25 Card Games for Couples to Play On Your Next Date Night

From conversation starters to flirty fun with your partner, here's our pick of the best card games for couples
by Sarah Finley
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If you’ve run out of ideas for things to do on your next date night, playing cards with your partner could be the solution — and there are plenty of card games for couples to pick from. From fun couples card games, with conversation starter questions, to more traditional card games you can switch it up each date night.

Whether you are a married couple or you’re looking for fun things to do on a first date, a card game is a great conversation starter and can help you understand your partner on a deeper level. If you’re on a first date a fun card game can also be a great icebreaker and an alternative to dinner or a movie.

We’ve researched the best sellers when it comes to the best couples' card games to help you ignite a spark in your relationship or make date night one to remember.

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What games can couples play to get to know each other?

Card games where you pose questions to each other are a great way to start a deep conversation with your partner, even if you’ve been with them for years. The ultimate game for couples is of course fun and insightful.

25 couples card games:

Traditional card games for couples

  1. Poker: feel all James Bond as you play this classic card game together

  2. Gin rummy: we all know how to play this one. Of course, if you want to make the card games flirty, you can opt for strip poker or rummy instead.

  1. 500 rummy: if you’re looking for a quicker card game opt for this game where the first player, you or your partner, to get to 500 with their cards is the winner. Other traditional card games you can play together include:

  2. Black Jack

  3. Patience

Conversation starter card games for date night

  1. Let’s Chat: is a fun couples card game — from dating memories to questions about your childhood you’ll be in a deep conversation before you know it

  2. Our Moments: from silly to serious the Our Moments cards have a range of in-depth conversation starters for couples

  3. So:  this great game has 52 cards posing questions for you and your partner to answer

  4. Couples edition card We’re Not Really Strangers: this card game delves a little deeper, with 150 questions and wild cards, focusing on what you both bring to the relationship and how you think your partner thinks

  5. Love Hacks: is a popular card game that helps you to communicate with each other on a different level, helping you understand how you both think

  6. Love Language: these date night questions are broken down into personal, experiences, hypothetical and situational

  7. Talk, Flirt, Dare: starts with conversation starters, and then you get to the fun part where you get to flirt with your partner and give them dares

  8. Table Topics: is one of the best-selling card games for couples — designed for couples who feel like they need to take a fresh approach to their relationship, its conversation cards help you communicate and understand each other.

Fun card games for couples

  1. Codenames Duet: is a board game and card game in one. The game allows you and your partner to take on the identity of secret agents — using the cards with clues you have to figure out the identity of the assassin. 

  2. Twilight Struggle: The Cold War, 1945-1989: If you’re both history buffs this is a traditional two-player board game with cards, where the United States plays against the Soviet Union. You and your partner will take turns picking up cards to reveal different historical moments during the war. 

  3. Exploding Kittens: If you both love a game of chance this fun card game, which is similar to Russian roulette will have you laughing, as the aim of the game is not to pick up the exploding kitten card. 

  4. Ticket to Ride: Another board game that can be played with 2-5 players, takes you and your partner on a journey over North America, using the cards to plan routes to different destinations. 

  5. Truth or Drink: for those with a particular naughty side this card game, similar to truth or dare, is a great drinking game for a first date. 

  6. Dominion:  another best-selling card game, you’ll both have to build up your deck to claim as much land as possible. 

  7. Cards Against Humanity: this card game will bring some laughter to date night. Not for the fainthearted...

  8. Never Have I Ever: if you want to find out some naughty secrets of your loved one then play this card game — the party game will help you get a better insight into a new or committed partner. 

  9. Uno: usually a multi-person card game can also be fun to play on date night, especially if you use all your plus cards to make your partner pick up a whole new hand of cards. 

  10. Sushi Go!: this card game will make you hungry, but you can eat as you play. Win-win!

  11. Trivia for us: if you both know your music from your history you’ll love this card game

  12. Five Crowns: is a take on the Rummy style card game where your goal is to get the lowest score.

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