Monogamy The Board Game is a Monopoly style game, designed for two people or a couple to
play. You throw the dice and move around the board, picking up cards and doing sexy tasks or
answering questions about your significant other. When you complete two laps around the
board you move up a level, and the tasks and questions get a little steamier. You can start at
any level or continue going around at the same level if you don’t want to move up. The levels
are Intimate, Passionate and Steamy, in that order.
The winner is the person who gets all the way around through the three levels and
reaches the end. The winner gets to choose one of fifty cards, each with different fantasies to
act out, from role play to BDSM. The game has over 400 different ideas and prompts across
three different steamy levels.
Monogamy is a lot of fun late on a Saturday night after a few glasses of wine. I think a good level
of comfort with your partner is needed to make the game intimate. However, if you’re getting to
know someone, this is a great way to ask some interesting questions and will definitely ramp
that relationship up into a much more intimate place.
As you go around the board you land on card squares, where you draw a card with His
and Hers questions and tasks. The questions include things like “what is the most romantic
thing your partner has done?” The tasks include massages, lap dances, taking off items of
clothing, and they get dirtier and more intimate the further into the game you get. You will need
some items like food and drink as some of the cards instruct you to drink or eat, sometimes off
your partner. I would recommend edible chocolate body paint, whipped cream and some
I would recommend going through some of the cards and tasks and thinking about who
you’re going to be playing the game with. You don’t want to answer questions about your
relationship with someone you’ve only been on a few dates with. Alternatively, if you don’t want
to spoil what’s on some of the cards, create a veto rule where each partner has the option to say
the big N O to anything in the game they don’t want to do. Consenting to the game doesn’t
mean consenting to every act in the set of cards. That said, don’t go into this game thinking it’s
a bit of conservative fun, it gets intimate and it gets intense – I would definitely say it’s hard to
finish this game without abandoning it to go have sex. But that’s what makes it so much fun!
My only criticism is that the tasks largely involve Her doing things for Him, which means
this would be even easier to adapt if you’re a same sex MM couple. I think this game was
designed when pleasure for her was still working its way into the scene, so I would love to see a
revised version of this game where the tasks are more balanced to reflect our ‘new age’ focus
on her pleasure. There are also a few comments that have little sexist jabs at her. My
relationship doesn’t entertain that sort of rhetoric so I wish I had gone through and Sharpied
them out or gotten rid of those cards all together so that they didn’t dampen the mood, but we
just ignored them and still had fun.
Another suggestion for this game is to go through and do your own editing! If you work
on this game every now and then for a week before you play, you can adapt it to your
relationship and make it even better. This can mean taking a Sharpie to the comments you don’t
like or the tasks you’re veto-ing. You can even write your own cards, where you can incorporate
your sex toys or some tasks you love that the game doesn’t include – butt stuff is one example.
Who should play?
Monogamy can be fun for anyone in an intimate relationship. For couples who have been
together for a long time or feel like they need to add some intimacy to their date night, this is the
perfect way to do so. Adding a little wine can definitely help lubricate the game and drop the
inhibitions. Couples who maybe feel like they need to reconnect and want to do that by having a
bit of intimate fun would definitely love this game. Kinky couples and those looking for some
directed fun will benefit alike.
The game is worded in Him and Her terms, but it would be easy to adapt this game to a
same sex couple, simply doing the Him terms and omitting the Her, or vice versa.
For the adventurous, this game could also easily be adapted for polyamourous couples,
double dates or swingers nights – cards could be labeled with ‘swap’ or ‘stick’ for example,
where swap means choose someone else and stick means do the task with your partner.
This game is a lot of fun and easily adaptable for any couple. I would absolutely say to go
through the cards and prepare to get the most out of this game, but going in blindly with an open
mind can be fun too!