New Year Games for Married Couples


New Year's Eve is the perfect time for married couples to take a break from they busy lives, connect and reflect back on the year that was. Games are one way to do this. If you and your spouse enjoy ringing in the new year with an evening at home together, make use of a variety of games to renew your intimacy, grow as a couple and continue to learn about each other.

Love Letters

  • Throughout the year, people are often too busy to stop and think about what their spouse means to them. New Year's Eve can be an excellent time to reflect about how much you love your husband or wife. Set aside an hour during the evening to write a love letter to your spouse. Think about how, with another year gone by, you have learned to appreciate your spouse even more than before. Exchange letters or read them out loud to each other.


  • New Year's resolutions are usually behaviors you want to change for yourself. In a married couple, however, they can also be ways you will change for your spouse. Make a list of resolutions you plan to execute in the new year to stop doing things you know annoy your husband or wife. Read the lists aloud to each other. Alternatively, play a game where you and your partner make a list of resolutions for each other. Be sure to be playful and silly so you don't hurt your partner's feelings.

New Year's Quiz

  • New Year's Eve is a time to reflect back upon the year that just passed, but only if you can remember the events of the past year. Make quizzes for each other about what happened in the last year. Ask questions out loud and try to stump each other. These can be questions about politics or world events, or more personal events that happened in your family. Make it a yearly tradition and start compiling trivia for next December 31st early in the year.

Wine Tasting

  • A quiet New Year's Eve at home together is the perfect opportunity to try something decadent or expensive, such as a nice bottle of wine. Have a tradition each year where you and your spouse each buy an expensive bottle and conduct a blind tasting on each other. Taste your spouse's wine and try to guess the region, grape and price. Have your spouse do the same for your wine and see who knows their wine better.

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