I am an early middle aged guy who always enjoyed games but became interested anew when I played Settlers in the late 90's. then 2 or 3 years later a large group of friends played it and the expansions heavily and I learned about this whole universe of board games I never knew existed. Currently, I only get to play on average once a week with a small group for 2-3 hrs due to time constraints and a young family, and mid length euros seem to be my favorite, along with shorter games that offer a little bit of strategy.
Note to Santa: I included a number of card games on my list to make shipping somewhat easier, although I would be happy receiving a used game if it is in good shape and all the pieces are intact. I have a number of essentially new games that will never see the light of day in my closet, so if you notice my wishlist contains games you have lightly used, by all means I would be
happy to give them a new home.