3 Games You Can Play on a Long Car Journey

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Long car journeys are the worst, especially if you are a passenger. This is why you might want to think about playing some games. Playing games can make the trip not seem quite so long and can help you pass the time by concentrating on other things than counting the stitches on the seat material in front of you or watching miles and miles of the same boring scenery go past the car window. Whether you love the license plate game (and who doesn’t?!) or you love to break out a great crossword and have the entire car trying to guess the clues, there is so much you can do on a long car journey to make it more fun. All you have to do is figure out whether you are ready to play or not!

You can play group games with your fellow passengers 

Long car journeys often have to be endured, so you also need games for if you get a bit travel sick when you are looking down, are more involved with the people around you, or want a break from looking at your phone. These can be games such as:

  • I spy
  • Two truths, one lie (where someone has to state three things as fact about themselves and the other members have to spot the lie)
  • Hotseat or can be known as sausage (one person is picked to be in the hot seat and is asked questions to which they are only allowed to answer with a singular word or phrase, often picked as ‘sausage.’ These questions get more and more ridiculous, and the person in the hot seat has to answer the questions without laughing. If they laugh, another person is allocated to the hot seat)
  • Guess the song
  • Yellow car, Red car, Blue car, or even car snooker if you are finding that too easy (essentially finding certain colored vehicles in order of yellow, red, and blue, or in the order that snooker balls need to be potted in the game of snooker)
  • Car spotting (making a list of different car brands and then seeing if you can spot them out on the road)
  • Car karaoke

All these things can help make a trip more enjoyable, but when doing these, you have to ensure that you don’t distract the driver, as that can be a danger to everyone in the car and on the roads around you. 

You can play card games with the passenger sitting next to you

These can be single-player card games or just some little bits of fun for you and the other person in the backseat. This can be a lot of fun, but you need to ensure that the roads aren’t going to be hugely bumpy. Otherwise, your layouts will be disrupted, which can get very frustrating quickly. Games that you might like to play are:

  • German patience
  • Solitaire
  • Spider solitaire
  • Pyramids  
  • Tripeaks
  • Higher or lower

These games can be a lot of fun and can be good to play individually or together. 

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A few final thoughts

In conclusion, there are a lot of ways that you can play games on your long car journeys. You don’t need to be bored and tired all the time, and there are always new and fun ways to play your favorite classics.

Whether this is getting on your phone and playing some baccarat or having a little bit of fun with those around you to give your eyes a break from the screen, there are lots of games to play when on a long car journey.

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