25 Fun Long Distance Relationship Games For Couples

Being in a long-distance relationship has its own challenges. You may not be physically close to your partner, but there are multiple ways to get emotionally closer. Playing long-distance relationship games is one of the many interesting ways to spice up romance. A game night is a very good date idea for people in long-distance relationships. You can play some fun, challenging, or romantic games to forget the physical distance and help you grow closer to each other. Bringing excitement and fun in your relationship is important to help you guys come closer. Delve into this post for some interesting, playful activities that will help your bond become stronger.

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25 Games To Play In A Long-Distance Relationship

1. Never have I ever

Never have I ever 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 gain or lose a point.

2. Truth Or Dare

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Truth or dare may take 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 them on 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 conversations.

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 pictures. 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

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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.

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Get into a steamy bath session together on a video call. Don’t forget to light scented candles, throw bath bombs into the tub, and grab a glass of wine.

7. Send mystery pictures

A fun photo game where you text message each other pictures of random, unidentifiable objects or things. You could send pictures of random items, virtual gifts, or local places. 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

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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.”

If you and your partner enjoy solving puzzles, you can also engage in online games such as online jigsaw, Sudoku, or crossword puzzles together.

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Learning a new language together is another fun activity idea for long-distance couples.

18. Chess

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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

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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?

In addition to the mentioned games, you can also try attending online cooking or dancing classes, participating in online yoga sessions together. Engaging in quiz nights or indulging in creative date night activities like writing a poem together or drawing portraits of each other can be delightful ways to bond with your long-distance partner.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I make a long-distance relationship fun?

You can make your long-distance relationship more enjoyable by brainstorming and exploring ideas such as:

  • Setting up virtual dates
  • Surprising each other with gifts and letters
  • Watching OTT shows together by hosting a virtual watch party
  • Planning for your meetup

2. How to stay emotionally connected in a long-distance relationship?

Some tips to stay emotionally connected in a long-distance relationship are:

  • Sharing your day-to-day activities
  • Having long conversations about your feelings and how you miss them
  • Making efforts to visit each other
  • Sending thoughtful and heart-touching messages

3. How can playing long-distance relationship games help to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation?

These games aim to create a connection through communication. When a couple interacts regularly or spends time together, even virtually, it can promote a sense of belonging and togetherness. These games act as distractions for couples who may otherwise feel saddened by the distance between them and make them feel closer to each other while having fun.

4. What are some common mistakes couples make when playing long-distance relationship games?

These games are to be played for fun and not taken seriously. However, games such as ‘Never Have I Ever’ and ‘Truth or Dare’ involve some honest confessions and can take a serious turn. Couples must be cautious to avoid miscommunication in virtual games and establish certain boundaries before playing the games.

5. Are there any risks associated with playing long-distance relationship games?

Sharing too much personal information online can be a tad bit risky. So no matter the game, do not divulge passwords or any kind of confidential information while playing an online game.

Long-distance relationships can be challenging and may strain the relationship. However, ensuring you spend sufficient time with each other even when you are away will help keep the relationship alive. These long-distance relationship games can help you do just that and help you enjoy each other’s company virtually. Games such as never have I ever, truth or dare, and fill in the blank can help you get to know each other better and do not require any tool or equipment. So impress your partner with these games that may help bring you closer despite the distance.

Infographic: Games To Play In A Long-Distance Relationship

Long distance relationships (LDR) may not be easy, but with these games, you can make it fun and exciting. So if you are in such a relationship and looking for ways to spice things up, here are the most common games played by LDR couples.

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Key Pointers

  • Long-distance relationships need mutual efforts and fun activities to keep the spark alive.
  • Go to a special place and let your partner guess your location to relive that special moment together.
  • Feel the intimacy through romantic pictures or texts.
  • A game of this or that, roleplay, and many more to keep the relationship strong.

Are you in a long-distance relationship? Check out this video for 15 fun games to help strengthen your bond and make the most out of the time you spend together!

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