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31 July, 2013 - Peta Daniels Peta Daniels

Top 5 Road Trip Games

Top 5 Road Trip Games

We all love a road trip adventure, but sometimes those lengthy journeys can play havoc with our sense of humour due to restlessness.

Not to worry, we hope these simple (yet fun!) games will provide some entertainment to your travel adventures. Don't forget, if you want to make them a true competition, add an incentive or prize!

Number Plate Acronyms

How are you at being creative? Take the challenge and try to generate the best response for what letters mean on a car's number plate. Some will be easy, while others are quite difficult. For example, if you see the a number plate with 'TJK' what comes to mind? Maybe 'The Jumping Kangaroo' or 'The Joyous King'? This is a great game that will keep your brain working!

Word Ban

This game is about discipline and can be quite challenging. At the commencement of your journey, decide on a word that is banned from all conversation. The challenge is to avoid saying this specific word for your entire journey. Depending on what you have chosen, your conversations can become quite difficult - and funny! Watch as your travel companions scramble with their sentences to avoid saying that banned word!

If you know your adult travel companions are quite avid in their use of language, you may like to make this game a 'swear jar' event. Place a few words on the list and a fee is incurred each time a listed word is spoken.

Things Beginning With...

Take turns in giving an answer to the question, 'things beginning with...'. The objective of the game is that a letter and category is picked with turns being taken to offer a word. For example, the letter may be 'P' and the category is names. Keep going until someone is unable to give a name starting with 'P'. Move on to another letter and if you want to change things up, choose a different category.

You're It!

Ever been in the hot seat and had tough questions thrown your way? This game is all about focusing on the person that is holding the title 'You are it!'. Set your rules for questions and maybe allow for a few ?passes? whereby they can skip answering a question. This provides the interviewee some room to breathe, but it is up to them to use them wisely as a limited amount of passes are in play.

I Spy

The good old classic game of 'I spy with my little eye something beginning with...' is a must for any travel excursion. Simple but quite entertaining, this one is great for all ages. For those that may not know this game, the rules entail a person selecting something in sight and offering a clue by stating what letter it begins with. For example, 'I spy with my little eye something beginning with S'. People take turns (or you can may prefer that everyone jumps in when ready) with offering up an answers like shoes, seat, seat belt, soda, etc.


With these games, you can make your own rules and be as creative as possible with the objectives.

Don't forget to be courteous of the driver and don't do things that will distract their attention from the task of driving safely.

Enjoy your travel adventures!