Tonight I took 'em and played Reversi while waiting for them to kick in.
They were definitely kicking in half way through the third game (about 10 mins). I saw the other guy setting up all the traps I normally set for people. And I knew I had no way out. So rather than falling for a trap, I just made a sacrifice play. And somehow, in my haze, I'd set up a reverse trap for him. I made a sacrifice, he accepted it, and in doing so I was able to disarm ALL the traps he'd set for me, and win the game by a wide margin.
Now I sleep.