Seven Couple Games That Are Fun To Play On Game Night

Updated March 16, 2023by Regain Editorial Team

Being in a happy relationship has benefits that include reduced stress, social support, and better health. Taking part in couples’ games on game night can help to make your relationship happier. Although playing couple of games will likely not solve your relationship issues, it is good to spend time together and have fun. If you are looking for a solution to your relationship problems, however, you might consider seeking out help through couples counseling. Learning how to work on your problems and communicate better can make a world of difference in a relationship.

The Best Games For Couples Game Night

A lot of couples feel the need to be at home or around friends when they mature. At the same time, it is important for couples to have fun together. Although there is some disbelief that fun can indeed be had at home, game night is a great way to combat that doubt. The following list is a compilation of seven fun couples’ games to play at home. Invite your friends over for a night of fun!

1. Find Your Mate

Couples’ Game Night Is Great For Reconnecting With Your Partner

In a game that can get interesting quickly, it might be a good idea to ensure that the other couples playing this game with you are good friends. This game is one that can identify how much attention couples pay to one another. Is he wearing a long sleeve or short sleeve shirt? How much shorter is she than me? These are just a few questions that might help you to "Find Your Mate."

This game starts by separating couples by room. One room should lead into the other, with nothing blocking the path. Each person is then blindfolded, or a paper bag is placed over everyone's heads. It is then up to the players to attempt to find their partner without speaking. The couple that finds their partner first wins the game.

2. Truths And Lies

Two Truths and a Lie is a common party game, but this version requires more truths and more lies. In this version, one half of each couple writes three truths and three lies on a piece of paper. It is the job of the other half of each couple to determine which statements are true and which are lies. The couples that gets all of the truths and lies correct moves into the next round until only two couples are remaining. The last round is played verbally rather than on paper.

This party game allows couples to get to know each other more than they did previously. If you make it into the final round, there is a good chance you'll get into truths with which your partner is not familiar. 

3. Pop The Balloon

In a hilarious game that is sure to cause some laughs, this party game requires a lot of balloons and coordinated couples. Each couple should be given several air-filled balloons. Without the use of their hands, they must squeeze a balloon between them until it pops. The couple with the most popped balloons in a specified amount of time wins the game.

It can be highly entertaining to attempt this game for all involved. As a couple, it is sure to provide you with something to laugh over for a few days. It also helps couples with teamwork and touch. Since the game requires being in close quarters, it is sure to boost intimacy within your relationship.

4. Lego Walk

Lego Walk is a game that parents will likely excel at or at the very least have some practice in, and it is exactly what it sounds like. In a designated area, drop Legos on the floor. Have couples remove their shoes and walk, tied back-to-back, through the area. Each team should be timed as they navigate the "minefield." The couple that navigates through the Lego walk fastest is the winner.

Couples will likely find the game entertaining, and those who do not have Lego-aged children will find it to be training of sorts. It also requires a team effort to ensure that neither you nor your partner ends up stepping on too many Legos.

5. The Newlywed Game

Imagine the old television game show with the same name. This party game runs off the same idea. Each couple makes up a team. When a question is asked, one half of the couple writes the answer as themselves, and the other person attempts to guess what their partner's answer will be. After each couple has written their answers, the person guessing their partner's answer reveals what they wrote. Their answer is either confirmed or denied when the other half of the couple reveals what was written on the paper. 

The game is fun and allows couples to get to know one another more. It also makes you think about things that you might not have thought about before. Some great questions to use in The Newlywed Game include (1) What is the last thing your partner does before going to bed? (2) What is your partner’s favorite brunch food? (3) What chore is your significant other most likely to avoid?

6. Speak Out

You have likely seen hilarious viral videos with the game Speak Out. This game is the one in which a plastic piece keeps your lips pried open, and you must read a phrase. It is up to the other players to decipher what you are saying. This game is especially fun for couples, as it shows how much you and your significant other listen to one another. For example, who other than your significant other hears you speak with a toothbrush in your mouth regularly?

Speak Out will cause loads of laughs and memories that will be cherished. Bonding with your partner over this game and with friends in the same relationship status as you and your significant other is sure to create lasting friendships within your relationship and with those around you. It is a communication game that sort of defines how relationships can sometimes be -- speaking a language that can be hard to understand for outsiders, but less challenging for those within the relationship.

7. Charades

Charades is an old classic that is great to throw in the mix at any game night. Most people know how to play the game, which means less explaining the rules and more playing! If you are unfamiliar with Charades, it is a game that involves acting out movies, books, songs, and other forms of entertainment without using words. For couples that watch movies together, discuss the books they've read, and enjoy similar songs, this might be a good game to play. Couples that communicate with body language a lot can have added benefits as well.

Body language, in general, plays a huge role in communication and relationships. Whether the body language is on purpose or less so, it still has a major part to play in the success and downfall of any relationship. While Charades is a purposeful body language kind of game, understanding your partner's gestures can be an indicator that you are in tune with their body language.

The Role Of Couple Games At Home

Playing fun couple games in the presence of friends is a great way to let loose and have a good time. Having fun with other couples is a great way to bond with each other and with others like you. Having a good support system as a couple can be incredibly important because you each have a common interest -- being in a relationship.

By engaging in fun activities with a group of couples, you are developing bonds with others that you can communicate with and can show you examples of how other couples treat one another. Not all couples are the same, and not all couples are considered to be in a healthy relationship, but it does allow you to engage with others in similar situations.

