15 Long-Distance Relationship Games For Couples To Keep Things Fun And Interesting

Exciting and quirky activities that will help keep the sparks alive no matter where you are.

Reviewed by Laura Silverstein, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Therapist Laura Silverstein Laura SilversteinLicensed Clinical Social Worker & Therapist insta_icon
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Remaining close while being physically away from your partner can be trying. There’s only so much talking that you can do every day. But did you know that there are some long-distance relationship games you can play together? That’s right – you both can be in two different locations or time zones and play games together! Not only do these games for couples make your daily conversations more fun, but you also get to see a new playful (and maybe competitive) side to your partner. So scroll down and explore these super fun games for couples together!

15 Long-Distance Relationship Games For Couples

1. Would You Rather?

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This game is great to get a conversation started in a fun and interesting way. Apart from just knowing the answer to your question, you can carry forward the conversation with a simple ‘why?’ to know more about your partner and develop a deeper connection.

This makes your conversation interesting and helps you connect on a deeper level. Create your quirky, sexy, and flirty questions to make your regular calls something you both look forward to. For example:

  • Would you rather be rich or famous?
  • Would you rather go out for a date or stay in?
  • Would you rather gaze at the stars all night or each other?
  • Would you rather hold my hand for 10 hours every day or never hold it again?

2. Never Have I Ever

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This is one of the classic drinking games played with partners or friends. You can play this online over video calls or text each other and turn it into your special version of a long-distance relationship game.

Decide what punishment you want to keep, either a sip of a drink, play points-wise, or send a picture of yourself. For instance, if you say –“Never have I ever… written a love letter to someone”. If your partner has written a love letter in the past, they either drink, lose a point, or send you a picture. You can request any kind of picture to make the game more interesting.

The beauty of this game is that it only gets interesting as you keep asking the question. The intensity of the questions improves as you start understanding the things your partner has or has not done. You can also include these questions to spice up the game and find more intimacy in the process.

3. Online Multiplayer Games

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Online couple games are a perfect way to diversify your long-distance relationship and give yourself a break from your daily routine. Try online couple games by teaming up as a duo or pitch against each other. Stay on the call while you play these games to strategize and discuss your moves with your partner. While you are about to win or lose, the fun expressions will be well delivered over the call and lighten the mood!

You can also challenge your partner to break your high scores in your favorite games. Board games, such as Scrabble, Ludo, Chess, Crosswords, Monopoly, Checkers, and Uno are now easily available online. You can check out QuizUp and Trivia Quizzes to explore your common interests.

4. Bingo

Bingo is a fun and laid-back game that you both can play when you want to chill after a long day. You can chit-chat in between and spend some quality time together while playing. Shop for BINGO cards online and get an individual set for each of you.

A BINGO card has 25 random numbers written on it. Let your computer generate a number, and if that number is on your card, you scratch it out. If you happen to scratch out five numbers in a row of horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, you win. You can come up with cute gifts, promises, tricks, or trades as a winning gift that your partner has to fulfill.

5. Distance Charades

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Get on a video call with your partner and set up the classic charades game. The best part is this game needs no planning. Just like the usual charades – choose a movie and enact its title with hand gestures, and let your partner guess the movie name. The whole point of this game is not to utter a word or make any sound. Set up a timer to make the game even more fun. Take turns and add points each time you or your partner guesses the title correctly.

6. Guess The Song

Just like the classic charades, here, instead of movies, you can either hum, whistle, or play the karaoke version of a song and make your partner guess it. Use songs with an offbeat tune to confuse your partner and make the game exciting. You can notch it up by merging this game with ‘complete the lyrics.’ Sing or play a few lines of a song and stop it abruptly to make your partner guess the following lyrics and complete the stanza.

7. Situation Quizzes

You cannot always shoot too many questions in a long-distance relationship as it might end up feeling like an interview and get boring. So, how else will you get to know your partner on a deeper level?

Set up situational quizzes that include hypothetical questions for your partner and find how they might react in that situation. This simple game will help you understand how and what your partner thinks ata deeper level and help discover their personality traits. It is one of the best texting games for long-distance relationships as you can unleash an unexplored side of your partner that you never knew existed.

8. Pictionary

Play the classic game of Pictionary with your long-distance partner. All you need is your partner on the video call, a notebook, and a pen or a pencil for drawing. You can either use the Google feature on your phone to generate a Pictionary word.Set up a timer to draw that word and let your partner guess it. If your partner identifies the word correctly, he/she gets the point.

9. Taboo

This game is an amazing variation of guess the word, like Pictionary and charades. But Taboo is for those who are not into acting or drawing. You only have to describe the words verbally. This game can be easily played on a video call with your partner.

Buy a Taboo set for each of you and pick a card from the deck. Explain the guess word to your partner without using the related taboo or forbidden words listed on the card. You have to drop clues so that your partner can guess the word, else, you lose a point. Buy it here! 

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The game “Taboo” was invented by the American toy manufacturer, The Parker Brothers, in 1989. However, it was purchased by the American conglomerate Hasbro in the 1990s.

10. This Or That?

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“This or that?” is one of the fun things to do in long-distance relationships. This game is similar to ‘would you rather?’, which helps you know your partner’s choices and likings. Make quick comparative questions between two things, and your game is ready.

