30 Engaging And Fun Texting Games for Couples

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Texting can be a fun way to stay connected, especially for couples who are in a long-distance relationship. Texting games for couples are games that can be played through text messages on the phone or any other messaging platform. These games allow you to flirt, share your secrets with each other, and provide you both with a good laugh.

In this MomJunction post, we present a list of 30 best texting games for couples, who enjoy having fun while texting.

30 Text Games For Couples

1. Story Creator

It is an amazing game to stimulate creativity in both partners. The game is about creating a story, sentence by sentence until you bring it to a logical end.

Rules:

The story should have a definite beginning and end. Before beginning the game, you can agree upon having plot twists or any other features in the texting game as per your preferences.

How to play:

  1. Start on agreeing on a theme or not following a theme. It can help both of you be on the same page when it comes to taking the story forward.
  2. Begin the game by texting your partner an introduction line or the first line of the story, like, “It was a dark stormy night” or “Once upon a time, there was a kingdom.”
  3. Your partner writes the next sentence in the story and sends you the message.
  4. Add another line to the story and send it back to your partner.
  5. Keep adding sentences so that it becomes a coherent story.
  6. You can decide a conclusion based on how long you would like to extend the texting game.

2. I Never

This game allows couples to share their deepest secrets with one another by prefixing the secret with “I never.” The texting game can bring you close with its touch of romance.

Rules:

Stick to revealing secrets that you are certain are unknown by your partner. You can choose a certain type of secrets, like about habits or dietary preferences, or keep it general.

How to play:

  1. Type “I never” followed by any secret that you wish to share. For instance, you can type “I never had a crush on anybody despite having many friends.”
  2. Pick fascinating facts and nuances of your life that you would like to share with your partner, and otherwise would not be sure about sharing.

3. I Spy

It is a great texting game for couples who know each other’s home and the objects around. This game works like a traditional “I spy” game but in texting format.

Rules:

Stick to objects and items within the house. It will make it easier for your partner to guess the answer.

How to play:

  1. Pick an item or objects and text that you “spy” something. For example, if you have a blue vase at your home, then you can say, “I spy something like the sky?”
  2. Your partner has to text you back by guessing the object.
  3. You can provide clues or allow up to three guesses. Once your partner has guessed the object or you have revealed the answer, then it is your partner’s turn.
  4. You can make the game more fun by making your partner guess the color of your clothes or the type of clothes that you are wearing.

4. One Thing

Have some heart to heart talk with this texting game. Ask your partner about the one thing that they would like to change in their life.

Rules:

Pick a genre or aspect of life and stick to questions about it. You can pick from career, love life, growing up, or anything else, depending on each other’s comfort.

How to play:

  1. Begin by a question about the topic. So, if the topic is career, then ask, “What would that one thing be that you like to change about your career?”
  2. Once your partner has given the answer, it is their turn to ask a question.
  3. They can ask the same question that you asked or something else.
  4. You can limit questions to one topic or keep shuffling among multiple topics. So, your first question can be about career, the next on love life, and so on.

5. Kiss, Marry, Or Kill

You give three names to your partner, and they have to tell whom they would kiss, marry, or kill. The game is about eliciting funny responses from one another.

Rules:

You need to pick the names of three people in every text. Therefore, you can set a rule that you will pick people from a specific stream or genre. For instance, you will pick only actors or sportspersons, and so on.

How to play:

  1. Begin by framing the question with three names. The template of the question will be, “Name1, Name2, Name3 – Kiss, Marry or Kill?”
  2. Your partner texts you back by saying who he/she wants to kiss, marry, and kill, respectively.
  3. You can have more fun by asking why your partner chose to marry someone or kiss a particular person.
  4. Once you are done with discussing the answer, it is your partner’s turn to send you the next question.

6. Writing In Reverse

Be sure to practice writing words in reverse so that you get the most out of the game. This text game is likely to leave the couple laughing.

Rules:

All messages should be written in reverse, including exclamatory replies and names.

How to play:

  1. Begin with a general statement or a question. For instance, if you want to ask “How you doing today?”, you type “?yadot gniod uoy woH”
  2. Your partner has to reply with letters aligned in reverse. So, if their reply is “I am feeling awesome!”, they type “!emosewa gnileef ma I”
  3. Take the conversation as far as you wish. You can also set timers and see who replies the fastest. The one with the fastest replies wins the game.

7. Rhyming Sentences

If you and your partner have a penchant for rhymes, then you are likely to find this game immensely entertaining. You text a sentence, and your partner is supposed to reply with a sentence that rhymes with at least the last word of your sentence.

Rules:

All messages, including questions and answers, should be in rhymes.

