Playing interesting relationship games for couples helps bring connection, fun and question cards in particular helps build trust and understanding. It doesn’t matter whether you have been married to each other for five years or five months or you think that you already know everything about your partner. Chances are, there will always be new things to discover about each other or new topics to discuss as your relationship and life stage develops.
There are several activities and games for couples to do together. Firstly, choose games or activities based on your preferences for easy assimilation e.g. do you like factual challenge games (Trivia), competitive (point scoring), joke games (Truth or Dare) or question games that help tease out thoughts and meaning (How Game Are You?).
Start with what’s easy and meets both players expectations, then slowly move to more challenging or ‘less like your normal game’ so you expand your thinking into different ways. If you normally like joke activities and light hearted, maybe the change you seek is by getting more intellectual or emotional in activity style. If you are fact and details normally, perhaps time to play the make-believe romantic (Fog Of Love).
If you feel that your relationship is starting to lack fresh communication, then you can plan activities that involve lots of conversations, questions, guessing and answers. Here are a few ideas:
There’s nothing like the feeling of freedom when you hit the open road, so it’s no surprise that hopping in the car and heading out on a (long) drive can be a wonderful way to bond with your partner. Childhood games like ‘I spy’ can be great to bring back some fun and nostalgia. Another is to make free-flowing sentences between you where 1 person starts with a word, then the other person makes up a reasonable next word, and you keep taking turns and adding a word until the sentence comes to a conclusion, then start a new one. Create or google a bunch of questions and compile for your road trip, or buy a pack of ready made question cards (How Game Are You?)
Hosting a couples only dinner party can be a fun idea. Most people have rarely or never been invited to this kind of party, so just the mere fact that they’re receiving an invitation from you will already make it special. Have a different question planned for each course and once the meal is served, the host asks the question of someone and you go around the table clockwise for each person to answer e.g. What do you think are the biggest challenges couples in our generation face that our parents didn’t. Design these around your audience and make them open-ended and non judgmental to stimulate interactive conversation.
Create a Music Playlist of Your Relationship
Compile all the songs that have meaning to your relationship and put them on an Itunes or Spotify style playlist, USB or even old style CD. Think of the songs that were playing on your first date, before you had the title of “boyfriend” or “girlfriend”, your wedding song or favourite band songs? You can make it a ritual to listen to the tunes on each anniversary or romantic weekend away together.
Charades games with couples
You can play this game with just the two of you or with other couples. Write some movie titles on pieces of paper and keep them in one bowl or box. Take turns in picking a title and acting it out. Your partner or the other couple will then try to guess the movie title. It can quickly get boring if it’s just the two of you, so it’s much better to get other couples to join the game. You can also add new twists to the game to make it more interesting. For example, you can make it girls vs. boys. Or, you can also give a consequence for the person or team who fails to make a correct guess.
Drinking roulette is a fun relationship game