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.
From Edmunds: “"Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" Only 18 more times to go! In 20 Questions, whomever goes first thinks of, well, anything. The first question is always, "Animal, vegetable or mineral?" After that, the players can ask pointed questions to try and guess — go around the car in a circle asking for clues such as, "Does it bark?" or "Can you peel it?" for example, although the answer to those questions can only be "yes" or "no." If you reach the 20th question without a winner, everyone has one last chance to figure it out before the "thing" is revealed and another person starts a fresh round.”
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.
Share your favorite road trip games with us in the comments! Thanks for reading the Lexington Hills Blog! We hope that you have a great month here in Eagan, MN!