6 Road Trip Games You’ll Actually Enjoy
Road trips are just as much about the journey as they are the destination, so pack away the iPad and leave your phone alone…
Here are six ways to stay entertained, no matter where the road takes you.
1. Who Am I?
Reach far back into the mists of time to stump your opponents in this fun, family-friendly game that’s perfect for older kids and teens.
Pick a famous person, dead or alive, and answer yes-or-no questions. The person who guesses correctly wins and gets to start the next round. Make it harder by adding a questions limit.
What’s better than spinning a good yarn? Creating it with others! In this collaborative storytelling game, an improvised tale can swing quickly from tragedy to comedy after the first player kicks off the narrative with a sentence that starts, “Fortunately…”.
Take turns completing the story by alternating sentences that begin with fortunately and unfortunately.
As with all great storytelling, brevity is the soul of wit. Keep the fun going by keeping statements to just a sentence or two, maximum. (You might need to remind younger players of this rule from time to time!)
3. 21 Questions
Get to know your fellow road-trippers better by playing this classic car game. The fun begins when someone volunteers to be the first person to answer 21 questions. The rest of the group takes turns asking that person the questions.
Pro tip: Give the person in the hot seat a break with two passes on questions allowed. You might need it when it’s time for your turn!
4. The Alphabet Game
Travelling with young children? It’s time for a round of the Alphabet Game, the road trip classic that we all know and love. The rules are simple. Keep an eye out for signs as you pass them, and find ones starting with letters of the alphabet – beginning with the letter “A.”
Use billboards, businesses, and road signs. But don’t make it too easy – license plates should be strictly off-limits.
Add an element of friendly competition with this rule: the first one that reaches the end of the alphabet wins!
5. Would You Rather…?
Would you rather have a golden voice or a silver tongue? All it takes is a bit of imagination to come up with thought-provoking hypothetical questions, and equally engaging responses, in this age-old road trip game.
And because no one really “wins,” everyone does!
6. Two Truths and a Lie
Got a knack for sniffing out half-truths? Give this party game a whirl on your next road trip. Someone goes first and makes three statements about themselves; two of which are true and one, a lie. Everyone else tries to guess which is the lie.
The one who guesses correctly first, wins (and goes next). When it’s your turn, be sure to share your wildest stories to keep the game interesting.
And while it is possible to keep it G-rated when children are around, this game is definitely played best among adults.