Whether your relationship is old or new, you will always want new ways to keep things fun and interesting. While watching a movie or going out for dinner together is fun, it might get boring after a while.
Playing games together can definitely be a great way to spend time with your significant other. What is so great about playing a game with your girlfriend or boyfriend?
Games have a way of distracting us from the stress and repetitiveness of our everyday lives. If you are bored in your relationship or want to get closer, playing a game together can be a great way for the two of you to bond.
When you play games together, you will learn new things about each other. You will learn to interact in different ways and depending on the type of game you play, your competitive side will come out. Or if it is a team game, your cooperative side will show.
Games can teach you a lot about yourself and the other person. You will learn how to be patient and how to win and lose gracefully. Remember that nobody likes a sore loser and nobody likes a winner who gloats way too much either.
Either way, remember to have fun. That is the whole point of playing games. Introducing some games into your relationship can be a great way to spice up things with your girlfriend or boyfriend.
You can also choose to have prizes at the end. For instance, if you are playing a long competitive game, then whoever wins can get to choose something such as the next date, the next place you eat at together, or the next movie you watch together.
Or you can also choose to make the rewards more romantic. Maybe the big winner can get a back rub or a foot massage.
Below are many different types of games that you can play with your girlfriend or boyfriend. Have fun and do not forget to be a good sport.
List of Boyfriend and Girlfriend Games
1. Two Truths and a Lie
This is especially a great game to play if you are in a new relationship. Use this game as an opportunity for you to learn more about each other.
In this game, you and your significant other will take turns telling two true things and one false thing about yourselves. The other person has to guess which statement is the lie.
Maybe this is when you will find out that your boyfriend was in a band or you can reveal that you used to have a pet turtle. Your truths and lies can be as crazy or as mundane as you want them to be.
2. Never Have I Ever
This is a game that you can play with or without alcohol. You take turns saying something that you have never done. The idea is to find out what the other person has done. Check out these 300 Never Have I Ever questions.
3. I Spy
There are different ways to play I Spy. You and your significant other can cozy up together and try to find things in an I Spy book.
You can also hop in the car and drive out somewhere where there is plenty to see. That can be anywhere from a nature trail to the mall.
Take turns giving each other clues of what you see. It is a great game to play when you are on a road trip together as well.
4. Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt is the perfect game for any couple to play. If you have never done a scavenger hunt before, it is a game in which you have to find things according to one list.
You can choose to have a general scavenger hunt or it can be themed. Your scavenger hunt can be themed around a birthday, your anniversary, or a common interest. These are just a few possible ideas for how to plan your scavenger hunt.
One easy way to do a scavenger hunt is to choose a location and to find something from each letter of the alphabet. In order to find things for your list, you just have to be creative and think outside of the box.
You can have a scavenger hunt around town, in a new city, in the woods, or in somewhere like a bookstore. The possibilities are endless.
Your scavenger hunt list can be a list of items or it can leave more wiggle room by giving a description of an item.
For instance, an example of an item is “a book,” while a description of an item can be something like, “a book that you have both read.”
Here is an example list of item descriptions for a scavenger hunt game for you and your girlfriend or boyfriend.
-A CD that you both like.
-A food that neither of you has ever eaten before.
-A gift that one of you has given the other.
5. Ding Dong Ditch
This version of Ding Dong Ditch is much more pleasant than the kind that little kids play. Even though you will be ringing doorbells and running off before the door is answered, you will leave behind a treat for people to find.
This is an especially great game for you and your boyfriend or girlfriend to play during the holidays. You can leave behind things like a basket of treats or a tin of cookies.
Add a thoughtful message and encourage your neighbors to spread cheer to others as well. It is a fun way to spread joy to your neighbors.
6. Treasure Hunt
A treasure hunt is great especially for a special occasion like a birthday or an anniversary. It is a great way to roll an activity and a gift into one thing.
There are different places that you can decide to have your treasure hunt. It can be at your home or somewhere more significant like where you had your first kiss or first date.
Think about how long you want the treasure hunt to be. It can be as short as a few minutes or as long as an hour. However, you do not want to make the treasure hunt too long as that can get boring.
To make your treasure hunt, you will need to have clues as well as a treasure for the person to find. Decide if you want your clues to be more straightforward clues or if you want them to be riddles that are a little more complicated.
