My favorite tabletop games are Clue: Master Detective, Settlers of Catan, and Apples to Apples. Also becoming fond of Agricola. I prefer standalone card games over most other board games and CCGs. The only CCGs I have played (emphasize past tense) are Magic: TG, and Pirates of the Spanish Main.
Aside from Apples to Apples, two of my other favorite standalone card games are The Great Dalmuti and Munchkin. Both are games that embrace the fact that life isn't fair, and both somehow end up being more fun for it.
I am currently collecting Settlers of Catan expansions as the result of an unusually generous birthday gift. I first played the game circa 1996, so it's about time, eh?