How to Choose Newlywed Game Questions

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Newlywed Game questions are provocative, silly and extremely fun. They were the meat of "The Newlywed Game" television show, hosted by Bob Eubanks, which ran from 1966 to 1974. Couples often hold their own versions of "The Newlywed Game" at all types of social events. Setting up your own Newlywed Game has become much simpler since Endless Games created an actual newlywed home board game. Whether you use the board game or your own creativity, you will need a vast number of Newlywed Game questions to make your evening a success.

Watch a video of "The Newlywed Game." Before trying to choose Newlywed Game questions from any website, it is important to get into the spirit and mindset. Watch old videos of the show on Youtube (see Resources). Write down any questions you especially enjoyed.

Read through stock Newlywed Game questions. Due to the popularity of the game, questions for the Newlywed Game have been compiled from a number of sources, including the Endless Games website. These will probably suffice for many if not all of of your games.

Consider printing these out and storing them in a labeled plastic baggy with your board games. This way, if you need them at a moment's notice, you will be prepared.

Create your own Newlywed Game questions. Whether you need to create your own questions or not, this can an extremely fun precursor to the party. Invite your friends over the night before or week before to help plan. While creating Newlywed Game questions, you can make snacks or decorations for the party or just drink some beverages and relax.

Making the questions with your guests before hand will add anticipation to the party and help to personalize the activity. It also makes the party more fun or embarrassing.

If you need help creating questions, think of them in categories, such as in-laws, food, sleeping habits and sex. Use stock questions for ideas and build off of them.

Tips & Warnings

  • Cast a host for the party! Choose someone who will be happy to do it with energy and flair. Consider a younger family member (teen aged), the veteran married person of the family or a vivacious single/bachelor/bachelorette type friend. If needed, choose someone who is married to do double duty. An official host definitely adds to the fun of the Newlywed Game :)
  • Make sure to consider your guests' comfort level when selecting questions. Some questions are more risque than others and will be inappropriate for friends who are not comfortable talking about those areas, or children (if they are in the "audience.")

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