Games to Play with Your Girlfriend

Spending quality time with your girlfriend is top priority for her (and it should be for you as well). Although you don’t necessarily need to be “doing” something every time, sitting idly, blowing time doesn’t seem “fun”, at times. There are many times when you just can’t find words or topics to discuss with your girlfriend over the phone. Although some people may find it lame, but it’s like, you really can’t help it, can you? I mean, we all have our moments, and at times, these moments can bring about silence for some. Now, if you are getting confused about my rambling here, then let me make it clear for you. You, the boyfriend, can’t find interesting topics to talk about with a girl (hopefully your girlfriend) and need some desperate help to keep her entertained. What next? How about some interesting games to play with your girlfriend?

There can be times when she’s at school, work, or at home and you guys can’t meet at that moment. Or how about this, you two are together, but haven’t really made a decision to do something. What then? Wouldn’t you want to make things a bit more interesting? I’m going to assume that the answer is a ‘yes’ and move on. For one of those days when you just can’t think of anything else to do, try our suggestions to spend quality time together.

Play Games on the Phone

Because of unavoidable distance between both of you, perhaps she’s stuck in a family thing, grounded at home, or some other reason, you can’t meet at that particular hour. What is an alternative to not meeting: talking on the cell phone. You can definitely try some of our suggestions and ideas; and it won’t cost you a dime (if you have enough minutes left on your phone). Apart from that, these fun things for couples to do on the cell phone will make you feel a lot closer than you actually are.

Naughty Truth or Dare
This is no normal truth or dare; it’s naughty truth or dare on the phone. Okay, didn’t mean to make it sound serious, because this game is for fun purposes. Not just a party game, you can have a good list of truth or dare questions for one another and keep a score. Whoever answers and completes these questions, wins. Oh, and the other one has to get the winner a nice present. Now when I add “naughty” in the mix, you know exactly what can happen. The sky’s actually the limit. You can ask intimate questions and have the other person do sexy dares (but be sure not to go overboard). Try them out. You might be surprised as to how much fun this game can be.

Would You Rather…
This is more of a conversational game, so that’s why I selected it as one of our exciting games. What you have to do is ask your girlfriend a series of precarious questions (it’ll be fun if you asked questions in turn). Let me give you examples:
Would you rather always get first dibs or the last laugh?
Would you rather eat a shot glass full of live wasps or eat a shot glass?
Would you rather have a kangaroo or koala as your pet?
Would you rather be forgotten or hatefully remembered?
Would you rather be able to stop time or fly?
This game is a good way to get to know one another on a better level. Ask questions that you’ve always wanted to, but never could. It will be a good break for you both and the time will pass quickly.

Prank Calls
Now before you get ahead of yourself, take a few steps back and first read. I am not asking you to make prank calls on people. What I mean to say here is, the prank calls will be between you two. You will tell each other what would you say or do while making a pretend prank call on someone. Giggles and laughter are sure to follow with this game.

Play Games While Texting

If she’s hanging out with her friends, babysitting a kid, or stuck at a family occasion, and you can’t find an opportunity to speak to her, what can you do about it? How about playing a game through text messages? It’s a great way to be in contact, have some laughs, and really connect with one another.

20 Questions
It’s a very popular game where you get to ask 20 questions to one another and spend some time getting to know one another. You don’t even have to think or rehearse or write about these 20 questions before both of you play. You can start with any random questions to ask your girlfriend and go from there. Once you’ve asked your questions, she can do the same. So, are you ready?

Poem Time
This a fun game to play that tests both your creative side. Pick any poem that both of you are familiar with like ‘Rose are red…’ or ‘If you forgot me…’ and text her this: Be creative and add a line to it. So first, you will text her ‘Roses are red’ and then she has to reply in her own way. It’s one of the best activity that will help you spend quality time with her and come closer.

Message in a Book
Both of you will take a book, magazine, or newspaper (one each) and sit a bit farther away from one another. Take a pencil (because we don’t want to ruin a book) and circle letters in. Now the fun part is, instead of writing each other love notes, you will circle the words and create sentences. Once you are done, exchange the books and read the message. Isn’t that romantic!

These were some of the inexpensive and innovative ways to spend time with your girlfriend. As you play these fun games, you will eventually come up with new games as well. Play one or all of them. Oh and if you have any fun games to play with your girlfriend, do let us know about it as well. More games definitely means more fun.

