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Boredom Busted! 5 Games You Play With Your Partner

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There are so many ways you can spend your time with your partner. But there are moments when you feel the boredom kicking in. There’s nothing left to talk about, nothing to watch on the TV, and you have already exhausted everything on the phone.

So what do you do?

Why not get old school and bring back the fun of playing different games with your partner to kill some time? There are some great games to play that will not only get rid of boredom but also will bring you closer to your partner. And if physical games aren’t quite right, check out the online options at

Games You Can Play With Your Partner

Want to bust the boredom and keep your partner entertained? Here are some games you can play with him/her.

1.   Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt is a great game that is even more enjoyable when played with a few people. Lesser people mean more things to find, and the game feels more challenging. Playing Scavenger Hunt with your partner is even better.

Both the players will have to hide small things all around the room and will have to prepare an itinerary so that they can get to these things. To make this hunt even better, you can prepare riddles or clues to find the hidden things.

Since it is a couple game, here is an interesting twist that you can add to the game. You can get something special for your loved one, such as a ring or a bracelet, or any gift that you have wanted to give them and make it the final thing to find in the hunt.

The game will end in a pleasant surprise for the other person, and you will make cherishable memories together. So start preparing the game and have fun playing it together.

2.   Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever is a very interesting game that is perfect for couples, especially if they have been together for a short period. This game will help you know the other person better. You can add a little bit of drinking to make the game even more fun.

There are cards that you can buy (called Never Have I Ever cards), or if you want to know the other person well, you can create your cards. Both people will take a glass filled with alcohol (or soft drinks if you do not drink).

Players will then pick the cards from the pile and read the question. If it is something that you have done, take a drink from your glass. If you have not, then do not drink. While there is no goal or end to this game, if you get drunk, you’re living quite an adventurous life.

3.   Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie is another classic game that can be played without the need for any cards or boards. Just like Never Have I Ever, this game will also let you know about your partner in-depth.

Here’s how you play the game. Each player will tell two truths about themselves and one lie. The other player must figure out which one is the lie. The goal is to find out all the lies. You can add drinking to this game, too. Failing to find the lie results in the other player drinking.

This game will let you know a lot about your partner, and you can add intimate and personal questions to know how well your partner knows you. The best thing about this game is you can play it on your couch without anything else.

4.   Monopoly

Monopoly is the classic board game that can be played by multiple people, or just two, for that matter. It is one of the most entertaining board games you can play and will keep you engrossed for hours.

The game is fairly easy to understand as well. Each player starts with a sum of money that they have to use throughout the game.

With the throw of dice, each player moves ahead on the board. There are properties that you can buy, or if you get into the other player’s property, you need to pay taxes.

This game aims to own all the businesses and places you can and make the other player go bankrupt. But watch out; get too greedy, and you might end up in prison.

Monopoly is a game that will make you extra competitive, so keep that in mind!

5.   Uno

You can never go wrong with Uno. Uno is the classic card game of finishing your hand first while using power cards to make the game hell for other players (the dreaded Draw Four card).

Both players get 7 cards, and the rest of the cards are kept in a stack nearby.

The dealer takes a card from the pile and throws it face up. Then the other player must either match the number or the color of the card. Whoever finishes their cards first wins the game.

Just remember to yell “Uno” when you are on your last card. Grab a pack of cards and start playing Uno with your partner. You’ll have a great time together.


Getting bored? How about some games that you can play with your partner and get to know them better while having a great time? Take a look at these games.

Jeff Campbell