I played my first game of Hero Quest in years yesterday with my 7yo son and 4yo daughter. I must say they were fairly good at understanding the concepts of a light role playing board game. I had to omit a few rules to make it simpler but I had a fun time and I think they did to (the 7yo asked to play all the rest of the night and today too)
And then tonight I played with my 2 sisters and my kinda brother (no actual relation but close enough) Although my younger sister was a bit gung ho and kind of got the entire party killed, they said they had a good time. So I think I have a good thing here and I will actually get to play one of my favorite bored games more often again. Thus I am in the rare state of being semi-happy.