12 Fun-Filled Conversation Games For Friends And Couples

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How much ever you know about your partner, it seems less. To know more about them, try playing talking games for couples. These are ideal for couples who have been dating for a long time or have just met as they help you assess each other’s personalities and check if your compatibility quotient is good. These interesting games can also serve as icebreakers when you are short of words on your date. So, add some excitement to your romantic journey by playing these unique games with your partner and having a great time.

12 Best Talking Games For Couples and Friends

Conversation games can also help you strengthen your relationship and get to know each other better. Let’s begin!

1. Would you rather

This is one of the best talking games for couples to play at home or on vacation. So, sit down with your spouse, partner, friend, or significant other and get started.

How to play this game

  • Pose hypothetical questions that begin with “Would you rather…? and conclude with two choices. As an example, “Would you rather have a quiet, candlelit dinner or go on a heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping date, such as skydiving?”
  • Take turns between asking and answering questions.
  • You must select one of the options, and no questions can be skipped.
  • As long as you play the game together, everyone wins.

2. Truth or dare

If you want to spice up the fun and find out the truth about your partner, then Truth or Dare is one of the best conversation games for couples. It’s also a fun game to play with your friends that can liven up any boring party or sleepover.

How to play this game

  • The players sit in a circle, place a bottle in the center and take turns spinning it.
  • A truth or dare question is posed to the person at whom the bottle stops.
  • The question must begin with asking ’truth or dare.’ For instance, the question could be, “have you ever sneezed on someone?” Alternatively, the dare question could be “fake a loud sneeze in public.”
  • Make a list of questions. Remember, each person needs to play independently.

3. Two truths and a lie

You can play this game at parties, and if you’re playing for points, you might wish to keep track of your scores using a pencil and paper.

How to play this game

  • To play, everyone sits in a circle
  • Each person in the circle says three statements about themselves.
  • Two of these statements are truths, and one is a lie.
  • The other players try to guess which statement is the lie.
  • When you say out your three statements, ensure you are loud and clear.
  • While identifying the lie, look for changes in tone, voice, and body language. These can be indicators of which statement is a lie.
  • Don’t give away the lie to other players, especially if you’re in a group with someone you know well.

4. 21 Questions

Whether you want to rekindle a romantic or platonic relationship or deepen your friendship, 21 questions is one of the best talking games for couples.

How to play this game

  • Two players take turns to ask each other 21 questions.
  • The other person listens to the responses to learn more about them.
  • In this game, there are no right or wrong answers, only honest answers.
  • Determine what information you want to learn about your romantic partner or a friend.
  • You can either prepare a set of questions or ask random questions to spice things up.

5. The alphabet game

If you are looking for fun conversation games to play with friends, this one’s for you. This game is ideal for friends who share similar tastes as you can pick a topic of mutual interest.

How to play this game

  • Pick a category such as the names of animals, cities, countries, or romantic movies.
  • As you go through the alphabet, each person has to name something that begins with that letter.
  • For example, if the first player says beetles, the second player has to name an insect that starts with the letter s.
  • You will be eliminated from the game if you cannot think of a word or pause for an extended period.

6. Never have I ever

If you and your partner are adventurous, play this game with another couple or a larger group of people at a party. The more, the merrier.

How to play this game

  • You need to have at least two people to play this game.
  • For example, one player can say, “Never have I ever given or received a golden Shower” or “Never have I ever flirted with someone when I knew they were taken.”
  • Do nothing if you have; raise a hand if you haven’t.

7. What’s your favorite

If you want to break the ice with someone, try this game. You can find out their likes and dislikes and learn so much about each other while playing.

How to play this game

  • You and your partner have to take turns asking each other what’s your favorite.
  • You may ask about anything that you want to know such as favorite holiday destination, movie, food or more.

8. 10 Things in common

In this talking game for couples, you can find out ten things that are common between you and your partner. The goal of this icebreaker is to help you focus on your conversation and discover some common ground with your partner.

How to play this game

  • Everyone should be paired in twos.
  • Give each partner a piece of paper.
  • Now, each pair has to figure out ten things they have in common.
  • Once you discover ten things in common, you discuss your similarities with the rest of the group.

9. Who knows me better

This is the perfect conversation game for couples to learn about each other’s interests, hobbies, favorite music, and more.

How to play this game

  • One partner writes a list of questions about their spouse or friend that they’d like to know the answers to.
  • For example, you can ask, “What is my guilt pleasure? What is my favorite food?”
  • Now count how many correct answers your partner has earned.
  • The partner or friend who gets the most correct answers would be the winner!

10. Between the sheets

Is your partner aware of all the things that turn you on? Looking for a romantic game? Then, prepare for a fun and sensual quiz to play with your partner.

How to play this game

  • You and your partner can take turns to ask naughty questions to each other.
  • One partner reads out some sensual questions and the other has to guess the answer.
  • For example, A and B are playing together. It’s B’s turn to be asked a question, so A reads, “Where on my body do I like to be kissed.”
  • Now, B has to guess the answer. And the game continues.

11. Word game

This game is great for starting a conversation or as a party game. However, it’s more enjoyable when the number of players are more in number.

How to play this game

  • All the players have to sit in a circle.
  • The first player speaks a word aloud.
  • The next player must swiftly say a word that corresponds to the last word in clockwise order.
  • Apple, slice, juice, glass, and so on are examples of such word sequences.
  • If a player takes more than a few seconds to form a connection or repeats a word that has already been mentioned, they are eliminated.

12. Who’s most likely to

Another fun game to understand each other better and dive into some secrets while playing who’s most likely to.

How to play this game

  • Write down questions that begin with “who is most likely to…” and fill in the blank.
  • Take turns reading these questions.
  • For example, you could ask, “Who is most likely to drink an entire bottle of Vodka or wine on a Friday night?” or “who is most likely to forget their wedding anniversary?”

These conversation games can help you build intimacy, make you laugh, and discover more about each other, than you would otherwise do. Set up the mood with subtle background music, warm lights and don’t forget snacks and drinks. Now, just relax and spend quality time playing these fun talking games for couples and friends.

Key Pointers

  • Two truths and a lie, or would you rather are a few ideal games for friends and couples.
  • Play the classic truth or dare to reveal your partner’s hidden secrets or get your friends to grant your wishes.
  • A game of never have I ever will fill the room with excitement and fun.
  • Who’s most likely to, between the sheets, etc., are some fun romantic games.

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Siddharth Kesiraju

Siddharth holds a master's degree in communication and journalism from the University of Hyderabad. He has around six years of experience in various fields of writing and editing. As an associate editor at MomJunction, Siddharth edits and ensures the articles are aligned with the website's editorial standards. Having done a certification course in Relationship Coaching, he also writes on Relationships.... more