By having a social life where other people have a common interest, you and your partner can maintain growth within your relationship. Having those bonds can be a positive influence on a relationship. Couples need to maintain friendships that are at the same point in their life as a couple is. Having fun together will only strengthen your relationship and increase the bond with your couple friends.

Learn More About Each Other

Couple games are an excellent way to reaffirm how well you and your partner know each other. Married couples have had years to learn about one another's secrets. With these sorts of fun games, you can show off your knowledge of one another. 

An ideal couples’ game is one where both partners are having a good time. It's fun to have a game night and take a break from the stress of the day. You could engage in simple activities to have fun. Maybe you play a drinking game with your partner. You might want to engage in a romantic activity. There are so many ways to bond with your partner. 

A romantic game could lead to a fun night in the bedroom. You could find a fun way to spice up your sex life. By playing a romantic game, you’re also engaging in a bonding experience with your partner. 

You may not know everything about your partner, and playing a fun game for couples is a way to find out new things about your partner. Even a married couple that has been together for 25 years can play a discovery game to find out more about each other.

Laugh Together

When you come up with game night ideas, think about lighthearted activities. You want to find couples games that make both of you laugh. Laughter is a great release. You may not know what activities to play. You can find ideas for couples’ games online, or ask a relationship therapist for some pointers. Part of the fun is designing game night ideas. 

One married couple might consider Two Truths And A Lie a great game, while another pair could find that activity too easy or boring. When you think about games to play with your spouse, consider what makes the other person laugh. Maybe one of the game night ideas is trivia about you and your partner's favorite TV shows. You each pick the questions and see who gets the most correct. It's a great game for a married couple. You and your partner could each research ideas for games to play and bring a surprise activity that evening. 

One gift idea is to give your partner a certificate to a game website where they can buy something that looks fun and interesting. A couples’ game doesn't need to be elaborate. It could be simple and make both of you laugh.

Take A Break 

Couples’ Game Night Is Great For Reconnecting With Your Partner

When you play a couples’ game, it gives you and your partner a break from your everyday lives. Life can be stressful, and it's fun to have something to do that doesn’t involve going to work or paying bills. If you have children, you can get a babysitter so you can have a couples’ game night. That way, you don't have to worry about them interrupting the fun. There are many night games for couples where kids should not be around. It's best to get someone to watch your children, so you are free to do what you like. There are countless fun games to play and try out! You could ask other married folks if they have suggestions for a game night. It helps to be able to forget about reality for a night. There are romantic games for couples or creative ones. It depends on what kind of activities you and your partner enjoy. Romantic games for couples can be a wonderful bonding experience. It's also a way to come back together and bond while taking a break from the "real world." 

There are ways to spice up your life in the bedroom when you play these romantic games. A couples’ game doesn't have to be complicated. It could be simple and fun. The point of taking a break is to play a low-stress couples’ game where the two of you can relax and laugh together. You could play something like Pictionary with one another. During a couples’ game night, you could play board games. 

Having a designated day where you engage in these activities can make you feel like you have a fun couples’ game night to look forward to, which is great. You could schedule a couples’ game night once a week or once a month. It doesn't matter how often you play, as long as it works for both of you. 

Having a couples’ game night can help you feel like you have a regular night to bond with your partner. It doesn't have to be just you and your partner. You could invite other couples over to join you. A couples’ game night could involve you and many other married couples. You could start a group text or email where you discuss different activities to engage in on your couples game night. That way, the pressure isn't only on you and your partner to come up with the regular activities to play. Other partners can suggest activities. 

The couples game night could be so much fun. You do not know what to expect each time! Having it be once a week can be a lot of fun because then the couples game you all play will differ each time. Maybe you have designated dates where you play particular couples’ games. There are many fun games to play, and you don't want to keep using the same one every week. 

When you play a couples’ game that you enjoy, you could consider the game one of the gift ideas for your friends on a special occasion. Maybe you notice they enjoy playing it. That couples’ game could be an excellent holiday or birthday present for your married friends. Fun night games for couples are a great opportunity for a partner to hang out, decompress, and have fun.

Online Therapy For Relationship Problems

Let’s say that you have tried the couples’ game night idea as a way to lift the mood of your relationship or bring more connection into your everyday life. If you aren’t seeing the results you’re looking for, it may be worthwhile to seek the support of an online therapist.

Online therapy can be a great outlet for people with busy schedules, as platforms like Regain enable users to schedule appointments at convenient times. You and your partner can meet from any preferred location with an internet connection, and you can even text your therapist directly. Whether you’re looking for ideas to feel more intimate with your partner, make more couple friends outside of work, or take steps to be more social in your free time, an online therapist can support you in taking the right steps.

There are many reasons why people may seek the help of an online therapist, and online therapy has shown effectiveness in treating a variety of mental health conditions, along with non-diagnosable issues. For example, one study utilized an online intervention for eight weeks to assist females in regaining self-esteem after a break-up; results showed that participants experienced increased self-confidence and forgiveness after the completion of the study, showing its promise as a treatment method. In another study, 30 couples participated in a videoconferencing intervention designed to improve their relationship satisfaction. Overall results affirmed the effectiveness of the online approach for these couples ages 21-69 years old.

Takeaway

Whether you’re a newlywed couple, raising teenage children, or enjoying the empty nest life, couples’ games can serve as a great way to deepen your relationship with your partner and other friends. When you’re ready to take the first step, you can reach out to a licensed Regain therapist for additional support in strengthening your connections with your partner and others.

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