How to play:

  1. Start with a question or a general statement. For instance, you can say, “I always like spending time with you and have you close.”
  2. Your partner has to reply with a sentence that ends with a word that rhymes with the last word of your sentence. There can be more rhyming words as well.
  3. An example of a rhyming reply would be, “Yes, stay so close that I almost touch your nose.”
  4. You can continue the conversation for as long as you wish. Once a rhyming pair of the sentence has been formed, then the next sentence can have another last word.
  5. You can continue the game as long as you are able to form rhyming words.

8. Guess Where I Am

You describe the surroundings to your partner, and they guess the place you are located. It is a great text game to play when your partner is traveling or is temporarily staying away from you.

Rules:

Unlike the game “I Spy,” you do not stick to describing a single object. Instead, you provide a general description of your surroundings and ambiance. You can also provide as many descriptions as possible.

How to play:

  1. Pick the most striking feature of the surrounding and message it to your partner. So, if you are in a coffee shop, then you can message, “I am surrounded by tall cups, fine aroma, and lots of cutlery. Guess where I am.”
  2. Your partner messages you with a guess. If the answer is correct, then you can move on with another text.
  3. You can also play this game by guessing the room of the house in which you are located or play a game of guessing the beverage or food you are consuming.

9. Movie Title Emoji

Texting these days is not just about letters, but also about communicating through emojis. In this texting game, the name of the movie is shared using an emoji, and the other person has to guess it.

Rules:

The name of the movie should be in the emojis that best describe the film. The use of words is not allowed except while discussing and revealing the answer.

How to play:

  1. Pick a movie genre or decide that you will only share the names of the movies that you both have seen. It will make it easier to guess the name of the film.
  2. Pick emojis that describe the film. You can use multiple sets of emojis to communicate the title of the film.
  3. If your partner has trouble guessing the name of the film, then provide clues.
  4. The one who gets the most answers correct wins the game.

10. Fill In The Blanks

It is a simple and easy texting game where there can be multiple correct answers.

Rules:

You can set a rule that the blank is filled with relevant words and not some random word. However, you can also set a rule that the blank needs to be filled with a word that renders that sentence funny. Choose a rule that works the best for you and your partner.

How to play:

  1. Write a general sentence or something related to you two. For example, you can write, “The last time I wore a _____ dress, you said I looked beautiful.” or “The first time we met, I saw your shoes and said they were _____.”
  2. Text as many sentences you wish and play it for as long you want. The one who gets the most answers right wins the game.

11. Riddles

There is nothing more fun and stimulating than guessing the riddles sent by your loved one.

Rules:

Choose the usual riddles, or you can only stick to riddles that describe your relationship and one another.

How to play:

  1. Pick general riddles that you can find in abundance on the internet. Alternatively, you can frame your own riddles.
  2. Frame riddles based on your experiences or personal attributes. For example, if you cut your hair every summer, then you can ask, “I grow in winter and shed in summer. I am brown in color, but can also be blonde and black whenever I want. What am I?”

12. Imaginary Situations

Place each other in funny imaginary situations and laugh at each other’s reactions.

Rules:

Create imaginary situations that are relevant to you both and the one to which you both can relate. It will help get some funny answers.

How to play:

  1. Pick a situation or event and create an imaginary situation out of it. For instance, you can say, “What if we both arrived late to our wedding and found the guests have eaten all the food?” or “What if we got married while skiing in the snow?”
  2. Do not limit your imagination when replying to these situations. The idea is to have as much fun you can in imagining the outcome of these hilarious imaginary situations.

13. Rapid Fire

It is a texting game for couples who love speed texting and enjoy receiving quick answers. Text a word or phrase to your partner, and they are supposed to answer as quickly as possible.

Rules:

The game mostly involves sending single words or short phrases. Pick them according to what you and your partner are likely to find easy to understand.

How to play:

  1. Text a single word or phrase to your partner, and they have to respond within 30 seconds with a single word or phrase that goes with the one you sent.
  2. For example, if you sent “Strong, then your partner texts you back the thing that describes the word, like “Your arms” or “Your mind.”
  3. Another example, “Laziness,” to which the answer can be “Gym.” “Hungry” to which the answer can be “Me.”

14. Choices Game

You give your partner a situation and two options or choices, and they need to pick one. It is a nice game for couples who are still trying to understand one another.

Rules:

Provide two options or alternatives in a sentence, and your partner should pick the one that they prefer.

How to play:

  1. You can ask questions, such as “Would you prefer eating at a place with great main course choices or a place with many desserts?” or “Would you like to get married in a destination wedding with a few people or get married at a simple place with all your relatives?”
  2. There is no right or wrong answer in this one. Therefore, feel free to strike a text conversation on the answer and know more about what your partner thinks.

