A road trip or journey is always more fun if you can find ways to keep one another entertained. It also means that the driver (or drivers!) who take the wheel are more likely to stay alert. We’ve rounded up five simple car games you and your friends/family can enjoy when you are on the road.
One simple yet fun game you can play while you are on the road is Word Association. A classic that never fails to provide entertainment, you need to exercise some quick-thinking if you want to stand a chance of winning.
All you need to do is get one person to say a word. The next person then has to come up with a word that is associated with the first one. This then continues until someone gets stuck or says an irrelevant word. For example, if one player says coffee; the next could say Costa or Moto and the follow-on could be motorway then cars and so on.
Celebrity Name Game
Similar to Word Association, you say the name of a celebrity and all the other players then have to name another celebrity whose name begins with the last letter of the original celebrities name.
For instance, if one player says David Beckham, the next could say Michael McIntyre, and the next could be Emma Bunton, and so on!
Fortunately and Unfortunately
Another fun game to play, but this one requires a little more imagination. One player makes a statement that starts with the word fortunately. The next player then has to say something that follows on from that statement but begins with the world unfortunately. Then the next person links another sentence but this one starts with fortunately again, and so on.
With this game, you can create something of a story. For instance, it could go like this;
‘Fortunately, there is no rain forecast for the weekend’
‘Unfortunately, it is supposed to be gale force winds’
‘Fortunately, we’ve got lots of games to play inside!’
…and so on! Each time a player doesn’t respond in the set time-frame or gives an answer that starts with the wrong word, they are knocked out of the game.
The Movie Game
If you and your friends consider yourselves movie buffs, this could be the ideal game for you. The first player must name an actor or actress. The next player then has to think of a movie starring that person. The person after that then thinks of another actor or actress that was in that movie. The next player then has to say the name of a different movie that the person was in.
‘The Greatest Showman’
‘High School Musical’
…and so on!
Another classic to add to the list is 21 Questions. The aim of the game is to work out what the other person is thinking by asking up to 21 questions. This is a game you can play with just two people or with a group.
For example, the first person may be thinking about a movie. You can then ask questions such as ‘is it something to do with entertainment?’, ‘is it a movie?’ and ‘who does it star?’. You have 21 questions to guess what they’re thinking!