Once upon a time you just selected couple games at home for a fun night in, but with self-isolation games for couples now being a need, we thought we’d jump in with some ideas for you and perhaps even some selected extended family (if you have to). Playing couple games at home is an excellent way to pass some time, laugh and make the best of time together be it by choice or through home isolation.
We’ve included free homemade activities, word games, professionally designed games that reduce boredom and hopefully calm self-isolation. There are cheap and easy up to board game favourites and even a couple of cheeky ones like How Game Are You?™ Couples Edition and Dare Duel – A Sexy Truth or Dare Game for Couples. In many cases after these games, you’ll also notice conversation and interaction increases more than usual in the household, and even the bedroom in some cases. Enjoy and read on.
Conversation games for couples at home (or small groups):
- ‘Take One Game’. A free to play conversation game for a couples game or for anyone which involves finding a small bowl and thinking of one-word answers that each of you come up with and write them on pieces of paper, folded and placed in a bowl.
The ideas can be anything you want from places, home items, tools, adjectives, acronyms, sexy words, body parts and anything in between. Once you have at least 20 or more words, take turns picking an idea from the bowl and say the first thing that comes to mind when you read it. It can be serious, funny, crazy, seductive or scary.
You can add more challenge if you want by needing longer answers of at least 2 sentences, where you have to use the selected word in the opening of the first sentence and near the closing of the last sentence. Alternatively, you can set up a timer or a 30 second alarm on your phone to make it a minimum time someone has to talk or they lose a dollar, or have to do a 5 minute household chore after the game or whatever penalty you want.
- ‘Favourites Game’. Another free game and simple as everyone has a favorite country, food, place, celebrity, tv show, sport or movie etc. Use these to create a quick conversation game at home, on the road, or just bored waiting in a line.
ONE-FOR-ONE. Write your own topics list or use the one above and work through the list, or separate and place them in a bowl. Player A selects a topic and goes first giving an answer like ‘what they remember about it, why it impressed them and maybe some disappointments about it too’. Each player takes a turn to explain their favourite in the topic. Once everyone has finished, Player B chooses a different topic of interest, for all the other players to answer. You can choose the same topic (e.g. movies) again and again, but always with at least 2 other topics in between to reduce repetition.
ROLLING ON. Player A chooses the topic e.g. ‘Favorite movies’. They answer it then Player B answers and on to any other players in turn and keep going counting how far you got until one player couldn’t answer e.g. 7 answers in total. Player B now chooses another topic e.g. ‘Sports’ and the game continues with everyone taking their turns and hopefully beating the previous answer total. Continue playing to see how far you can get on each topic and which was the winner.
Fun couple games and activities at home:
- We all know that sometimes one partner in the relationship needs a little help knowing what to plan. This fun and easy couple’s ‘quiz and interview’ idea will get both of you planning a date night that the other would love without even knowing. Each partner takes the pre-made quiz, or makes a blank one for each to create. The interview allows for each of you to answer life questions that will also lead you to knowing what your partner wants out of a date night.
- Have a fun dessert cook-off. Depending on your respective skills, you can create an easy romantic dessert or something more extravagant, where one person cooks dessert one night and the other person another night and both bathe in enjoyment of the flavours and the love/ effort put into making it. It’s not a competition but more the basis for upping the ante on your enjoyment and skills together. Over time you’ll both expand your cooking repertoire and have a short list of favourites.
If you are in total lockdown or self-isolation, then time to get real creative with whatever limited ingredients you have. If it ends up just being cheese slices for entrée, beans for main and chocolate bar for dessert, put some effort into creating a nice plate decoration, candles, flowers and lighting ambiance. It can be as fun and enjoyable as you creatively make it.
Couple games, card and board games at home:
- How Game Are You?™ Couples Edition. This is one of the best relationship games for couples because it involves real-life questions that encourage conversations and therefore builds understanding and an enhanced relationship.
It’s a respectful adult board game with questions about general topics, as well as personal and physical intimacy topics.
Over 150 base questions plus 25 bonus questions develop increased emotional and physical intimacy. Laugh and learn together to untap more understanding and connection as each question is answered.
- Dare Duel – A Sexy Truth or Dare Game for Couples. This is more a sex game for couples where you create the sexy dares and favors you compete for, making every game unique.
Players take turns drawing cards and selecting words or phrases to create ‘Sexy Dares’ to act out. With hundreds of different words and phrases to choose from, the combinations are almost endless, making every game unique.
Sexual preference doesn’t matter, and players can either enjoy the game with their partner or a group of very close friends.
- Fog of Love. In this game you’ll create and play two vivid characters who meet, fall in love and face the challenge of making an unusual relationship work.
Playing Fog of Love is like being in a romantic comedy: roller-coaster rides, awkward situations, lots of laughs and plenty of difficult compromises to make.
Much as in a real relationship, goals might be at odds. You can try to change, keep being relentless or even secretly decide to be a heartbreaker. It’s your choice.
The happily ever after won’t be certain, but whatever way your zigzag romance unfolds, you’ll always end up with a story full of surprises.
- Truth or Dare. The game of candid confessions and daring deeds, this game uses questions as facts and challenges. A classic game is given a new twist, with answers to pop culture questions determining who has to answer the truth or act out a dare.
Be the first player to get rid of all Truth or Dare cards in your hand. Answer pop culture trivia questions correctly in order to force your opponent to tell the truth. If you answer the question incorrectly, you will be subjected to an outrageous dare.
To win the game, you might have to lick another player’s arm, run around the block howling like a coyote, or stand on your head?
We hope we’ve helped you determine the style of activity and game you want, and have also been able to direct you to the best couple games at home to try, play and most of all enjoy.
Our pick of course is the How Game Are You?™ Intimacy Edition because you each learn, enjoy and start new conversations to enhance your emotional and physical intimacy. Buy Now for quick delivery direct or through Amazon (US) and Amazon (AU).