We played Codenames, Bohnanza (German card game) and Fantasy Realms among other things.
One of my friends is an insane board game enthusiast. He always is on the lookout for new games, supports kickstarter project for smaler devs and visits Europe's biggest board game fair every year for several days.
Fantasy Realms was especially fun. Everyone draws 7 cards and tries to build a game winning hand. You then draw from the pile or discarded cards in the middle and also discard one.
Cards have TCG like synergies. For example having "Elven Bowmen" and "Forest" gives extra points or having the king and the queen and knights. As the name suggests the cards are fantasy themed and you try to get the highest score by building the best synergy.
All card texts are self explanatory so rules are minimal.
Very easy to learn and play and very satisfying to get a cool "deck". It's basically bite sized deck building as a game.
We also made a spectacular fondue with 3 pots for dinner: cheese, oil and vegetable broth so you could fry meat, dip bread into the molten cheese and cook or fry veggies.
I also made a home made coleslaw as a side dish.
(Monopoly is a bad board game btw. There's so much new and interesting stuff cominh out each year but most people just don't care enough to look for actually good games and stick to the classics).