Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day!
It’s also a Thursday….
If you’re anything like me getting dressed up and waiting in a long line isn’t ideal when work looms early the next morning. Why not skip the crowded meal and play a board game with your sweetie?
This Valentine’s day I’m sticking with the classics with some old school suggestion for each stage of relationships.
So stick a pizza in the oven, uncork a bottle of wine, don comfy pjs and enjoy each other’s company.
For the “just starting out” pair:
Have some good old-fashioned childhood fun together! You probably haven’t played these since elementary school, which is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about each other’s childhoods—all of these games are perfect for just two and allow for free conversation.
For the “It’s pretty serious” couple:
Use a board game to stay in and whisper sweet nothings by making your favorite word game ‘love’ themed!
When I was in high school, my friends and I used to play themed games of Scrabble… basically every word played had to have some (often incredibly loose) connection to a theme such as “movies” or “music”. Try that with Scrabble using words about relationships, love, or words that make you think of your partner.
Be forewarned: this challenge may make the game a little more difficult! You can always switch to classic rules or create your own as the game goes on.
For the “together forever” duo:
Chances are pretty good your real life is nothing like the game of Life.
I think it’s also highly unlikely that you have a room in your house you refer to as the “conservatory” like in Clue.
But bust out these old favorites anyway.
Does the game of Life come anywhere close to depicting the path you and your Valentine took?
Is the Clue house your dream home? (Hopefully with less accusations of murder of course!)
These games are also great to include the kids for a family fun Valentine’s day.
For the “single and loving it” crowd:
Throw a little game party with friends and play a round of Battle of the Sexes. Which gender is superior in your group? This game might give you an answer.