There are many ways to let your special someone know how much they mean to you. Flowers, chocolates, and romantic date nights are all great ideas, but nothing says “I love you” quite like bonding over a board game. Playing games gives you and your loved one the opportunity to challenge each other or work together, laugh, and make memories. Whether this is your first date or your 3,937th date, these board games for couples are sure to reignite the romance you share.
Best Cooperative Board Games for Couples
Teamwork makes the dream work! Partner up with your significant other and combine your talents to win these themed board games.
Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Battle: A Cooperative Deck-Building Game
You won’t need a bottle of Amortentia to fall in love with Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle, the celebrated cooperative deck building game that has made waves in the board gaming community.
Players take on the roles of their favorite Hogwarts students and work together to save the Wizarding World from those who seek to destroy it. Seven successive game adventures offer increasing difficulty as you battle Villains and unlock new abilities, secrets and challenges. Also included are four Hogwarts house dice, game board, over 50 chip pieces, and sorting cards to keep everything organized.
Continue your adventures in the Wizarding World and create even more hours of playtime with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle – The Monster Box of Monsters Expansion and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle – The Charms and Potions Expansion.
Scooby-Doo™: Escape from the Haunted Mansion – A Coded Chronicles® Game
Why spend the time and money planning an escape room date when you can enjoy the same experience right at home? Scooby-Doo: Escape From the Haunted Mansion is the first game in the Coded Chronicles series that finds the Mystery Inc. gang in a spooky estate haunted by the ghost of Lady Fairmont.
Players take on the roles of the teenage detectives and work together to solve the mystery using narrative booklets, clues, and each character’s special abilities. With over 50 codes to crack and 13 rooms to explore, hours of playtime are in store for you and your lover.
The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel – A Coded Chronicles® Game
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. To survive this tabletop escape room experience, you and your partner will take on the roles of Wendy and Danny Torrance and solve challenging puzzles, but beware! Jack and the paranormal hotel are not keen on letting you go so easily.
Outsmart the axe-wielding maniac by interacting with the Overlook Hotel, using the “shine” to decipher puzzles, and piecing clues together to find a way out. It’s a series of unpredictable twists and turns that will have you both biting your nails until the very end.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton Rising
Plankton is up to his no-good, Krabby Patty-stealing schemes again! It will be up to you to save the Krusty Krab and it’s most valuable menu item in SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton Rising.
Dive into the world of Bikini Bottom to recruit Friends, complete food orders, and keep evil Plankton from stealing the Krabby Patty secret formula. With each move the tiny villain makes, Friends grow impatient and leave the restaurant, so keep them fed and happy! If you lose too many, business will sink, or if Plankton ends up with all six ingredients, that’s the end of the game! The CORAL tabletop experience will keep both gamers and SpongeBob fans coming back for more.
Harry Potter™: Death Eaters™ Rising
Based on the events of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising requires players to summon witches and wizards from all corners of the Wizarding World to stand-off against He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named and his Death Eater cohorts.
Work together to bring together your magical army from Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the Order of the Phoenix, and Dumbledore’s Army and bond over your mutual love for all things Harry Potter.
TOY STORY OBSTACLES & ADVENTURES – A Cooperative Deck-Building Game
Well, howdy! Grab your partner and head to the tabletop for a not-so-toy-sized adventure with Toy Story Obstacles & Adventures, a cooperative deck-building card game ideal for couples or multiple players!
Players work together as their favorite Disney Pixar Toy Story characters from across all four films and two shorts to enlist the help of Friends, conquer Hazards, and complete Adventures before the bad guys can alter the end of the story.
Best Competitive Board Games for Couples
Fan the flames of your romance with a little friendly competition! These entertaining board games are perfect for couples and provide a great opportunity to challenge each other’s individual skills. Who will be victorious?
Harry Potter™ Hogwarts Battle: Defence Against the Dark Arts
Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: Defence Against the Dark Arts is a celebrated board games for couples and Potter fans alike!
Preceded by the popular Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, this 2-player version of the deck builder requires gamers to take turns playing cards, taking actions and acquiring new cards to build a more powerful deck as their defensive skills improve. Stun your opponent three times to win!
YAHTZEE®: Cup Noodles
Save yourself from making restaurant reservations and enjoy inexpensive dinner plans at home with YAHTZEE: Cup Noodles. The realistic dice cup modeled after the convenient meal and ramen-colored dice featuring colorful ingredient shapes give a new meaning to “playing with your food.”
Roll the dice up to three times to get the highest scoring combinations, with the exciting five-of-a-kind producing the highly-sought “Yahtzee” for 50 points and bonus!
Best Classic Board Games for Couples
This tried and true classic is a great way to PASS GO AND COLLECT the time with your loved ones! If you and your sweetheart don’t mind a little competition, a Monopoly game night may be just what you need to spend quality time together. No wonder it’s one of the top classic board games for couples!
Here are just some of our most popular Monopoly games that are ideal for a romantic game night!
MONOPOLY®: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Is your relationship as sweet as the love between Jack Skellington and Sally? Then we’ve got just the game for you!
Monopoly: The Nightmare Before Christmas allows fans the opportunity to collect and own the most popular locations from this movie classic such as Jack’s Tower, Oogie Boogie’s Casino, Dr. Finkelstein’s Laboratory and Sally’s Alley.
