Thanks to text messaging, it’s now easier than ever to stay connected with friends and partners. Text-based games are a fun way for young women and couples to bond and have fun together. They can play on their smartphones and share laughs while interacting. Whether you’re looking to fill a spare moment or keep the conversation lively, we’ve put together a list of 28 exciting games to play over text. With these 28 text-based games, you’ll have no shortage of engaging and entertaining activities to share with your person. These games provide a wonderful way for young women to stay connected and make memories, all through the convenience of text messaging. So, grab your smartphone and start playing!

Would You Rather Questions

Players take turns asking each other “Would you rather” questions, presenting two often difficult choices. The other player must choose one option and explain their reasoning. This game sparks interesting discussions and reveals personal preferences.

20 Questions

One player thinks of an object, and the other player has 20 questions to guess what it is. The questions must be answerable with “yes” or “no.” The guessing player asks a series of questions to narrow down the possibilities and make an educated guess about the object. This game encourages strategic thinking and deductive reasoning.

Word Association

Players take turns saying words that are associated with the previous word. The goal is to keep the chain going without repeating words or hesitating. This game tests your quick thinking and ability to make connections between words.

Emoji Charades

Use emojis to represent movies, songs, phrases, or concepts, and have the other person guess what you’re conveying. This creative game combines visual interpretation and wordplay.

How Well Do You Know Me Questions

In this game, one person asks a series of questions to gauge how well their friend or partner knows them. The questions typically revolve around personal preferences, experiences, and memories. This game can be a fun and insightful way to learn more about each other and strengthen your bond.


Send each other riddles to solve. You can take turns being the one to send and solve riddles. Riddles challenge your lateral thinking and problem-solving skills as you try to unravel clever mysteries.

Story Building

Start a story with a sentence or paragraph, and take turns adding to it, creating a collaborative narrative. This game allows you to exercise your imagination and storytelling abilities.

Text Adventure

One player describes a scenario, and the other player makes choices to navigate through the story. Together, you create an interactive text-based adventure, making decisions that lead to different outcomes.

Two Truths and a Lie 

Each person sends three statements (two true and one false), and the other person has to guess which statement is the lie. This game tests your knowledge about each other and your ability to detect deception.

Paranoia Questions

In this game, one person poses a “most likely to” scenario, and the other person responds with the name of the person they think is most likely to fit that scenario.

Text-Based RPG

Play a simple role-playing game where you describe a fantasy world and the actions your character takes. The other person responds with the outcomes, shaping the adventure through text.

Trivia Quiz

Take turns asking each other trivia questions from various categories. This game challenges your general knowledge and can lead to discovering interesting facts.


One player thinks of a word, and the other player guesses letters to uncover the word. Use underscores to represent the unguessed letters. This classic word game tests your vocabulary and guessing skills.

20-Second Story

Each player takes turns telling a story in just 20 seconds, building on the previous person’s contribution. This fast-paced game encourages concise storytelling and improvisation.

Poetry Jam

Write a poem together, taking turns adding lines or stanzas. This collaborative activity allows you to create poetic expressions and explore various themes.

Text Puzzles

Share text-based puzzles like crosswords or Sudoku and work on them collaboratively. These puzzles challenge your logic and problem-solving abilities.

Text Karaoke

One person sends a line from a song, and the other person continues with the next line. Try to keep the song going! This musical game lets you showcase your lyrical knowledge.

Guess the Movie/TV Show

Describe a scene or quote from a movie or TV show, and the other person guesses which one it is. This game tests your pop culture knowledge and memory.

Acronym Game

Pick a word or phrase, and both players create funny or creative acronyms for it. This game encourages wordplay and creativity.

Guess the Emoji

Send a string of emojis that represent a word, phrase, or title, and have the other person guess what it is. This game combines visual interpretation with guessing.

Story Abbreviation 

One person starts a story with a sentence, and the other person adds a sentence, but each sentence must be shorter than the previous one. This game challenges your storytelling skills in a limited space.

Text Tic-Tac-Toe

Play a game of tic-tac-toe using text to represent the game board and moves. This classic game tests your strategic thinking and prediction abilities.

Rhyme Time

Take turns sending words, and each person has to respond with a word that rhymes with the previous one. This game explores your vocabulary and creativity.

Guess the Place

Describe a location without revealing its name, and the other person guesses where it is. This game tests your knowledge of geography and descriptive skills.

Invent a Word 

Each person takes turns creating a new word and providing its definition. This imaginative game lets you expand your vocabulary with made-up terms.

Text Drawing: 

Describe an image you’re thinking of, and the other person tries to draw it based on your description. Then, switch roles. This game combines verbal communication and artistic interpretation.

Text Jokes:

Share jokes and puns through text messages. This lighthearted activity brings humor and laughter to your conversation.