15. Guess The Abbreviation

Most of us know popular abbreviations, such as LOL, HRU, and so on. But creating your own abbreviations can be more fun than these. This game lets you create abbreviations and share them with your partner.

Rules:

Create abbreviations from sentences that are likely to be easily guessed by your partner. You can pick things that you would have already said to your partner once.

How to play:

  1. Choose a sentence, either a question or a general statement, create an abbreviation out of it, and text it to your partner.
  2. A few examples are “IWTS” for “I want to sleep,” “YASF” for “You are so funny,” and so on.
  3. Share some clues and drop some hints so that your partner can guess these abbreviations better.

16. 20 Questions

This is similar to “I Spy,” but in this game, the opponent needs to ask questions to guess the object. It makes for a great pass time over texting,

Rules:

The opponent is limited to asking 20 questions. Also, the questions should be such that the other person can only answer them with a Yes or No.

How to play:

  1. Pick an object in your mind, but do not tell it to your partner. Once you have done so, your partner is allowed 20 questions to identify the object in your mind.
  2. For instance, you chose “Car,” in your mind. Your partner texts you with the first question, “Is it something I can wear?” to which your answer will be, “No.” The next question could be, “Can I touch it?” to which the answer is “Yes.”
  3. Your partner can frame their own question to guess the correct answer. Once all 20 questions are asked, your partner guesses the object that you have on your mind.
  4. You can provide clues to make the game more jovial.

17. Memory Of The Moment

If a couple has been in a relationship for a long time, then this texting game will be great fun. It lets you reminisce about some of your special moments together.

Rules:

Choose a certain number of questions and send them across to one another. Give one another a fixed time to answer the questions.

How to play:

  1. You can frame questions about a certain moment in your lives or pick random questions.
  2. Select questions, such as, “What was I wearing on our first date?” “Which was the first movie we saw together?”, “Where did we have the worst coffee together?” and so on.
  3. You can make a different set of questions each. Once each partner has answered the questions, check how many each of you got right.

18. Most Likely Questions

Pick hilarious situations and form “most likely” questions. The game lets you check your partner’s opinion, knowledge, and choices.

Rules:

You can pick situations that are funny or something related to current affairs. When picking the latter, the game tests your general knowledge, and it can be fun for many couples.

How to play:

  1. Frame questions of your choice and share it at a time.
  2. A few examples of questions that you could frame are “Which phone are you most likely to buy this year?”, “What are you likely to cook for dinner tonight? “Who is likely to be the thief in today’s episode?” and so on.

19. Unscramble The Word

It is a simple, yet fun texting game for couples. Scramble the letters of words and text them to your partner.

Rules:

Begin with simple words first, like four-letter words. Increase the difficulty level gradually by increasing the number of letters in a word.

How to play:

  1. Choose a word, scramble its letters, text it to your partner, and set a time limit in which they can answer it.
  2. For example, you selected the word “game” you can write it as “maeg” and text it your partner. Once you are at the highest difficulty level, then you can pick long words, such as “Personality,” “Determination,” and so on.

20. Guess The Song

If you are a music buff, and so is your partner, then you both are likely to enjoy this game where you guess songs by sharing a few lines from its lyrics.

Rules:

Choose how many lines you would share from the lyrics of a song. If you both have strong knowledge of songs, then you can limit it to three lines. Otherwise, stick to no more than five lines of a song. Also, no Googling allowed.

How to play:

  1. Write down the lines of a song, text it to your partner, set a time limit, and let them guess the song.
  2. You can provide clues, like the singer of the song or share a situation where you both saw the video of the song together.

21. Funny Hypothetical Scenarios

Create funny situations and test each other’s wit through the response.

Rules:

There is no definite rule or limit to the kind of situations you can create. You could give preference to creating situations that your partner is most likely to find relatable.

How to play:

  1. Share a hypothetical scenario with your partner. They can share their funny response to you.
  2. A few examples are “What if one morning you wake up and find your dog cooking breakfast for you?,” “What if your phone grows legs and runs away?,” “What if your car falls in love with you and decides to kidnap you?”

22. Last Letter Words

You text a word, and your partner is supposed to text a word beginning with the last letter of your word. It is then your turn to make the word with the last letter, and the game goes on.

Rules:

Pick a genre to choose names. For instance, you can decide that you will only pick the names of actors, cars, or something intimate between you two. Selecting a genre adds challenge and also makes the game fun.

