There are of course tons of games that you can play during your road trip, some mostly suitable for kids but others that are fun for everyone. This post gives you a list of the Top 5 Road Trip Games for Adults, hopefully being an inspiration for your next trip. If you got a long commute to work why not even try out some of them already tomorrow on the way to work?
If you are looking for something slightly more modern, or perhaps a road trip game that you can play when traveling solo, check out our list of Top 5 iPhone Road Trip Games for Adults.
The Alphabet Game
This is a simple game where the participants shall find signs, ads and commercials along the road containing a word starting with the correct letter. First you should find a sign with a word starting with A, then one with B, C, D etc until you reach Z. The person first to find a Z-sign (after having found A, B, C signs etc) is the winner. To make this game enjoyable also for the drive you can limit your selves to only include actual road signs, and thus avoid having the driver look for ads and commercials along the road. Another twist is to look for things, rather than road signs with text, for instance an “adult”, a “brewery” and a “car” along the road.
The Division Game
You go through all the passengers in the car (including the driver if you like) in a clockwise fashion, each person counting up from 1, 2, 3 and so on. When you reach a number that can be divided by 7 (such as 7, 14, 21) you shall skip that number and move to the next one. A person that fails to skip a number that can be divided by 7 is out, the winner is the last person left when all others have failed to skip a number that can be divided by 7. A correct flow of numbers is thus 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16….
The Geography Game
A great way to try your fellow passengers geography skills in a simple but funny way. One person starts by mentioning a city anywhere in the world, for example San Francisco. The next person then has to come up with a city starting with the last letter of the previous one. In this case one example would be Orlando. When someone fails he or she is out, and the next person gets to start over again, picking any city in the world.
This game is again about words. One person starts with a letter of choice (example: D), the next person adds a letter that would together with the first one form the beginning of an existing word (example: O). This continues with the third person adding another letter that would together with the first two form the beginning of an existing word (example: N). Now the idea is to make sure you are NOT the person adding the last letter in the word (in this case an example would be: E). If you are, you will be “rewarded” with a letter in the word Ghost, one at a time, until you have “collected” all 5 of them and are out. The winner is the last person still left when all others have turned into Ghosts. Usually restricting this game to words with 4 or more letters makes sense.
An all time classic where one person silently picks an object and then starts by saying “I spy with my little eye” followed by a hint of what object it is. The others then ask yes/no questions trying to figure out what object the first person picked.
Usually games are not enough to keep everyone happy on a long road trip. A great solution is to bring some of your own snacks. You can find some great tips on what to bring in the article road trip snacks. Also a thermos is a great idea if you want to bring along some coffee. Get to know which thermos to buy in the best thermos article.
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