Valentine’s Day is all about romance, but that doesn’t mean you have to be serious while you celebrate. Mix it up this year by playing a Valentine’s Day game for couples and see how having a laugh will improve your mood and remind you why you fell in love with your partner in the first place.
Don’t believe it? It’s science. Fun fact, a study in Social Work in Healthcare found that “one possible beneficial effect of board game activities may be reduced depression in older adults.” So not only will you be getting some great face time with your partner, you may actually be boosting endorphins in your body to improve your overall health. How’s that for a V-Day win-win?
But what Valentine’s Day games for couples should you play? Great question. Options run the gamut from silly to sexy games so you can pick and choose what’s right for you and your partner. Perhaps your idea of foreplay is having a laugh attack together. In that case, consider a rousing game of Mad Libs After Dark or Twister. If you like something a bit more seductive, make your own scandalous scavenger hunt. No matter what Valentine’s Day games for couples you plan to play, you’ll both have a great time while building a deeper connection (in every sense of the word).
1. The Adventure Challenge: Couples Edition
Dinner and a movie are so been-there-done-that. Take Valentine’s Day to a whole new level when you play The Adventure Challenge. For couples who crave adventure, you’ll get to pick from one of 50 date night challenges (think revisiting the site of your first date or painting while blindfolded) to do with your partner. The only rule is that once you scratch off the challenge, you have to do it. Prepare for some serious fun as you kiss boring date nights goodbye — and usher in new (and happy) memories.
2. The Newlywed Game
Looking for fun Valentine’s couple games? Well, even if you’ve been together for two decades, challenging each other to remember important things about each other with classic Newlywed Game questions is not only a great way to spark conversation, it also takes you back down memory lane to relive your favorite moments together. Plus, you can get your family involved if you want and have one of your children ask you each the questions. Everyone will be enlighted by the end.
3. Valentine’s Day Pictionary
Most people have played a round of Pictionary in their day so you won’t be hampered by trying to learn new rules with this Valentine’s Day games for couples. Basically the only change here is to the prompts — some suggestions are moments, firsts, favorites. Sexy or innocent? You get to call the shots.
4. Loopy: An Adult Game for Couples
Great for new relationships and older ones alike, Loopy has a set of 150 playing cards that are designed to get you in the mood. Not only will you get to know each other better, but as you progress in the game, things get very sexy, indeed. The game even comes with a satin blindfold, making it one of the sexier Valentine’s Day games a couple can play.
5. Couple Reconnect
Just because it’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean that it’s all romance and roses. To help you forge a new path with your partner, play Couple Reconnect. Designed for couples who have been together for 10+ years, the game will help facilitate deep conversations and engage you in fun activities with one goal in mind — rekindling that spark with your sweetie — as you talk about topics like your hopes, dreams, spirituality, and of course, love.
6. Strip poker
Hey, it worked in college. Why not take it all off for each other while playing cards? If you’re looking for a new take on the classic, this strip poker set from Uncommon Goods promises to be “extra spicy.” You earn points by having the best poker hand, which then allows you to draw reward cards from one of four categories: Strip, Cuddle, Talk, and Climax.
7. Never Have I Ever
There’s something about the classic high school games, like Never Have I Ever, that stir up all the flirty feels. Return to that same vibe by playing Never Have I Ever with your partner. You might be surprised by what they have and haven’t done and what firsts you decide to live together.
8. A sentimental custom puzzle
If you’re looking for a game that’s less spicy, more sweet, order a customized puzzle with your favorite picture of you and your boo as the image to build. JIGGY offers them in 100-piece or 500-piece options, so you can decide how long you want the puzzling to take.
9. Dirty Tic Tac Toe
With a game focused on X’s and O’s, it makes perfect sense to play Tic Tac Toe on Valentine’s Day. But this version is not how you played the game growing up. Using shot glasses, you and your partner play as X and O, performing each act as you land on a square. The loser has to do whatever the winner wants, which, by the end of the game, could be anything your dirty mind can come up with.
10. Name That Love Song
Every couple has “their song” but what about a host of songs that are meaningful to you both? You could play this game by having each person hum a few bars of a favorite tune or play a few seconds of the song on your phone. Whoever gets the most right, wins.
11. A scavenger hunt
Now this Valentine’s Day games for couples could go either direction: super silly or extra sexy. You get to decide, but the point is, you lay out a series of clues for your partner to solve all in order to win the ultimate prize. What that is, well, that’s entirely up to you.
There’s a reason Twister became a runaway hit when it was released in 1966. By following the colorful dots, you inevitably get yourself all tangled up around your opponent. As Milton Bradley called it, it was essentially “sex in a box.” And the simple concept remains just as sexy as ever, even if it is just you and your partner in the living room playing together.
13. Spin the Bottle
Sure, this is typically played with a room full of people, but who says you can’t finish off that bottle of merlot and give the old bottle a spin together?
14. 7 Minutes in Heaven
Want to give your partner the shivers? On Valentine’s Day evening, grab them, pull them into the closet, make out and then tell them they just played 7 Minutes in Heaven. Surprise!
15. Mad Libs After Dark
Mad Libs are a great way to collaborate and have a laugh. But did you know the company makes Mad Libs After Dark? The more adult version puts a naughty twist on the childhood game.
16. V-Day trivia
For hardcore trivia fans, this is a great Valentine’s Day games for couples option. Make your own difficult relationship questions then quiz your partner to see if they can get them right. Just remember, this is supposed to be in the fun Valentine’s couple games category (and not a test), so keep it light.
17. V-Day Bingo
Get your Bingo cards ready and prepare to win big. This Valentine’s Day games for couples is one you can either DIY at home or crib from a variety of websites. On Etsy, vendor The Little Bondage Shop sells a Sexy Bingo Foreplay Game which, well, you can likely guess what it entails.
18. Truth or Dare
It’s the stuff of middle school party legends. Nothing beats a round of truth or dare when you’re looking to get a bit more intimate with someone. It certainly qualifies as one of those sexy Valentine’s Day games you can play with your partner. Just how far you take the game is all up to you.
19. Valentine’s Jenga
Here’s a craft project and game in one: Valentine’s Jenga. Basically you buy one of the tumbling tower sets then paint some of its pieces pink and add fun notes like “5-minute back massage,” or, “It’s getting hot in here so take off all your clothes” instructions to make for a more spicy game night.
20. Sexy role-play dice
Want to roll the dice on a romantic evening? Then you need the die to do so. This set includes sex positions, body part instructions, and locations for where and what do to.
Make Cupid’s holiday a bit more competitive, sexy, and fun, with an evening of Valentine’s Day games for couples where everyone goes home a winner.
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