Nothing compares to spending time with the one you love away from everything else in the world, under the stars. When done properly, camping can be a romantic and enjoyable experience, and these 12 romantic camping games and activities for couples are certain to jumpstart your love in no time! Have a look at these exciting game and activity ideas below.
1) Mystery Date
A great way to spend quality time with your partner on a camping trip is by playing romantic camping games. One of the best games you can play is called Mystery Date. This game can be played at night before going to sleep, or during the day.
To start this game, each person will write down three things about themselves that their partner does not know and then place it in a bag. At night, or whenever one person chooses, they will pick one thing from the bag.
They’ll use that information to try and ask questions about the other player without letting them know what it was they chose from the bag. The goal is to get as many questions answered correctly as possible within ten minutes.
2) Hot Potato
One of the more popular romantic camping games is a game called hot potato. This game requires two people and a small object, like a beanbag, ball, or balloon. One person will throw the object back and forth with the other person while they try to avoid catching it when it is thrown their way. The goal of the game is to make your partner catch the object as many times as possible without throwing it.
Spin the bottle is a classic romantic camping game that has been around since the early 1900s. To play, you’ll need two empty bottles and an even number of people playing. Each person sits in a circle with their legs crossed, while one bottle sits on the ground between each set of players’ legs (the other bottle is used as a spinner). The spinner spins one bottle at a time and points to each person’s leg as they go.
When it stops spinning, the player whose bottle is pointed to must kiss that person. When all participants have kissed everyone else, start again with another round of spin-the-bottle! Truth or Dare: Ask your partner questions like What was your first pet’s name? or Who was your first kiss? You can also dare them to do something like sing a karaoke duet together or give you a piggyback ride across the campsite!
4) Dare Game
The dare game is a fun way to get creative. You can take turns being the dare-giver and the dare-taker. The dare-giver gets to ask the dare-taker a question, which they then answer with a dares of their own. The goal is to make it through your list of dares without giving up! Some ideas for questions include:
What do you find most attractive about your partner?
5) True and False Questions
True or False. A favorite romantic camping game idea is for one partner to set up a treasure hunt at the campsite, sending their partner on a scavenger hunt around camp, solving puzzles, and collecting points by finding things.
False. Treasure hunts are great as outdoor date night activities.
The most popular of romantic camping game ideas is a game that allows partners to find letters that are hidden all over the campsite, usually starting with the letters of their name.
6) 20 Questions
1. What is your favorite color?
2. What is your favorite food?
2. Who was the last person you hugged?
3. Who is your best friend?
4. What’s the name of your favorite song right now?
5. What are you most excited about this week?
6. Last book you read?
7. Where did you go on vacation last year?
8. Do you believe in ghosts?
9. If yes, what’s the creepiest place you’ve ever been?
10. If not, what kind of TV show do you watch?
11. Favorite sport to play and why?
12. How many siblings do you have and their names?
13. What’s your zodiac sign and which animal would represent it well (or least well)?
14. When is your birthday and how old will you be this year?
7) Survivor Game
To play the Survivor Game, one person will start by telling a story about themselves. Each subsequent person has to tell a story that’s somehow related to the previous story.
For example, if someone talks about their first day of school, the next person would have to say something about their first day of school. They can also mention what happened on their first day of school and even talk about who they met on their first day at school. The goal is to keep going until there’s no new information left.
8) I Never Have I Ever
One of the most popular romantic camping games is I Never Have I Ever, where you have each person start with a different statement. If any of those statements are the same, then they take a drink. If they’ve never done it, they don’t take a drink.
The game can go on as long as you want or until someone takes too many drinks and needs to stop playing. It can be altered by changing the type of questions you ask. Example: Romantic camping game ideas: Have you ever kissed your partner in public? or What is your favorite sexual position?
9) Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
The rules of the game are simple. One person will be the contestant and the other person will be the quizmaster. The quizmaster will ask a series of ten math questions, using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
The contestant must answer each question on a piece of paper without using any numbers or letters (to prevent cheating). Once the contestant has finished answering all ten questions, he or she must exchange their sheet with the quizmaster’s sheet.
10) Truth or Dare
The truth or dare game is the perfect way to get a little competitive and test your partner’s knowledge of each other. This game can also be used as a drinking game if you’re looking for something a little more adult. Each person takes turns asking their partner yes or no questions, and when they don’t know an answer they have to take a drink.
At the end, whoever has taken the least amount of drinks wins! Memory: You’ll need two cards per couple- one with words on it and one without words on it. Lay them out face down, side by side, then take turns flipping over two cards at a time so that you don’t see which card has words on it and which doesn’t.
11) You Laugh, You Lose
One of my favorite couple’s camping games is You Laugh, You Lose. You and your companion will have a great time playing this game since it will make both of you giggle nonstop.
You get a minute to try to make your spouse laugh when it’s your time. You score if they laugh before the minute is up; however, they score if they maintain a serious expression the entire time. However, this is one of those games where having the most fun takes precedence over winning.
Sharing laughs and demonstrating that you understand what makes the other person laugh are great ways to strengthen relationships!
Players take turns listing objects inside a category in the word association game Categories.
After one player selects a category, you both alternately name items that fit into that category until one player runs out of ideas. For instance, if a player selects the category “fruit,” the second participant might respond with “peaches,” and the first participant might respond with “pears.”
The game would go on until someone ran out of things to say or repeated something that had previously been listed.
Set a time restriction on how long each participant may think of an item to keep the game moving fast. Set rules for additional criteria, such as specifying a letter that each word in the puzzle must begin with, to offer an added challenge.
If you’ve been married or in a long-term relationship for some time, it can be easy to fall into the same, routine patterns and get caught up in the daily monotony of work and family life that can cause your relationship to lose its spark. Taking time away from home in the form of an overnight camping trip can help you reconnect with each other and reignite that passion you felt when you first met. The gaming ideas share above will surely rekindle the spark in your relationship. All the best.