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A Game That Will Improve Any Relationship


Getting To Know You

One of the best ways to improve and deepen a relationship is mutual understanding. What’s the best way to achieve this? Asking questions, really listening, and then sharing your stories too. I originally developed this idea as a way to grow your relationship with your child, and then it occurred to me that this communication game could benefit all relationships. How well do you really know your child, spouse, mate, or friend? Sometimes we take our closest relationships for granted. This game provides the spark to create a richer relationship!

What follows is a game you can “play” with another person to learn more about each other, have a few laughs and deepen your bonds. It can be “played” one-on-one or in a group. Some examples of where this could be beneficial:

  • Parents & Children
  • Parent & Child
  • Newly Dating Couples
  • Married Couples
  • 2 Friends or Group of Friends
  • Grandparents & Grandchildren
  • Parents and their Adult Children

The Relationship Game

Take turns asking and answering the questions below. There are no exact rules. The idea is to have fun mostly with just the conversation. You can modify questions for younger children. You can introduce drawing or painting, singing or charades. You could throw a bean bag back and forth each time you do a new question? You can do this standing, sitting, or walking. It can be played inside, outside or over the phone. It’s not a competitive game. It’s a game of fun, warmth, and relationship building.

Print out the questions below. (OR CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FREE PDF OF The Relationship Game) You can either take turns asking questions you like from the list or you can randomly choose numbers, whatever works for you. If other questions follow naturally, all the better. Let the conversation flow! Let us know how you modify the game for more fun!

The Questions (for any age – feel free to modify)

  1. What is your favorite color?
  2. Who do you admire most?
  3. Who is your best friend?
  4. What is your funniest habit?
  5. What do you dislike/hate?
  6. What was your favorite dream ever?
  7. What was your scariest dream ever?
  8. What famous person would you like to have dinner with? What would you talk about?
  9. Have you ever dreamed you could fly?
  10. What is your favorite smell?
  11. What is your favorite song?
  12. What do you like to do when you’re bored?
  13. What’s your favorite adventure you’ve been on?
  14. What are you most scared of?
  15. If you could live anywhere and bring anyone you want, where would you live?
  16. What place are you keen to visit? Far away and nearby.
  17. What are you most proud of?
  18. Did/Do you have an imaginary friend? Tell us more.
  19. What is your favorite holiday? Why?
  20. What is your favorite holiday memory?
  21. What was the best and worst day of your life?
  22. What is your favorite food? Least favorite?
  23. What is your favorite word? Least favorite?
  24. How do you express your creativity?
  25. Where do you believe we come from before birth?
  26. Where do you believe we go after death?
  27. What is something that always makes you laugh?
  28. What person always makes you laugh?
  29. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
  30. What would be the consequences if you got your wish?
  31. Do you collect or live simply? Explain.
  32. What drives you crazy?
  33. What makes you smile?
  34. What do you know about your heritage? Grandparents and back.
  35. Do you have a favorite story from your family history?
  36. What’s the most shocking thing you ever did?
  37. What would you like to have a “do-over” on?
  38. What is your favorite story to tell?
  39. What’s your favorite animal? Why?
  40. What is your favorite season? Why?
  41. What is your favorite hobby?
  42. What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
  43. What one thing do you want to change in yourself?
  44. When did you feel most alone?
  45. When did you feel most happy?
  46. What do you do to cheer yourself up?
  47. With whom would you like to trade places for a day?
  48. What makes you mad?
  49. Do you want to have children?
  50. What’s your favorite thing you own?
  51. What do you wish you could do?
  52. What are the colors of the numbers 1-10? Letters?
  53. What are you afraid of?
  54. What would your dream house be like?
  55. Do you believe in angels?
  56. Are you ticklish?
  57. What is your favorite place?
  58. What’s your favorite place in nature?
  59. Which do you like better: hot or cold?
  60. What was your favorite Halloween costume?
  61. What was your favorite thing to do as a kid?
  62. What is your favorite memory from high school? college? grade school?
  63. What makes you sad?
  64. What does your name mean? Why did your parents choose it?
  65. What are your favorite clothes?
  66. Who is your favorite person to talk to? Why?
  67. What’s your favorite hiding place?
  68. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  69. What do you want people to remember you for?
  70. What is your most annoying habit (to others)?
  71. In your most difficult relationship, what makes it so?
  72. How do you show compassion?
  73. What are you always curious to learn more about?
  74. Whom do you miss?
  75. What do you like to teach?
  76. What is your favorite gadget?
  77. What do you like to write about?
  78. What is your favorite “bad” thing to do?
  79. What is your favorite movie?
  80. Favorite book?
  81. Favorite band? Song?
  82. Do you like to go camping?
  83. What fascinates you?
  84. What makes you special?

