Playing Star Realms with Shaun is the answer... What an awesome fun game in real life. I had been playing a lot on the app but it is so quick that one misses a lot of the subtleties and interaction. It is even better in real life.
Four games in we figured we were doing the 'draw cards' action on the cards from the wrong pile - which I blame my 4-0 losing streak on... Honest. After that I managed to make it 2-1 in my favour - but all were very close games indeed.
I can see this keeping us going as a filler for quite a while! We still have 3 expansions to plough through :)
Watch this space...