I am not the brightest about programming languages, but I am pretty sure c++ isn't the best to make a game in, especially if you have no previous background in this field. Try to do some simple Basic to start out.
Well, whether C++ is easiest or not, I still didn't think it was best for game programming at a beginner's level. Basic is a good way to start I'd think. Or maybe some actionscripting through Flash, that way you'd get used to programming a bit.