Car Road Trip Games for Holiday Travel

With the holidays fast approaching, many Americans will be taking road trips to visit family and friends across the country. Playing games is a popular way to pass the time and keep everyone engaged. However, they need to be both adult and child-friendly. In addition, they should have three ingredients to maximize the mileage on the way to your vacation: easy-to-carry, a minimum number of small parts, and a kid-friendly fun factor. Here are three of the best games to play to avoid the "are we there yet?" question, help engage everyone's brains and help the miles go quickly with some fun.


The Alphabet Game

This road trip game classic doesn't require a board or game pieces; players attempt to find words starting with every letter of the alphabet, going in order from A to Z. You can use billboards, road signs, branded trucks, restaurant names, and other items during the trip. You can play in groups, or everyone can take a turn.


Essentially, when a player spots their next word, they call out their letter and the word ("A! Ambulance!"), so everyone can keep track. The following person or group to take their turn follows suit. It'll help if someone keeps score.


I, Spy

No car road trip list could omit this well-known kids' game! Each player takes a turn selecting an object around them (ideally something in the car or something everyone can see) and will give the others a clue about it. The traditional formula is "I spy, with my little eye, something [colour], or something beginning with [letter]."


Interstate Highway Bingo Cards

Entice your family members away from their smartphones and concentrating on their surroundings during your next road trip travel adventure with Interstate Highway Bingo Cards by Regal Games. These fingertip shutters reveal photos of familiar road trip sights, such as a cow, gas station, farmhouse and police car. To win, be the first to get five pictures in a row! The four-card set makes it easy for the whole family to participate in the scenery-spotting competition.


With these three game ideas, the miles will fly by, you'll stay engaged, and you'll be at your destination before you know it. If you need a vehicle inspection performed before you hit the road, don’t hesitate to bring your car to Torque Automotive LLC!