We got Ticket to Ride: My First Journey. Normally, kid versions of adult board games are pretty lame, but this one was great.
Rules: Everyone gets 4 colored cards to start and 2 tickets. Every turn you can build or get 2 more cards. When you complete a ticket by building a path between the icons, you yell ‘ticket!’ and flip it over. First to 6 wins.
Cost: $30 on Amazon.
Time: 30 minutes.
Modifications for Kindergarteners: If the games go on too long, you can play first to 5. Some kids need help figuring out the paths they are building but most are more that capable.
Can it be played if pieces go missing: It ships with extra trains, and the colored cards can be lost without much of an issue.
Is this a game only kids would like: I think adults would prefer the adult version, but this is a perfectly acceptable stand in for family game night.