Once or twice a year I take a trip and get together with my long-time friends and former college roommates. Back then, we played quite a bit of Magic: The Gathering, a fair amount of Axis & Allies, and more StarCraft and Age of Empires II than I care to recall (it is amazing that I graduated). We tend to play most iOS board games and strategy games that allow 3 players asynchronously.
Just this last trip, I brought a new copy of Theseus: The Dark Orbit. I chose the game because it isn't everly difficuly mechanically and being by the designer of Neuroshima Hex, and having a similar, though different, puzzle/battle gameplay was intriguing. Overall, I have to say that it was a hit. The game feels like a whole bunch of chaos with Mancala-style movement, traps, upgrades, battles, etc., but it was certainly tense and I did get a "thinking 5 turns ahead" vibe like I do from NS Hex. I am looking forward to forcing my wife to try this one out because in spite of the theme, I believe she will like the confrontational puzzle elements. If it goes over well with her, I think I will grab the two expansions before the game becomes too hard to find.