Today we were at the store and my son happened across a game. I never buy him things from the store out of principle but instead make mental notes for Christmas and birthday lists.
I made an exception as this particular game was only 13 dollars and some change.
Using different and much longer rope than what came in the package, I set up the path, laid out the rules, and sent my son on a tactical adventure that utilized his dexterity, intelligence, and patience.
I encourage my children to do things that aren't in the baseball-basketball-football triad of accepted sport and instead find different ways to challenge them while filling them with pride. So far it's been working out great :D