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32 Fun & Flirty Games to Play Over Text and Connect with Friends

You don’t need apps to play games with your friends! Heck, you don’t even need to be together to have fun. Try these flirty, fun games to play over text!

fun flirty games to play over text with friends or a crush

Miss your friends but can’t meet up with them because of your conflicting schedules? Wanting to catch up with each other, but your friends are miles away? It doesn’t matter where you two are, because you can use the perfect fun and flirty games to play over text and connect with friends. Or flirt with your crush! Or just stay connected with the people in your life!

With the right kind of texting games, you can connect with your friends even if you’re not even in the same room—and you can have just as much fun, if not more!

And if you’re missing those good old times of goofing around with them, you can still do that all through texting.

Texting games are not only fun distractions while commuting, out on a coffee break, or just when you need some time to unwind.

These fun and flirty games to play over text are great ways to stay in touch with friends while still keeping things light, fun, and so much more awesome.

If you are caught in the middle of nowhere, waiting for an appointment, or taking a road trip, there are a ton of ways to keep yourself entertained.

If you have a phone and someone who is just as bored as you, these are the games that you play via text. 

[Read: How to get to know someone over text and build a real connection with them]

Why play games over text to connect with someone?

Well, why not? Texting games are the easiest way to kill time, and bond with someone at the same time. If it’s a friend, it can help you stay in touch with them. And if it’s a crush or someone you want to impress, well, nothing beats having fun and having a laugh over text.

Or if it’s your boyfriend or girlfriend, not only can you stay in touch all day, but you can also get to know so much about each other. All without making them feel like you’re interrogating them.

The best thing about games to play over text is just how effortless it is to feel closer to someone in no time. And to see it first hand, you’ll just have to give any of these games a try. 

Just try it, and you’ll be surprised how much fun they can be, and just how much closer you’d feel to the person you’re texting, all at the same time!

[Read: How to not be a boring texter and keep your crush interested in you]

The best fun and flirty games to play over text with friends

The good news is that just like someone once said, “Only boring people are bored.” So, when you head out on your summer vacay, stuck waiting on someone, or just have nothing to do, these are the best games to play over text, and have loads of fun while you’re at it.

1. 20 Questions

20 Questions is a really fun game, and can get crazier and more entertaining when done through text, especially on a painfully boring afternoon.

Text your friend and tell them you are thinking of something and that they have 20 questions to find out what it is.

Think of a person, place, food, animal, or thing, and don’t tell them what it is. Then, your friend will ask you a series of questions to which you’d answer with a “yes” or a “no” only.

The key is they only ask yes or no questions. If they figure out what it is that you’ve thought of, in 20 questions or less, they win, and, if not, you do. 

If they win, they gain a point. If they can’t guess it in 20 questions, you win a point. Then, it’s your turn to guess their word, and this could go on until the one with the most points win. [Read: 20 revealing questions to get to know someone way better in no time]

2. Truth or Dare?

Truth or dare is a game that was once best played late at night, among a group of friends. But these days, it’s one of the best fun and flirty game to play over text.

Why? It’s easy to feel more confident and shed your inhibitions when you’re texting each other! Texting just removes all the awkwardness out in no time.

Text your friend or crush, and ask them “truth or dare?” If they pick a truth, it give you something to talk about and feel close.

If they pick a dare, they have to videotape themselves doing the dare, or snap a picture to you. And then, it’s their turn to ask you “truth or dare?” [Read: 32 truth or dare questions for a wild, naughty and fun night of texting]

3. Would You Rather?

A simple texting game that is a fun, flirty and at times, naughty, way to pass the time is “Would You Rather?”

You can have one or more friends in on this game, or even play it with your crush. This is an especially good game to play over text if you want to get to know someone you just started dating. You can tell a lot about a person by finding out which situation they would choose.

The game works by asking the other person something like, “Would you rather go on vacation or get a bonus at work?” Ask them about anything or even try a few dirty questions for someone you want to sext.

The more disgusting, outrageous, ridiculous, embarrassing, or personal the would-you-rather question, the better! You can take turns asking questions.

