Fun Roadtrip Games To Play In The Car
Road trips are great opportunities to make fun memories with your family or friends. However, it is easy to become restless or bored when you are stuck in a car for several hours at a time. Here are a few entertaining games to play in the car to keep your mind sharp and occupied.
The Song Game
The song game is both entertaining and fun. You’ll want to turn off your radio. Don’t worry if you aren’t a great singer, that actually adds to the fun.
How to play: Someone begins the game by singing part of a song, any song. From the what they just sang they choose a word and then one of other players have to come up with a different song with the same word in it and sing it back. (You must sing at least 7 different consecutive words, including the chosen word, for your song to count.) The person who responded first then picks a new word from what they just sang and they continue this cycle. If the players get stumped and can’t think of a song with the chosen word they can challenge whoever picked the word. The person challenged must then sing a new song that also contains the word they picked.
The Alphabet Game
This one works great if there are lots of road signs, billboards, or you are driving through lots of populated towns/cities. There are several versions of this game and the rules can be tweaked as necessary.
Each person or each team, if you are playing on teams, looks for words on the road signs, billboards, etc. that start with every letter of the alphabet. However, they must start at the beginning of the alphabet and continue in alphabetical order. The only modifications to this being that if you find a word starting with the letter ‘q’ you can check that one off anytime and that a word does not have to start with ‘x’, it just has to have ‘x’ in it. The first one to get through the entire alphabet wins. The same word on the same sign cannot be used by more than one player or team, so speed and great eyesight are advantages.
The Cow Game
This game is fun if you happen to be driving through places with lots of cattle. However, it involves a lot of counting and adding, so a calculator or a pen and paper to keep track of your points would be beneficial. This is a good two-person game or two-team game. Each person or team gets a side of the road and counts all the cows on that side. The person/team with the most cows at the end of the trip wins. However, if there is a cemetery on your side of the road, you lose all your cows and have to start over. Also if there is a church on your side of the road, then you double your amount of cows.
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