This will depend on your boyfriend or girlfriend and what their preference might be. If they like wordplay, then riddles might be the better choice.
The treasure at the end can be anything from a gift to tickets to a show for the two of you. It can even be something more sentimental like a poem or letter that you wrote. Whatever the treasure at the end is, make sure that the payoff is worth it.
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While charades are usually played in teams, it is definitely possible to play charades with just two people.
When it just you playing with your boyfriend or girlfriend, you can have clues that are very personal to the two of you and your relationship.
Ideas for clues include inside jokes, phrases that the two of you use a lot, and common interests that you both have. You can also do clues that are specific to things that you or your significant other like such as their favorite movie.
Even though two is nice and intimate, sometimes having more people in the game can add another element of fun. Try playing charades with other couples.
Double dates can be a fun way for you and your girlfriend or boyfriend to socialize with other couples. You can team up with your significant other or break up into teams opposite them to make it fun as well.
Charades are a great game to play and it is best if you have more than two people playing. That is why it is perfect for a double date.
Take turns acting out things that your team member will have to guess.
8. Card Games
While there are card games like war, slapjack, Blackjack, and strip poker, there are also games out there that are played with a set of cards that are not the traditional playing cards mentioned above. Below is a list of fun 2-player card games that you can play with your boyfriend or girlfriend during a date night.
Role-playing is more of a flirty game that you can play in private as well as in public. Find characters that either you, your significant other, or both of you really like, and pretend to be those characters.
These can be characters in real life like actors or celebrities or characters in television or books. You will want to try to dress up like the character that you are supposed to be.
Try to act like that person as well, using phrases that they say and mannerisms that they have. Couples who role play like to take this game into the bedroom and it can be a fun way to spice up your love life.
Instead of going out to dinner, try to have a cook-off with your boyfriend or girlfriend. To really make it a game, try to make a theme and establish some rules.
Some ideas for themes include the type of cuisines such as a type of ethnic cuisine or a type of dessert. You can decide to use the same main ingredients or you can set a budget.
Make sure that you clean up your cooking area so that you can both really utilize the space well. Set all your ingredients and tools out and then get cooking.
If you really want to get in the spirit, you can even put on some aprons and a good music playlist to get the mood going.
This cook-off can be followed by a romantic meal at home for just the two of you. You can judge for yourselves who cooked the better dish.
11. Board Games
What if you and your significant other love to play board games, but do not have other people to play with? Lucky for you, there are plenty of games out there that are perfect for just 2 players.
A good board game is a great way to spend a date night at home with your boyfriend or girlfriend. There are so many different types of games that you can choose from.
Keep in mind that not all board games are designed for 2 players. When you are looking for a good board game to play, you will want to keep that in mind.
To play any board game, you will want to have enough of a tablespace. The amount of table space that you will need depends on the game that you are playing. Some games just have a board, while others have plenty of cards as well that need to be set up on the table.
There are many types of games that you and your significant other can choose from. The board games out there range from puzzle games to word games to strategy games to trivia and so much more.
You can play a game where you are competing against each other or you might prefer to play a cooperative game where you have to team up together in order to win the game.
Some games are really easy to learn and play while others take a while to set up and get the hang of. You can also choose between games that can be played quickly versus games that might take hours to play. The choice is up to you and your boyfriend or girlfriend.
Below is a list of a few 2-player games that you can play with your significant other on a date night.
-Ticket to Ride
-Rivals for Catan
-Castles of Burgundy
These are just a few popular 2 player board games that are out there. When choosing a game, keep in mind how long you want to be playing a game. The box will tell you how long a game should take to play.
12. Video Games
Video games are often played alone but they can be even more fun when played with someone you love such as your girlfriend or your boyfriend.
There are many different kinds of video games out there. There are competitive games, games where you work together, there are fighting games, puzzle games, role-playing games, and so on.
You can also sit together on the couch and play a game together, or if you are a long-distance couple or do not live together, you can play a game together online instead.
Here are some ideas of video games that are great for couples to play together.
-Super Smash Bros
-Little Big Planet
-Love in a Dangerous Space Time
-World or Warcraft
-Secret of Mana
13. Hook Up, Marry, or Kill
This is also a game that you can play with your friends, but it can be fun to play with your significant other as well.
