My husband and I look forward to Date Night, but finding a babysitter can be challenging, and expensive, so oftentimes we'll have a quiet night at home after the boys are in bed, just the two of us.
When we are not up for another movie or binge-watching our favorite shows on Netflix together, we pull out a few board games to play that keep us connected. These are a few of our favorite games, plus a few others I intend to add to our collection soon.
This is by far our favorite game that can be played with just two people, or up to five. It's a cooperative game, which means that we either win together or lose together, depending on how the game goes. Each character has a different role to play as they travel across the world map to cure and eradicate the different diseases that are threatening the population.
Not only does this require strategy and cooperation, it could be a good way to get to know your significant other as it does require some give and take in determining the outcome of the game and which direction to go.
This is also a cooperative game, which is great for those who are a little on the competitive side. Your night will either end well when you win, or you'll both be blaming the other when you lose. LOL
If you don't own a deck of Exploding Kittens cards, you are definitely missing out. This is a card game that can be played with 2 people (or up to 5) and requires little thought or strategy. Of course, it takes a little getting used to since you end your turn by picking up a card, unlike most other card games which start your turn that way. Be careful though, when purchasing online. There's a NSFW version which might not be appropriate for when your in-laws are in town.
My husband is not a fan of word games like this one, but it's a great game to travel with since it comes in the small little zippered pouch. This is a fast-paced game which definitely requires a little more brain power, which might not be for everyone.
Judging from the reviews for this one, I'd say this is a pretty fun game to play with a cocktail in hand. Looks like a fun game with no strategy involved, but much laughter.
Besides these board games, there are the obvious card games like cribbage, the old-school tabletop games like Chess, and the games which are meant for a little more action, like Twister, but you'll definitely want to grab some dice and cards for your next Date Night or when traveling with your partner for some additional ways to stay connected.
What are your favorite games to play as a couple?