Five games to keep everyone entertained on a long car journey.
So you’re heading away for a well-deserved break, and the only thing that stands between you and your holiday is a long drive. To save everyone’s sanity, it’s wise to have some good car games up your sleeve, without having to resort to i-spy.
Here’s a few of our favourite car games that’ll keep the adults and the kids entertained:
Someone chooses an object and says if it’s a vegetable, animal or mineral, and the rest of the passengers have to ask yes/no questions to work out what the object is. To hold everyone’s interest, prizes in the form of treats and snacks work well.
To hold everyone’s interest, prizes in the form of treats and snacks work well.
The Adverb Game
This one’s ideal for any budding thespians in the car. One person chooses an adverb such as ‘angrily’, ‘sarcastically’ or ‘sweetly’. Another person asks a series of questions such as ‘are we nearly there yet?’ and the other person answers in the manner of their chosen adverb, until the questioner guesses what the adverb is.
The Yes/No Game
This car game is simple – all you have to do is avoid saying the words ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in response to a barrage of questions from the ‘interviewer’.
Depending on the skills of your fellow passengers, each round can last seconds or minutes, and be warned, it can result in frayed tempers! So, as with all car games, make sure the driver isn’t distracted.
As with all car games, make sure the driver isn’t distracted.
This car game can be made up on the spot and tailored to the passengers’ individual interests. Think of a theme (e.g. ‘countries’) and take it in turns to go through the alphabet (Albania, Britain, China…). When someone can’t think of an answer when it’s their turn, the previous player gets a point.
Just make sure to pick a category everyone knows, otherwise there could be some cheating afoot…
I went to the shop…
It starts with “I went to the shop and bought…”
A simple game of memory that everyone can join in with. It starts with “I went to the shop and bought…” then each person adds on an item to the shopping list. Each player has to recall all the items already on the list before adding on their new item. As the list gets longer, the harder it becomes to remember and repeat each item. If you forget an item, you’re instantly eliminated, until there is only one person left.
If you’re about to go on a long car journey, read the Liberty Insurance guide to A Safe Family Car Trip, packed with hints, tips and tricks for a safe trip.