I have so many fond memories as a child playing Kings in the Corner at Grandmom Gerda's house. It was a highlight of our vacations to Florida. We played with a normal deck, on just a table, and scoring was based on how many cards you had in your hand.
Now that Norah is of age, we have started playing this version of Kings in the Corner. It has cool chips and a stand in the middle to hold the different cards. I think that it says something of the generation gap where we now need devices to facilitate proper play, and so forth, but that's not the main point.
The main point is that children love to play games with people they love. I did, and it was pretty fantastic. Norah does, and I think its wonderful. Generation gaps change a lot of things, but the real foundational truths don't change with the fads.