During this never-ending winter, we kept getting into ruts at night, where we would make dinner, flop on the sofa and watch TV. But now that we’ve seen every episode of House Hunters International, we needed something different…

So, to mix things up, we’ve started playing games—Alex taught me gin rummy—and it has been really fun to drink wine, play the game and chat. Here are some photos from last night, and a list of games you can play with just two people:

Board games:
Jenga (we played this a bunch when I was pregnant with Toby)
Mastermind
Scrabble
Bananagrams
Boggle (I LOVE BOGGLE)
Mancala
Chinese Checkers
Monopoly
Othello

Card games:
Gin rummy
Speed
Double Solitaire
Uno

Games you just make up:
Truth or Dare
Would You Rather (Love playing this on vacations)

What games do you like? Do you play them with friends and/or with your partner? Do you like any of the games above, or have other suggestions? We’d love any recommendations! :)

P.S. Date ideas (including a terrifying date), and how to keep the sparks flying.