I'm not really into playing board games with my preschooler. First of all, she cheats, which makes the "game" a very long process of "how do I rig this so it doesn't end in tears?" I also think most board games for kids this age are just plain terrible.
Confession: I donated Candyland to Goodwill and it made me SO HAPPY.
I was really surprised that I ended up liking this game called Snack Attack. My mother-in-law gave it to my daughter for her 4th birthday and I did roll my eyes because aghhhhhhh another stupid game. But! This game is actually SUPER CUTE! I don't hate it! And for some reason my kid isn't insistent on winning, she actually likes just PLAYING this one.
It's a matching game, which makes it super easy, and depending on the skill level of your child you can play it as fast or slow as necessary. There's a little spinning action that even a clumsy kid can get the hang of, and it's got a clever mechanism to keep all the pieces in one spot, which was my huge gripe about Candyland in the first place. (So many freaking cards, OMG.)
I'm not the only grown-up in this house who likes to play Snack Attack. My husband even likes it, which makes it an awesome choice for playing with her after the baby goes to bed. Seriously, a game for a 4-year-old that doesn't make me want to stab my eyes out? THANK YOU, MOTHER-IN-LAW!