Date Night Idea | Host a Game Night

When Adam and I first started dating, one of the things we did to spend time together (and not spend a lot of money going out on frivolous dates) was buy a bottle of wine and sit down and play card games for hours and hours. 

It was a blast getting to know each other that way—you learn a lot about a person when their competitive spirit comes out! In fact, we played so many games together that he was the one who  first taught me how to play rummy and how to shuffle cards properly. Because of this, I have a soft spot for playing games with my husband. To this day, it’s still one of our go-to ways to have a date night at home when we’re trying to save money and just want to unwind and spend time together.
Whether we’re enjoying sitting on the floor playing video games and slaying dragons, or we’re trying to earn and buy up as much property as we can over a friendly-spirited board game, we always find a way to make game night enjoyable. Adam and I love playing games together and also with our friends. Many nights have been spent in our home entertaining our neighbors while playing funny and wacky adult card games and board games.

Recently, we tried a new board game called Codenames: Deep Undercover Board Game. We invited one of our favorite couples over and had a double date night with them, and we all enjoyed playing Codenames: Deep Undercover over some delicious, pulled pork sliders and crispy curly fries! 

Codenames: Deep Undercover is a new spin-off of the hit game, Codenames, and it has more mature clues and twists to make our at-home couples date night more entertaining. This award-winning board game is definitely an adults-only, mature version of Codenames (so if you’re thinking of buying it at Target or, make sure to save the game play for after your littles ones have gone off to bed!) We thought Codenames: Deep Undercover would be a great game to play at a dive bar with a small group of friends, or even as a intro to kick off a crazy bachelorette party! 

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  1. That's a perfect idea! I wonder how my game skills would diminish (or sharpen!) the lower the wine levels reached. Those sliders look delicious!

  2. I don't know why it is but I *hate* board games. My parents never played them with me and I did play some with my kids, like Uno and Sorry and Candyland. I guess I hate losing. :C Sliders look good though.


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