MONOPOLY®: The Goonies
Go full sail together and revisit one of the 80’s most iconic films over a game of Monopoly: The Goonies. Players will pick one of six collectible movers such as a Gold Doubloon, the Statue of David or Skull & Cross Bones to stake claim to familiar locations in Astoria, Oregon. If you’re the last player left with loot, you win the game!
CLUE® Board Games
CLUE®: Dungeons & Dragons
Are you and your loved one frequent players of Dungeons & Dragons? Have you discussed starting a campaign together? If so, you don’t want to miss this unique version of the celebrated board game.
An Infernal Puzzle Box, delivered by a Hellrider of Elturel, has been stolen from the party of adventurers. Determined to reclaim their box of infernal secrets, one of Zariel’s minions has slain and secretly replaced an adventurer, unbeknownst to the rest of the members! In CLUE: Dungeons & Dragons, it’s up to you to determine WHO has been replaced by a devil in disguise, WHAT weapon was used in the execution, and WHERE in the Forgotten Realms the Infernal puzzle box could be hidden.
CLUE®: Bob’s Burgers
We’re willing to bet that you and your better half haven’t attended a dinner party quite like this! Join the Belcher family in a “whodunit” that’s more mind boggling than finding mayonnaise in the microwave. CLUE: Bob’s Burgers lets you piece together the answers to WHO killed Ned Boddy, WHAT weapon was left behind, and WHICH room of the apartment was the scene of the crime!
CLUE®: The Office
Michael Scott has called a mandatory team-building event to find out who has “killed” Toby Flenderson! It’s up to you or your significant other to solve the Dunder Mifflin mystery.
WHO is the killer. WHAT office weapon was used? WHERE at the office did it occur? Be sure to get your answers to Michael by the end of the day or it’s “goodbye” to that week’s paid vacation!
Collectible Chess Sets
Checkmate! As one of the best 2-player board games of all time, chess is a tried and true choice when it comes to game night with your special someone. Show your KING or QUEEN who’s boss with these gorgeous collector’s sets!
The mightiest heroes and villains in the universe are facing off on the tabletop in the ultimate battle between good and evil. Choose your side and strategize your way to victory using full color, hand-painted chess pieces of your favorite characters and a double-sided custom game board.
CHESS: Super Mario™
Yahoo! Pick your team and take control of 32 hand-painted playing pieces including Mario, Luigi, Bowser, and more. This unique game comes in a collectible tin box that showcases the custom checkerboard featuring Mario and Luigi hats.
Test each other’s knowledge of your favorite pop culture icons with a “trivial” game night. *Watching ahead not required!*
TRIVIAL PURSUIT®: Horror Ultimate Edition
There’s no turning back once you bring out Trivial Pursuit: Horror Ultimate Edition. This big box of the media’s darkest and most blood-curdling facts offers a new way to play the popular trivia game. In addition to custom sculpted movers and game board, you and your favorite horror fan will find 1,800 questions based on detestable categories including Gore & Disturbing, Psychological, Killer, Monster, Comedy, and Paranormal.
TRIVIAL PURSUIT®: Bob’s Burgers
Fans of everything Bob’s Burgers are sure to love this game as much as Tina loves butts. Grill each other with 600 questions that cover all nine seasons of the hit TV series. With categories like The Belchers, Food, Wagstaff School, and more, this is your perfect opportunity to flaunt your fandom.
TRIVIAL PURSUIT®: SpongeBob SquarePants
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? If you and your partner know the answer to this question, then Trivial Pursuit: SpongeBob SquarePants will have you both shouting, “I’m ready!” Between categories such as Songs, Characters, and Locations, this fun and lighthearted game will bring some F.U.N. to your romantic evenings.
Board Games for a Couples Game Night
Planning a double date? These fun party games are sure to entertain everyone in your party!
The #1 LOL Party Game is the perfect addition to any group game night! In Telestrations, players will draw their “secret word” into their erasable sketch book and pass it along to the next player, who must then guess what the previous player drew. It’s a new take on the game of “telephone” that will leave you in stitches!
Are the kids with the babysitter? Be sure to check out Telestrations After Dark, the risque party game that is adults-only “miscommunication” at its best!
Do you and your sweetie finish each other’s sentences? Now is your chance to prove it to the world!
To start a game of Blank Slate, pick one of over 250 Word Cue cards (with 500 total cues), write the word you think best completes the phrase – and try to match it exactly to another player’s word without giving a single hint. The first player to fill the scoreboard wins!
Hues and Cues
Loved ones bring color to your life, and so does Hues and Cues! This attention-grabbing board game brightens any tabletop and tests how closely you and your sweetie perceive color. One active player chooses a color swatch from their card to describe to the others, who then mark their guesses on the board by setting their player pieces on the coordinates. Upon being given the second, two-word clue, guessers are able to refine their choice or hedge their bets by singling out a different shade altogether! You can also play as many rounds as you want or designate a certain number of points you must earn to win.
Do you think of cotton candy as light pink or blue? Is an apple red or green? Play to find out what your significant other says!
We hope this list of games has simplified your date night plans! Interested in more board games for you, your significant other, or anybody who’s down to play? Check out The Op’s full library of exciting tabletop games and don’t forget to share your favorites on social media using #TheOpGames or tagging @theopgames for a chance to be featured on our social channels. Happy gaming!