You know what’s great? Snuggling your sailor while watching movies together. You know what’s less great? Not snuggling your sailor while watching movies together … for the fourth date night in a row. Variety really is the spice of life, so let’s spice up Long Distance Relationship Date Night with 8 Co-Op Games! Don’t forget snacks, your favorite evening beverage, and a voice chat program like Discord.
Cooperative games are a fun way to interact with your significant other and work together towards a common goal. While getting competitive can be super fun (I’m still sore from winning our squat competition. What can I say, I’m humble) it’s also rewarding to act like the team you are!
Here’s a few games my sailor and I really enjoyed that will help get you started.
ibb and obb ($11.99)
“ibb & obb is a two player cooperative game set in a puzzle filled world where gravity goes both up and down. You can only succeed by working closely together.”
This is a really sweet and simple puzzle game with two characters that have different heights and thus different abilities to reach new areas. This isn’t split screen, you have to stay together to beat the level. If you’re the short one in the relationship, you’ll get a kick out of being able to reach the top shelf.
Recommended for: Couples where one or both have minimal experience with video games.
Moon Hunters ($14.99)
“Play alone or with friends! A co-op personality test about exploring an ancient, occult world in 5 days. How will you be remembered?”
This is a story-heavy game that supports up to four players. You could double-date this one but I’d expect chaos because there’s no split screen. Everyone has to stick together and you have to wait for your friends to make their choices and read the story line.
Recommended for: Couples who love rich stories and choose-your-own adventures.
Don’t Starve Together ($14.99)
“Don’t Starve Together is the standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising survival game Don’t Starve.”
This is one of my favorite games of all-time. You can lose so many hours in this one alone, as a couple, a double date, or a bigger group. This requires a little better internet than the other games but you can go where-ever the heck you want to explore. Leave the others to starve or bring back goodies to share and build up your base. How nicely you play is up to you.
Recommended for: Couples who already play video games but may not have the same play style. Leave your sailor to build up camp while you hunt for rare supplies.
In no particular order, here are some other really fun co-op games I’ve played:
Do you play video games with your SO? Are you partial to co-op games or would you rather compete?
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