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The Date Night Game, designed by puzzle maker extraordinaire and adventurer James Elliott is a wonderful addition to any date night at home. Or to take with you to play together one night during a romantic escape.
James is a master at his craft, so I couldn’t be more excited that he released a unique and affordable date night game, especially for couples! 😍 We couldn’t wait to try it.
Why we loved The Puzzlemaker’s date night games to play at home.
The game is perfect for couples wanting to experience more than just dinner and a movie – a date night with a difference.
It’s a 1 to 2-hour experience that will have you laughing, talking and competing in a race to earn the most points and a reward of your choice.
Hubby’s choice of a reward was me joining him for one of his bike rides and I played to win him cuddling me while watching a romantic movie that I get to choose!
We had to write that down in a score sheet and any points we earned throughout the game.
The game consists of smaller individual challenges ranging from Wordsearch to truth or dare. I don’t want to give much more away as part of the fun is discovering it together. We loved that we could take breaks in between the challenges and come back to it. You could even do one challenge a day for a week to enjoy it for longer 🙂
It’s a great game for new couples to learn more about each other or to remind married couples how far they’ve come in knowing each other well.
There are 1 or 2 tough questions where you might have to give each other constructive criticism, for example, or share a negative experience you’ve had. I recommend keeping it light-hearted and fun. I suggest not taking it too seriously and to be mindful not to say something that could start an argument.
Some highlights from our experience of these fun games to play on a date
Hubby’s attempt to distract me during the timed word search challenge was hilarious – “I think there’s someone at the door, might want to go check…” he said, lol
I kept focused and won that challenge. “That was so much fun!” I said, thinking how much I enjoyed it. “Of course you would think so!”, he said. “Because you won!” lol He later admitted he enjoyed it too!
We played it over two nights and I somehow misplaced the score sheet! Hubby suggested we reward the person who finds it with a whopping 50 points but then when I found it, he didn’t think awarding 50 points was a good idea anymore, lol.
Between hubby and I, I’m the artist. So seeing him still make an effort with one of the challenges that involved drawing was endearing. I also loved that he could laugh at his sketch of an apple and understand why I guessed it was a tortoise lol Seeing him take on that challenge and others that involved activities he wouldn’t usually sign up to do just made me love him even more!
Some challenges prompted us to ask each other things we wouldn’t have thought to ask each other before – it was an excellent way to learn more about each other.
I’m happy to say I won the challenge hehe but only by 15 points! I was impressed by how well hubby handled defeat. Again haha. We often play UNO against each other, but it was so great to try something new.
We made putting together a romantic setting where we could play the game part of the fun. It turned out to be a unique and very memorable date night.
After playing the Date Night game, you could keep it and set a calendar reminder to play it again next year when you’ve forgotten the questions or give it to another couple of your friends to try.
I hope to see The Puzzlemaker release more date night games!
It’s an excellent gift idea for couples for their wedding, anniversary or Christmas.
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