This game is a great way to catch up, while away the time, and have a lot of laughs at the same time!

Try these would you rather questions for the most fun!

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4. Emoji Phrase Out

With so many emojis at your disposal, wouldn’t it be fun to just talk using exclusively emojis?

From smileys to firecrackers and animals, you can make talking with your friends a little more challenging and fun with the help of emojis. 

In this texting game, use emojis and symbols to spell out a phrase. Easier said than done. Sometimes, clubbing a few emojis together could make sense to you, but mean something entirely different to someone else.

Try it, and you’ll both be laughing your asses off in no time while trying to decipher each other’s emojis!

5. In Character

Love a particular show that’s streaming right now? Or have any favorites from a few months or years ago?

Now is the time to bring those back into the picture by pretending to be like them—through text. Pick two characters from a show that you both know well, and role play those characters in your actual text conversations.

Text each other saying things that these characters would say and in the unique ways that they would say it. This is one of those games to play over text that doesn’t have to end immediately, so you can stick to those roles for an entire day before switching to two new characters the next day.

By doing this, you both have something to look forward to every day, and will have loads of laughs while texting each other at the same time. [Read: 36 racy, random funny questions for flirty guys and girls]

6. Movie Lines

If you and your friend are into movies, then this texting game is going to be lots of fun. You can challenge one or more friends to carry on a conversation with you by using only famous movie lines.

You can even choose a theme or category to make the game more interesting.

You can choose to text only movie lines from all Leonardo DiCaprio movies, for example, or maybe even use lines only from musicals. You can play this game with one friend, or even in a group chat for more laughs.

7. Kiss, Marry, Kill

A classic from the old days, this is one real life game you can easily transition into a texting game. You will pick three people, whether celebrities, people from your friends or followers lists, or other real life friends or crushes, and your friend will have to choose which of these three people they would kiss, marry, or kill.

The fun is in choosing the most outrageous sets of choices. You can even make the choices hit home by choosing those within your friend’s social circle or office mates. [Read: Do you think alike? 20 questions to ask your best friend]

7. The Name Game

The name game is a great game to play in a group chat because it’s more fun when there are more friends involved. You and your friends decide on a category, such as a famous celebrity, country, city, food, or animal.

Then, one of you will start by texting a word that falls within your decided category. The other friend must then text something else that starts with the last letter of the previous word, and so on.

The person who can’t text something within 30 seconds to keep the game going is the loser. You can all agree that the loser will take you all out for dinner or a drink, or you can just choose a new category and keep the game going.

8. How Well Do You Know Me?

Whether you play this texting game with your BFF of 20 years or someone you just started dating, play the game “How well do you know me?”

Ask them questions and vice versa to figure out how much you really know about each other. [Read: How well do you know me? 35 fun questions to share your innermost thoughts]

9. Never Have I Ever

This is a great drinking game, but you can definitely turn it into a game to play over text. Each of you take turns by saying “never have I ever…” followed by something you’ve never done in your life so far.

If your friend or friends in the group chat have done that activity, they have to respond with a naughty emoji like an eggplant or the peach bum emoji.

The trick to keep this texting game fun is to ask about naughty activities, especially ones that you think your friend may have done, but you’ve never discussed it so far.

10. Build-A-Story

Now, this is a fun game that even children can play. You can take this up a notch through text with your naughty, grown-up flair for innuendo.

One of you will start by texting a phrase, and you and your friends will take turns building on this phrase until you weave an incredible story that will make all of you laugh out loud in your own private little bubbles.

Just don’t mind those curious stares from people around you! [Read: The 15 best talking games for fun and lots of laughs]

11. Abbreviations

This game can be loads of fun when you know your friend very well, especially in terms of the things they do, their quirks, and their routines.

For example, you can tell your friend/s to abbreviate the things that they are doing, and then you can try to guess it.

For example, if you are making dinner while watching Friends, you can text “MDWWF.” Then your friends can try to guess what exactly you’re doing, and the fun really starts when they try to guess with outrageous *and even naughty* things. [Read: 20 ways to text your crush and get them really interested in you]

12. What If?

This is always a fun game that you may have even played on your own while in the shower or on the way to work.

