Anyway, he's also a big board game fan, and
NOT THIS TIME! Well, okay, actually "yes" this time, but I almost won. I know, almost only counts in horse shoes and nuclear explosions. Anyway, almost won--right up until the last move.
We got Settlers of Catan for Christmas, thanks to a lovely gift card from my uncle. We hadn't been able to play, although genius boy had studied the rules like it was the SAT review. Anyway, we finally just set a play date, and did it.
We loved it! It's all about strategy, with a little luck. A cross between Risk and Monopoly--you're building roads and settlements, but also thinking about blocking and trading, and getting some development cards that carry some bonus opportunities. It took us about 90 minutes to play because we were learning and stuff, but we're excited about playing again this weekend. and I'm going to win because now I know the Boy's weakness. Yeah. He likes sheep.