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When people think of date nights, they usually picture a couple having dinner at a fancy restaurant or watching a movie. But over the years, date nights have taken on different forms and have not been limited to these activities. Whether it’s going to a concert, visiting a museum, or playing a game, the definition of a date night has expanded over the years, with couples able to enjoy more activities together.
One such activity that couples can do is play games together, whether they are classic board games, video games, or games on their mobile phones. There are many games that couples can play when they go on game nights, and some are easily accessible and can be downloaded on their phones. And aside from these easy-to-play games, another thing they should have are drinks that can make these date nights even more fun. Here are some games that you can play with your partner that you can pair with some of Boozy’s top alcoholic drinks:
1. One Word, One Answer - Kanto Salted Caramel Vodka 700ml
Every country has its own unique style of drinking, and Filipinos are no different. The tagayan style of drinking is distinctly Filipino and brings family members and friends even closer together. The Kanto Salted Caramel, which considers itself as the “Hari ng Kanto,” pays tribute to the Pinoy style of drinking and brings back memories of nights out with friends.
When drinking this award-winning vodka, couples can play One Word, One Answer, which will also take them down memory lane and test their understanding of each other. The mechanics of the game are simple: the couple forms a sentence using just one word each until they are able to tell their love story. Whether it’s their favorite restaurant or fond memories, these are all sure to come up when playing this game, which is why it is best paired with a drink that also celebrates lasting memories.
2. Mahjong - Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold 750ml
With its unmistakable golden yellow color and mix of spice and natural flavors, the Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold is another certified classic. The drink is blended with fine Caribbean rum and aged in charred white oak barrels, creating a balanced spirit with notes of vanilla, born sugar, dried fruit, warming spices, and a smooth finish.
While enjoying a glass of this classic drink on a date night, it would be ideal to pair it with yet another classic game in Mahjong. Since this game requires multiple players, your family and your partner’s family can even join to make this game night more competitive and enjoyable as every player races to collect tiles in the hopes of forming a Mahjong hand and winning the game.
3. 36 Questions - Beefeater Gin 700ml
If you haven’t tried any brand of gin, then the Beefeater Gin is the perfect one to try to make you fall in love with this drink. It is the quintessential London dry gin that was made with a big juniper character and strong citrus notes. This gin contains a recipe of botanicals that includes juniper, Seville orange, and lemon peel balanced with the spice of coriander and the earthiness of angelica that makes it a versatile and sociable spirit that is perfect for game nights for partners.
If the Beefeater Gin will make you fall in love with this type of spirit, then the game 36 Questions will make you fall in love with your partner even more. The game, which can be played at 36questionsinlove.com, is a click-through game that partners can play together that asks questions about their relationship and is designed for them to get to know each other better. And there’s no doubt that having a glass of the Beefeater Gin will make answering these questions with your partner more interesting.
4. Scavenger Hunt - Glenlivet 12 Year Old 700ml
Just because something has been stored away for a number of years doesn’t mean it can’t provide something new and exciting. The same thing could be said of the Glenlivet 12-Year-Old and the game Scavenger Hunt for couples. As its name suggests, this drink was matured for a number of years in a mixture of American and European Oak casks and has a delicate and complex character.
With fruity and summer-like aromas with notes of vanilla and a well-balanced taste and a smooth and creamy finish, the Glenlivet 12 Year Old is a perfect companion for any date night activity like the Scavenger Hunt. This game sees couples playing inside the comforts of their home as they hide gifts for their partners and then leave a set of clues to help them find it. This game utilizes the familiar surroundings of their home and the couple’s creativity to make it more exciting. The Glenlivet, like this game, is also a familiar drink that has been aged for a number of years, but just like an old Scavenger Hunt, it can still prove exciting, especially for couples who love to surprise each other.