Questions Especially (but not exclusively) for Young Children

  1. Do you remember being born?
  2. What’s your favorite story about when you were a baby?
  3. What’s your favorite game?
  4. Who is your favorite hero?
  5. Who is the worst villain?
  6. What can you do better than mommy, daddy or sibling?
  7. What are you really good at?
  8. If you could have any pet, which one would you choose?
  9. If you have a child someday, what would you like to give to him/her?
  10. What’s your favorite thing to cook with mommy/daddy?
  11. What color are your eyes?
  12. What color are you inside?
  13. What word do you think is really funny?
  14. What do you like to draw/paint?
  15. What songs do you like to sing?
  16. What is your favorite book/story?
  17. Can you play music? How?
  18. Where were you before you were born?
  19. Why is the sky blue?
  20. Why is there day and night?
  21. What is mommy/daddy really good at?
  22. Whom do you like to cuddle and kiss?
  23. Where do fruits and vegetables come from? How?
  24. If you were King/Queen of the house, what would you change? Rules, things, etc?
  25. What wish would you ask of the wishing star?
  26. How do you make people smile?
  27. How do you make people laugh?
  28. Is there anything special you can do with your body? (jumping, dancing, funny faces, etc)
  29. What do you hope never happens?
  30. What do you think is scary?
  31. What do you notice when you go outside your house?
  32. Which do you like better, sand or snow? Why?
  33. What’s the scariest animal?
  34. If you could be any animal, which would you choose? Why? What would you do?
  35. Do you have any secrets to tell?
  36. What is something you do every day?
  37. Can you name all the people in your family? Extended family too.
  38. What toy would you like to make?
  39. What color is a smile?
  40. What’s your favorite bug?
  41. How do you know when you are tired?
  42. How do you know when you are hungry?
  43. What games do like to play when you’re alone?
  44. Can you tell if an apple is good by how it looks on the outside?
  45. What’s the funniest looking fruit or vegetable?
  46. What are the morning sounds you hear?
  47. What are the night sounds you hear?
  48. What is your favorite park?
  49. What do you like to do at the park?
  50. What’s your favorite thing to do at the beach?
  51. Can you see underwater?
  52. How does a fish breathe?
  53. Can you make a rhyme? Can you add a tune to it?
  54. Which do you like better: the woods, the beach, mountains, field, etc?
  55. What’s your favorite thing to do in summer? Winter?
  56. What was life like in the old days?
  57. Tell me about the dinosaurs.
  58. Tell me about your brothers/sisters/cousins/friends?
  59. What’s your favorite baby animal?
  60. Do you ever fight? With whom? Why? How?
  61. How do you show love?
  62. How do you help someone who is sad/hurt/sick?
  63. What ways do you help out with chores?
  64. What does mommy/daddy/grandpa/grandma always tell you not to do?
  65. Did you ever have a hard day? Why?
  66. What is the most fun?
  67. What is sooo funny?
  68. What is your favorite thing to feel?
  69. What rules do you get to make?
  70. What is a star?
  71. What is the moon? Why is it there?
  72. What mysteries do you want to know?
  73. What mysteries have you solved?
  74. Did you ever track an animals footprints? Tell me more.
  75. What’s your favorite game?
  76. What do you always do before bed?
  77. Describe yourself. Looks, type of person.

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