25 Fun Long Distance Relationship Games For Couples

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Right now, you may not be physically close to your partner, but you can always get emotionally closer. Emotional proximity is required to keep the spark alive in long-distance relationships.

Besides text messages and voice messages, a fantastic way to bring excitement and fun into your relationship and overcome the physical distance is playing games.

A game night is a romantic gesture to spend quality time together from miles apart. Here is a wide variety of games for long-distance relationships, to spice up your webcam dates with some engaging and playful activities.

25 Games To Play In A Long-Distance Relationship

1. Never have I ever

Never have I ever is a classic game popularly known as a drinking game. The game involves one person saying something that they haven’t done. For instance, you say, ‘never have I ever been stranded on the side of the road.’ If your partner was stranded on the roadside sometime in the past, they either drink or lose a point. You can play this game for as long as you want, with some interesting questions. It is the simplest idea for a long-distance couple to indulge in on a fun date night.

2. Truth Or Dare

Truth or dare takes you back to your school days. This long-distance game gives you the chance to ask your loved one some revealing or provoking questions. It presents the perfect opportunity to get to know your better half at a deeper level.

The rules are simple: you pick truth or dare. Based on your choice, you receive a task for a dare or a question for truth. Once you complete your task, it is your partner’s turn to choose truth or dare.

3. Adventure game

Similar to Pokémon Go, in this adventure game, you choose an adventure for your significant other. This game for the long-distance relationship helps you shift from trivial day-to-day topics to deeper convos.

You can research their area and scout out a place for them to explore. Send your partner on an adventure within their zip code or outside.

4. Scavenger hunt

Though the game is played face-to-face, you can enjoy it virtually as well. Scavenger hunt adds adventure to a date-night for long-distance couples. Plus, in this photo game, you can collect snaps and store them in a photo album as memories for the years to come.

Prepare a list of things for your partner to take pics. A few such things can be a relevant photo of someone in a costume, a building that’s over 100 years old, and different animals. Each right photo will be worth a certain number of points, and the one with the highest points is titled the winner.

5. Charades

A classic webcam date for some much-needed quality time, charades is the simplest idea with literally no preparation. When the two of you have nothing planned but want to have some lovely moments, begin playing this guessing game. One of you silently acts out a TV show, a movie, or a song, while the other person has to guess it.

6. Guess where I am

On days when you’re out with your friends, you can still feel closer to your partner with this game.

It’s a fun way to let your partner know where you are via text message. Without giving away too much, you need to describe your location to your partner, and they have to guess where you are. A great time to play the game is when your current location is a place you’ve both been to or the one where you shared special occasions in the past.

7. Send mystery pictures

A fun photo game where you text-message each other pictures of random, unidentifiable objects or things. You could send a picture of a random item, a local place, or your body. Pics of a body part make it a naughty game, wherein you both can feel physical intimacy and have a sex-talk. Once you guys come together in the same zip code, you can turn your fantasy into real-life.

8. Texting games

You can play the 20-questions game through texting. To start the game, either of you let the other know you’re thinking about something. Then the other begins the race of 20 questions to figure out what that something is. The guessing partner should ask questions like, “Is it bigger than a lunchbox?” to guess what the other partner is thinking. The answers to these 20 questions should be in a ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ The questions saga continues until the mystery object is guessed or the quota of 20 questions is over. You can spice it up with romantic and hot questions and sexy rewards. Here are some more texting games you can try.

9. Roleplay or celebrity roleplay

A fun webcam date game where both of you dress up as celebrities and the other person has to guess who you are. From the likes of Robert De Niro to Meg Ryan or Tom Hanks, you can choose anyone you like to be your fantasy persona.

You can also play this game via text message. Think like your fantasy persona and text your thoughts or words to each other. You may play the game with any character, not necessarily someone famous.

10. Fill-in-the-blank

Enjoy trivia games? Then this might interest you. The game is simple. Start a sentence but don’t complete it. For instance, “My favorite topping on a pizza is …” and let your partner guess the correct answer to fill in the blank.

You can keep it simple or turn up the heat with some flirty statements. Regardless of your current location, your date night will be entertaining with this game.

11. The love quote or lamest quote

When the physical distance gets to you, indulge in a webcam date via FaceTime to create unforgettable memories. Grab your phone or laptop and set up a ‘love quote or lamest quote’ game night.

