In an asymmetrical game, each player has different abilities, starting conditions, gameplay, winning conditions, and objectives. So playing one character or faction would be very different from playing another one. It can be competitive or cooperative, but most of the time the game is competitive.
Let's talk about Legacy game mechanics. Traditionally, when you are done playing a game, all the rules and cards and components stay the same. The next time you play, you are playing the same game.
Most of the games I sell is for 10 years old and up, but you should get your young children into board gaming early. Maybe not when they are toddlers, but a little older than that.
Hero Realms is a fun and easy to learn deck building game. I played with my daughter since she was 10. She is 11 now. What I like about this game is its easy to learn rules. My daughter picked up the game very quickly.
Many people have heard the term gateway games lately. There is no definitive definition, but what they are tabletop games that casual gamers play because they are simple to learn, fun to play, and do not take too much time to play.