greykev, cadithial, mmerriam, and matastas played Ticket to Ride with me, and I had fun with that as well. (I won, but I was the only one to have previously played it.) I'm still unsure of the balance between focusing on individual route-claiming (longer routes == more points) and path-building. Destination cards seem like a very poor gamble, although when I played previously, other people seemed to do well by drawing them during the late middle of the game.
While dlandon taught Skip-Bo to the girls (which I seem to recall doing previously), ladysea joined greykev, mmerriam and me in a round of Ingenious. Ingenious is pretty easy to learn but hard to explain verbally--- you place hex dominos on the board and accumulate points by making lines of the same symbol. Except that I think the game strategy really depends on closing people out from making groups of the same symbol. It's sort of a strange game in that it allows fairly cooperative play. I think expert-level play of the game would look significantly different from what I've seen so far. I managed to secure second place by cutting off the supply of one of the symbols.
Also present: dd_b, pameladean, lydy, songwind, fiddle_dragon (+ the rest of the clan), and careswen. Plus household residents mrissa, timprov, and missista. I did invite a few people without LJ's but none of them showed. ;)