I am a latecomer to this, caught a few repeats on E4 and decided I needed to follow it from the start. Watched the one where Sheldon is stuck on a problem and is in the ball pit with Leonard, laughed till I cried.
"she's not really getting anything out of that relationship is she?"
No - but remembering the one where they met, and the one where they skyped her mother, she doesn't need to. The relationship with Penny is far more important; to her, to Sheldon and indeed to all the main characters.
We got the box set between Christmas and New Year, and I'm sure my arse is a couple of inches wider from the amount of time it's been parked on the sofa whilst watching.
Nerdy DS wants Sheldon's 3 person chess for his birthday. Somehow I don't think that's going to be possible.
I read a book called the Genius in my Basement about a man called Simin Norton - he also invented a 3 player chess game. Sadly you can't buy it! And I don't think it had a pope or a jetpack in it <boring>
You can get the 3D Star Trek chess though (rare and expensive) or alternatively would he be happy with this as they play it on the show too?