If you have a television, chances are you’ve heard of game night. A few years ago, a game company marketed the idea that a weekly game night brings a family together. If you think about it, both from a marketing aspect and for any family no matter the size, a weekly game night is a great idea! It’s a fun time to get together, for a little healthy competition and a lot of laughs.
If you’re not already doing game night, here are some great ideas to get you started.
Games to play with another couple
Have you ever watched The Newlywed Game? This is much of the same idea – you answer questions and your partner tries to guess what your answer is. This one is for 2 or more couples, so invite over your friends and neighbors and see which couple knows each other best!
Remember this one from when you were a kid? Colonel Mustard is back at it. This is the same game, but now the board is double sided, giving you even more crime scene options.
Apples to Apples is a favorite because it requires no board. All you have to do is try to match your card with what you think the dealer has. Easy to play, but sure to bring a lot of laughs.
Game of Thrones is, as you may have guessed, based on the novel and HBO television show. If you’re a fan of either one of those, you’re sure to love it.
Games to play spouse vs. spouse (or with another couple)
This one’s designed especially for couples, and involves thought provoking questions to keep the communication lines flowing in your relationship.
Obviously, Monopoly has a place in every game night. It’s the classic board game you remember, easy to play, and it’s always fun when fellow players have to pay you rent! One of the best things about Monopoly is that you can get different editions for different places in the world – many times even your own home town!
This trivia game, as the name implies, pits men against women. Trivia questions revolve around all sorts of things – the set even includes brain teasers. While the game really doesn’t solve the age old question as to whether men or women are smarter, the competition makes for lots of fun and a little bragging rights for the winner. You can either play this spouse vs. spouse, or with another couple as men vs. women!
Game night doesn’t necessarily have to be about board games either. You can play charades, something on a console like Xbox or Wii, or even an outdoor game in nice weather. The only thing that matters is that you’re together and having a great time!
Do you and your spouse play any games together? Have any to add?
More fun game night games for couples:
The discovery Game: for a married couplePocket Ungame Couples VersionNever Have I Ever, the Game of Poor Life DecisionsThe Gottman Couples Retreat Board GameLOVER’SOPOLY – Couple’s Board GamesWhat?!? Oh… The Game of Couples Banter