For instance,

  • Tea or coffee?
  • Burger or pizza?
  • Series or movies?
  • Beach or mountains?
  • Chocolates or ice creams?
  • Dogs or cats?

This will give an idea of what to consider when you plan a date for your partner. Here’s a list of questions you can ask your partner.

11. Two Truths And One Lie

This is a conversation-stirring game that is pretty simple. You have to make up three sentences, out of which two statements are true, and one is a lie. Your partner has to guess which one of the three statements is a lie.

The statements need not necessarily be life-revealing or something intimate. They can be interests, hobbies, or past experiences that helped shape your personality. Although, it will be fun if you make the lie a little outrageous, crazy, and wacky. Brush up your creativity and come up with lies that sound like the truth to make it hard for your partner to distinguish between the two. Whether your partner can guess the lie or not, it would be fun after the revelation as to what, when, and why the whole scenario happened.

12. Fill In The Blanks

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If you are in a later stage of your long-distance relationship, this game will help you and your partner understand how well you know each other. It is a fun way to know how much you and your partner have paid attention to each other’s likes and dislikes.

For instance,

  • My favorite perfume is…?
  • My favorite pizza toppings are…?
  • Do I prefer tea or coffee?
  • Five things on my bucket-list are..?

You can also make your intimate questions and be prepared to answer the same for yourself!

13. Celebrity Role-Play

Put on your imagination cap and step into the shoes of your favorite movie or TV series character to spice up your conversation. It is one of the best texting games for long-distance relationships as you can message or sent audio notes to each other as the character you are playing. Pick a character that is funny, serious, naughty, or has superpowers to spice up the role-play even more.

14. Hangman

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Hangman is another classic game you can play over a video call. Draw the dashes of a secret word or phrase related to your life on a piece of paper, and have your partner guess the letters. For every wrong guess, draw a part of the ‘hangman’ until your partner either guesses the word correctly or the hangman drawing is complete.

15. Strip Poker Game

Just like regular poker, strip poker requires you to play with your partner, only this time losing means stripping off a piece of clothing. You can arrange this game by ensuring you and your partner have a deck of cards. Every time one of you loses, you hide off-screen, remove a piece of clothing, and return to the screen. This game adds a fun and flirty twist, taking your long-distance relationship to a more intimate level. Remember that the consent of both parties is required for this game.

Games like name-place-animal-thing, 20 questions, and long-distance truth or dare can also be a part of the list. Incorporating such fun long-distance games into your monotonous routine will help you bond better. Keep your conversations exciting and lively to sail through the distance smoothly!

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Playing games can improve communication, improve intimacy, and strengthen your long-distance relationship.

Infographic: 5 Exciting Games To Keep The Spark Alive In A Long-Distance Relationship

Nobody said long-distance relationships were easy. While talking to your partner every day is great, it doesn’t have to be serious all the time. To keep things fun and light, we have compiled a list of five exciting games for couples you can play online to keep the spark going. Check out the infographic below and get started!

5 exciting games to keep the spark alive in a longdistance relationship (infographic)

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Keeping the spark alive in a long-distance relationship can be a task. You do not have the usual means like meeting up regularly, spending time together, or being physically intimate. As a result, it often becomes restricted to boring routine talks, with nothing interesting or fun to add. In such cases, long-distance relationship games can be a savior. They keep things exciting, give you more things to talk about, encourage healthy competition, and keep you away from the monotony of day-to-day life. So, take the help of technology and include the above-mentioned games in your chatting or video call sessions to spice up your love life.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I entertain my girlfriend long distance?

You can always add a personal touch to the games above to make them more entertaining and fun to interact in your LDR. There are also many online group streaming platforms these days, so you can watch movies and series together despite the distance. Other than that, you can send her sweet voice notes to let her know you are thinking of her.

Should long-distance couples talk every day?

It is not necessary to talk every day in an LDR. You may keep each other updated through texts and photos. However, there is no need to push for deep conversations every day. In fact, it is better to keep such conversations limited to once a week or two. Deep topics can get overwhelming when forced over the distance with lesser ways of navigating around miscommunication. As long as there is trust, patience, and commitment, long-distance relationships can work out even if they do not talk every day.

Can playing games help improve a long-distance relationship?

Yes, playing games together can help improve communication, foster teamwork, and create shared experiences and a strong relationship.

How do I keep a long-distance conversation interesting?

Try sharing interesting news or articles, playing games like “Would You Rather” or “Situation Quizzes,” and finding common interests to discuss. Actively listen and show genuine interest in what your partner has to say to keep your long-distance relationship strong and steady.

Key Takeaways

  • Long-distance relationships can be fragile, and communication plays a key role in keeping them alive and healthy.
  • Playing some online games can help you strike funny and quirky conversations with your partner and strengthen your bond.
  • These games can also be a great way to unwind with your loved one after a long day of work.

Are you in a long-distance relationship? Struggling to stay connected? Check out this video to learn how multiplayer games can help!

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Laura Silverstein

Laura SilversteinLicensed Clinical Social Worker & Therapist

Laura Silverstein, LCSW, is a licensed therapist with 30 years of experience. She is the founder and co-owner of Main Line Counseling Partners, Bryn Mawr, PA, and the author of Love Is an Action Verb. Laura is certified in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy and is popular among media outlets, such as The New York Times, Real Simple, and The Today Show, for her expert advice
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