Right now I wanna share with you my list of 10 awesome games to play in your conversations.
Like we talked in my What Else Do I Say? book, talking on Skype or over the phone is not so much about the content of the conversation, as it’s about the connection that you guys build with each other.
Most people tend to put too much attention on the content of the conversation, when actually it’s the connection that matters the most. Your daily talks are meant to allow you to spend some quality time together, so it’s not that important what you talk about, as long as you guys talk.
And a conversation game like this will allow you to connect and have fun in the process, even if the content of the talk is not that clever.
The most important thing here is to have a playful mindset.
Seriousity is a love repellent. You don’t have to be all serious all the time.
At times being playful and even childish, no matter what you age is, can be the best thing you can do for your relationship.
Therefore, here’s the list:
- 21 Questions: Simple but great game where you take turns asking each other an interesting personal question. The game can be started in one conversation, and continued in the next and the next until you get to 21 questions asked in total. To cheat a little bit, you can prepare a few of your questions in advance.Here’s a great resource for your inspiration: The Book Of Awesome Questions
- I Have Never Ever: This is a game where you both need to have a drink in front of you (a tea, a juice, a beer etc.) and you’d take turns saying “I have never ever done X” and if your partner has done that thing they have to take a sip from her drink, this way you can know whether they did it or not. The beauty of this game consists in saying the things that you think your partner may have done and thus getting him to finish their drink first.
- Two Truths & One Lie: In this game all you have to do is to take turns telling each other two truths about your life/or that day and one lie. And from the three facts your partner has to guess which one is the lie and why.
- Truth or Dare: This is a famous game, and it consists of taking turns asking the question “Truth or Dare?”, the answer of which tells you whether to ask a question or give an order/dare. It’s super fun, all you have to do is to just try it. There are many sites online where you can inspire yourself with questions to ask, or dares to give, all you have to do is to do a Google search.Here’s one site that I found interesting for couples: Truth or Dare Online Game
- Last Letter: Simple but super fun game where one of you starts by saying one random word, and then the other has to say another word that starts with the last letter of the previous word, and so on until you can’t find a work that starts with that letter and wasn’t said before. So words cannot be repeated. When one of you gets stuck, they lose. There are 4 rounds, and every time you lose you get a letter from the word “KILL”, if you lose 4 times you’d be collecting all four letters and thus get killed and lose the whole game.
- The Exhaustion Game: Similar to the previous game but here you chose a category like for example: vegetables, cars, fruits, furniture, animals etc. and you take turns saying one example from that category until you exhaust the topic. The one to get stuck first loses.
- True or False?: This is a game where you tell each other a story or fact from your life/your general knowledge, and your partner has to guess whether it’s true or false and argument their choice. This is a great game and can turn into a very interesting conversation.
- Are You an X or a Y?: Very simple and fun game where you ask each other questions in this format: Ex: “Are you a horse or a lion?” or “Are you a teacher or a model?” or any other animals, flowers or whatever you can think of… and your partner has to chose one that he/she feels they’d most likely be from the two and argument their choice.
- What Can Fit In A X, And Starts With Y?: Cute game similar to word exhaustion, with two simple rules. From the start you agree on a context and a letter. For example you say “What can fit in a “shoe box” and starts with a “C”. And then you take turns giving examples until one of you gets stuck. This game can be a huge mind drainer, I gotta admit.
- 20 Questions: Simple fun game where one of you thinks of a noun, and the other one has to guess the word by asking a maximum of 20 questions. Then you change roles.
The goal of these games is for you to first of all have fun, but also strike up new and different topics of conversation. You can always stop the game in a certain point to discuss something that you found interesting. And then go back to the game if you feel like it.
Just be playful and don’t take things too seriously.
And by the way, conversational games are just 1 out of the 50 ideas that I share with you in my new book “What Else Do I Say?” on how to make your Skype and phone talks more fun and exciting.
If you want to never have to deal with awkward silences, never run out of things to say again and stop having the same old monotone conversations, then check out this book here.