While I love board games and have a whole shelf dedicated to the boxes we’ve collected, I am all about handmade games specific to a holiday or theme. We only had time to play The Newlywed Game out of the two I prepared, but here are both for some inspiration. :]
Write the names of famous pairs [like Romeo & Juliet, Mac & Cheese, Siskel & Ebert] on little cards and tape them to each guest’s back. Then, by asking others only yes and no questions, whoever figures out who/what they are first, wins.
First, this game is hilarious. You will laugh. A lot. It’s easily tailored and can be played with as many rounds, questions, and points as you like. We played 2 rounds, consisting of 10 questions each, 5 questions for the girls, 5 questions for the guys. Four of the questions for each side were worth 10 points, and the final was a bonus question worth 20]. Just because, I passed out little sheets to get more questions from our friends, and snuck a few of those in too.
For each round, let’s say you start out with the girls. The question is read aloud and the girls write down their answers. After everyone has their answers down, going clockwise, start with Girl A’s husband, ask him the same question and see if it matches her written answer, and continue until all husbands have guessed. Matching answers get the points. Repeat until all girl questions are done, then start the second half of the round by going through the guy questions, having them write the answers, and the girls guess. The couple with the most points at the end of the game got to take home a bottle of wine for a romantic night in. :]
For the girls to write:
. What is your husband’s most prized possession?
. Who takes longer to get ready in the morning?
. If your husband was lost, he would: a) stop and buy a map b) ask you for directions c) stop and ask for directions d) pretend not to be lost
. What is your husband’s favorite late night snack?
. Name one activity your husband does with you only because he loves you.
For the guys to write:
. What will your wife say is your most annoying habit?
. How will your wife complete this sentence: My husband has more _____ than anyone else I know.
. What is your wife’s shoe size?
. How many cousins does your wife have?
. What is your wife’s favorite nickname for you?