If you’re looking for a way to have a fun, playful Valentine’s Day with your significant other, consider a night of tabletop games. You can find some interesting and fun two-player games out there, and I have some excellent recommendations for you.
What’s more romantic then playing a game called Love Letter? I’ve mentioned this game before, but it’s an excellent two-player game that is easy to learn and quick to play, especially if you already have dinner plans or something in place for Valentine’s Day. You can play it while waiting for dinner if you really wanted! If you don’t know, it’s a bluffing game to reveal the other player’s character first, and discover who is writing love letters to the princess. Is it the prince, the handmaid, the baron, or the princess herself? Find out by playing Love Letter.
In Citadels, you and your partner become city builders, trying to build the best and most complete city. In order to win, you have to negotiate the help of vital characters to get it done. It’s a game of strategy, secrecy, and planning. See which of the two of you can be strategic the best and find your city building passion in this game.
Hanabi is a co-operative game, so you and your Valentine will help each other to win the game, which is great for bonding. You’re trying to light up the sky with dazzling fireworks, but you can only see the other players cards and vice versa. You have to work together to avoid becoming a fizzling fiasco. It’s great for building trust and coming together over a game without being competitive.
Munchkin is a competitive game with goofy references, battling monsters, and negotiations, if you so choose. It’s fun to get a little competitive with your SO and play for points to fight off the silly monsters, and see who is the better fighter. Expect to see rematches and to keep playing all night, until an ultimate winner is confirmed.
CV is like The Game of Life’s of cooler older sister. You get a career, buy belongings, and do different actions to build our resume. And there is a fun element of rolling for different categories to gain points. You and your Valentine will have fun playing this; it’s like a demo life together before the full commitment (if you’re in that situation). And it’s more easily played the Life is because you don’t need a board or a bunch of pieces.
What’s your favorite game to play with your significant other? Leave a comment below.