If you're fresh out of ideas for fun ways to get the party started during your next get-together, consider playing your own at-home couples version of The Newlywed Game. The fact that it will forever have a place in American game show history—and aired in different iterations throughout Australia and Europe— proves it's a winner. Our adaptation of the 1960s-era game lets you make your own rules, and you don't actually have to be newly married to play. All you need is the willingness to have fun and honestly answer questions about your longstanding or budding relationship. So let the head-scratching moments and dirty looks commence—and get ready to learn a lot about one another.
If you're not already familiar with this grown-est of grown-up games (where have you been?), here's how it works: For the first five questions, one person from each couple leaves the room while the rest of you write down the answers. Once questions are answered, they'll come back to try and guess your responses. For the second round of five questions, simply alternate partners.
Consider asking these questions to get you started; then, come up with more thought-provoking (and slightly uncomfortable) questions on your own.
If You've Already Done It, Where's the Wildest Place You Two Have Made Love?
Cue the coy smiles and red faces. For even more laughs, swap "made love" with the funniest euphemisms you can muster. Think: "made whoopee," "sealed the deal," "got busy," or "bumped uglies." (You get the drift.)
Where Did You Two Share Your First Kiss?
Be forewarned: This is a memory test. And get ready to be wrong: Dead wrong. Just wait until the game is over to "discuss" the fact that you never seem to remember any of the important stuff.
What's a Surefire Way To Get Your S.O. in the Mood?
Your deepest, darkest secrets revealed. And no, you can't un-hear the answers. Try not to be offended when fellow partygoers fall down laughing at your sexual proclivities.
If You Had To Take One of Partner's Parents or Family Members on Vacation, Who Would It Be?
Ah, the in-law issue. This one's particularly challenging—and could cause some juicy controversy—because it forces you to acknowledge their apparently positive qualities.