Nathan and I played Risk tonight. He tolerates me so well when we play strategy games. I hate them and only play because he endures countless games of Trivial Pursuit and Scene It with me. The only time Risk has ever been fun for me was the few times we played it with Nathan's friends and my friend Jules.
The guys get quite vulgar and hostile capturing each other's territories and planning where to move their little plastic pieces next. Jules and I like to temper that when we play with them by phrases like, "Jules dear, I'm afraid I have to invade Norway." "Oh, no Margaret darling, please, take it, I'm in your way."
It drives them crazy and makes the game a little more bearable for us.