Scary Games to Play in the Dark

Usually people don’t think of games when there is a blackout. It is dark, quiet and you normally can’t do anything without making a noise or banging into someone. The biggest disadvantage of a blackout is the loss of entertainment. There is no TV, kids can’t even play outside because of no lights and which dangers their safety. But who says games can be played only when there are lights? There are a number of games which can be played with friends in the dark and inside the comfort of a house. However, be careful not to play these games with people who are frightened by darkness or you’ll end up giving them a panic attack. These games are certainly not horrifying but some people just cannot handle the whole idea of such games.

The Ouija Board
This game is a classic. It has been around for ages and is still one of the most popular scary games to play, especially during a blackout. Playing the Ouija Board is pretty simple – you begin by asking a question and wait for the answer from the scary oracle. The players sit around the board and place their fingers gently on the message indicator, and one player asks a question. All the players who are playing have to concentrate very hard on the question. Closing your eyes while concentrating is a must and even makes it more spooky. Now, wait for the indicator to move. The indicator stops and your answer is revealed through its message window. Bring on your scary questions to Ouija board.

Simpsons Tree House of Horror Monopoly
The Simpsons Tree House of Horror Monopoly is a very popular and scary board game for kids. To play this game, players first have to purchase scary themed properties from the Simpsons Scary Tree House. It is your good old-fashioned monopoly game with a Simpsons background. The game features the very popular custom tree house of Horror illustrations and 6 glow-in-the-dark tokens to add a new dimension of fun to this game. The biggest advantage of this game is that it is time-consuming, which usually means less chance of getting bugged.

Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board
This scary game gives me the creeps. It starts with players laying their hands slightly under the volunteer who is lying on the floor. All the players gather around the volunteer and one of them starts narrating a scary tale about the volunteer’s life and his/her unfortunate and scary death. Once the story is complete, the participants surround the volunteer’s body and chant loudly “Light as a feather, stiff as a board” and lift the volunteer’s body off the ground. The gist of the game is that the volunteer has to feel that haunting spirits are assisting in the lifting. This is one of the best games to play with friends.

Bloody Mary
I am not referring to the famous cocktail. This Bloody Mary is actually a scary game which is generally avoided by many kids as the game has an urban legend attached to it. To play this game, you go into a dark room with a mirror and a candle. Go and stand in front of the mirror and chant “Bloody Mary” 3 times. The legend says that the ghastly spirit of Bloody Mary will appear and attack you. There are many other theories related with this game and this game is also given as a dare to many people. To make it more spooky, tell the volunteer to go and chant Bloody Mary 5 to 10 times. Trust me, he/she is going to have goose bumps. Bloody Mary is a very popular sleepover game among girls.

Hide and Seek
Almost everyone is familiar with this game. One player counts till ten, while others go and hide in places where they can’t be found. Normally Hide and Seek is played in the outdoors but this time it is inside and with darkness adding an element of thrill to the game. To make the environment more spooky, players can make scary voices and try to confuse the seeker.

So these were some of my favorite scary games to play in the dark. You can play these games with your folks, friends and all the people who can handle an extra pinch of spooky excitement associated with these games. Have fun and don’t take these games too seriously.

Timeless Fun Games to Play When Bored

Fighting boredom, the royal way!
A popular recreational activity today, tug of war was actually a royal sport in Ancient Greece.
There are times when boredom sets in and your mind goes numb, unable to figure out what to do. In such a situation, playing games can be fun. It can help you ease your mind and provide that much-needed relief.

Fun Games to Play to Get Rid of Boredom
If you are at home… bored with nothing to do… you can resort to fun games like truth or dare, would you rather, or treasure hunt. While some of these games can be played by anyone, others are meant for people of specific age groups.

Who am I?

In this game, the player draws a card with the name of a character, animal, or anything written over it, and without looking at it, sticks it to his forehead. He then asks a series of questions to others and tries to guess who he is.

Truth or Dare
A group of people sit in a circular formation and spin a bottle. The person towards whom the bottle points has to either opt for ‘truth’ and answer the question the other players ask, or go with ‘dare’ and perform a task suggested by them.

Jenga

In this game, players remove blocks from a tower of wooden blocks and place it on the top. The aim is to successfully move a block without disrupting the tower. When the tower falls, the last person or team to have successfully moved a block is the winner.

These games are not exactly the ones you would like to play with your kids. If it’s your kids who are getting bored, the ideal games for you’ll to play would be …

Would You Rather …?
In this game, you give a player two options which are equally precarious and ask him to choose one. If his choice tallies with that of the rest of the group, he scores a point. If these games are typically categorized as games for adults, there is a good reason for that.

Treasure Hunt

In this game, the objective is to reach the goal or find something based on the series of clues. The best part is that it can be played indoors as well as outdoors.

