7 Games to Play Over Text With a Guy

By on December 26, 2014

When you’re bored and don’t want to have a typical texting conversation, there’s only one thing to do: play a game over text messages! Yeah, that’s right. Giggle and laugh and have a blast with these 7 awesome games to play over text with a guy!

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1. 20 Questions

We’ve known this game since we were little. We played it with our brother during long car rides and played it with all our gal pals during a slumber party in fifth grade. It’s 20 Questions. And it’s a classic! Not to mention it takes up a good chunk of time and will keep you and your guy interested for at least 5, 10, if not 15 minutes. Don’t make it too hard on him though, alright?

2. I Spy

Here’s another classic game that you’ve undoubtedly played AT LEAST one hundred times, and it’s always a big hit. Everybody loves I Spy! But you’re probably wondering: how do you play I Spy over text messages? By sending pictures, of course! Send this guy a text message and give him hints on what he is supposed to find. Seriously, this game is tons of fun and who doesn’t love to get pictures in their text messaging inbox?

 3. Would You Rather?

If there’s one hilarious game we all love playing with our friends, it’s Would You Rather? I mean, you can make up some REALLY crazy and funny circumstances to have your friends choose between. If you haven’t played before, it’s really easy. Just come up with two different things for them to choose: would you rather eat peanut butter off a bus bench or lick a lollipop you found in the trash can? Just silly random things like that!

 4. Guess the Character

This one is a lot of fun for a couple different reasons, the main one being that you get to impersonate somebody else for a few minutes! Send this guy some lines from a character, and he will guess who you’re impersonating. It could be a celebrity, a basketball player, even a mutual friend of the two of you!

5. Build a Story

Ok. This game is seriously SO much fun and the outcome is always hysterical. To play this game, all you need to do is send each other one word text messages that forms a story. For example:

You: The

Him: banana

You: Fell

Him: Onto

You: Your

Him: Mother

And so on and so forth. You can come up with some hilarious scenarious that will have you rolling on the floor laughing!

6. Guess the Abbreviation

I think there’s a new abbreviation in the texting world every single day, and you can’t tell me there’s been a time or two where you had to look up the latest words like “YOLO” or “WYD”. For this game, you get to come up with your own abbreviations! For example: he asks you what you’re doing. You respond with “WTD” (walking the dog). He will have to guess what the “WTD” stands for. You might need to give him a few hints, this one can be pretty hard!

 7. Silly Pictures

Okay, so this one is really silly and totally juvenile- but hey, it’s fun! Most phones nowadays are connected to the internet in one way or another. That being said, find the funniest pictures you can find on the internet and send them to your partner. They’ll get a good laugh and you can continue sending silly pictures back and forth with each other for hours! Maybe you could select a specific category to make it a little more challenging?

What texting games do you like to play?


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    July 10, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Hi um i have a question. My boyfriend is being very confusing right now. He keeps telling me one thing like he’s gonna meet me somewhere at a certain time but he never is on time he is usually late by hours or he doesnt even show up at all. He is very hard to read because he does things like that but then he also can be one of the sweetest guys i know. Im not sure what i should do can you help?

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      July 11, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      He likely wants to develop a relationship with you. He may have reasons, such as family or school, that may be causing him to miss these meet ups. That said, there is no reason that you should be influenced by these actions. Speak directly and honestly with him about your feelings. This may allow him to share his reasons with you. If he is being unacceptable, then end your relationship with him. If he is reasonable, then decide what you want to do at that time. Have a great day, Juliene!

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      lil Cheesecake

      April 26, 2018 at 7:32 pm

      Maybe confront him

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        April 26, 2018 at 10:34 pm

        It is always beneficial to share your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Lil!

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    May 21, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Hi, I just straight up told him that I liked him.. turns out he liked me too.. and sooner or later
    He asked me out..and now we both love each other very much

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      May 21, 2017 at 11:36 am

      It looks like you commented twice on this one. I have to answer each comment individually, so it may sometimes take a little while for all of them to be approved. If you do not see your response right away, do not worry because you will. Read through my last response and let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for commenting!

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    May 21, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Hi, I just straight up told him that I liked him.. turns out he liked me too.. and sooner or later
    He asked me out..and now we both love each other very much

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      May 21, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Awesome! I am happy to hear that it is working out for you! Thanks for commenting, Kay, and good luck!

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    November 14, 2016 at 9:40 am

    this site is really cool I love the game ideas. thank you for spending time to figure out games that we can play over text. and HELLO:)

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      November 14, 2016 at 11:44 am

      Thank you for sharing your positive comment. We always appreciate our readers helping to support of growing community. Please feel free to share any experiences or insights that you have with us in the future. Have a great day, Canila!

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    August 7, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I really like this guy and my friends tell me he likes me back what should I do

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      August 8, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      If you have an interest in developing a relationship with this person and you think that he shares your feelings, then speak with him directly and honestly about your goals with your relationship. It would be wise to speak with him and answer his questions fully, so there is no misunderstanding of your meaning on his part. Be happy as you move forward and tell your friends that you want their help to make your relationship strong.

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      March 2, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      I would find a way to get his number then “accidently” send him a msg saying that you really like him. I done that… now hes my bf

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        March 3, 2017 at 2:16 pm

        That sounds like great advice. Thanks for commenting, Allyson!

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    August 7, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Hi web admin, about a week ago my new boyfriend took me to his family restaurant – long story short, the food was AWFUL!! I could barely stomach it. I really like this guy – is there any way to say “hey I like you, but your family’s cuisine sucks?” by the way our families are not from the same cultures. Thanks.

