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I LOVE PLAYING GAMES!
They are just my jam. I get so excited when we get together with friends or family who want to play games because we don’t get to play those 3+ player games at home! Over the past four years together, we have managed to find some two-player games to play at home, but we get bored of them real quick. Since every couple needs to have some games to turn to, especially in the winter time, I figured I would make one big list for us all!
The list I have compiled includes card games, board games, and even tablet/phone app games. I also have subcategories for you: “Quick” means you can play it under 30 minutes. “Cooperative” means that you have to work together to win together. This is a great option if competition is a sensitive area in your marriage
P.S. Several of the board games listed are also in the app store for you to play digitally.
I’m a big fan of the app route when it comes to two-person games! The quick purchase is convenient when you don’t own the physical game, and having the game on your tablet or phone allows you to play it anywhere instead of confining yourself to a table. I also love that apps allow you the option to play against each other on your phones even when you’re not in the same room, like Words with Friends! It’s a nice way of staying connected and having fun together throughout a busy day.
P.S. I won’t put “quick” on these because you either play by levels and can pause or stop at any time.
FOUR REASONS WHY I LOVE THESE ACTIVITIES IN MARRIAGE:
If you haven’t played a game together in awhile, I encourage you to do so! As I mentioned above, my favorite way to make games more fun is to raise the stakes to winner gets a massage from the loser, or something like that. That can be a great segway into increasing your intimacy on the friendship/ emotional level, AND the physical level.
Amy is a marriage specialist all about helping couples progress in their marriages! She is continually inspired by her loving husband, Hobby Lobby, Dr. Pepper, and reality television.
Photo Credit bottom photo: Caitlinn Mahar-Daniels
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