I have an anniversary coming up on April 5th, so I have been looking for things that Dan and I could do together that are fun, promote intimacy, and don't necessarily kill the budget. I was very excited when I noticed the Goodnight Sweetheart Couples Edition game being featured on several other blogs. Naturally, I was ecstatic when I won a copy of my own from one of my favorite blogs. I was even MORE excited when the nice folks at Goodnight Sweetheart told me that they would love to extend the giveaway to one of my lucky readers, as well.
Dan and I have played several couple's games before. Some of them mild, some of them wild. While many of them were fun, some were just so incredibly cheesy that it took away from the whole point of the game: Connecting with your partner in a positive way. I guess sitting there giggling saying "Are you KIDDING me?!" is a form of bonding, but I'm sure it's not what the manufacturers of certain games intended,lol...
So when I received my Goodnight Sweetheart Couples Edition game, I was interested to see how it compared to other games we have played. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful box that the cards come in, complete with a satiny ribbon to tie it shut with. Oh, and I would like to mention that the ribbon is attached to the box, which is a nice touch in my opinion. It makes it very easy to simply tie a bow without having to make sure that the ribbon is properly centered on the box, etc. The box is actually so aesthetically pleasing that this game can easily be left out on a coffee table or shelf and will enhance the decor of the room! I love that, since I hate having to dig through our game closet to find a game to play. This is easy to keep at arms reach for easy play.
So after admiring the gorgeous little package, it was time to play the game. Goodnight Sweetheart comes with very easy to understand instructions, and there are a couple of different ways to play the game. There is a short version which is a wonderful, quick way to have a "feel good moment" with your partner before turning in for the evening, and there is a longer version which can be played like a standard game. We played the long version initially. The game consists of different types of cards: Sweetheart Cards, Action Cards, Sharing Cards, and Wild Cards.
The object of the game is blessedly simple, which is great for sleep-deprived parents like us! You simply separate the Sharing Cards from the rest of the deck, and set them aside. Next you take turns following the instructions on the rest of the deck. And you know the Cheese Factor I complained about regarding other couple's games? Not the case with Goodnight Sweetheart Couples Edition! The questions and actions on the cards are actually well thought-out and definitely promote intimacy by delving deeper into a relationship and reminding each other of the many reasons you fell in love to begin with. After being with someone for years, it's all too easy to forget to remind that special someone that they are still loved. Sure, anyone can say "I love you", but sometimes a little more than that is nice. This game allows you to express WHY you love your partner, and why you are proud to be with them. It definitely helps a couple stay connected on an emotional level, but it also encourages positive, physical interactions as well. The action cards include a lot of kissing! (I am a big fan of kisses, FYI!)
We really enjoyed playing Goodnight Sweetheart Couples Edition. It definitely left us smiling, feeling closer, with that warm fuzzy feeling. We plan to play the game as part of our daily routine. It's so easy, and all it takes (for the short version) is 2 cards, 2 minutes, and 2 willing participants! I have to say I am impressed by this product, as it is a couple's game that actually does what is intended. This game is one of the BEST couple's games I have played to date.
Goodnight Sweetheart also offers other versions, like Goodnight Sweetheart for kids, teens, and tweens! What an awesome way to nurture the family relationships that mean the most to us! Want a copy of your own? (I know you do!)
You can purchase your own copy of Goodnight Sweetheart Couples Edition (or one of their other wonderful products) at their website.
But...Goodnight Sweetheart would like to spread the love by offering one of my readers their very own copy of the Goodnight Sweetheart Couples Edition! How cool is that!?
Here are the rules. Please complete the mandatory entry FIRST, and leave a VALID e-mail address in your comment. I have had to re-draw winners a couple of times due to lack of e-mail address. Please leave a separate entry for each comment. If an entry is worth +2, leave 2 comments so all of your entries count!
This giveaway will end on 4/06 at 11:59 PM, and is open to US residents 18+. Winner will be chosen using random.org and will be posted here and notified by e-mail. Winner will then have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Good luck!
***Disclosure: I received a product from Goodnight Sweetheart to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and my opinions are 100% honest and my own.***
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