COOL Fun Texting Games to Grab His/Her Attention

You will impress your crush with these simple and fun texting games. Sending a text is an approachable and casual way to start a conversation with your crush. Games to play over text are useful if you’re bored and when you are away from your girlfriend or boyfriend. Time and distance have nothing to do when couples want to connect, chat games and texting are a good way as a communication vehicle in our relationship.

You can also enjoy fun challenges to do with friends at home and most likely to questions to have fun.

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Fun Texting Games To Play Boyfriend and Girlfriend

Would You Rather

It’s usually played in a face-to-face set up, but you can do it over text instead. Would You Rather is one of the text games may reveal the nature of your girlfriend/boyfriend. The rule here is to ask a question that starts with “would you rather…” Then, it’s followed by hypothetical scenarios.

Those scenarios can be interrelated or they can be as distant as you wish them to be. However, the two options should carry the same weight. Your questions must be creative. The best “would you rather” questions are those that depict uncomfortable yet equally terrible options.

This is a great get to know you game because it can be funny and absurd at the same time. It can also be serious. It’s best to choose questions that require some thinking. It’s a fun game to create conversations because you can learn a lot about how you each think and also have debates about each option.

Never Have I Ever

The main purpose of “Never Have I Ever” is the expose the deepest and darkest secrets you may have been hiding from the people closest to you. This is one of the chatting games usually always becomes borderline inappropriate, but it’s a lot more fun to go all in.

To play the game, set the rules as to how you and your texting buddy will identify if the other has been in a situation or not. This is usually communicated by sending a “finger pointing up” emoji mimicking the game IRL. After the rules are set, players will take turns making statements of things they’ve never done before.

Story Builder

We tell stories for fun. Even non-writers who find it difficult to create worlds, characters, and plots by themselves could gain enjoyment from this simple texting game.

With Story Builder, one of you begins the story by texting a sentence to the other. The other person then texts the second sentence in the story back to the first person. Slowly but surely, the two of you build a story over the course of several texts.

Variations include sentences containing a certain number of words or characters, or even sentences of exactly 160 characters. Although the latter is extremely tough to tackle, as anyone who uses Twitter will attest.

Song Lyrics

If you and your crush absolutely love the same genres of music or the same artists, you will totally own this game. The trick is to create a conversation using only song lyrics. You could make it more difficult by choosing only one artist or one specific album.

And if you’re a real music enthusiast you could try playing the game. Don’t worry though, singing talent is not a must… but having loads of fun definitely is.

Or you can also include classic lines from a movie or a plot. However, make sure that the two of you like to watch movies. Else, you can never guess the classic lines.

Reversed writing

In this game, all the words of the message should be written reverse, and the response must be given in the same way. You know that feeling when you are traveling on public transport, and someone is staring at the phone while you are trying to read the message and respond to it. Well, at that moment this game will be even more interesting for you. Reversed writing is seriously one of the best texting games.

I Spy

It’s a favorite game amongst families for generations. Although it’s usually played during a long car journey, it can still offer fun and excitement when it’s played over text message.

To play this game, you can start by telling your girlfriend/boyfriend of where you are. Look around your environment and find something in particular. Your sweetheart should guess what you’ve spied. Of course, you’re going to give him/her a clue but you’ll only give the first letter of the object that you want him/her to guess.

You can give more clues for a wrong guess or limit the number of guesses that’s allowed in the game.

20 Questions

This spoken parlor game is probably already in your repertoire when you’re getting to know someone. The game uses deductive reasoning and creativity to find out what a player has in their possession, or what they are referencing to.

In the game, one person will be the “answerer” who chooses a subject (or object) and keeps it a secret. The other players have a limit of 20 questions to ask the answerer with the end goal of figuring out what they have in mind.

In turn, the answerer can only reply with “yes” or “no,” though some versions of the game will allow “maybe” as an answer. If the correct answer is guessed, the winner will be the questioner for the next round.


