Fun texting?
December 26, 2010 5:17 PM   Subscribe

What fun things, messages or games can I send to or play with my spouse via text?

My spouse and I have new phones and need practice to accustom ourselves to new texting systems. I'd like to make this fun. (Don't worry; we don't use the phones while driving.)
posted by Morrigan to Technology (10 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
is "sexting" the wrong answer?
posted by modernserf at 5:23 PM on December 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Not "wrong," certainly, but where I need ideas is more in the "rated G" department as I'd also like to do this with the kids (though they don't need practice--we do).
posted by Morrigan at 5:38 PM on December 26, 2010

What kind of phones? Emoji is fun.
posted by fire&wings at 5:49 PM on December 26, 2010

PBEM sentence Zendo is a good option depending on how old and scientifically minded your kids are. It works like this. You make up a rule for a sentence "example: the sentence must be in the past tense." You keep this rule to yourself. To start the game, you send out an example sentence and a counter example sentence. Ex: "The elegant gentleman ate seventeen red apples for dinner. OK." "I will do the dishes after dinner. NG." (No Good).

Your wife then sends back her own sentence, and you tell her if it follows the rule or not. She keeps sending you sentences for judgement until she thinks she has enough information, then she guesses the rule.

More information on the original (icehouse) Zendo can be found on wiki.
posted by yeolcoatl at 5:50 PM on December 26, 2010

My pal Will and his girl play the rhyme game. One sends a picture of, for instance, a glove. The other sends back a picture of something that rhymes with it. In this case, we got a picture of me pushing him, a shove. Etc.
posted by mollymayhem at 5:51 PM on December 26, 2010 [6 favorites]

20 Questions?
posted by SisterHavana at 7:37 PM on December 26, 2010

I pretend my phone is sentient and have it send worried texts to people.
posted by chinesefood at 7:49 PM on December 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

I occasionally do the fake sexting game: ie, just saying 'I am sexting you now! Sexy sex!' I have also texted from the toilet, with a couple of details to prove I am not making it up. YMMV, as I am not quite right with the world.
posted by Gilbert at 7:57 PM on December 26, 2010 [2 favorites]

This one's an old classic.
posted by sebastienbailard at 10:23 PM on December 26, 2010

Best answer: My boyfriend and I occasionally send funny poetry!
posted by divabat at 10:41 PM on December 26, 2010

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