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Games for Couples
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.
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.