By Ché Blackwood

It may still be too chilly to throw a BBQ or spend an evening drinking with your lover on the patio, but that shouldn’t stop you from double dating.  This weekend, take the fun inside by hosting a couple’s game night.  Whether you’re playing with your partner or against, healthy competition mixed with good company will guarantee an uproarious night.

Group games, like charades and Pictionary, involve everyone and foster a loud, exciting atmosphere.  Keep score throughout the night to see which couple racks up the most points.  To make a tradition out of it, create a small trophy for the winners to take home.  Every month, plan a new game night and rotate the trophy accordingly.

Technology can help keep your game night interactive.  Fire up your PS3 or Xbox and have a tournament.  Let the console keep track of each team’s points while playing games like Call of Duty or Wii Sports.  There’s nothing wrong with a little new age entertainment!  If you have single friends, invite them over with a platonic teammate.  Everyone can join in on game night.

At the end of the evening, you can wind down with pizza and a movie.  Even if your other couple friends can’t show, a night of first person shooters and Monopoly with your sweetheart will keep the memories coming as the hours fly by.

What’s your favorite game to play with your beau? Let us know in the comments below.