11 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Board Gamers!

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I started looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day gift for my board gamer boyfriend. We’re lucky to be one of the couples who both like to play games!

I wanted to get a romantic board game themed gift for him. Here are the valentine’s gift ideas for board gamers that I found during my search!


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1. I wouldn’t trade you for anything mug

Catan romantic mug - Image credit: Asian Poly on Etsy.
Catan romantic mug – Image credit: Asian Poly on Etsy.

How adorable is this Settlers of Catan mug? The sentiment is perfect for board gamers and Catan fans!

I love the visual style and the calming colours too. This ceramic mug is available in two cup sizes, 11oz and 15oz and is microwave and dishwasher safe. The seller has a metal enamel version available in their shop too.

Go see this Catan mug for yourself on Etsy.

2. Personalized Wooden Meeple Couple

Wooden meeple couple - Image credit: SkeletonKey GDS on Etsy.
Wooden meeple couple – Image credit: SkeletonKey GDS on Etsy.

This wooden cut out meeple couple is adorable! You can personalize this board gamer valentine’s gift too! Instead of ‘ I love you’ in the centre, you can choose from the seller’s suggested phrases like ‘Be My Valentine’, ‘Be Mine’, ‘2 Player Rules’ or you can personalize the heart with your own message.

You could customize with your names or your pet names for each other like one buyer did, ‘Pickle & Peanut’. What adorable names!

Go take a look at all the options for this wooden meeple couple on Etsy.

3. A couple that plays together stays together card

Meeple play together, stay together card. Image credit: TheNobleArtist on Etsy.
Meeple play together, stay together card. Image credit: TheNobleArtist on Etsy.

The sentiment on this card is so true! Unless one of you is a bad loser!

Me and my boyfriend have a date night every week where we play games together, just us. It’s really nice!

You can find this cute card on Etsy.

4. Love You More Than Board Games Sign

I love you more than board games sign. Image credit: Wingnut Laser on Etsy.
I love you more than board games sign. Image credit: Wingnut Laser on Etsy.

Now that’s love! Show how much you love your significant other by declaring that you love them more than board games!

I love the simple, modern style of this plaque. Let the statement speak for itself! It’s made from laser engraved wood and hand painted.

 

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You can personalize this gift too! Got a favourite board game in particular? You can have the sign say, ‘I love you more than Catan/Gloomhaven/Villainous’ or any other game you love!

Check out the I love you more than board game sign on Etsy.

5. Fog of Love board game

If you want to relive what it was like going on dates and getting to know each other, then Fog of Love is a fun game!

You don’t play yourselves, though. You each take on the role of a character and you go on dates! It’s a fun game if you like role-playing games and getting into character. It feels like you’re starring in your own romantic comedy!

One thing I really like about Fog of Love is that there are several different boxed editions available with different characters on the front. The box options are: Female & Male, Female & Female, Male & Male, and a diversity box featuring a male in a wheelchair dancing with a female.

Go take a look at Fog of Love in more detail on Amazon.

6. Love Letter card game

Love Letter is another romantic board game for two players! It’s perfect for couples to play on Valentine’s Day!

The aim of the game is to get your love letter to the Princess to win her heart. But to get the letter to her, you need to use the characters in the castle! You need to use deduction, luck and risk to get your letter to the Princess first!

The new edition of Love Letter plays 2-6 players so it’s perfect for date night, and for playing with your friends!

Go take a look at Love Letter on Amazon.

7. Heart tokens

Love Letter heart tokens. Image credit: Piecesofgame on Etsy.
Love Letter heart tokens. Image credit: Piecesofgame on Etsy.

If decide to get Love Letter, then these heart tokens in their adorable little case are a great little Love Letter upgrade!

There are 13 tokens, the same as the amount you get in the Love Letter game but instead of using cubes or little counters, you can use love hearts!

They are perfect to use as health trackers for other games too!

Go see these adorable little heart tokens on Etsy.

8. Meeple Love Sticker Decal

Love Meeple sticker decals. Image credit: GeekyGoodiesShop on Etsy.
Love Meeple sticker decals. Image credit: GeekyGoodiesShop on Etsy.

These decals make the perfect something extra to pop into your board gamer’s Valentine’s Day card! They can be stuck on bumpers, phones, laptops, notebooks – anywhere really!

They are available in a variety of different colours including red, bright blue, black, purple and pink. Get the colour that your loved one plays as!

Go take a look at these board game decals on Etsy.

9. Glass Meeple Jewellery

My teal meeple earrings made by Jenefer Ham Glass
My teal meeple earrings made by Jenefer Ham Glass

Jewellery is the quintessential Valentine’s Day gift! My boyfriend bought me these gorgeous handmade glass meeple earrings from Jenefer Ham glass on Etsy.

They’re in my favourite colour and came with a cute little google eyed friend! They’re on sterling silver hooks too.

Jenefer is a seriously talented creator who also makes cufflinks, necklaces, and rings. They make the perfect gift!

Go see for yourself Jenefer Ham’s meeple earrings and other jewellery in her store on Etsy.

10. Meepillow

Meeple pillow. Image credit: CriticalHitDesign on Etsy.
Meeple pillow. Image credit: CriticalHitDesign on Etsy.

These meeple pillows are adorable! They are handmade by CriticalHitDesign on Etsy from super soft fleece fabric and filled with a squishy polyester filling! They are like giving the gift of a meeple hug!

You can contact the seller for the type of fabric you want your meepillow made in! Whether that’s the colour that your partner always plays, or a more vibrant patterned design featuring their favourite colours and interests!

The reviews for these custom meepillows are amazing see for yourself on Etsy.

11. Valentine’s Day treasure hunt cards

Scratch a sketch cards. Image credit: Inklings Paperie on Etsy.
Scratch a sketch cards. Image credit: Inklings Paperie on Etsy.

How about creating a little Valentine’s Day treasure hunt game for your loved one? These little Etch A Sketch style cards are perfect for writing those clues on!

You write your clues on the card, then stick the scratchable cover over the top to create your own custom cards! You can get them with or without little envelopes too!

Maybe there’s a new board game at the end of the quest?

Go check out these custom scratch a sketch cards on Etsy!

Conclusion – Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Board Gamers!

I hope you’ve been inspired by some of these romantic valentine’s gift ideas for board gamers!

If you’d rather get your love something less romantic but still want to get them a board gamer gift, check out my post 27 Gift Ideas for Board Gamers (That Aren’t Games!).

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