5. Chess - Suntory Kakubin Japanese Whisky 700ml
Everyone loves a classic, and the Kakubin Japanese Whisky is considered as Suntory’s flagship blended whisky. The name Kakubin means “square bottle,” as the drink’s distinctive bottle has remained over the years just like its classic taste, which is a well-balanced combination of bourbon barrel liquor. It has sweet aromas and rich flavors with notes of caramel, honey, spicy orange, dried fruit, and raisin.
A classic drink like the Suntory Kakubin Japanese Whisky would not doubt go well with a classic game like chess. Not only will playing chess allow couples to test their minds against each other, but it is also proven to improve brain function, help prevent memory loss, and boost creativity. Whether you prefer to play this game on a classic chessboard or on a gadget, having a classic drink like the Suntory Kakubin Japanese Whisky is sure to make chess games more fun.
6. Boredom Bingo - Jose Cuervo Silver 700ml
A game like bingo must be nothing new for couples, but Boredom Bingo breathes new life into this classic game and changes it into a competitive game between partners. This game can be paired with an actual date, whether a stroll in the park or a dinner at a restaurant. By listing down the things that the couple are likely to see on their date and turning these items into a bingo card, they can turn their date into an exciting game that is anything but boring.
Similarly, the Jose Cuervo Silver puts a different spin on a classic drink and makes it something new. While Jose Cuervo is known more for their gold tequilas, their silver tequila is a must-try as well for its smoothness and balance. With tones of agave, caramel, and fresh herbs in its profile, having this tequila in hand will make games of Boredom Bingo a more thrilling activity for couples while out on dates.
7. Among Us - The Botanist Islay Dry Gin 700ml
Among Us is a game that blends the familiar and infuses it with something new. The players need to survive either as crewmates or impostors, and they need to either complete tasks and find the impostor or kill everyone on board without being discovered. This combination of different and familiar was one of the reasons for the game’s massive popularity, making this a perfect companion for a date night for couples who love games.
The Botanist Islay Dry Gin is a drink that also mixes the familiar and the new, as it boasts of a new, stylish-looking beat bottle. But this gin nevertheless packs the same aroma and flavor that was made with several botanicals along with notes of mint, apple, coriander, citrus, lime, lemon peel, and juniper berries. Having this drink on your next game of Among Us with your partner is sure to make the experience more thrilling as you look to outwit each other as either a crewmate or an impostor.
8. Tetris - Grey Goose Vodka 750ml
The Grey Goose Vodka is made from the finest ingredients in the Picardy and Cognac regions in France, and claims to be the “World’s Best Tasting Vodka.” With bursting flavors of cherry, apricot, wheat, fruit, black pepper, and vanilla, this vodka has uncommon balance and unparalleled smoothness that is sure to back up its bold claim.
Similarly, a game that is considered among the best is Tetris, which was first introduced in the 1980s. Today, this classic tile-matching game can be played almost anywhere, including on mobile phones and tablets. This modern version of Tetris can also be played with a partner, as you can compete against each other or with friends as you try to beat each other’s high scores, which will only be more fun with a glass of the Grey Goose Vodka in hand.
9. Wordscapes - Ocho Tequila Blanco 100% Agave 500ml
While there are many new games that can be downloaded and played on mobile phones, Wordscapes is among the easiest to play and is able to balance fun and learning. With millions of players all over the world, Wordscapes challenges its players to find every possible word in a puzzle using the letters at the bottom of the screen. Couples can either team up or try to beat each other’s top scores when playing this game, making this another possible game to play while on dates.
Similarly, the Ocho Tequila Blanco 100% Agave is a well-balanced tequila that is also easy to drink. On the nose, it has aromas of agave and rounded sweetness with citrus and marzipan accents while having flavors of sweet fruits with nuances of pepper and citrus which is capped off by a long finish. An easy-to-drink and balanced tequila like the Ocho Tequila Blanco seems like the perfect companion to a fun and competitive game of Wordscapes between partners.
Whether you and your partner decide on a classic board game or a new online game on your mobile phone or tablet, there are many games that couples can play on date nights. And when enjoying these games, one way to make the experience more fun is to have a drink in hand from Boozy’s wide selection of the best drinks.