My favourite boardgames as a child were 'Ghost Train' and 'One for the Pot' (both made by Denys Fisher). I took them to Luxembourg when I left home 20 years and it amuses me that my kids like to play One for the Pot too. Basically a teapot which squirts water into different coloured cups, you keep adding spoons and plastic sugar lumps as you go round the board, whoever overflows loses...you get the drift.
These days I have a new 'pot' that I play with - my crockpot. Bought one originally because the Flylady http://www.flylady.net/ always goes on and on about them. Didn't really understand at first why people loved them but, 2 years down the line, I'm learning to love mine. In fact, I now have two.
We've got friends coming for dinner tonight and I made some lasagne in the crockpot at lunchtime. It'll be ready when we are. Krista (a.k.a. @luvschweetheart from http://www.twitter.com/) put me on to the joys of crocking lasagne. No more conventional oven for me.
Go check out our Krista's blog http://typical-ramblings.blogspot.com/ - she has a killer recipe for brownies (more on those another day).