I have been volunteering at Elli's school for the board games club and I need to draw on the considerable experience of my gaming community to help with new board game purchases. I need help finding board games that are:
Fast to play
Easy to teach
Do not have too many fiddly pieces
Are playable if kids lose a piece or two
Quick to set up and put away
What suggestions do you have? The school has a bazillion copies of Monopoly (probably the worst game possible) and a few that really work like Connect Four and Checkers. I was thinking of Carcassone and Quoridor as good options as well as Blockus (which they already have). What other games out there would fit my criteria and be good ones for kids ages 7-12?