It is better to use celebrities or famous people rather than people you know. Since you are playing with your boyfriend or girlfriend, using people you know in real life might be a little too awkward.
You can use people who you know are attractive to your significant other or you can name people who you know they do not find attractive. The point is that they have to choose who they would marry, hook up with, and kill.
The harder it is to make the choices, the better. It is less fun if you put in names that have a pretty obvious ranking.
Watching the other person struggle to choose who to hypothetically marry, kill, and so on, can be entertaining.
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14. This or That
This game is a fun way to get to know your girlfriend or boyfriend. You list to options in a similar category and see what the other person picks.
It is especially a great game to play early in the relationship when there is still so much for you to learn about your significant other. For older relationships, you can ask for complex questions. Here are some questions you can ask:
-Cats or dogs?
-Chocolate or vanilla?
-Beach or mountains?
-Indoors or outdoors?
-Fancy restaurant or fast food?
-Wine or beer?
-Showers or baths?
-Pizza or burgers?
-Ice cream or cake?
-TV or books?
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15. Guess What I’m Writing
This game is a fun excuse to touch your boyfriend or girlfriend and it can be played in public or in private. Take turns writing out words or phrases on each other’s skin.
You can use your finger to write the most random thing that comes to mind, or you can write out something like “I love you.” Or you can try to write something funny on your girlfriend or boyfriend’s skin instead.
16. Finish the Sentence
This is another game that can help you learn more about your boyfriend or girlfriend. You will take turns starting a sentence while the other person will finish the sentence.
The idea of this game is that you say the first thing that comes to mind. You do not want to talk too long to answer and you do not want to overthink it. Otherwise, it will not be as fun and it will not be spontaneous.
Here are some examples of sentences you can try to finish for each other:
-I don’t know why ________________
-It really bothers me that _________________
-Something I really want to do this summer is ___________________
-I have always wanted to _______________________
-I have always wanted a ___________________
-I wish I could ___________________
-I wish I knew how to ________________
-One day I will ______________________
-Most people do not know that I ___________________
-I will never understand ___________________
-The only thing standing between me and being successful is _______________
-If I could live anywhere then I would move to ________________
-I have always wondered if I could pull off _________________
17. Magic Word
One of you will have to pick a magic word that will stay a secret until the other person is able to guess what that word is. The word should not be too commonly used, but it should not be too obscure either.
When the person who is doing the guessing finally says the word, they get a kiss from the other person. This is a game that you can play for a few minutes or you can even keep it going all day.
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18. Romantic Jenga
This game is like regular Jenga but you and your boyfriend or girlfriend will use a marker to write down romantic things on each block.
You can write romantic declarations or quotes, or you can write down things that the player has to do. Here are some suggestions for what you can write on each Jenga block.
-Give a 5-minute massage.
-Serenade your significant other.
-Give them 3 kisses.
-Plan your next date.
-Decide on your next vacation together.
-Pick a new restaurant to try out together.
-Have a staring contest.
-Write them a love note.
-Kiss for 2 minutes.
-Dance for your significant other.
-“I love your __________.”
-“I love you because __________.”
-“Something I have always wanted to try with you is _________.”
-“Tonight, I am going to __________.”
-“You are really good at __________.”
-“Today you _____ and that made me smile.”
19. Truth or Dare Game
This is a fun game that goes back for centuries, originally known as Questions and Commands, which was demonstrated as early as 1712.
This game is usually played with groups of people, but it can also be enjoyed by two people. If you want to get to know your boyfriend or girlfriend better, you can choose this game.
When playing this game, remember to have fun, but in a safe way. Don’t scare your partner away by giving him/her a dare that can be dangerous. Start out with safe dares and see how it goes.
Some of the questions you could ask:
-Have you ever been cheated on someone?
-What is a secret that you have never told anyone before?
-When is the last time you cried?
-What is the longest amount of time that you have ever been awake?
-What is a common misconception about you?
-Take a shot of barbecue sauce.
-Talk for 5 minutes without stopping.
-Do the moonwalk across the room.
-Sing a song for 2 minutes, but meow instead of singing the words.
-Stand or jump on one foot for 5 minutes.
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