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If you haven’t guessed it, my husband and I are definitely on the geeky side for many things in life. The dice in this picture are just a small glimpse into our dice collection. Not as impressive as some, but we do have nearly 200 dice. Why you might ask? Well, you never know when you need to send an army in to defend the camp against a surprise attack by 100 orks. Yeah, see, I told you we were a bit geeky. Proud of it too!
With all these dice stored neatly in their satin like material baggies, I had to come up with something fun to do with them. Dice game date nights were it!
We’re always looking for something date night worthy to do at home to cut down on night out costs, but dinner and a movie on the couch gets old fast. In January I shared a wine and cheese date night at home, so tonight I thought I’d share how we have a dice game date night for two.
If you don’t have dice you can buy them at some big box stores or even hobby/game shops. You can always order them online, or if you’re looking for an even lower cost option, believe it or not you can find paper dice to print out and glue together.
My husband is the dungeon master in this family so I put him up to the task to find a game that we could play between two people, with one of them acting as the DM. He found Dungeon Crawl Classic. There is a lot of information on this game, but he did find a pdf for a beta game rules and it includes a ton of information plus character creation sheets and game play records. It’s pretty comprehensive and makes for some fun scenarios.
We each created about five characters then set off on our journey. I’m a psychologist, so I gave a lot of insight into my characters personalities and why they were doing what they were doing. My husband eventually picked up on this and started doing the same and it made for some hilarious character interactions and relationships, even though it was just a basic hack and slash, dungeon exploration, treasure hunting game. I think the character interplay was part of the fun. Antagonizing his more no-nonsense characters with some of my more chaotic characters was a game in itself!
This was our night. Snacks, wine and a dungeon crawl. Who could ask for anything more.
Do you have a fun dice game that’s perfect for a date night? Share your ideas in the comments below. I love finding new games to keep date night fun and interesting.