Games Sure to Strengthen Your Relationship
Valentine’s Day is a great holiday because it gives us the opportunity to pump the brakes on our routines and enjoy some time with our special someone. For us here at TRG, we like to throw some video games in to the mix. Here are our top 5 games to play on Valentine’s Day!
Part of what makes Overcooked great is that it requires communication. If you do not communicate, you will fail any given kitchen in the game. This is a great game to play for a few reasons. First, it’s just downright good, clean fun. With the goofy cartoon aesthetic, unpredictable outcomes, and hectic changes to the kitchens, it’s never a dull moment. You can also play with up to 4 players so this makes it a great party game if you have multiple people over to celebrate the holiday. Or you can take your Nintendo Switch with you to the restaurant and play, which would be very meta.
Jackbox is one of those games that it’s perfect for just about any situation. Jackbox comes packed with a handful of mini-games that bring the laughs, sometimes at the expense of others playing. You boot it up on your PC or console and everyone can log in with their phones via a website. From there, you pick a party leader that sets the game up and toggles settings like family friendly, or manual censoring in case you have that one couple that likes to be a little more Pentacostal with their humor. Each volume has a different set of games that are worth checking out.
If you’re looking for another game that focuses on communication, while being lighthearted, then Portal 2 is a great pick. You work together to solve a series of puzzles using, you guessed it, portals! This was a go-to for my wife and I for several years and we still talk about some of the more intense puzzles we conquered… after my wife stopped sending me into pools of acid. This one can get a little tense at time, especially if one of you is stubborn. But it’s a guaranteed good time and the writing is so hilarious, it’s hard to stay frustrated for too long.
This one is kind of a no-brainer but I’m including it on the list because it’s worth mentioning. Especially with it being on the Nintendo Switch now, you can play this anywhere. But if you get kicked out of the restaurant or movie theatre for playing this, don’t blame us.
Injustice 2/Street Fighter/Super Smash Bros
This may seem odd but if we’re honest, it’s a lot of fun to jump into a zany brawler with our loved ones. My wife loves playing these games with me because, well, I’m not very good at them and she is. So whenever she wins, she likes to brag about it. But fighting games have always brought folks together and sparked some healthy competition. Especially Super Smash Bros. Just, turn items off. Or don’t.
What are your favorite games to play with your spouse/special someone? Let us know in the comments below!