Another favorite for beer and games night at my house, LORDS OF WATERDEEP (published by Wizards of the Coast) is a really fun fantasy board game for 2-5 players. In this game, you play a faction in the medieval fantasy city of Waterdeep, vying for control by deploying agents and hiring adventurers to increase your influence.
This is a fairly easy game to learn and offers enough variability that it’s extremely re-playable. The basic gist is you deploy agents to get resources to complete quests, which earn you victory points and sometimes more resources. Intrigue cards give you special capabilities and ability to put the screw to the competition. Players can also build buildings that offer special resources but charge rent to the owner for their use, adding another dimension.
I really like this one, as it’s complex enough to be challenging but simple enough you can roll through it without a lot of mental juggling. One of those games whether you win or lose, it’s always a good time.