Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience. Earlier this year, during a weekend getaway to the mountains, a friend of mine brought out a bunch of coloring books and crayons. No, there were no kids around—the group was all and somethings—and for a few moments, we looked at her like she was a little insane. We finally gave in it was either that or Monopoly , and after a couple of hours, we all felt more relaxed than we had in a long time. And a little more creative, too.