You can get your friends into the game, too, by taking turns texting each other “What if” scenarios and waiting for each other’s responses.

The more unusual and ridiculous the scenarios, the more fun it will be. This is a great way for you and your friends to pick each other’s brains and get to know each other a little better. [Read: 25 funniest What-If questions that’ll make you the life on any party]

13. What Would You Do?

This game is a fun way to develop your imagination and get to know how your friends would handle certain situations.

Whether you just got to know each other or are already long-time friends, this is a great way to pass the time over text.

Ask your friend what they would do given certain situations, such as winning a billion bucks, getting stranded on an island, finding out that he or she only has one day to live, and many other scenarios.

You can even make up your own scenarios and just let your imagination roam. Ask your friends to do the same, and you might be surprised with their answers. [Read: 18 revealing what-if questions to ask your girlfriend]

14. Do or Die

If you are texting with a friend, a fun game to play is do or die. Each of you takes turn naming someone either that you know, or even someone that you don’t know *like a celebrity*, and say whether you would do them or rather die.

You would be surprised at your differences in tastes. It really makes you think about what you would do if someone held a gun to your head.

15. Read My Lips

Mute your phone and snap a video or story of a phrase you generally use. Challenge your friend to figure out what you said.

Either mouth something and send a video or mute it, but the object is to try to figure out what you are saying. If they get it right, they win, if not, you do.

16. Trivia

Who says you need cards to play trivia? The best part about playing trivia with a friend is that you ask them things that are either factual about life or factual about your personal life.

Take turns asking each other and see who is wisest. [Read: 45 funny questions to get to know someone better instantly]

17. Fill in the Blank

If you want to pass the time, try fill in the blank game. All you have to do is send a text message with a phrase missing a critical word. Something like MadLibs, the person you play with fills in the sentence.

The best part about this game is that you can play it funny or sexual, depending on who you are passing the time with. [Read: Do you really know them? 20 fun questions to ask your friends]

18. Vacation Spy

This is a text variation of the all too common “I spy” game. Pick an exotic vacation spot and drop a hint about a tourist attraction from that place.

Your friend has to guess which place you’re talking about based on the clue you gave them. This is a great game to play over text, especially if you’re a #travelohlic or an #igtraveller!

19. Rap or Rhyme

This is a simple texting game, but one that takes creativity to a whole new level. Text a line to your friend.

And they have to text you back with another line that rhymes with your line. And then you have to text them back with another rhyme. It sounds simple, but it takes a whole lot of creativity and talent to pull this game off.

20. Text Strip Poker

This is a naughty texting game, and one that’s best played with your boyfriend or girlfriend, or even your crush.

The rules stay the same, but instead of a roll of dice or a spinning bottle, both of you have to ask each other personal questions about yourselves.

“Do you know my birth date?” No? Off goes a piece of clothing! You can snap each piece of clothing you’ve discarded as proof you’re playing the game fairly.

Just remember to never snap your face when you’re sending across any proof!

[Read: The best dirty, sexy texting games to get naughty with one text]

21. How Alike Are We? 

Pick a topic to start with. For example, favorite food. Both of you have 30 seconds to list out your favorite foods, and on the count of 30 seconds, both of you have to send each other your texts.

See how many alike answers you get. If you try to build a relationship with someone, then you can find out quickly how closely your opinions match!

22. Fake Definitions

Make up three words and text it to your friend. And ask them to define all three of those words within a minute, and send it back to you.

Once they text back their version of the meaning, you can let them know if you like their definitions or not. And likewise, ask them to make up three words and send them across to you so you can define them.

This may not seem funny right now, but use this game to play over text, and give it 10 minutes. The two of you will be laughing out loud in no time.

And guess what, now you two will have your own unique, inside jokes and personal meanings to gibberish no one else can understand. If that isn’t the perfect way to get closer to someone, what is? [Read: How to get closer to someone – 15 traits that’ll bring them closer instantly]

23. Unpopular Opinions

People don’t usually talk about this, and that’s why it’s such a great game to play over text and understand each other.

