Remember those fun, informal games that we had enjoyed back in our days-no batteries or equipment required? Road-tripping is too much fun but you have to stay cooped up in a car for hours on the end. With all that packing you’ve done, packing a pack of cards must have been forgotten. Here are a few games that require absolutely no material-no table, no boards, no cards, not even a pen or a paper. I bet everyone might end up having so much fun that you’ll never hear the dreaded phrase, “are we there yet?”.
Consider listed below boardless, cardless fun road trip games:
1. How’s Yours?
In this game, a group of people teams up against one guesser to give out clues that strike a balance between too easy and too hard. It’s kind of like 20 questions, but the only question the guesser can ask is “how’s yours?”.
- The guesser just covers his/her ears and hums till the team comes up with something that everyone in the group owns or has. For example: an email account, passport, degree, etc.
- Once decided, the guesser approaches a person with the question “how’s yours?”. The questioned person gives an honest clue that will eventually help the guesser figure it out, but nothing too obvious.
- The guesser is only allowed one guess per clue given, and the guesser can either ask in a circle or pick on people anyhow for clues.
- Try not to be too vague.
Example: if decided entity is passport, your answer should be “mine has an expiration date”.
2. I Spy
A classic travel game, one person in the car will choose any object around them. He/she then gives the other person in the car a clue by saying “I spy with my little eye, something…”.
- Once done with the “I spy..” line, the person will state the colour of the object, give the first letter of the name of the object or any other clue.
- The object must be inside the car. The person who guesses the object correctly is the next person to spy a new item.
3. Food Master
Collect any type of snack between the start and finish of your road trip.
- At each gas station you stop, you have to find a local snack store
- You can only get one food item per gas station
- Whoever has the most snacks by your destination wins(cheating is totally allowed, haha be smart and quick).
4. Twenty One
This is a memory game where you substitute words for numbers. In this game, go for speed-if you break the momentum then you are punished(punishment should be decided unanimously).
- The group starts counting: one person, one number.
- On multiples of 7, the person who says the number also makes a rule where one number becomes a second or a word. So the who says the number 7 might make a rule that from now on “number 4 is ‘shazaam’ “.
- Then the counting continues, and the person who says the number 14 might make another rule like ” number 9 is now ‘Bob Ross’ “.
- The person who says 21 makes a third rule(which is the last rule), and then the counting starts over with the new rules in place. The aim of the game is to get to the point where all numbers have been replaced by something else. Whoever forgets to replace a number is out and/or drinks.
5. Would You Rather?
It’s more like a rhetorical exercise than a game, this one’s about thinking creative and coming up with scenarios that equally funny. The best part of the game is that it’s fun to play with friends and to see where the subjects wander. It can get cheesy, hilarious, funny, philosophical, but it’s most fun to shoot for laughs. A few to get you started with:
- Would you rather climb a mountain or lie in a puddle of mud all day?
- Would you rather have a permanent boogie hanging from your nose or a permanent piece of parsley stuck in your teeth?
- Would you rather live in a hunter society or 12,000 years in the future?
6. Two Truths and a Lie
The name says it all, this game is a getting-to-know-you game, but a little spicier than obligatory ice-breakers.
- Each person comes up with three “facts” about themselves, two of which are true and one that is not.
- Then everyone else guesses which two are true and which is a lie.
- If you manage to fool everyone, you get a point.
7. Fuzzy Duck
This game is just like a tongue twister but with a little more fun. Can include alcohol if the person looses.
- Say “fuzzy duck” to the person on your left. Continue until someone says “does he”.
- You must now say “ducky fuzz”, going right.
- “Does he” can change the direction again.
Mess up? Decide the punishment.
8. Sorry, I’m Late
It starts off with one player saying, “Sorry I’m late”. The person who is late proceeds to give a reason as to why he/she was late. The reason you’re late is actually the plot of a popular movie.
- Sorry I’m late, because I had to help this guy find his son, but I kept forgetting where I saw him.
Answer: Finding Nemo
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