What are the Best Car Games for Family Road Trips?

June 29th, 2020 by

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Games to Play in the Car for Families and Friends 

Have an upcoming summer vacation road trip on your schedule? If you’re planning to spend plenty of time in the car, you’ll want to plan some games with your family or friends to pass the time. Luckily, we have some suggestions. Here are some of the best car games to play during road trips with family or friends!

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Road Trip Car Games – For Kids

Alphabet Game 

Pick a topic and go through the alphabet naming things. You can choose animals, songs, movies, etc. 

Car Bingo 

Make some cheap bingo boards for car colors, brands, or vehicle types (trucks, minivans, etc.). 

Connect the Dots/Hangman/Madlibs/Tic Tac Toe 

Find some activity books with these fun and simple passenger games. 

License Plate Map 

See how many different state license plates you can find! 

The Silent Game 

Whoever speaks first loses! 

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Road Trip Car Games – For Adults 

Explain a Film Plot Badly 

What it says on the tin. 1 Guy is 2 Guys = Fight Club. Pocahontas with Blue People = Avatar. 

Fortunately, Unfortunately 

Make up a story with friends. Back and forth, list good things that happen (Fortunately) and then bad things that happen (Unfortunately) to progress. 

Name That Tune 

Find an obscure radio station or playlist and make it a guessing game to see who can figure out the songs first! 

Six Degrees of Separation (Or Kevin Bacon) 

Pick 2 different actors and see if you can connect them to one another in 6 steps (TV shows and Movies) or less! 

Road Trip Car Games – For Families (For All) 

20 Questions 

Someone picks a topic (Animals, Movies, Food, etc.) and the rest have to find the answer by asking 20 Yes and No questions or less!

Don’t Say It 

Pick a word or phrase and see how long you can go through a conversation without someone saying it. 

I Spy 

Find something inside or outside the car and see if people can discover what it is! 

License Plate Alphabet 

See if you can spell the entire alphabet through license plates on the road. 

The Name Game 

Pick a category. Countries. Actors. Movies. After the first person names something, the next person has to name something new starting with the last letter of the previous entry. 

Two Truths and a Lie 

Name 2 things that are true about you and 1 Lie. Everyone else has to guess which is the lie. 

Would You Rather 

Would you rather do this OR do this? 

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Need more ideas for how to spend your time on the road? Continue to read our blog here at Carl Black Hiram and find more automotive sales and service opportunities by browsing through our website. The Carl Black Hiram Auto Superstore is located in Hiram, Georgia within Paulding County. Give us a visit, today!