Pick a random topic, and share an unpopular opinion about it that you also believe in. “Mainstream travel destinations are a total waste of time and money”, or “people who call themselves influencers aren’t influential at all” or “I love pineapple on pizza!”

It doesn’t matter what you start with, just text something you like that you believe is an unpopular opinion, and let your friend share their opinion. And share their own unpopular opinion too!

24. The Humming Game

This can be fun, or very silly too! If you’re looking to pass the time and have a lot of laughs, try the humming game. Hum a song *no words allowed* and share it with your friend. And they have to guess the name of the song.

You may think you hum really well, but your friend may be convinced it’s utter nonsense. Try it, if you’re looking for a lot of laughs and something to break any awkwardness. [Read: 30 fun ways to have a laugh with friends and beat boredom]

25. Word Scramble

Remember that cube game when you were a kid where you put all the lettered dice in a cup and shook it up? Then, from those letters, you made your own list of words. The same can be done with a texting game.

Simply give someone a word, and they have a certain amount of time to mix all the letters to see how many more words they can make out of them.

A great time waster, use your “notes” app to make all the words and then share them. Whoever makes the most words, wins.

26. Complete the Sentence

Another great texting game idea is when you encourage your friends to give you naughty or funny answers. You take turns texting each other incomplete sentences, and wait for what your friends will answer.

For example, “If I were on a date with Tom Holland, I would skip dessert so we could…” Let your friends finish the sentence for you. You’ll all be in for an amazingly interesting texting game! [Read: How to flirt with a friend – 18 ways to tease without being weird]

27. I Question Answers

This is a funny texting game which takes some smarts. Once you two begin playing this game, you can only answer each other with questions. And you can’t ask the same question twice.

You can either choose to go on with only the wrong answers, or try to answer each other accurately, using only questions.

28. Think Fast

What’s the first thought that comes to your mind when you think of a word? What if you had just five seconds to type your answer AND hit send?! Could you do it?

Try this texting game to share your most revealing answers in a few words or less. Take turns texting each other random words, and the other person has to quickly type back the first thing that comes to their mind when they see the word. [Read: 75 fun questions to text a friend and feel like BFFs in no time]

29. Fan Quiz

Are the two of your real fans of something, be it a football team, a famous movie series like LOTR or Harry Potter, or just about anything else?

If you two share a bond over something, use this game to play over text to bond better, and show who knows more!

Take turns asking each other questions about something the two of you are passionate about, and see who gets more answers right!

30. Confessions Game

This is as straight-forward as it can get. In this game, both of you have to take turns confessing something to each other *with the strict promise that there won’t be any judgments*.

One of you starts first, and the other immediately shares their own confession. The faster you share your secret confessions, the wilder and more eye-popping the confessions will get.

31. The Compliments Game

This is a great texting game to play over text with friends, especially if one of you is feeling down. Everyone has to take turns complimenting one person in a group at a time.

What do you like most about your friend? Share that compliment, and take turns with each friend. You could even split this into different sections like appearance, personality, ability, etc. to make the game last longer, and give each other a much-deserved and honest ego boost! [Read: 50 really sweet and nice things to say to a friend and brighten their day]

32. The Help Each Other Game

This isn’t a game you play once, just to pass the time. This is a texting game that works best if you keep it going for at least 30 days.

Pick an area of self-improvement – be it about work, studies, your food habits, life goals, or even household chores.

Every day, you have to share a photo with an update on something new you’ve accomplished with respect to the mutual goals you two have set together.

It may seem trivial, but within a week or so, both of you will be hooked to each other, and help each other push through to achieve your next goals. Think there’s a better way to bond and succeed at the same time? We don’t think so!

[Read: The 15 most important qualities of a good friend that sets them apart]

These are just some of the many fun, creative and flirty games to play over text with your friends to pass the time. While these games can be as clean or as naughty as you like, the real fun begins when all of you participate. So pick up your phone, get your thumbs ready, and enjoy trying out these texting games!

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Preeti Tewari Serai
Preeti Serai
Preeti, the founder of LovePanky, is an eternal optimist and believer in the beauty of love and life. With an exhaustive experience in love, relationships, and ...