Both of you search for quotes on love, long-distance relationships, or something ridiculous that will make you cringe, and send them to one another.

12. Uno

A classic game that still holds our interest, the multiplayer game is perfect for a long-distance couple.

You can play the online card game either the conventional way or explore different newer versions. The game comes with in-built talk and text functions so you can speak to your partner while you play.

13. 8-ball pool

Though you cannot play pool on a table together, the virtual version lets you compete with your partner. While getting comfy on a couch, you can bond with your partner by indulging in some friendly, healthy competition.

14. Checkers

You can virtually play this strategy-based game. The rules are simple. Each player has 12 colored discs that are placed on dark squares. Alternating moves, you move your piece diagonally toward the opponent. One player wins when the other is out of moves. If you enjoy strategizing, then this is an online game for you.

15. Bingo

Bingo is a low-key, fun game you can play to relax on a hectic day. In this low-intensity game, you can use the time in between to chat and spend some quality time together.

You have a card with the word “BINGO” written across the top, and below there are 25 random numbers. The computer will randomly generate different numbers; if any of the numbers are present on your card, you scratch it out. You win if you can scratch five squares in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row.

16. Conversation games

Video calls are a great way for couples in a long-distance relationship to build a deeper emotional connection with the help of games. Conversation games is one such way to build a bond with your partner. Here are some ideas you can try:

    • Secret stories: Tell your partner a secret about yourself, and they do the same.
    • 2 truths and 1 lie: You have to make up three sentences, of which two are true, and one is a lie. Your partner has to guess which one is a lie.
    • Quick answers: One partner says a word, and the other partner has to say the first thing that comes to their mind.

17. Ludo

Yet another classic game that has quickly become an internet phenomenon. The objective is to get your four pins from the starting point to your “house.” The game doesn’t need any more explanation as we all know how it is played.

18. Chess

If you both are intellectually connected and hold an interest in playing chess, then you can spend a long time together.

19. Scrabble

If you both love finding your way with words, then this traditional, classic game is perfect for a date night. You have to use the letters in your hand to create new words that connect to the words on the board. A few words fetch more points than others.

20. Battleship

Sit back, relax, grab a tub of popcorn, and chat away while you play a brain-stimulating game like Battleship.

The rules are simple — sink the enemy’s ship before they sink yours. Here the enemy is your partner. It’s another low-intensity game that’s easy and doesn’t require too much strategizing.

21. Second Life

You can be in the same place at the same time in a virtual world through the game called Second Life.

Second Life is an online environment where your avatar interacts with other objects, places, or with other avatars. Apart from interaction, you can do many things you do in real life, like go to concerts, purchase land, attend college, go shopping, etc. You can also do some unreal things like teleport and fly.

22. Scattergories

Scattergories is a low-stakes drama. Roll dice with letters on each side. You need to create a list of categories with the letter that’s face up after the dice stops rolling. The list can be of anything from actors’ names to colors and objects that begin with the designated letter. Every original answer gets a point, but neither of you gets points if your partner has the same word.

23. Happy couple

A perfect game in the app store for couples to have a friendly game. Every day you have to answer five short questions about aspirations, values, feelings, and more, to help find out about your partner. Fight the distance barrier as you get to know your partner a little bit more with each passing day.

24. Heads Up!

A hit game by Warner Bros. Entertainment and Ellen DeGeneres, you may download it from the app store.

You have different topics, such as movies, songs, superstars, and animals. The first player holds up a category, and the other player narrates clues regarding the category for the first player to guess. They will continue to guess until they get the correct answer or decide to pass or time is up. If they guess correctly, they move onto the next one.

25. This or that

Whether early on in the relationship or at a later stage, you’ll get to know several new things about your partner, courtesy this game. Here are some examples to get you started. You can try complicated or steamy questions.

  • Pizza or burgers?
  • Mountain or beach?
  • Beer or wine?
  • Books or TV?
  • Dogs or cats?
  • Outdoors or indoors?
  • Vanilla or chocolate?
  • Cake or ice cream?

Spending time in a long-distance relationship may not be the same as having your partner with you. But that should not stop you from bonding with each other. Come up with ideas to have fun, forget the pain of being away from them, and feel them closer. Games is one excellent way to keep the relationship strong until you meet again.