Over on Kickstarter, Thomas Foss, of Skull and Crown, has started a project called Wooden Wars. The game consists of two wooden armies facing off, where the weapon is a simple rubber ball used to knock down the opposing forces.
This looks like a great game for the young generals in your family. One of the aspects I like is that the laser-etched soldiers look like a mix between a miniature and a coloring book illustration; this serves as a fantastic segue to get children into figure painting. Check out Skull and Crown and the Kickstarter links for more information.
If you have kids, I think you should give this one a try.
Hmm, I wonder if I can get a hold of a laser wood etcher to make some post apocalyptic road trash for Max to throw rubber balls at ....