Board Games for Couples to Play Together

When it comes to spending time as a couple, there are many things that you can do. Of course the normal dinner and a movie or maybe a picnic at the park. However, some couples like to stay home rather than go out.

After all, staying in means that you get to sit in comfy clothing, eat cheaply and your drinks are cheaper. It also means that you are actually spending time with your partner and are not just sitting side by side watching the tv. This is time you have carved out to interact with each other and maybe spark a little romance.

Just because you are playing a board game at home, doesn’t mean that you aren’t on an actual date. Do yourselves a favor and put your phones up on a shelf and carve out some couple time that is undistracted.

We put together a list of the best 2 player board games for adults.

Taking time to actually play with your partner is a special bonding moment that only you two share. It is important in any relationship to take the time to have some fun. Life isn’t always about being serious. The correlation between having a long-lasting relationship and having fun for a marriage is important and quite high. It allows couples to take that special time and bond with one another.

If you are looking for some 80s board games, we have written about those too.

Let’s take a look at some bonding and yet fun board games for couples.

1. Hive

Hive is a strategy game, that is well not actually a board game, as there is no board. But, it is a two-player game that many couples really enjoy. The object of the game is to protect your queen against the opponent. At the same time, you need to try to capture the other person’s queen. This game is very similar to chess but some couples find it less daunting than learning chess. It is bug themed and comes with 11 white and 11 black pieces. Each player works their magic to capture the queen. It can be played on any flat surface making it perfect for portability. Not wanting to stay in? Take your games with you! Because there is no board, this one is perfect for throwing in your purse and playing at the coffee shop or pub.

2. Bananagrams

If you like the portability of the hive and the lack of board for the board game, then Bananagrams is another fun portable game. This game is very similar to Scrabble but made for two people. It has a bunch of letter tiles in which you try to make words out of and make a crossword with the words. It is called Bananagrams as the tiles fit into a small banana-shaped pouch for easy storage and carrying.

3. Pandemic

Want to be on the same team as your partner? This may not be the most romantic board game for couples but it can be quite fun. Then Pandemic is the game for you. This board game is working together with the help of cards. You will become a disease fighting team of specialists that work together to cure the disease that is taking over the world. You will travel the world and cure four different diseases. There are hotspots and epidemics that throw in a plot twist from time to time.

4. Santorini

This is a beautifully detailed board game in which you are building the city of Santorini. This game comes with 2 “workers” which will make the various towers all over the board. There are cards that will change things up. It can be played with four people but two is really best. Challenge your partner and see who can build up their towers quicker.

5. The Exit Game Series

The Exit game series are perfect for board games for couples to play together. They also make wonderful married couple board games as there are many options. This is a series of games that are similar to those escape rooms that are becoming more and more popular. Together you work the puzzle and mystery to figure out how to “exit” or escape. Some of the series can have more than 2 players. However, some are best to be played with two players. These are great fun for those couples that want to work the board game together instead of being opponents. These board games come in themes that will be shrouded in mystery.

Take your time and figure out the clues, but remember you are being timed! Some of the names of the Exit series are:

  • Dead Man on the Orient Express
  • The Sunken Treasure
  • The Sinister Mansion
  • The Secret Lab
  • The Polar Station
  • Pharaoh’s Tomb
  • The Mysterious Museum
  • House of Riddles
  • The Haunted Roller Coaster
    …and more!

6. Patchwork

Patchwork is a wonderful married couple board game example. This is a fun and very much like Tetris sort of game. Each player gets a board game, which is a square for a quilt. There are quilt parts that will be put around the board game. The object is to fill the board game with the pieces and have as little missing spots as possible. You have to pay for these pieces with buttons with more buttons given at certain times. This is a fun and quiet game that allows you to spend some nice and quiet time with your partner while working the challenge to fill the card with pieces of fabric. Each piece takes a different amount of time and this is tracked which is another strategy of the game. Larger pieces will take far more time than the smaller pieces.

7. Azul

Azul is a tile placing game that is played in 3 phases -the factory offers phase, the wall tiling phase, and the preparation phase. This is a bit of a complex game to learn, however, it is a lot of fun and can be played rather quickly, once the rules are understood. The person that has the most points at the end of the game is the winner. This is a game that can be played with 2 or 4 players but is best with two. Which makes it the best 2 player board game for adults.

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