How to play:

  1. Begin by saying the name of an actor or car or any word from the genre you have picked.
  2. Give your partner about 30 seconds or a minute to answer. There is no restriction on the time limit, and you can set any limit that is comfortable to you both.
  3. You can continue playing the game as long as you want or until you feel you have exhausted most names in the genre.

23. Four-sentence Story

In this game, you tell the story of a movie/ series/ TV show in four sentences, and your partner has to guess the name of the film. The game is simple and works like a texting version of dumb charades.

Rules:

You can alter the number of sentences that you wish to use. However, to keep the game challenging enough, do not go over four sentences. It is best to pick films that you have seen together or those your partner knows.

How to play:

  1. Form four sentences that say the story in their correct sequence. Pick short sentences that capture more information about the plot.
  2. Once you text the sentences, you can set a time limit. You may also give a clue to make it easy for your partner to guess.

24. Similar Words

There are multiple ways to play this texting game. You can pick synonyms, words that end with the same two or three letters, or homophones that have the same pronunciation but different spelling and meanings.

Rules:

Begin by choosing one category and then move to another. Start with the least challenging type and then increase the difficulty gradually.

How to play:

  1. Begin the game with any category you want. For instance, you can ask your partner to list down words that end with “an,” like “Pan, Man, Tan,” and so on.
  2. Set a timer and see how many words your partner gets.
  3. The one to get the most words in the shortest time is the winner.

25. Questions For A Question

This funny texting game for couples involves texting a question to your partner, who is supposed to answer the question with a question itself. This game is quite likely to test your smartness and wit.

Rules:

Remember that the question needs to be answered, but has to be framed as a question. You can then continue to answer the question or start with a new question.

How to play:

  1. You can ask a question, such as “What time do you go for a walk?”. Your partner can answer, such as, “Why don’t I see those adorable birds during my evening walk?”
  2. Another example, “Did you have lunch?” to which the answer can be “Did you message me today when I was having a burger for lunch?”

26. Flirt With Emojis

Use emojis to flirt around, and convey your naughty feelings towards your partner.

Rules:

There are no set rules and you can experiment with as many emojis as you desire.

How to play:

  1. Pick a string of emojis that are most likely to communicate your feelings or a statement. For instance, you wish to say, “You look beautiful in red,” then pick emojis that can share it across.
  2. Provide at least one clue to your partner so that they can have some head start in guessing the meaning behind the emojis.

27. Trip In Imagination

This game is similar to creating a story by adding sentences. However, here you imagine a situation and add sentences to create a story about what you would do in that imaginary situation.

Rules:

The situation should involve both of you. Also, you can pick a theme, for instance, funny, scary, or one with a plot twist.

How to play:

  1. Begin by texting an imaginary situation. For instance, “We both land in Antarctica.”
  2. Your partner can reply with, “And we find an empty house there.” You then add, “We open the door, and we find there lies someone seated with their back towards us.”
  3. Keep adding sentences as per the theme of the story. You can decide when to conclude the story.

28. Movie Dialogue Game

A fun game that you can probably play for a long time. You text a film dialogue, and your partner has to guess the name of the film in which the dialogue was spoken.

Rules:

Choose popular films with famous dialogues or choose films or TV shows that you have seen together.

How to play:

  1. Text the dialogue and set a time limit in which your partner is supposed to guess the name of the film.
  2. It is your turn after your partner gets the name of the film right.

29. Truth or Dare

It works like the standard truth or dare game with the difference that you tell the truth or perform a dare through texting.

Rules:

You can set your own rules and limits as per what is convenient for you and your partner.

How to play:

  1. The game begins with one of the partner texting “Truth or Dare.” If the other partner says “truth,” then you need to ask them a question.
  2. If the partner chooses “dare,” then they need to perform any dare that you give them.
  3. There is no limit to what dare you give them. It can be from taking their picture in their underpants to texting you I love you, a hundred times.

30. Text Strip Poker

If you want to make things a bit naughty, then this game makes for great fun. In this game, the couple asks each other random questions, and if the partner is unable to answer, then they are supposed to remove a piece of their clothing.

Rules:

You reveal the number of items of clothing that you are wearing before beginning the game.

How to play:

  1. Text a question that preferably relates to you two. For instance, you can ask, “What was the color of the dress I wore on our first date?”
  2. If your partner gets the answer right, then it is their turn to ask a question. But if they get it wrong, then they have to remove a piece of their clothing.
  3. Continue playing the game, and the one with no clothes loses the game, and the opponent wins.

Text games for couples are a great way to get closer to one another when you are away. Each game brings its share of challenges and fun elements. You can play a game as many times as you want. Also, feel free to modify a game to suit your requirements and mood.

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