I was so excited when I came across a card game specifically for couples: Stop & Kiss. Lynn Baldwin developed Stop & Kiss, which actually evolved from a board game she had made for an anniversary that she and her boyfriend (now husband) celebrated. The object of this game: Connect with your loved one! Lynn suggests getting into a comfortable environment, free of distractions, and simply take some time to focus on each other.
There are six categories of cards: Complete the thought, Memorable moments, Relationship Rev-Up, Connection card, Wild card, and of course Stop & Kiss.
My personal favorite would be the memorable moments category. Here you relive moments you have shared together by answering questions relating to it. For example, think of your first kiss. You then ask your partner a question from the card, such as 1. Where were we?, 2. Who initiated the kiss?, 3. What happened after we kissed?. If you both have the same answer, then both players discard one card; however, if you have different answers, then you must both draw one card. The player who runs out of cards first, is the winner!
This card game also made me relate to my own relationship with my husband. We bonded during our engagement through board games and puzzles. Most nights, we would work on a puzzle together and on the weekends we played board games with some of our friends. Taking time to do something together each week was special. Knowing that at the end of the day, he and I could laugh and share our day together over a game, was something wonderful to look forward to.
How have you stayed connected with your other half during the sometimes hectic time of wedding planning? Do you have a date night, exercise, or maybe you just Stop & Kiss. Leave us a comment and let us know and you will be eligible to win a copy of Stop & Kiss!
To learn more about Stop & Kiss or to order a copy, please visit their website at http://www.stopandkisscardgame.com/