Pin On
Now this is a game that is specifically for kids. In this game, you blindfold kids and tell them to pin the tail to a portrait of a donkey, or earrings to the ears of a princess.

Balloon Stomping
In this game, a balloon is tied to everyone’s ankle with a string and the objective is to burst everybody’s balloon, whilst protecting the one tied to your leg.

These games are simple, no doubt, but you can make them fun for your kids by participating along with them.

If you have the liberty to go outdoors, your options increase with games like tug of war and paint ball making the cut. Though both are team games, the tug of war is a better option, considering that the requirements are minimal; just a long rope. Paint ball is high on the fun quotient, but you will require equipment in the form of paint ball guns and safety gear.

Games to Tackle Boredom When Traveling
At times, you get bored while traveling, especially when the journey is long and you are out of topics. In such a situation, you can resort to one of the several games that you can play in your vehicle.

Spelling Bee

You must be familiar with the spelling bee contests. Why not just turn it into a road-trip game? In fact, this game is your best bet if your group is full of Grammar Nazis.
Charades
A widely popular guessing game, wherein players act out words or phrases for their team members to guess. It may not be your typical road-trip game, but it’s a guaranteed boredom buster.
Name That Song
If you have a radio in the car, you can play this game, wherein you are supposed to identify the song by its music; the first person to do so wins a point.
Two Truths and a Lie
In this game, each person tells the group two truths and a lie about himself, while the others try to guess the lie.

Rock Paper Scissors

You simply form one of the three shapes―that of a rock (fist), paper (open palm), or a scissor (extending your index and middle fingers)―with your outstretched hand. A rock can destroy the scissor, the scissor can cut the paper, and the paper can cover a rock. So the player who chooses the strongest object (gesture) wins.

Gaming
Besides all these games, the whole realm of gaming is open for you. You just need a computer or smartphone; Internet connectivity would be an add-on. You can play a whole lot of games of different genres―right from action and racing to puzzle and role playing―on your computer or phone. Several websites facilitate online gaming for single players. Some websites even allow you to compete with someone sitting on the other side of the world. These games range from online pool and chess to simple shooting and racing games, wherein you can shoot sniper rifles and maneuver super bikes and super cars with the help of a mouse.

Then again, you don’t necessarily need to have a smartphone. Even regular phones nowadays are equipped with games of various genres which are no less addictive. If computers and smartphones are good, a gaming console is even better, as your choices increase manifold.

Though there are several things that you can do when bored, we doubt anything can be as good as these games. If your aim is to kill time and have some fun whilst doing that, these games are perfect for you.

Famous Fictional Games Everyone Wants to Play

Game On!
In Sydney, Australia, and Canterbury, UK, many universities have formed Quidditch teams, that play this game on foot, while using one hand to hold a broom between their legs!
Call us complete nuts, but we, the fans of fiction, cannot help but wish that we could experience, in real life, all the fun, exciting, and even scary adventures of our favorite characters in their respective fictional universes.

Among these are the numerous, wonderful, and exciting fictional games that we so wish we could replicate in the real world. While many of these are impractical and even outright dangerous, there are a few fictional sports which are simply too alluring to let reside in the fantasy world alone.
In the following lines, we list out 8 popular fictional sport games inspired from movies, books, etc., which everyone wants to play, and which we really hope are replicated in the real world.

Calvinball from Calvin and Hobbes
If you are a fan of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes, you must have certainly wanted to play Calvinball. This mad little game was invented by your favorite character, and mine, Calvin, when he got tired of all the organized sports out there. Needless to say, this game is as unorganized and rebellious as it gets.
Breaking with tradition, in Calvinball, there are no fixed set of rules. Instead, you can make up the rules as you play along. However, no rule can be used twice, and therefore, no game of Calvinball is similar to another.

Unlike other sports, Calvinball players also make use of numerous sporting gears and instruments, such as wickets, volleyballs, mallets, etc. All players must wear Calvinball masks.
Calvinball also cannot and must not be played the same way twice. One Calvinball game may require the players to grab the opponent’s flag, while another may need them to score points using badminton shuttlecocks to win. Clearly, Calvinball is an insane game, that will keep you hooked with its novelty, though its ever changing rules might make it quite impossible to score a win!

Pyramid/Triad from Battlestar Galactica
Pyramid, or Triad, is a popular professional-league sport in the Battlestar universe. It is a close-quarters sport, that is played on a pyramid-shaped court (hence its name).

Pyramid can be pictured as being a hybrid of handball and basketball. It can be enjoyed one-on-one, or as a team sport which requires the players to score points by putting a ball through a goal on the court.
The game imposes certain restrictions on the players’ movements, one of which is that, they can take no more than three paces without passing, shooting, or rebounding the ball. Full body contact is allowed, and once a player has been tackled, he/she must pass the ball. As this futuristic game involves virtually no advanced equipment, Pyramid/Triad can be easily replicated and enjoyed by anyone.

