The holidays are fast approaching, and you’re packing the bags for a long road trip. There are only so many movies you can watch and having fun with the family is part of the plan. Here are a few road trip car games to consider.
1. 20 Questions
This is an old family favorite, simple but engaging. To play someone thinks of something, and everybody playing has 20 yes or no questions they can ask to guess what it is. If somebody guesses the answer correctly before they hit the 20th question, they win and go next. If nobody answers correctly, the person who started the game wins and goes again.
2. I SPY Road Trip Car Games
I Spy, one of the most popular road trip car games of all time, is an excellent game for the kiddos to play in the car. To play, whoever starts first considers their surroundings, then chooses an object which the other players then need to guess the name of. The person starts by using the phrase, “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with (the letter the object starts with).” or “I spy with my little eye, something… (the color of the object).” Whoever correctly guesses the answer goes next. You can play with a set number of questions (like 20 questions), or until somebody guesses correctly.
3. Would You Rather
This is an easy road trip car game in which participants need to choose between two undesirable things. For instance, a player could be asked if they’d rather eat a bug or mud. Then, they’re asked to say why eating mud is better than eating a bug (in this case the answer seems obvious). You can also find some fun “Would You Rather” cards online that are designed for youngsters.
4. My Cows
If your road trip is going to take you on long drives through rural areas, “My Cows” is a great game to play. The object of the game is to “collect” the most cows. As you drive by a pasture with cows, the first person to see them says “My Cows!” and quickly counts how many they spotted. Then, if you see a grocery store, cross over a bridge, or pass a church (something that’s been designated ahead of time), whoever sees it first can eliminate the other player’s cows.
5. Add-on Storytelling
This is a fun road trip car game that gets the creative juices flowing. The game begins with one person starting the story, with a line or two, stopping mid-sentence. Next, someone else picks up the story and keeps building from there. The stories always seem to go in funny directions that are guaranteed for a good laugh.
6. The Name Game
When it comes to road trip car games, this is one of the most versatile. Before you start playing, participants need to choose a category, such as names of people, animals, cities, TV shows, foods, basically anything of interest. Let’s say that the category is cities. The first player names a city – let’s say “Seattle.” The next player must name another city that starts with the last letter of the previous city. In this case, it would be “E” which could be for “Evanston.” The next participant needs to name a city that starts with “N,” as in “Nashville” and so on.
7. Silence Is Golden
Of all the road trip car games, this is a keeper for grown-ups. The goal of the game is to stay completely quiet. The adults decide on a prize, maybe stopping for ice cream in an hour. Toward the end of the trip, when everybody is tired, this road trip car game provides welcoming relief.
Before you leave, be sure to have your car inspected so that your road trip goes as smooth as possible. Contact us today to get you scheduled.