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It's Game Night, in Bed

Updated: Sep 1

Beds are essential for a good night’s sleep, as they provide a safe and comfortable haven for our nightly slumber. However, your bed can also be a perfect place for other family activities. It’s where you can have a playful morning or a fun evening with your partner, kids, or friends.

The only thing you need to ensure is that your bed is big enough for all the fun. And that’s where an Alaskan King mattress can help.

Having a bit of fun on your 9 x 9 feet cloud can give you a whole new reason to love your investment in an Alaskan King bed even more. It can bring your family closer together and help you create a life full of cherished memories.

Now, let’s see some of the games you can play on your Alaskan King mattress.

Partner Games

Bringing a sense of play into your relationship is incredibly beneficial. We’re not talking about hard-to-get mind games nor competitive games that can ruin the evening. Instead, we hope to bring a spark of child-like play, free from judgment and filled with fun.

Oftentimes, people often underestimate the power of play in their relationship with their significant other. However, “giving yourself and your partner the space for play can enhance the relationship", says AASECT-certified sex therapist De-Andrea Blaylock-Johnson, LCSW, CST.

Some of the incredible benefits of playing with your partner to play within a relationship are:

  • It promotes mitigating the effects of stress

  • It helps you be more present

  • It enhances physical and emotional intimacy

  • It encourages communication and problem-solving together

Get to know one another better with conversation conversation-style games:

  • Truth or Dare – Although this classic game is mostly reserved for teenagers, playing it with your partner can be a great experience, no matter your age. Spice things up by asking juicy questions or sexy dares, or keep things PG with deep dives into embarrassing moments. Whichever you choose, know that truth or dare questions stay “in the vault”. What is said in bed, stays in bed. Get what we mean?

  • Two Truths and a Lie – How well do you REALLY know your partner? Say three things (two of them are true, and one is a lie), and have your significant other point out which is the lie. This game can help you rediscover important things about your partner and get to know them better.

  • Never Have I Ever – A spin-off of the last game, but you can make it themed this time, riffing off of one another in a travel-related round, and then perhaps in a young relationship round. If you run out of ideas, keep a list like this one handy: The 250 Best “Never Have I Ever" Questions.

Board & Card Games:

  • Twister – Nothing like getting physical and twisting into hilarious shapes to get your fun on!

  • Conversation Starter Card Sets – There are many conversation starter cards out, however here are a couple of favorites that stand out:

  • Our Moments Couples Edition – A game with questions intended to open your hearts and minds to enjoy one another.

  • Intimacy Deck by Itself - A fantastic way to build on your relationship based on one another’s love languages.

Kid-Friendly Games You Can Play in Bed

Playing with your kids is one of the best ways to build stronger relationships and create many cherished memories. The great thing about being a kid is that everything seems super exciting, so entertaining your little ones is not too hard.

But if you need some inspiration for family-friendly games for your bed, here are a few options we love:

  • Hot Potato – This classic game is suitable for everyone in your family, regardless of age. Nowadays, they even sell a singing hot potato version, but you can always have an adult play from their playlist and stop the song abruptly themselves while the group throws a plushy around the circle.

  • What’s What’s on My Butt?! – Before climbing into bed, have the kiddos collect a handful of odd-shaped toys that they will subsequently place on your booty. You have to guess what’s on your butt! This one is definitely a crowd-pleaser and sure to make everyone’s everyone’s sides hurt from laughing.

  • Stargazing – This one game is a perfect way toto help relax everyone and help them unwind. You’ll need a dark room, a good flashlight, a colander, and/or any toy or object with small holes to shine the flashlight through. Enjoy your homemade stars on your ceiling and toy puppet shadows right before the lights go out.

Bed-Friendly Games to Play with Friends

Playing with friends in bed may not be the first choice for most people, and some might even consider it weird. However, if you have a sweet setup ready to go, it may just be the only way to game from now on.

Firstly, it’s important to note that gaming has a myriad of benefits. It can improve hand-eye coordination, train reflexes, enhance memory, and more.

When you’re gaming with a friend on top of your super comfy bed from time to time, be mindful of the time you spend together. It can help you bond with your friend(s), combat stress and anxiety together, and bring other benefits to your physical and mental health. However, remember that all good things should be done in moderation.

Your bed is a perfect place to play video games on your console or enjoy a good board game with your friends. Our favorite bed-friendly board games include Ticket to Ride, Azul, Jaipur, and Hive.

Should You Play Games in Bed?

There are many reasons why playing games in bed can help you benefit you and your family. The connections, memories, and unlimited laughs are guaranteed, so we say to go for it.

The most important thing is to find a big enough mattress that’s also comfortable. Luckily, Alaskan King mattresses offer unmatched comfort for family sleeping and bed-friendly games.

Check out our selection of giant mattresses, and transform your sleep and game nights at the same time!

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