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Games for Couples

Updated on February 3, 2013
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Marye Audet-White is an internationally known food writer, food editor for Texas Living, cookbook author, and food blogger.

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Maintaining Intimacy can be Difficult

Building and maintaining intimacy in a long term relationship can be difficult. Jobs and careers, education, and even children can get a couple off track in their relationship. Over a period of time romance can become mundane, predictable, or all together lost.

One way to bring the spark back into the relationship, and to rebuild intimacy and open the doors of deep communication is by playing games. There are many games available specifically for couples, and many that you can create on your own. Surprise your mate with a couple's game night!

An Enchanting Evening

An Enchanting Evening is a game that encourages communication between couples. This game is low key, and appropriate for couples that may be uncomfortable with some of the more erotic games.

At the beginning of the game each player writes down a secret wish, and then throws dice and moves around a game-board. As they land on each square they are to draw cards and do what they say, some require verbal responses and some ask for caressing. There are cards that encourage players to share deep communication.

For example, one card asks what your impression of your mate would be if you saw them at a party for the first time. This encourages affirmation, something that couples often forget to do.

Another card tells you that you are in a kissing contest, and asks you to give your mate the winning kiss. The first player to get to the finish "wins" and the other player must fulfill their secret wish.

Speak Love/Make Love

Speak Love/ Make Love is a more erotic game than An Enchanted Evening. There is a game-board and dice but the instructions that are given on the cards are more specific. If any of the instructions make a player uncomfortable it is part of the game to discuss the reasons why. This builds open communication in the relationship, and helps couples to talk about subjects they may otherwise be uncomfortable talking about.

On the one hand a player may be asked to discuss what they find romantic, or a fantasy they have. On the other, a card may direct the players to slow dance naked, or give a sensual massage in the area of the other partner's choice.

Misc. Board Games

Wild Sexy Dares:This game is hot. Dares are available in three levels, with the most points awarded for completing the dares in the more difficult levels.

Kama Sutra: Work your way through the Kama Sutra with this board game. Some cards suggest foreplay activities while others require unique positions.

Be My Lover: Uses a spinner to direct players in sensual activities. Some activities are physical, some are verbal, some are activities for one player and some are shared activities.

Sex Around the House: Remember Clue? Pick a card, read it to your mate, and then do what the card says in the room of your house that it tells you to do it in.

Homemade Games

While there are many games specifically geared toward couples, there are a few that can be reworked for an evening of intimacy.

  • Twister - Need I say more?
  • Strip Poker-good old standby
  • Almost any game where you keep score
  • Scrabble- try using erotic words, use all 7 letters and win a bonus prize...
  • Truth or Dare

Bringing Back the Fun

Game playing adds fun into a relationship. So often we lose sight of having fun and playing as we try to be good parents, good wives, good husbands, good workers, etc. Sometimes we need to relearn to tease, to flirt, and to be just a little bad.

If you are interested in tryiong one, or some, of these games buy for your spouse's comfort zone rather than your own. Plan a special evening, get the kids out of the house, and get some wine. Plan ahead to make this relaxing, romantic and , most of all, fun for the two of you.

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    • HaileyAdams profile image

      Hailey 4 years ago

      Excellent advice, especially for couples who've been together for more than 20 years i guess.

      cool, interesting, useful.

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      madison 5 years ago

      me and my bf gave each other massages it was very sexy

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      amy 6 years ago

      what a nice way to get marride

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      What a nice way to spice up your love life and keep all the wonderful emotions stirring.Great hub.Maybe I will look for one of the games and let the fun begin:>)

    • JasonPLittleton profile image

      JasonPLittleton 6 years ago

      Amazing hub, great idea.

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      Perpeptua 6 years ago

      Not so sure about the scrabble?

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      Innovine 6 years ago

      Very interesting, Good Idea

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      Andbzh 6 years ago

      You can find a free Android game here :

      http://www.androlib.com/android.application.com-an...

      It's a remake of the famous "Truth or dare" with 3 levels (normal, hot and sexy).

      Have fun

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      Dhiren Vyas 6 years ago

      i think i should try this ideas ... its Quit interesting

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      Y8 6 years ago

      interesting!!!

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      tom hellert 7 years ago from home

      funny I rhought foreplay was Hey honey wanna go upstair to which

      I drop whatever I am doing and I run upstairs...and once I'm up there.... *CENSORED* and we finish up and had a good time...

      TH

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      skn12 7 years ago from Sambalpur(Orissa)

      Very interesting.

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      skn12 7 years ago

      Very interesting hub. Keep it up.

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      Tee Johnson 7 years ago

      Our budget's tight, so I'm looking more for game ideas not costing anything. We do have scrabble; that's an interesting idea to use certain words. I can make cards and leave around the room. Problem is, I'm the playful one who tries for intimacy. Him...not so much. Are we just tooo different? We're engaged and it's already mundane, boring, stagnant - dull! I'm trying. He's a great guy, character wise; I don't want to lose him/walk away. But our relationship is not interesting. He's a gamer, I'm not and he's trying to turn me into one. Wii's fine cause it's physically interactive, but on that page we don't mesh. He needs to get outta the technical world for a moment and connect w/ humanity --- me! All I need are moments. If we had moments, I wouldn't feel like I do... I'm trying. But I can't try alone.

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      julienne mary 7 years ago

      i love what this culumn has done for my husband and i

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      Juliette Morgan 7 years ago

      Interesting ideas and An Enchanting Evening Board Game has been bookmarked by me for further investigation - playing chess is sexy too because it's a mind game - my husband and I play this a couple of times a month. Great hub because of the over riding message, thanks.

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      no picture 7 years ago

      don't forget the nervous game!!! (its pritty popular now)

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      Dawn Swidorski 7 years ago

      I can tell you from personal experience that An Enchanting Evening is a wonderful game for couples. My husband lovingly refers to it as "foreplay in a box" it is available online at www.timefortwo.com

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      Allison W. 7 years ago

      Great ideas!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Marye Audet,

      These are some wonderful "Enchanting Evening" suggestions for married couples. The marriage bed should be a wonderful place of rest, comfort and shared passion! You have great suggestions that will help many to continue to enjoy one another and further enhance their marriage! Hmmm I love Scrabble! Blessings!

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      Susan Ng Yu 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Wow, I had no idea there were board games like these out there. :O I wonder if "An Enchanted Evening" and "Speak Love/Make Love" are available here in the Philippines. I'll definitely buy it if I see it! Thanks, Marye. :)

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      Eileen Hughes 9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Yes I think all couples should do this. At least it would open the pair to communicate better with each other. I believe that is what is wrong with most marriages. It is toooooooo hard, and so easy to get out of a marriage that they do not bother to work at a marriage.

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      Marye Audet 9 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

      Nope.

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      fishskinfreak2008 9 years ago from Fremont CA

      Very interesting. Do you have any suggestions for a 26-year-old guy looking for a girlfriend?