Game Night with your Honey: Valentine’s Day

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.

Battleship

Battleship

You sunk my Battleship! Game and picture property of Hasbro.

Connect Four

Connect 4

Connect 4- the classic tic-tac-toe game. Game and picture property of Hasbro.

Guess Who?

Guess Who

Which character does your sweetie pick? Game and picture by Hasbro.

Jenga

Jenga

Don’t be the one to let it fall! Game and picture by Hasbro.

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.

Scrabble

Scrabble

Enjoy the classic word game. Game and picture by Hasbro.

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.

Life

Game of Life

Is this your Life? Game and picture by Hasbro.

 

Clue

Clue

Who done it– got to find all the clues! Game and picture by Hasbro

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.

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

Battle it out with your friends. Game and picture by University Games

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6 responses

  1. Thoughtful post! Great job, I enjoyed it! Some of those games I have not touched in years, but need to bring back out.

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane! 🙂
    Ashley

    1. Totally, writing the post made me want to throw a slumber party like I am 8 years old again.

  2. I found lots of fun playing board games. There’re not many people playing board games among grown-ups in China. There’s even no a good game to choose from. How did this become such a traditional culture in US that people enjoying board games no matter their ages and jobs?

    1. I don’t know why there is more of a board game culture in the US than in China. Maybe China doesn’t have an industry to create the more complex adult games? Hmmm, maybe there is a market for a complex boardgames developer in Asia!

  3. bookmarked!!, I love your web site!

    1. Thanks for checking it out! Hope to see you back here again!

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