It’s no secret we love games, and playing them with another couple is our favorite! As fun as it is to get together with a big group, we really enjoy playing games with four people! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite double date games!
Double Date Games
Roll the dice, build your base, and patrol your 12 sectors. Earn profits and expand your influence to gain the required number of points first. If you set your base up well, you will gain something one everyone else’s turn as well.
Space Base is Collin’s current obsession. We recently taught some neighbors and we’ve played multiple times with them. You can play Space Base with 2-5 players. We haven’t attempted it with 2 players yet but think it’s perfect for a double date! It takes about an hour to play. There are two expansions: Command Station and The Emergence of Shy Pluto. We have not played either expansion.
In this dice rolling game, you must be the last to stay alive. When you’re in “Tokyo” you attack every single player at once. When you’re outside of “Tokyo” you only attack the player in “Tokyo”. As you roll the dice in a Yahtzee type fashion, choose whether to gain hearts, attack, or improve your monster.
King of Tokyo can be played with 2-6 players but we prefer it with at least 4. It can be played in 30 minutes which leaves plenty of time to play another game or to play a couple rounds. We play King of Tokyo frequently when we are on a double date. We highly recommend getting the Panda Kai expansion as it adds more elements to the game.
Settlers of Catan is a strategy game where players control their own civilization and look to spread across a modular hex board in a competition for victory points.
Am I the only one who didn’t grow up playing this game? I didn’t learn how to play until marrying Collin but it quickly became a favorite. Settlers of Catan is played with 3-6 players and we love it for a double date. Average game time is 60-90 minutes. There are four expansions: Seafarers, Explorers and Pirates, Traders & Barbarians, Cities and Knights.
Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure game. Choose destinations and try to connect yours, gaining points for length of train and completing routes.
This is another one I didn’t learn until after marrying Collin and I’ve fallen in love with it. Ticket to Ride is played with 2-5 players which makes it perfect for your double date. It can be played in 30-60 minutes. There are 27 different versions of this game which absolutely blows my mind! I’ve only ever played the original but I’d love to get my hands on some of the others.
Cover Your Kingdom is an absurdly ruthless spin-off of Cover Your A$$ets, a game we also love. Restore your kingdom’s magic by recruiting magical creatures. Form your own sets, or still them from your rivals!
Who doesn’t love a Grandpa Beck’s game? We often grab one of Grandpa Beck’s games to either start out the night or end the night when playing with friends. Cover Your Kingdom can be played with 2-8 players and is recommended for ages 9+. It takes 30-45 minutes to play. The puns in this game are magically malicious!
Think Rook or Skull King, but all players are working together to complete a mission. It makes it a little tricky when you can’t communicate with words, right? But certain cards allow you to “communicate” vague information that could help complete the mission. Difficulty increases as the game progresses. Can you beat all 50 missions?
The Crew was recently introduced to us and Collin immediately fell in love. It can be played with 3-5 players making it perfect for a double date game night. Each mission takes roughly 5-10 minutes. Play all 50 or just play a couple. Recommended for ages 10 and up. There has one other version: Mission Deep Sea
In this deck building game you race against your opponents to get as much land as possible. To do this you will hire minions, construct buildings, spruce up your castle, and fill the coffers of your treasury.
Dominion was on our game wish list for a long time and was recommended to us over and over again by so many people. We finally purchased it this year and are so happy to have it part of our game shelf! It can be played with 2-4 players and is recommended for ages 14 and older. The game can be played in 30 minutes. Dominion has 12 expansions: Intrigue, Seaside, Prosperity, Hinterlands, Dark Ages, Adventures, Empires, Nocturne, Renaissance, Menagerie, Alchemy, Cornucopia.
Play as a Disney Villain rather than a hero for once and see who is the most wicked of them all! Each character has their own unique abilities and is playing their own game within the game to complete specific objectives assigned to them.
I am all about Villainous! Disney is my jam and this game takes it to a whole new level. Villainous can be played with 2-6 players. We’ve only ever played it with 4 players. It takes 50 minutes to complete the game. The first time we played it, none of us had played before and it took a LONG TIME to learn. I recommend having someone who already knows how to play teach you for your first time. Villainous has 4 expansions: Despicable Plots, Wicked to the Core, Perfectly Wretched, Evil Comes Prepared. All expansions are stand alone games as well for 2-3 players. Recommended for 10 years or older.
Marvel Villainous adds some new gameplay elements to the original Villainous game as you embody some of your favorite Marvel Villains. Each character competes independently with their own unique tasks as you fight to be the best/worst villain of them all!
If you are a Marvel fan, this is definitely a game for you. Marvel Villainous can be played with 2-4 players in 40-80 minutes and is recommended for 12 years or older. It also has an expansion: Mischief and Malice that can be played as a stand alone game for 2-3 players.
The number one game played in our house! Compete as Ron, Harry, Hermione and Neville (Luna & Ginny are added in expansions) to defeat the death eaters and Voldemort before you are defeated.
This is a cooperative deck building game which means you compete together to beat the game rather than against each other. The game is played with 2-4 players (5 with second expansion). We love this game as both a 2 player and double date game. Everyone we play this game with goes home and buys it! Be ready to show some dedication as this game is played in 30 minutes minimum. We’ve been known to play close to an hour and a half to beat a level. This game has two expansions: Monster Box of Monsters and Charms & Potions. We own both and love both. For more in depth info on this game, see our blog post all about it.
Compete to build Renaissance Europe’s most lucrative and prestigious jewelry business. This is a fun and friendly strategic competition for 2-4 players. It can be played in 30 minutes and is for people ages 10+.
We actually do not own Splendor. We play it through the app and it has become a fun favorite. We are known to play it in a restaurant while waiting for food or sitting in bed before we call it a night. If you don't want to buy the actual game, we highly recommend buying the app. Make sure your settings are on for "app sharing" so you only have to pay for it once but it will download on both your phones. Splendor does have an expansion: "Cities of Splendor" but we have never played the expansion.
In this tile laying game, develop a city of roads, fields, and castles claiming more points than your opponent. Strategically place people throughout the city to claim more land one piece at a time.
Carcassonne is played with 2-4 players ages 7+ and takes around 30 minutes to play. Carcassonne has 11 expansions and the base game with all the expansions can be purchased in the Carcassonne Big Box. The expansions are: "Inns & Cathedrals", "Traders & Builders", "Abbey & Mayor", "The River", "The Flying Machines", "The Ferries", "The Messengers", "The Gold Mines", "Hills & Sheep", "King & Robber", and "Under the Big Top". You can also purchase "My First Carcassonne" for ages 4+.
Azul is played in 30-60 minutes for ages 8+ and can be played with 2-4 players. The great thing about Azul is you never know who is winning until it’s all over.
In this fast paced game (literally only 5 minutes) you work together as Marvel heroes to defeat the mighty Thanos. This is for ages 8+ and can be played with 2-5 players.
Because 5 Minute Marvel is either won or lost in only 5 minutes, it can be played anytime. We will play some rounds while dinner is in the oven. This is also a great game to play with kids before bed if they've "earned a bedtime game".