Last Thursday I rode over Chinook Pass on Hwy410 and down through the Yakima Valley to Tri-Cities, where lives my childhood friend, Brian. I love these visits in part because they are excellent motorcycle rides, and in part because my time there consists entirely of B.S.ing and playing games: a great short-term getaway.
With a play time of three to four hours, Runebound is not a game lightly begun. We managed to cram three plays into less than forty-eight hours, and I enjoyed every minute of them.
You can check out Runebound on Board Game Geek, and if you like board games and have not heard of the Geek then OH MY GOD YOU ARE WELCOME!
In short, it's a DnD/Tolkeinesque style adventure game in which you are represented by a little plastic dude (or dudette) who runs around a map slaying monsters, visiting towns, and generally getting all medieval on the place. The basic game is fun for several plays, and there are any number of expansions, from full boxes to smaller packs of cards that add monsters, allies, and items.
If you like these kinds of things (swords and sorcery, also Dragons) I highly recommend Runebound. If you're close enough to my physical location, let me know if you'd like to try.