The perfect s'more is a subjective thing, but mine has a golden brown (but not burnt) marshmallow that's warm enough to melt the chocolate. Recently, I had an opportunity to do some good old-fashioned s'more making, and I noticed how similar s'more roasting is to glassblowing. Here are my tips for making a perfect s'more:
Prepare your graham cracker and chocolate before working on the marshmallow (mise en place - it matters) - you won't have any time once the marshmallow is done. As a bonus, setting your chocolate by the fire will warm it up a little.
Select the right spot in the fire. You want an largish enclosed area of hot coals (not flames); if your heating area is too small, the heat will be too intense. Ideally, find a place where you can apply heat at the back end of the marshmallow (near the stick) - which wouldn't otherwise get heated well.
Rotate that marshmallow slowly and evenly. A straight stick helps. If you're lucky, you can rest the end of your stick on a log or rock to steady your turning.
Keep your eyes on that marshmallow. When it gets all floppy, you know the inside is good and soft. Only when that happens should you pull it out of the fire and assemble your s'more.
Assassin's Ball: Each player gets a button to wear with a colored symbol, as well as a "mission" card which matches another player's button. Your mission is to "assassinate" that other player; which is usually done by tapping them on the shoulder, politely saying "I'm your assassin", and optionally giving them a small "sorry I killed you" present. I played with a few friends on my team, and it was great fun. We got to look out for each other, and meet some new people. The "Second Lives" allowed assassinated players to come back and continue playing; and added a lot of fun by increasing the number of available targets.
PAX XP: By scanning small barcodes at various locations throughout the convention, attendees get tiles which complete a picture on their smartphones. By showing a complete picture to the info booth, attendees win a miniature 8 piece puzzle cube, similar to a Rubik's cube. I did earn the cube, but I haven't yet solved it.
CAH deck completion: Cards Against Humanity is a social card game (like Apples to Apples) but it's decidedly non-work-safe and full of horribleness. The PAX swag bags included a random selection of new and exclusive CAH cards, and naturally we had to beg, borrow and trade through-out the convention to complete our set. Thanks to the husband for getting us a complete set!
Betrayal At House On The Hill: Midway through the game, one of your co-players turns evil and tries to kill you all! Moderately complex, but would play again!
Fluxx 4.0: Always fun, especially with my own custom blank cards.
Pikmin 3: I'd never played a Pikmin before, but this one had a fun co-op mode.
Burn in Hell: One of the lesser known games from Steve Jackson, this was a little like Hearts but with famous sinners. I wasn't really a fan.
Dominion: It was nice to be reminded how pleasant this deck-building game is. I later bought an expansion that's quite a bit of fun.
Resistance: This game which pits spies against resistance operatives is all about hiding your identity and deducting the identities of others. I have a copy of this have enjoyed it every time I've played it.
Battleblock Theatre: This XBLA game features competitive and co-operative play for up to 4 players. It's fun and cute.
Machine of Death: We got a demo of this from the creators, but I caught a major case of the sillies and I couldn't really tell you if we lost or not. If you like story-telling games, you'll like this. True fact: I know people who are responsible for the "Shiny Things", "Fancy Pants" and "Electric Sex Pants" cards.
Smash Up: This is a very silly strategy card game, where you can join dinosaurs with zombies for fun and winning. The best part was when the husband set up a base where every card was eaten by Steve's bear.
Kalua: We found this game confusing, and not-at-all about pork.
7 Wonders: This was a fun little game, but beware of sitting next to experienced players.
Stoner Fluxx: Yep, it's Fluxx with a weed theme. That's pretty much all there is to it.