… AS WRITTEN BY DIDI AMORE
Hello girls, let the Love goddess tip y’ol on how to kill the boredom around your guys. Try these fun, creative games when you have downtime with your guy.
#1 No Words.
A perfect first-date game you can play with a guy is to start with two full glasses of drinks, whether alcoholic or not. Then, one person begins by asking “yes-or-no” questions about the other. For example, you can ask, “Did you think I’m attractive the moment I walked in the room?” The other will then answer by sipping on the drink. One sip means “yes,” and two sips means “no.” You take turns after the answerer is finished with the drink. You can be as serious, funny, or teasing as you want to.
#2 Two Truths and a Lie.
This is another getting-to-know-you game. You start by telling your date or your guy two truths about you and one lie. Your partner then has to figure out which one is the lie among the three things you said. You take turns and, in the process, find out so much *juicy* stuff about each other.
#3 Never Have I Ever.
This is another exciting game that you can play with your man, whether you are out for drinks or at Sunday brunch. This game requires that each of you have drinks *or even small finger food*. You take turns by saying, “Never have I ever done…” and you say some random activity that you’ve never experienced. If your partner sips or eats from his drink, that means he’s already done that thing you mentioned. The trick is to think of something you know your partner may have already done and, therefore, have him finish his drink or food first.
#4 True or False.
Another version of the previous game is “True or False,” which is also speedier. One of you will tell the other some piece of personal information, and the other has to guess if it’s true or false. This is a great way to break the ice on a first date or make a steady relationship sizzle even more.
#5 Sticker Stalker.
This is a fun game that you and your man will have a blast with. “Sticker Stalker” is a sneaky game that requires stealth and agility as you secretly stick Post-its or stickers on people, whether in the supermarket, at the park, or in your office.
The challenge is to stick stuff to as many people as you can without their noticing. The person to put the most stickers on people wins.
#6 Sing Song Ping Pong.
Channel your inner Pitch Perfect Barden Bella with this game. It doesn’t matter whether you are a great singer or terribly off-key. You or your guy can start the game by singing a line from a song, and then the other should be able to quickly pick up the last word and start a new song with that last word, and the game goes on. The person who can’t come up with a song loses the game.
#7 Spirit Animal.
In this game, each of you will need to have a paper, pen, and some coloring materials. You should each visualize the aura of the other, and then draw their spirit animal. You should then do the same for yourself. Then, when both of you are done, show your work to each other and explain why you drew what you drew. This is a great way to learn something new about each other.
#8 Scavenger Hunt.
While more elaborate, a well-executed scavenger hunt can be very fun and exciting. One of you will be the game master in charge of setting up the scavenger hunt. The game master prepares a small gift for each solved clue, as well as another clue to the next location. This is a clean, yet romantic game you can play on Valentine’s Day or even on your anniversary.
#9 21 Questions.
Because you’re such a great couple, you can take the classic game of “20 Questions” up a notch. You make the other guess about something within an agreed-upon category, and your partner has to start asking up to 21 questions to guess what it is.
#10 Truth or Dare.
Of course, this is a famous game that has to be on this list of games to play with your boyfriend. It can be very R-rated or wholesome, depending on how you play it.
You just take turns asking each other, “Truth or dare?” and if your partner says “truth,” you ask him a question. If he answers “dare,” however, you have to think up clever and difficult ways to give him an order or a dare. It could be anything goofy, disgusting, sexy, or something you both have never done before.
#11 Double Date Charades.
This classic game is best played with another couple, like a double date. Serve appetizers and maybe some cocktails or wine, and see which partner or team is better. This is also a great way to spend time with other couples or other people instead of just with each other.
#12 Board Game Night.
Every weekend or as a way to unwind every night, you and your partner can play board games. You can choose or agree on what board game: chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, Word Factory, the list is endless. Then you can keep tabs on who wins, and the person with the most wins each week can get a special reward.
Another no-brainer couple’s game is Twister. It’s fun and lets you both unwind in a much more physical way—except there’s no sex involved. Find out who is more flexible and bendy—and who knows, you may even end up plopping on the floor together in laughter.
#14 Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Stuck on a boring commute together or waiting in line at that overrated cronut place? You can play this simple childhood game. It’s fun, simple, and you don’t need any tool or equipment, other than your hands. So whittle away the time and have some fun. You can even make it more exciting by betting on who wins and giving a reward to the winner.
#15 Staring Game.
This may be a childish one in this list of games to play with your boyfriend, but the “Staring Game” is a fun game to play at any stage of your relationship. It’s a great way to get to know each other physically, be amazed at the color of your partner’s eyes, notice that lone freckle on his nose, or just look at each other without distractions—except for the goofy faces you both make and the laughs that are sure to follow.
These games to play with your boyfriend are meant to first of all have fun and pass the time. They are also great for getting to know more about your partner or just to add some playful color to your relationship. After all, who doesn’t want some wholesome fun and games once in a while?
Credit: Didi Amore for Sarcastic Geeks Community.