The Sweetie has started playing Scrabble (the actual board game by Hasbro) with me! She's a genius, but an idiosyncratic speller, and has resisted for years. We made a deal where she can use a dictionary before playing a word, to confirm the spelling, but she can't hunt around looking for new words.
I'm a better strategist, so I whomped her the first two games. The next night, she handed me my donkey on a platter with "zoos" on the triple-word score.
We've added in a twist where I made a list of the allowable two-letter words, and we can both consult that. It's just so much fun to have someone to play with!