Road Trip Fun: Great Car Games to Enjoy During the Ride

Road Trip Fun: Great Car Games to Enjoy During the Ride

To make your road trip adventures all the more enjoyable and entertaining, why not play a bunch of fun car games to help pass the time? Although nothing is more thrilling than journeying down a vast, open road, it can sometimes feel monotonous after driving for hours on end. But don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect list of engaging games to keep the fun alive, all while ensuring the driver can stay focused on manning the vehicle. Here are five fantastic, hands-free car games to play on the road that will turn your long ride into an unforgettable one. 

1. Name That Tune

This is a classic game that is sure to get the good vibes rolling. “Name that Tune” is a simple game that involves one person humming or singing the beginning of a song while the others have to race to guess the title or artist. If you’re worried about driver distraction, this is a great game that can get the driver involved without having them lose focus on the road. Not only does it test your memory and music knowledge, but it can also reveal which of your friends are the most musically gifted! To make things competitive, don’t forget to keep a tally of the scores.

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2. Car Model Alphabet Game

For something new and different, try out this “Car Model Alphabet Game” - it’s a fantastic way to pass the time especially when you’re on the highway and passing by numerous cars. The rules are simple, players start with the letter “A” and have to find a car model on the road that starts with that letter. Afterward, move on to the letter “B” and so on. Here’s a quick example: you can do Audi for “A”, Buick for “B” and so forth. This game will keep you engaged in your surroundings as you and your friends expand upon your automobile knowledge.

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3. 20 Questions

A familiar favourite, the game of “20 Questions” is perfect for any road trip with friends or family. Able to keep everyone entertained for hours, you just need one person to think of something (it could be anything!) as everyone else gets twenty yes-or-no questions to guess what it is. This hands-free game can be as easy or as challenging as you’d like! You can come up with the wildest ideas as you watch your friends struggle to find the right answer. Built for creating laughter, this is a must-play game during any long road trip.

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4. Storytelling Relay

If you’re looking for something more creative, “Storytelling Relay” is great for unleashing your imaginative spirit. Someone just needs to start the story with a single sentence, with each person next in line adding on their own, slowly building a complete story. You can even reduce the sentence to a single word, opening the space for wacky and wild storytelling to take place. This game can lead to hilarious, unexpected, or even spooky tales depending on everyone’s mood. 

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5. License Plate Lingo

Never heard of “License Plate Lingo” before? Give it a try on your next road trip! It’s definitely a crowd favourite. As you drive along the road, each player takes turns to spot a license plate, creating a funny phrase or sentence using the letters on it. For example, if a license plate has the letters “BDR’, you could say something like “Big Dogs Roar!” or “Ben Digs Rockets!” Perfect for quick laughs and on-the-spot creativity, it’s an easy game to fall in love with. The opportunities are endless!

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The perfect road trip isn’t just about the destination, it’s also about creating lasting memories along the way. During those extra-long stretches of highway, these engaging games are just the thing to keep everyone entertained. With your safety guaranteed, go on and enjoy these fantastic hands-free games!


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