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      August 7, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      Instead of believing that their food is awful and making it an attack on their culture, perhaps it would be wise to take this time to practice eating their food. See if there are other dishes that can be made in that style that you may like more. Overtime, you will become acclimated to the spices and oils that are used and you may find that you like the food. If nothing else, remember that there is no reason to cause harm by telling anyone that their food ‘sucks’.

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    July 16, 2016 at 1:19 am

    Hey there!I have another game suggestion but I’m not sure how well this will work via text or email- guess that snack? Where you maybe send pictures of the ingredients of the snack and they have to guess what the snack is? I suppose this works better in person- only difference is the can’t see the snack in person, they have to eat it and take a guess. Do you think this is worth a shot or should I stick with doing it in person?

    • web admin

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      July 17, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      That sounds like an enjoyable game to play with people who eat snacks a lot. You can do the same with different types of equipment parts as well. If the two people are interested in electronics, for example, they could shares spare parts to see if the other knows what it is. I like your idea and it is clear that there are many styles to play. Play it with your friends and let us know how it goes!

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    January 13, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Another good game you can play over text is truth or truth it’s truth or dare but without dares and you get to learn a lot about the other person and get to find stuff out you might not have if you didn’t also it’s a cool way to get to know other people

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      January 14, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      That is a great idea, Jenny–I am sure that our other readers will appreciate getting the extra insight. Thanks for commenting!

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      February 29, 2016 at 11:24 am

      hi im shala

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        February 29, 2016 at 9:19 pm


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    November 7, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    This was a really good website. I’m in a long distance relationship and sometimes conversations can repeat a bit, so some of these games really helped ! Thank you

    • web admin

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      November 8, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      I am glad that this website could help you! Being in a long distance relationship is never easy, but the success rate is actually the same as a “normal” relationship. Before we married, my husband and I actually were living in different countries for a year of our relationship. It wasn’t easy–and you have to be able to avoid feelings like jealousy or a miscommunication–, but it is entirely doable. Good luck, Molly!

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    October 25, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I am a HR member at a simulation model in university and I wanna break the a ice between me and the other members by texting games on facebook what do you suggest?

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      web admin

      October 26, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      I am not sure what would work best. Perhaps you could do the 20 questions game, or you could do the one texting game where you make a story, but each person can only add one word or sentence at a time, so it ends up making an incredibly interesting story. You could also just use some of the ideas that are included in this article. Good luck, Aisha!

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    October 18, 2015 at 12:01 am

    I wanna play a game to see if this boy likes me without asking him in person do u know any games like that

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      October 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      It looks like you may have commented twice on this. If you comment and it does not appear right away, do not worry because it will. I have to approve of each comment individually, so it can sometimes take a little bit for me to get around to all of them. Let me know if you have any other questions and thanks for commenting!

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    October 17, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    I wanna play a game to see if this boy like me or not do you know any

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      web admin

      October 19, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      There are several different texting ideas in the article and in the comments that you can do. If you really want to know if he likes you, ask him out and see what the answer is. At the very least, you will learn that you are wasting your time–and at the most, you will end up with your crush. Good luck, Natasha!

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    September 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Me and my friends play guess the song

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      web admin

      September 28, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      That sounds like a great idea! I am curious though—how do you play that game over a text message? Do you guys listen to the same radio station or do you just play music together on Pandora?

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    September 13, 2015 at 1:16 am

    This was a really great cite when me and my friend were going to stay up all night but we wre going to stay up all night at diffrent houses so i give this cite 5 stars

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      September 13, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      Thank you! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our website. If you liked this article, we have a number of articles like it on Her Interest. Take a look around and see if there is anything else that interests you. Thanks for commenting!

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    September 8, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Okay. I am really excited i got a reply from you, uhm so i got to hear the mean things two of my friends said about me. My question is should i talk to them about it, ignore them or just pretend and act normal like i never heard anything??

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      web admin

      September 8, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      What exactly did they say about you? Talking to them about it could end up just causing problems, but you may not want to remain friends with people who deliberately talk behind your back. I guess my answer would be, if you want to stay friends with them and they did not say anything terribly bad, talk to them about it. If they said something that was completely unforgivable or you are willing to no longer be friends with them, ignore it and find new friends.

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    September 2, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Uhm i need an advice @web admin

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      September 3, 2015 at 12:35 am

      What do you need advice on? If you could leave a comment with your question, I can respond to it and give you some feedback. Let me know if I can help you in any way!

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    July 3, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    How did you get friends

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      web admin

      July 3, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      If you want to have friends, you just have to start talking to people! Many people make friends at school, work or through a sports team. If you do not have any friends at these locations, you can always try picking up a hobby or volunteering with other people. To get friends, you need to make sure that you are in a location where you will actually be around new people that could be potential friends. Don’t worry–it will happen. Making friends just takes time.

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    June 29, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Hey peeps

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      June 29, 2015 at 7:36 pm

      Hello! How are you doing? If you liked this article, make sure to check out some of the other ones that are available on Her Interest. Thanks for commenting!

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    May 21, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    hi yall

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      May 21, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Hello! How are you, Martiana?

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    April 11, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    what is that mi say game and mi game this.

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      web admin

      April 14, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      I am not sure which game you are talking about. Could you describe it a bit more, Anna?

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        March 11, 2016 at 12:31 am


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          March 12, 2016 at 10:22 am

          Hello! 🙂

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