Being in a long-distance relationship means that you have to work just a little harder to keep things interesting.
You do not have the luxury of physical proximity and contact to facilitate fun hangouts. And over time, those virtual dates and daily chats become stale.
So what do you do? Watch your relationship turn into a boring old mess or get creative and keep the fire burning? I think the answer here is pretty obvious.
Fortunately, there are many things that you and your long-distance lover can do to spend time together in addition to your regular calls and movie marathons.
Here are ten long-distance relationship games and activities that you can do over the phone or Skype the next time you feel things are getting boring.
Four fun long-distance games you can play online with your boyfriend or girlfriend
Virtual escape rooms
Virtual escape rooms are some of the most interesting couple games as you get to go on an adventure together despite the distance. It could be a basic puzzle solving set of rooms or something more interesting, like scary escape rooms.
All you need to make this game work is a good internet connection and a laptop. If you want something more serious, you could also go all out with equipment, including surround sound systems and virtual reality viewers.
If this is something you are interested in, here are a few examples of popular virtual escape rooms you could lookup:
Online board games
It is the simplest idea to execute as far as long-distance relationship games are concerned. All you have to do is find a game that both of you know and like.
You could also try something new together and learn how to play a new board game. The best part about this is that you could even get other friends and couples involved and have your own little couples’ game night away from each other.
Here are a some of the best games to play long-distance:
Trivia challenges are another great example of fun long distance games for couples, especially if you and your partner are notoriously competitive.
You can go up against each other or your friends or even random players on the internet. One of the best trivia games is QuizUp, which is an app that allows you to play against people all over the world.
You can choose pretty much any topic you are passionate about. Whether you want to show off your Harry Potter knowledge or your understanding of Greek Mythology, trivia games will offer you and your partner a great way to hang out.
Multiplayer video games
If you and/or your partner love video games, then you have probably been waiting for this article!
Well, here it is:
If you want to have some fun with your long-distance beau, then log on to your favorite video game platform and get playing!
It works best with multiplayer games as you can compete together or against each other. Or you could play single-player games and compare your stats.
Here are some excellent choices either way:
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
- Uncharted 4
- God of War
Six fun LDR games to play on the phone or over Skype
Video call charades
Charades are great games to play over Skype and they can definitely help spice up your video calls as a long-distance couple.
With apps like Boba Charades and Hands Up, you need a wide enough screen to see your partner’s shenanigans as they try to mime the clues. It is a really fun and goofy way to spend time together despite being so far away.
These are some of the best games to play in a long-distance relationship. For one, they are games you can play on the phone, making your calls and text chats a lot more fun. They are also a great way to get to know each other while also spending some much-needed quality time together.
The best part is that you can play them anywhere and anytime without any need for additional equipment or investments or apps.
Great LDR games to play on the phone with your boyfriend include:
Movie drinking games
Watching movies and TV shows together is always a winner when it comes to deciding how to spend time while in a long-distance relationship. You can take this super fun activity to the next level by turning it into a drinking game if that is your kind of fun.
You could make it that you both take a shot or a sip once a certain phrase is mentioned or if something specific happens in the scene. Trust me, a couple that gets toasted together stays together.
The drawing game
Another great way to hang out with your beau using your phone or Skype is by doing something artsy. You could hold a friendly painting competition to try and see who does the best job at creating something interesting. This will be a lot of fun, and you can talk and catch up while you do it.
You could also make it romantic and have a sort of portrait session where you draw each other based on what you see on the screen during your conversation. Think of it as your Jack and Rose portrait moment (just more PG 13). Or you can recreate the scene as it was. No judgment here.
We are not talking about your run off the mill childhood stories or little anecdotes on what happened with Jim from the office last week. The kind of stories you should tell here are fun stories and preferably fictional ones.
You could tell horror stories and try to freak each other out. You could do a story chain where one person starts the thread, and you continue building upon the plot back and forth. Whatever it is you decide, just make sure to have fun with it!
Work out together
This is a great option for the fitness fanatic couple. This time together could be a great way for both of you to get a workout in while still hanging out. The best part is that there are so many resources out there that can make your sessions just as effective as any gym.
Some awesome ideas you could try together include:
- Fun dance workouts.
- Weight exercises.
Whether you are newbies in the game or have been in a long-distance setup for years, these LDR games will make a huge difference in your relationship.
Just try and have fun, and if you can, make up your own activities that capture your interests and allow you to spend time together.
So don’t just sit and watch things fade away – get creative, and you might just bring your relationship back to life!