#Funnected: A Winter Scorecard Series with Well Played Board Game Café

Old man winter is almost here and you know what that means. The number of monthly dates nights plummets aka cabin fever! Well, we have the remedy and it includes having so much fun with your partner while connecting with other like minded couples. It’s called #funnected.

We recently read Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Stuart Brown. In the book, Brown describes a study that looked at the impact of play on relationships. “The defining factor among couples who were able to find romance again, and even to find new fields of emotional intimacy previously unexplored, was that they were able to find ways to play together,” Brown writes. “Those who played together stayed together.

It’s no secret to us at Asheville Date Night that play is the missing ingredient in so many relationships. People, we all just need to have more fun! So who’s ready to embark on a four-month challenge to get more connected through fun… #FUNNECTED!

How It Works

Asheville Date Night Guide is teaming up with Well-Played Board Game Café to inspire and encourage winter time play for couples. We’ve created the perfect reason to come out, roll up your sleeves, and bring big game where the crossroads of laughter and competition will have you gleaming for days. A once a month gaming opportunity to compete with other couples to win a Springtime grand prize worth over $1,000. Seriously!

It’s only necessary to sign up once, after that, all you will do is show up, play, and win! To win, play two games per night against other couples while keeping score. We will use a scoring system of assigning each game a different point value based on the games difficulty and time investment. Playing all 8 games will give each couple a 3 point bonus to their final score. Asheville Date Night and Well Played will be keeping score, tracking your earned points so we can declare a winner in March.

Line up of the games: 

Monikers -1 point
Outburst – 1 point
Sequence – 1 point
HedBanz – 1 point
Walk the Plank – 2 points
Tsuro – 2 points
Lanterns – 3 points
Codenames – 3 points


Want bonus points to win? Use your social media channels for bragging rights and shout outs using the hashtag #funnected while tagging @wellpayedasheville and @ashevilledatenight. By March, you and your partner should have completed eight games total. The couple with the most points wins this huge prize! And yes, you must be there all four months.

How To Win

Show up ready to board game play the second Wednesday of each month, December through March, where you will play for two hours. That’s it! How hard is that? And it’s such a great way to be #funnected with other couples possibly making new friends. The key to happiness is having fun and staying connect to people.

Sign up through Eventbrite to begin playing the evening of December 11th, 6:30pm.

Save These Dates to Come Play!

Wednesday, December 11th, 6:30pm – 9pm

Wednesday, January 8th, 6:30pm – 9pm

Wednesday, February 12th, 6:30pm – 9pm

Wednesday, March 11th, 6:30 – 9pm

How To Sign Up

So, what are you waiting for? Put on your thinking caps, unleash your competitive edge and come play games with us at Well Played Board Game Café all winter long. Spaces are limited so reserve your spots on Eventbrite today!

What’s even better than all this? Well Played Board Game Café and Asheville Date Night will be donating a percentage of the proceeds to Homeward Bound of WNC – Asheville’s top non-profit providing much need assistance and support for the homeless community in Western North Carolina.

What You Can Win!

One lucky couple will win ALL of this! A second place winning couple will be awarded a $25 gift card for Well Played Board Game Café!                       

More About the Prizes

Have a staycation! You and your sweetheart will be allowed to treat yourselves to a two-night stay at the very exclusive Foundry Hotel in downtown Asheville. A unique and charming experience, The Foundry Hotel is situated in the historic area of downtown known as “The Block.” This beautiful restoration building has a retreat style campus, allowing guests a peaceful haven while still providing easy access to everything the vibrant city has to offer.



Relax and let go with a trip to the magical Spa at Biltmore Village for a romantic couples rendezvous. The Spa at Biltmore Village is a luxury day spa for men and women located in the historic Biltmore Village. Enjoy a shared experience relaxing and disconnecting from the outside world. A prize valued at $275. Wow!






Olarié is Asheville’s most recently opened coffeehouse situated on the edge of downtown next to Grail Moviehouse. We’re already big fans of Olarié because of it’s soothing mid-century modern decor and relaxing vibe. We recommend saving this for a rainy day. Use these two gift cards for a well-caffeinated flick date night at Grail Moviehouse and Olarié.

Enjoy a carefully selected bottle of wine and a $15 Gift Card to Asheville’s most intimate little wine bar, Rustic Grape. Not only do they have an impeccable wine list made up of small-batch wines from around the world, they have a delicious food menu. We recommend using the gift card for a local cheese board to pair perfectly with your bottle of wine.

Travel to the heart of downtown with a $50 gift card for a dinner date night at Asheville’s first premier Indian restaurant Mela. Recommended by us and the New York Times, Mela has been voted first-place for Best Indian Restaurant in WNC every year since 2006.

Kick start your spring time adventures with a 4-hours scooter experience mopeding along the Blue Ridge Parkway with your sweetheart. Beer City Scooters is the ideal way to let loose and enjoy our beautiful scenery here in the Appalachian Mountains.

Whether you’re a local or visiting Asheville for the first time, Asheville Foot Walking Tours is a great way to learn about the history and unique culture that makes Asheville so special. Enjoy a $60 gift card to book a date night walking tour next Spring or Summer. Educational, enjoyable, and fun!




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