Try Out These Games This Valentine’s Day With Your Significant Other

Love is in the air! Play these games to bond as couple and have an enjoyable day.

By Achi Ikeda. Posted 02/13/2021 18:51 Comment on this     ShareThis

Below is a list of some of the various couch co-op games worth checking out with your significant other (SO) this Valentine’s Day. So, snuggle up together on a couch, turn on your switch, hand off a Joy-con, and spend this Valentine’s Day playing these cooperative games.

You’ve likely already heard of if not played well-known games with your SO such as Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Minecraft, and Yoshi’s Crafted World. So here’s a list of some lesser-known, but still great, games you can play with your SO together in person.


BOXBOY! is a puzzle-game series that started out on the 3DS and is developed by HAL Laboratory. BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! is the fourth game installment and the first on Switch. It is also the first to introduce multiplayer! Prepare to solve puzzles together with player one as Qbby and player two as Qucy. Unhappy with the character designs? Both characters are customizable with unlockable accessories! Personally, I have had a lot of fun playing BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! with my SO The puzzles aren’t too difficult, but it was the funny circumstances we got ourselves into that had us cracking up.

Check out Nintendojo’s review, here.


Another puzzle game that had me laughing with my SO so hard my face hurt was Snipperclips. This ridiculous, creative, colorful puzzle game is meant to be played with two or four players. Work together by cutting pieces out of each other to achieve various quirky goals such as fitting into a space, helping hamsters get across the screen, catch fireflies, and more! Each puzzle can have multiple solutions which makes the solution you and your loved one come up with, feel unique to the two of you.

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

With the word “lovers” in the title, this game is guaranteed a spot on this list. You and your partner, though the game can also be up to four players, control a spaceship searching for and rescuing adorable creatures in space. Outer space is chaotic and each corner of the ship can only control one aspect! Work together and race around the ship as you attempt to navigate and shoot enemies that block your bath. The game is cute, chaotic, colorful, and a lot of fun. My SO and I often found ourselves yelling at each other, all in good fun, as we frantically ran around the ship trying not to crash.

Overcooked! and Overcooked! 2

Speaking of Chaos…

Overcooked! and Overcooked! 2 are two fantastically frenzied co-op games that have been best sellers on Switch. Work together to prepare meals in crazy kitchens. Each level has different challenges from slippery ice floors, rats that steal ingredients, or kitchens that are essentially multiple hot air balloons floating adjacent to each other.

When I had finally convinced my SO to try Overcooked! with me, we ended up playing till 3 in the morning and only stopped because we had to wake up in the morning. I love how the strategies we would come up with to get a higher score on those extra tricky levels really brought us together.

Nintendo Switch Online members are in luck! From February 10 to 16, you can play Overcooked! 2 for free!

Cadence of Hyrule

Cadence of Hyrule is a fantastic game. If you love rogue-lites, The Legend of Zelda, rhythm games, or all of the above, how have you not already played Cadence of Hyrule? Cadence of Hyrule introduces incredibly catchy remixes to classic Zelda tunes. Developed by the creators of Crypt of the Necrodancer, the game features many similar gameplay elements such as bonuses for moving in time to the beat. Even if you are musically challenged like myself, the game is a blast to play. The game can be played completely solo or with your SO, which I highly recommend.

The base game characters are Cadence from Crypt of the Necrodancer and Link and Zelda from The Legend of Zelda. The DLC character pack includes Necrodancer characters Aria and Frederick and Zelda characters Impa, Shadow Link, and Shadow Zelda.

Kingdom Two Crowns

I love Kingdom New Lands on Switch. I pushed it onto my SO and watched him play while we made decisions together. Still, only one of us could ever take any actions. Until Kingdom Two Crowns was released in 2018. The Kingdom games are easily described as a resource management/real-time tower defense games, yet they take on a much simpler approach than many of the other games in the genre. However, simple doesn’t necessarily mean easier. The games have very little explained so it’s up to you and your SO to learn through trial and error. Kingdom Two Crowns is not just a multiplayer version of Kingdom New Lands. It adds many new elements to the game that make it fresh to players, such as my SO and I, who have logged in a significant amount of hours into the older installments of the series.


Are you or your SO fans of turn-based strategy rather than real-time strategy? Or perhaps in the past, you have wished that there was a co-op version of Fire Emblem? If so, you need to try Wargroove. For the most part, Wargroove is a single-player experience with multiplayer being limited to vs. battles. Fortunately, to the delight of my SO and I, in February of 2020, the developers released free co-op DLC to the game!

The Double-Trouble update new commanders and units to use in battles and a new co-op campaign! Play as either Wulfar or the twins Errol and Orla and work together to steal enough ransom money to save your kidnaped family member Enid.

Untitled Goose Game

Embrace the opportunity to be a goofy goose in Untitled Goose Game as you and your SO wreak havoc and ultimately cause everyone you come across to hate geese. Untitled Goose Game was originally released as a single-player game but in 2020, the developers released a multiplayer update. Now, the whole game can be played with your partner and you can honk, flap, and annoy humans to your hearts’ content! The game works great in multiplayer and the whole adventure is relatively short and would be a great activity for a date.

Hopefully, some of these games have caught the interest of you or your SO. Did we miss any great multiplayer games to play this Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments!


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