Love in Board Games

Last time we talked about solo gaming, so it's fair to talk about the games that are more for couples to play, or that have a love theme, especially since Valentine's Day is just a few days away.

When you mention love and board games in the same sentence, most people will immediately think about Love Letter. While it's a very good deduction card game for 2-4 players, the love aspect is pretty vague, to the point that there are re-implementations like Love Letter: Star Wars, Love Letter: Batman and Love Letter: The Hobbit which really don't have much with love.

Upcoming Fog of Love is much more thematic. Fog of Love is a card game for two players who act out a stormy love affair. It was funded last year on Kickstarter and currently available for preorder. Another recent game about love is ...and then, we held hands, an abstract co-operative card game about making a balance in a relationship.

Other notable mentions include Ladies & Gentlemen, Slash: Romance without boundaries and Kama Sutra - a new adult party game that caused quite a lot of stir and even got on top of BGG hotness list at one point.

Anyway, there are a lot of games for couples to play, that are not necessarily love/romance themed. Take a look at Top 5 Board Games for Valentine's Day 2017 article by UpDog Games. Have fun!


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