Abbreviations are everywhere, from company names to phrases shortened for ease of use. It’s even possible to abbreviate your entire life by describing what you are up to with just the first letters of each word in that description.

To play Abbreviations, one of you abbreviates what you’re up to. For example: “In a coffee shop in town” becomes “IACSIT” — and the other sets about trying to un-abbreviate your short sentence back to its original form. Be prepared for some rude replies.

Variations include giving more than just the first letter of each word, and abbreviating something other than your current activity. Such as what you truly think of the person you are playing against.

Build a romantic love story

This game is a real test for your relationship. Through this game, the partner should show how he perceives your relationship and how much significant are some of your everyday moments. Start with a single line fairy tale story of your love and your partner should continue the story remembering your important life moments, and then you complement his story, and so on.

What If

In this game, one of you will start to text a “what if” scenario and ask the girlfriend or boyfriend what they’d do in that particular situation. There’s no right or wrong answer but it’s fun to find out the other player’s responses. This will also help you get to know more about your crush.

You can use some variations like leaving the question to be open-ended. There are several variations that you can do with this game to make it more fun and exciting.

In Character

Have you ever wanted to be someone other than yourself for a few minutes? Playing “In Character” is your shot at texting as your favorite celebrity for a few minutes.

Both players will choose a character they would like to be and keep it a secret. Text each other saying things that that character would say, along with any quirky catch phrases they might frequently use as well. The player who can stay in character the longest wins.

List Builder

We all build lists. They detail everything from our chores for the day to our overall aims in life; from what groceries we need to the gadgets we want to buy in the future. When turned into a game, building lists can be a lot of fun, especially by text.

List Builder is a competitive game in which each player takes a turn to name something belonging to a particular genre. This could include capital cities, actors from a certain series of movies, or anything else your mind can conjure up. The winner is the last person to successfully add to the list. Variations include going through the alphabet one letter at a time, or requiring the next answer to start with the same letter the last answer ended with.

Silly Pictures

This game isn’t really a texting game as you need to send a photo instead. However, it’s a great game to play. It may sound silly like the name of the game, but it can be quite fun. If your phone is connected to the internet, you can find the funniest photos you can find online and send them to your partner. He/she will get a good laugh and you can continue sending these silly pictures back and forth with each other for hours! You can also choose a specific category to make it more interesting. For example, you can use, animals, celebrities, people, funny quotes etc.

Within minutes of playing the game, the two of you will have lots of funny images found on the Internet in your phones.

Silly pictures is an awesome game that can be funny, absurd or serious. Either way, you must try to find photos that aren’t only silly but they require a lot of thinking, especially if the photos are too absurd you don’t know what they truly are.

Fill in the Blanks

Finishing other people’s sentences isn’t considered socially polite, but over a texting game, it’s how you win.

Decide on a topic to start the conversation and who will go first. Text a sentence with a few words left blank, and the other person will try and guess what you are saying. Just like other games, this one can be twisted into a flirtatious battle.

Where Am I?

With Where Am I?, each player takes it in turn to describe one feature of their surroundings, while the other tries to guess where they are. You can make it as easy or as hard as you like by varying the level of detail you give to your opponent.

Variations include limiting it to a house, with the room you’re in being the correct answer, or asking which shop in town you are in. You could also change it to Who Am I With? and describe the person or people who are there with you instead.

Emoji Translation – Emoticons

This requires you to both have emoji keyboard on your smartphone. If you do then this is a great game to play with your boyfriend/girlfriend. There are so many emojis that don’t seem to have any meaning at first but stringing them together in a way that could sort of make sense will most likely lead to many laughs.

To make things even more fun, use your creativity and try to communicate using only emojis to see if you are able to understand each other.

The best part about this game is that the two of you probably won’t be successful in communicating using emojis alone. And this is what makes this game funny and interesting. You need to be creative when playing this game. And make sure that you have the latest keyboards so you can have as many options as you want to be.