People Divulge Which Games Can Actually Ruin A Relationship
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Games are suppose to be fun.

It's about fun and not winning.

That's a lie. Winning is winning!!

And don't let love fool you. You stay the course.

Sorry, I'm projecting.

Let's discuss what fun pastimes have really dampered relationships.

Sometimes it's best to just talk. Or watch TV.

Redditor ctw1271 wanted to warn everybody about the competitive situations that are suppose to be fun but can burn down relationships. They asked:

"What's a game that can ruin a relationship?"

I am Monica. Remember she was the competitive psycho one on "Friends?"

I never play games in a relationship anymore.

Not since the fire.

Fork in It

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"Overcooked has sparked many an argument. Bomb Corp/Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes are both good for this as well."


Word Problems

"My wife and I only ever played one game of Scrabble about 6 years ago - we don't talk about it, ever!"


"Lol, came here for this. It’s probably just how I grew up, my family always played scrabble to win and used the by-the-book challenge rules and everything. Gets pretty intense but there’s no hard feelings towards anyone for being a try-hard or whatever."

"I had no idea some people had an entirely different attitude towards scrabble until I saw some Reddit thread talking s**t about people who use obscure two-letter words. Like I don’t have the whole list memorized but I’d never hesitate to bust out the old 'qi' or 'za' if I needed to."


The Burn

"My wife loves this game. It goes like this. In bed. Sleepy. Getting ready to drop off into a deep, coma-like sleep. My wife snuggles up next to me and whispers into my ear: 'Do you smell something burning?' Then I have to get up and check the whole house for non-existent smoke. I hate that game."


Just Hug

"Spin the bottle."


"I was once at a party with my ex boyfriend, and this game came up. I said I wasn’t comfortable with him kissing anybody, since he wasn’t even a big kisser in our relationship, and we proceeded to argue and he went upstairs and sulked."


No Loyalty

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"Diplomacy. The object of the game comes down to stabbing other players in the back."


Is it wrong I want to play these games? Is that why I'm single?

Stay Confined

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"Escape Rooms apparently."


"I'm so sorry. Escape rooms are the best. You'll find someone who can do escape rooms with and you'll thank the fates that this one ended."


Shut Up!

"Some people call it A**hole, others call it Presidents. It’s a drinking/card game. I’ve seen hell break loose more than once. A lot of people I know just outright refuse to play it due to its nature. It’s become “'he game what’s name we do not speak' kind of thing."



"Risk; have gotten into multiple fights while playing the game. We quite literally had to start making truces with a 'kick in the b*lls' rule, where if you broke the truce, the person you broke it with gets to kick you in the balls. Truces were either over a certain border(s) or over a pre-determined number of turns."

"Added fun idea (having myself played many different variations of risk)... try playing LOTR risk (possibly the most advanced/complex version of the game) with the ring and extra mission cards (as well as the territory/reinforcement cards) and see how many rule disagreements you get into."


Damn Dumbo

It Takes Two. Supposed to be a game about saving your relationship and learning to work together right? Well it was all going well until we got to the point where the couple theorizes killing a stuffed animal Elephant will save their marriage. Don't ask me why, I truly don't know but my bf immediately went from having fun to nearly crying over this elephant begging for her life and my stupid monkey brain thought 'yes must complete task at all costs, will throw this thing off building because it says so.' My bf now thinks I am a monster and I'm inclined to agree."


Not ready for Secrets

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"Truth or dare."


"I dare you to divorce me and take both our children into exclusively your custody and only allow me to see them 1 a month at a place and time of your choosing under the supervision of child protective services."


Just be simple... play some card games. Though that has brought me trouble before. Just watch Netflix.

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