The kid and I have taken to playing backgammon. After a marathon session of games, we were looking for ways to liven it up.

We decided to dive into our stash of Mint M&M’s (you should always store at least 10-15 bags from their Christmas season availability so you have them throughout the year), and use them in place of the regular game pieces.

Nothing makes victory taste so good as eating the game pieces as you take them off the board.

And to add even more variety, you can vary the colors:

The only downside is that once the bag is gone, you have to move on to cribbage.