Umbra's ritzy Rolz checker set ($250, Caban , 262 Queen West, 416-596-0386, and others) curls up into a compact tube for gamers on the go.
"I almost got it!" trivia types will dig Numaro ($39.99, F.G. Bradley's , Sherway Gardens, 25 the West Mall, 416-622-7084, and others, www.playnumaro.com), a game in which the closest answer is as good as the right one.
A good ol' game of naked Twister might inspire as many Kama Sutra-worthy positions, but Embrace ($35, Good for Her , 175 Harbord, 416-588-0900) promises you and your sweetie a meeting of minds as well as bods.
Dot-com blackjackers who spend their nights right-clicking their way to 21 or watching Celebrity Poker Challenge can play Pairs Or Better ($35, Game Trek , 100 Front West, 416-597-0149; Bayview Village Mall, 416-225-8848) during commercials.
Brush up on your feminista factoids to earn titles like Goddess and Diva playing Eve's Quest ($39.95, Toronto Women's Bookstore , 73 Harbord, 416-922-8744, www.evesquest.com).