Vulture wrote:Although this is too late to be of any practical use, I have to mention backgammon. Pretty easy to learn, largely skill based, but with a significant slice of luck too to keep things interesting. Unless one of you is much, much better than the other, you'll both have a decent chance to win each game. It takes about 5-15 minutes to play a game, or you can try match play for multiple rounds which lasts longer.
Mankala is a simple game that can be played almost anywhere, since you just need piles of counters, and can grab pretty much anything small to use as game pieces (stones, lego bricks, olives (if in a restaurant).
Tantrix (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantrix) is a pretty awesome game to play too. 2-4 players, but the 2 player version is perfectly playable. It can be played without much thought, but can also be pretty mind-bendingly strategic to play it well.
Not too late. Usual Estate Agent BS was well and truly swallowed by the pair of us and the property that was supposed to sell itself... didn't.
But fear not, the suggestions will not be in vain... the house sold last week (new agent - sold it in 4 days) and we are well on our way to getting the move sorted. Once we are there I'll come back and peruse these suggestions again!
Thanks again all.
All suggestions will be investigated once we are all moved in!