The variety of the cards in the game also means that you'll come across tasks that don't hit your sweet spot. I felt strange, not sexy, kneeling over my horizontal husband and kissing his upside-down face. And as the time ticked away, I sometimes found myself focusing on achy muscles held in uncomfortable positions rather than my partner. The diverse experiences that Nookii encourages are admirable, but it means some games will be hotter than others.
It’s also important to note that Nookii leaves little room for same-sex partnerships. Cards that refer to running hands over your partner’s breasts, lifting up her skirt and fondling his penis are very gender-specific. Gay and lesbian couples may be able to improvise on the instructions if they’re so inclined, but it’s a little disappointing that they have to.
A game of Nookii is a great way to add variety to your sex life. It doesn’t always strike the right note, but even when the exercises miss, they’ll likely bring you closer to your partner. As soon as we put the cards back in the box, we found ourselves discussing what worked for us and what didn’t, and what we’ll try again. Opening up that kind of dialog can never be a bad thing. My husband was a fairly reluctant participant, yet after playing one round he told me we’d have to pop Nookii in the suitcase on our next dirty weekend away. Something tells me we’ll drag it out of the cupboard long before that though!
I give it four hearts out of five. If you want to buy Nookii and try it for yourself, it's available on Amazon.com.
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