Kosho from The Prisoner
Patrick McGoohan’s 17-episode British TV show was clever, not just for its plot, but also for ‘Kosho’, the extremely fun martial arts game featured in it, which is both fun to watch and to play.

Kosho is played by two players on two trampolines which are set on either side of a 4 foot x 8 foot tank of water. Also, this arena is enclosed on two sides by walls with angled ledges and a hand-rails.
Players wear helmets, along with big boxing gloves on their left hands and a light padded glove on the right one. The main objective of Kosho is to bounce on the trampolines and make all sorts of moves while attempting to knock or throw the opponent into the tank of water. With proper safety gear in place, and a good set of rules, Kosho can indeed be one of the most fun sports to play in reality.

Light Cycle Races from Tron
If you have the need for speed, then racing the Light Cycle from the Tron series is the perfect fictional sport that you would want to be able to play in real life.

Light Cycles are extremely fast digital machines that racers use for competing against each other. However, unlike your typical MotoGP, there are more ways of winning than just crossing the finish line first.
Riders can use all sorts of devious tricks and strategies to get their opponents to crash into the walls/ barriers, or have them thrown off the track.

Clearly, it would be disastrous if all this was adopted in a real life version of this game. Perhaps, a virtual reality version of Light Cycles races would be a better choice. The bottom line is that, racing a Light Cycle would be one of the most thrilling experiences, and be it real or virtual, we just can’t wait to enjoy it.

Pod Racing from Star Wars
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, humans and aliens enjoyed the good old sport of pod racing. For those averse to being digitized (Tron), this sport would be the best possible option to satiate one’s desire for speed and thrill.

Pod racing involves the use of a tiny anti-gravity pod propelled by massive jet engines to which it is tied. The pod has to be maneuvered through a rocky desert-like terrain. The race track is littered with giant, natural obstacles, such as rock arches, tunnels, etc.

Racers have to zoom through this track at thousands of miles per hour, avoiding the obstacles, and at the same time compete with each other to finish the race first.
Pod racing is a dangerous sport, involving numerous accidents and deaths of racers. Hence, when the rocket engines and anti-gravity pods needed to play this game have been invented, we would also need some rules for racers’ safety, and possibly an airbag or something similar to protect the racer if he/she crashes, before we can enjoy this thrilling sport

Quidditch from Harry Potter

Quidditch balls and equipment
From one of the greatest works of fiction – Harry Potter, comes this exciting sport, which surely every fan of the novels and movies has been longing to play. Quidditch, the game of the wizard world, is like a combination of soccer, hockey, and basketball, with the slight exception that, unlike these sports, players are mounted on high-speed flying broomsticks.-

In Quidditch, points are scored by chucking a medium-sized ball, known as the Quaffle, through one of the opponent’s three goals. This is done by riding on broomsticks, while at the same time avoiding getting knocked off by the opponent’s defense, who constantly hit a large ball (the Bludger) at your body at knockout speeds.
A game of Quidditch only ends when one player―the seeker―from either team, is able to capture the Golden Snitch, which is a tiny ball with its own intelligence and ability to zip out of sight in an instant. Capturing the snitch earns the seeker’s team 150 points, which in most cases results in a victory.

Wizard Chess from Harry Potter
Another fantastic entry from the Harry Potter universe, wizard chess is one game that can already be enjoyed in its animated computerized version. However, if we could somehow manage to turn these virtual replicas into a real game, it would definitely be a site to behold.

Wizard chess appears like normal chess, except that in it, the pieces actually battle with each other on being commanded to do so. The regular-sized version of this game itself is fun to play, but the giant, life-size version, where players actually ride the pieces to battle, is even more impressive.

Rollerball from Rollerball
We certainly hope that, in the future, we shall live in a world where ‘wars will no longer exist. But there will be… Rollerball’, well, actually a non-violent version of Rollerball would be more preferable.
Rollerball is the name of the film in which a globally popular sport with the same name is showcased. This game comprises two teams of players clad in body armor. Some of these are on roller skates, while others ride motorcycles. These players go around a banked circular track trying to score points by throwing a softball-sized steel ball into a magnetic cone-shaped area inset into the arena walls.

Players are free to attack each other in order to get or maintain possession of the ball and to score goals. Each team has three players on motorcycles, who can latch-on and tow their teammates at increased speeds. The only rule in Rollerball is that, the player in possession of the ball must always hold it in plain view.