Romantic Games for Groups

Having fun with other couples promotes closeness in relationships.Having fun with other couples promotes closeness in relationships.

Playing romantic games in a group setting can be a way for couples to bring their feelings for each other out in the open with others who are doing the same while having a fun time. If you keep the number of people down to eight to 10 people, everyone can interact without anyone getting lost in the shuffle, but it's not such a small group that people feel put on the spot.

"The Ungame"

Friends can get to know one another better with games like "The Ungame."

"The Ungame," created in 1972, asks players questions that help people get to know one another better. The original version is a board game, but small boxed card games also exist in a version that uses regular questions as well as special versions for couples and for families. Questions range from casual to personal. In the couples version, a person may be asked to say something she likes about her mate.

Gender Board Games

Board games aimed at the sexes can promote intimacy.

Games such as "Battle of the Sexes" or "Men Are From Mars, Women are From Venus," which ask players to put themselves in the shoes of the opposite sex and answer questions, can get people talking about the differences between men and women and how they interact. The games may be fun and lighthearted, but the conversations they spark may help the men and women playing learn more about one another.

Miniature Golf

Fun and intimacy can go hand in hand.

Miniature golf is a fun, friendly activity that couples can do with other people while still enjoying closeness, hand-holding and the occasional kiss and cuddle. Many miniature golf courses are connected to an amusement park, water park or go-kart park, where couples can ride, swim or race with other couples. The closeness combined with fun and laughter can help couples feel intimate in a group setting.

Truth-Telling Games

Take small drinks to avoid getting too intoxicated to pay close attention.

"Truth or Dare" or "I Never" are games that reveal personal things about the players. In "Truth or Dare," a player must tell the truth or accept a dare if he chooses not to answer. "I Never" is a drinking game in which a player states something she has never done, such as "I have never walked in my sleep" or "I have never made out on a roller coaster," and those who have done that thing take a drink. These games can be a fun way to learn more about your closest friends as well as your partner.

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About the Author

Laurie Swenson is a longtime Minnesota journalist. She was a reporter/copy editor for the "Bemidji Pioneer" from 2004-2013 and the sports editor of the "Crookston (Minn.) Daily Time"s from 1992-2003. She has won several Minnesota Newspaper Association awards, including first place for an arts and entertainment article in 2012.

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