Well, played Tiny Epic Galaxies during lunch again, with popular vote at the table adding a simple house rule: You may only follow one action on each other player’s turn, regardless of how much culture you have.
And it was a hit! Instead of being a game they would maybe play once more, it became a game they’d be happy to play semi-regularly. The burden of following shifted from the player taking their turn (“I don’t want to do X because it will benefit him more than me.”) to the player doing the following (“I want to follow on X, which he may get on a reroll, but I could follow on Y now for a sure thing.”).
Also played Euronimoes, a “euro” take on dominoes that is supposed to make playing domino-based games less boring. Due to a critical failure of rules comprehension, it made me genuinely angry and my wife almost cried, but the lovely folks at BGG have sorted us out and I’m excited to try the correct version of the game.