Farkle is a dice game that we enjoy playing. Aside from the game itself, it is fun to say that someone “farkled”. The game requires 6 dice and a piece of paper to keep score. You will need the scoring chart the first few times you play as well.
Rather than re-invent the wheel, I have put a link to the Wikipedia site that that does a fair job listing the rules of the game, as well as variations. We like to use the “piggyback” variation to add extra interest in other people’s turns. Piggybacking is also described on the link.