Ok, so I’m not really much of a board game person. I used to like them, then I played a couple of Monopoly games with a friend that literally took days to complete..and I guess that kind of turned me off of them. I was a bit hesitant to try this new “married couples discovery” game that my hubby found on Christian Books, but it’s really THE game that every married couple needs. Whether you’ve been married a week or ten years.
|The Discovery Game: For Married Couples|
The game is a bit like monopoly, in that you start with a certain amount of cash, and you can purchase properties as you go around the board. You collect a pay cheque every time you go around the board (and it doubles if you land ON the square..nice!)Your spouse has to pay you rent if they land on your property…and if YOU land on it, the bank pays you rent!
This game also resembles the game of Life…there’s a deck of Reality Check cards, and these can say anything from “your water heater broke down, pay to have it fixed”, or “your AC broke, pay AND remove an article of clothing”, to “It’s twins! Pay the hospital and take a parent card.”
The Discovery part of the game is the deck of cards that is basically a large stack of conversation starters.
What’s your first childhood memory?
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I am sorry for…. (complete the sentence)
An attribute that I found annoying at first but that I now appreciate about you is…
Granted, some of the cards get a bit hard to answer if you’ve already come across them..but it just makes you think of new things about each other! The only dislike I had about the game is in the Discovery pile there are a few “you’ve come across a magic genie..what 3 wishes would you choose” but we just are throwing those ones out as we come across them.
There is also a 2 minute timer in this game..some cards read something like this:
“Use the hourglass! Massage your spouse at the location of his/her choosing.”
“Use the hourglass! Do what your spouse chooses for 2 minutes.”
A game that gets me a back rub and gets my hubby doing chores while I’m sitting munching a snack? Nice!
That all being said..the biggest requirement for this game is R-E-S-P-E-C-T. There are cards, such as the massage your spouse cards..that must NOT be taken advantage of. If one spouse if going to use these cards simply for their own pleasure without taking into consideration what the other might or might not be comfortable doing..this game will only create tension and resentment. There are times where hubby’s come across a card that yea he might like, but knew I wouldn’t ENJOY doing, and he went on to the next card.
Overall? Like I’ve said, this game is one that I believe every married couple could benefit from. Try it out! Click the photo of the game above to be taken to the CBD site.