Before tablets and podcasts, we used games to keep us entertained. For your next road trip, try some of these games to keep you going along the way.

## 1. If you have some sleepy passengers in the car, you should definitely play “While You Were Sleeping.”

The Game: Create the most believable story when someone falls asleep

The Rules:
• First, a passenger must fall asleep
• After five minutes of slumber, the awake passengers begin creating a story
• Each person takes turns adding to the story
• Once the passenger wakes up, you have to get them to believe the story
• If somebody breaks character, they lose a point
• If somebody goes off script, you ask, “Are you sure?” and then that person is silenced and loses two points
• If you successfully fool the person, each storyteller wins three points
• If the sleeping passenger fools the car and joins their story correctly, they steal their current point total
• The one with the most points at the destination wins

## 2. For a good old-fashioned guessing game, play “21 Questions.”

The Game: Guess what a person is thinking in 21 questions

The Rules:
• Someone thinks of something
• Then the car begins by asking questions
• You can’t repeat a question that has been asked
• Whoever guesses it right gets to start the next round

## 3. If your car mates are current and hip on events, then you should play “Did You Hear That…?”

The Game: Pop culture and news collide for a fun game of fact or fiction

The Rules:
• You are trying to fool your opponent
• You start by asking, “Did you hear that _______ happened?”
• Your opponent can either say, “That didn’t happen,” or, “Tell me more.”
• If they correctly guess that it didn’t happen, the opponent gets two points
• If they incorrectly guess that it didn’t happen, you steal one point and gain two additional
• If you are asked, “Tell me more,” points double at the end of the statement

## 4. For a car full of human jukeboxes, play “The Singing Game.”

The Game: Connect song lyrics for a fun sing-along game

The Rules:
• One person starts singing a song
• Using a lyric from the song, the next person has to connect it with another song
• It continues on until somebody messes up the lyrics or is stumped

Example:
• “I kissed a girl and I…”
• “…Really, really, really like you…”
• “…Doing that thing you do, breaking my heart into a million…”

## 5. If your car is full of film buffs, play “The Movie Game.”

The Game: Connect actors through movies they have starred in

The Rules:
• The game starts with an actor/actress
• The next person has to say a movie that they were in
• The following person has to state another actor/actress from that movie
• It continues on
• If someone is incorrect, they have to sit out the next round

Example:
• Elijah Wood
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
• Sean Astin
Rudy

## 6. When you have a car full of optimists, play “Fortunately/Unfortunately.”

The Game: Making a fortunate situation out of an unfortunate situation

The Rules:
• One person starts by saying “Fortunately” and mentioning something fortunate
• The next person has to follow by saying something unfortunate about the previous situation
• Move clockwise around the car switching between fortunate and unfortunate situations
• If somebody stumbles, they get a strike. Three strikes, and you’re out
• Last man standing wins

Example:
• Fortunately, this will be my first time seeing the Grand Canyon
• Unfortunately, it was invaded by Martians just last week
• Fortunately, I just finished my course in extraterrestrial communications
• etc.

## 7. All know-it-alls will spark some fierce competition if you play “The Alphabet Categories.”

The Game:
• This is NOT the road sign game; you name things in alphabetical order from a category

The Rules:
• You can get as specific with your categories as you want

## 8. If you love to get your snack on, definitely play “Regional Food Master.”

The Game: Collect the most regional snacks between the start and finish of your road trip

The Rules:
• At each gas station you stop at, you have to find a local snack
• You can only get one food item per gas station
• The food item has to be created within the region the stop is located
• Whoever has the most snacks by your destination wins
• Duplicate cities don’t count

## 9. For the spontaneous math wizards, play “The Counting Game.”

The Game: See how high you can collectively count without any order

The Rules:
• Somebody random begins with the number one
• Another person follows at random with the next number
• If two people say the same number at the same time, you start over
• If there is more than a five-second pause, you start over
• You are trying to get to the number 20

## 10. For all the walking encyclopedias, play “The Name Game.”

The Game: Connect first and last names of famous people

The rules:
• The next person has to say a person whose first name starts with the letter of the previous last name
• If somebody mentions a person where both the first and last name start with the same letter, the game reverses in order (e.g., Bob Barker, Lindsay Lohan, Mandy Moore, etc.)

Examples:
• Billy Joel
• Janet Jackson (reverse!)
• John Oliver
• etc.

## 11. For the aspiring DJs in your car, play “Battle of the Bands.”

The game: Two people battle to pick the best song based on a category

The rules:
• One person gives a theme, like “songs about cities” or “love songs”
• Two contestants have 60 seconds
• Each contestant takes a turn playing their selected song
• The car judges the two selections and picks a winner
• Tally up scores at the end of the game

## 12. If you consider yourself a wordsmith, then definitely play “Word Association.”

The Game: See how far you can string along words through association

The Rules:
• The name of the game is associations
• One person begins with a word
• The following person has to think of a word that is associated
• The game continues until somebody messes up or says something far-out

Examples:
• Caesar
• Rome
• Empire
• TV

## 13. If you are looking for an easy laugh, play “Cows on My Side.”

The Game: Holler when you see a cow!

The Rules:
• When you see a cow on your side of the road, you have to yell, “Cows on my side!”
• Every time you call a cow, you get a point
• If you see cows on the other side you say, “Cows on your side!”
• If you call, “Cows on your side,” before the person sees them, you steal a point
• If anyone sees a cemetery they scream, “Ghost cow,” stealing all the other side’s points

## 14. And if you want to kick it old-school, play “The Alphabet Game.”

The Game: This is the classic alphabet game everyone knows and loves. Go through alphabet using words on signs

The Rules:
• You are trying to find words in alphabetical order
• You can’t use license plates
• The first one to get to the end of the alphabet wins
• Once a word is said, nobody else can repeat that word

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