Boating is arguably good for the mind. When we're on board Herbie we watch a lot less telly than when we're at home. Quite often we play cards or scrabble in the evening and now we've discovered another good game -Tantrix. It's been around for several years but we've only just latched on and we like it a lot. We bought Peter a set for Christmas and enjoyed it so much that we now have our own set for Herbie.
You can play Tantrix solo like patience, or there is a good set of rules for two to four players. I won't describe it here but they have a good web site where you can see it and even play on-line. Apparently there is even a UK championship and this year they will hold the first world championship in Edinburgh. I don't think I'll enter, I've only just mastered the rules and it looks like you would have to be smart to beat a good player.
Come to think of it, we needn't stay on board to play Tantrix. It's a very compact game and we could easily play it in the pub. Now I've warmed to it even more!