interest but I just finished a game with Rita and she kicked my butt. The mechanics take some getting used to but easy after that. There is some strategic thinking involved which makes it interesting for adults.
Flash Point. Bought this about six months ago on a recommendation from a player in the SC game. I think this is an outstanding title for family play - it's a cooperative game wherein everyone wins or everyone loses. The theme is pretty engaging (putting out a massive fire while trying to save potential victims) and mechanics fairly simple. The complexity can be ramped up in several ways including specialty player roles and tougher set-up. Rita's not a big fan - she doesn't like it when the dog dies in the fire. We always seem to save the cat, though,
Battle Cry. Wargame light. The mechanics are just easy enough for the girls to manage and enough strategy to entertain the adults. Rita is actually quite good, having won the First Battle at Bull Run & Pea Ridge. This game is based on the one most of us had as kids but was much improved with the re-issue about fifteen years ago. If you buy, get the 150th anniversary edition - it has a lot more scenarios to play. There are other titles that use the same type of game mechanics (Memoir '44 and the Command & Colors series).