Have you ever found yourself bored in the car on the way to a family vacation or even just to the grocery store? Does the following car conversation sound familiar?
A: I’m bored. Want to play a game?
B: Sure. What game?
A: I don’t know.
B: 20 questions?
A: That’s so boring.
*conversation ends with with A or B turning up the radio*
If that sounded like a conversation you have been a part of, then I have the game for you. Established in a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer, some 10 years ago in the greater-Syracuse area, a game that would forever change the mundanity that is the car ride was born.
The game is simply called “Yellow Car,” and the rules are as follows:
Yellow Car = 1
Yellow Truck/SUV/Van/Crossover = 2
Yellow Hummer = 5
Yellow Snowmobile: 1
Pink Car = 5
Pink Hummer = starting the next game with 10
School Buses: allow a player steal a point from every other player
Yellow Semi/Tractor Trailers: swap scores with another player (this is optional)
Yellow Plow: tie breakers
(Example: You have 3 points and 1 plow while your opponent has 3 points and no plows — you win.)
Tow-truck (of any color): resets the score of any opponent you choose to zero
Yellow Dodge Neon: the player who calls this vehicle will lose 1 point
* Players may not call school busses during school drop off and pick up times.
* School buses parked in a school bus lot do not count.
* All yellow vehicles called must be more than 75 percent yellow.
* Players may not call municipal or construction vehicles.
HOW TO CALL A POINT:
You can, quite literally, say anything to draw attention to the fact that you are calling out a point.
(Examples include but are not limited to: “yellow!” “yellow car/truck!” “AHHHH!” )
END OF GAME:
The game ends when any person steps out of the vehicle for any reason.