Many Vietnamese girls can be nervous or awkward on the first date. They’re shy and worried about spending time with you. Why not break the ice by inviting them on a board game date?
This is a simple and fun idea that can get your girl out of her shell in a matter of minutes.
Here’s what you do:
Arranging Your Board Game Date
(Typical Coffeehouse In Vietnam)
If you’ve met a girl off VietnamCupid or through mutual friends, you’ll want to set up a date with her as soon as possible. The best way to do this is to invite her out to a local coffeehouse and then suggest that the two of you visit while playing some board games.
Pick a time that works best for both of you, and make sure each of you knows where to meet. Driving around Ho Chi Minh City by motorbike is crazy enough, there’s no need to complicate things with bad directions.
Once you’ve got your time and place picked out, choose a board game and get really for a good time.
Best Games To Play
(Chinese Chess Set)
When picking your game, it’s important that you choose something simple and that both of you will understand. Don’t bring a copy of Axis & Allies or Risk, unless the girl has played them.
Since most Asian women aren’t too familiar with Western games, I like to select local titles that the girls have grown up playing.
Here are my three “go to” picks:
This is a game everyone in Vietnam knows how to play. It’s easy to learn (I’ve included a video tutorial below) and lots of fun.
(How To Play Chinese Chess)
You can figure out the basics of this game in about 15 minutes, and it’s a nice way to reduce first date anxiety. Also, girls you play against will be excited that you know this game, since it’s one of their country’s favorite pastimes.
The next time you go on a date, give this game a shot.
2. Connect Four
Here’s a simple Western game that many Vietnamese women love. If you’ve never played the game before, it’s super simple. Two players compete to get four colored disks lined up in a row. The first one to do so wins.
Finding this game in Asia can be a bit tough. Because of this, I’d recommend buying a travel edition on Amazon, and then packing it with you for your trip.
You’ll love Connect Four. It’s easy to play, and a perfect choice for any board game date.
Here’s another interesting game that’s popular in Asia but almost unheard of in the West. The Jungle Game is similar to Stratego, but played with cute animal pieces.
Rules re simple (there’s a video below), and everyone in Vietnam is familiar with this title.
(How To Play The Jungle Game)
You and your date will like this game a lot since it’s easy and relaxing. Plus the cute animal characters give you plenty to talk about, like if either of you have any pets or like going to the zoo.
(Playing The Jungle Game With Friends)
Board game dates are a great way to bond with a girl. They give both of you an activity to do together, and it makes it easier to squash any first date nervousness you might have.
When you’re ready to meet up with a Vietnamese cutie, give this date idea a go.
Board game dates are fun, easy to try, and a good way to help you and your girl something to connect over.
P.S. Looking for more fun date ideas? Why not try this one?