Follow-up poll: I'm going on a 10-hour road trip with 3 guys. Help me make it fun. What's your favorite game to play in a car?
We play "hey cow" but that only works if you're passing farms which is never an issue in Missouri.
I'm going on a trip and I'm packing a bag. And in that bag I'm bringing...
We do that one as "My mother told me never to put anything in my ears. Especially not..."
Is that like the "I went to the store to get....." Game?
Chinese fire drill. We used to play that as kids. Used to drive my dad nuts. "GOD DAMN IT KIDS! STAY PUT!" Next stop, out we went. My mom was laughing her ass off. My oldest sister was old enough to drive so my mom got into it
Play the famous "Miss the other vehicles." Game.
But what's the fun in that?!
Pass the Dutchie....
Each license plate you see other than your own state, you try to be the first one to yell out the capital of it. Keep score of who wins the most. Don't repeat state license plates you have already done.
My dad used to make us do that for educational purposes. Or he'd see the state's plate and yell out the capital and we had to name the state. Or ask us questions about science, math, geography, stuff like that
Top 3 (or 5 or Bottom 3 or whatever)--choose a category like
Top 3 countries you most would like to visit, Top 5 local restaurants, Worst 3 states in the U.S. To visit, etc. Everyone gets to answer. Anyone can ask.
Sounds good! Thanks!
We are playing this now. Fun! We've done...
Top 3 books everyone should read (non religious texts)
Worst 3 actors
Top 3 inventions of 20th century
3 pets he might actually let me have 😆
Yay! This makes me so happy! Have a safe and super-fun trip!
Thanks! We got so engrossed in the game that we missed our exit! 😀
Everyone loads their phones beforehand, then you play one or two music games where the first one to find a song that fits plays it. For the "Last Letter" game, the next song played has to be by an artist that starts with the last letter of the...
artist's name. So the Eurythmics might follow David Bowie. Or the title game where the next song's title has to contain a word from the previous song's title. Either way you get an interesting mix of music and some interesting discussions.
*the last letter of the previous artist's name.
Editing fail. 😢
Nice! I like it!
We used to do that with celebrities. Like Tom Hanks - Spencer Tracy - Yves Montand
I like it! This trip is all about football, so I may have them do it with football players.
I like to do the driving. We just drove to Chicago I took the OH->IN leg and had my iPod on shuffle singing along it kept me going for hours everyone else had their electronics.
I like to sing along too, but my companions may not appreciate my "talents". 😆
The alphabet game. Just look for signs and words along the way that start with A-Z (in order). One time I was stuck on X for 40 minutes.
The sleeping game 😁
Lol...I'm hoping for that one. 😏
I may need to borrow y'all's list of "would you rathers".
How fun! Of course there's the classic license plate game, but we also enjoy a good book. I know there are books on cd, but I still like to read aloud. I also like to look at the route and plan little surprises to be opened by different people
at different landmarks, like fruit snacks at Fort Stockton, a new book at the AZ state line, etc. Have fun!!
Thanks! I love a road trip, but sure out 2 of the others. We'll have to wait and see. We're going in August.
*not sure about
When a song comes on, name the movie it appears in.
Or a popular book on CD they might like.
I prefer to talk or read.
I like the game where I try to catch some Zzz's 😴
My favorite is called driving. Everyone else's favorite should be enjoying the scenery, taking a nap, reading a book, or my personal favorite, not distracting or annoying the driver.
My kids have conversations like they're in a musical for car rides over 2 hours.
Crack the Case, the geography game where you each name a place that begins with the last letter of the previous person's place, car bingo (they make boards for this), D&D, the find the alphabet letters game
name that tune, and oh what a merry land is england
Crack the case is an awesome game. Hard to find though.
Yeah. I conned my mom into giving me her copy. 😊
Yes, I try and get my Mrs to play.
Basically, I give her a quarter and tell her to hide it anywhere on her body. Then I just fondle her and ask if I found it yet
Oops, wrong spot
Think of a movie, have them ask yes/no questions until they know the movie, you can give clues like how many words in the title and what the first word starts with, if you are big movie people you can just do it in alphabetical order.
Have you ever played BOMB with movies/actors?
A deck of cards.
I like the alphabet game
Buy 4 coffees.
Lace 1 with LSD.
Enjoy the ride.
Haha! Well thank you sir, for that "helpful" advice. 😜
Should make crossing the border extra special!
Pray to God the driver gets the one with lsd
Riddles! Google will help you find a bunch
Take turns blowing the others in the car...can't promise it will make the trip seem shorter for you but the guys will enjoy it...and most likely reciprocate
LOL! One of the guys is my SO. I don't think he'd go for that. 😉
Everyone gets a chance with everyone or poor Ms Alynn gets them all. One's a fair game. The other sounds like a nightmare.
Oh well was worth a shot. Want to go for a drive sometime? Lol
Now I do love doing that, but only for my guy. The other two I don't know well, so they can take care of each other!
Hide the salami with your SO then.
As soon as we can get rid of the others, I assure you!
Once my husband and I spent one hour in which if we spoke it had to be in the context of a roses are red, violets are blue poem. 😁😁
That sounds fun!
I play, lets see who can be quiet the longest and listen to the radio.
We're all the singing type. This may be really fun or really awful!
I like playing 20 questions. It gets boring very fast though. Sometimes it's fun to make weird faces at other drivers and see their reaction... but this may be dangerous 😁
Everyone picks a different color and whoever spots the most cars painted with their chosen color wins.
Sweet and sour or waving at other drivers lol
Sweet and sour brings me way back.
What's sweet and sour?
Not sure what the "rules" are- but to my understanding you wave or make faces at passing cars and if you get a smile/wave ect- that's sweet, and an ignore/dirty face ect is sour.... Not sure if that's the rules lol
Make up stories for people you pass. Use looks, cars, and state.
Harmonize with songs. Not sure how musical y'all are, but maybe a 5 part harmony challenge.
Two of us are at least slightly musically inclined....
Thanks for sharing the poll, Beach. 😊
Of course! I'm a big road trip guy, and I try and come up with random stuff all the time.
Well if you think of any others, be sure to let me know. It's a 10-hour drive to Canada, and then back again.
I can't think of any games that weren't said before. I can offer what not to do: no Oprah book club audio tapes. I was on a ten hour ride where the lady had that...it was rough. 😔
That sounds awful
It was rough. After awhile my friends mom was like, "do you mind if I turn on the radio?" 😂
How did you end up with a lady in your car that had Oprah audio?
She was my friend's mom's friend lol
We all went on a trip to South Dakota together lol
How rude of that women. After 5 minutes of that I would have been like NOPE, this ain't happening lol
Lmao my friend and I were like whaaaat the whole time. Thank goodness we had music on our phones or were talking the rest of the time haha
That would be terrible!!!
Hahaha I could pass on hearing Oprah for a long time! 😐😂
20 questions or pick a subject and go through the alphabet and name related things. That's all I've got, just the usuals
I had a guy do that to me once!! Caught me off guard and I laughed so hard that I had trouble seeing the road with all the tears pouring out of my eyes. 😂😂
Oh Lord. If I even mention that in a car full of guys, I'll be seeing hairy butts the whole weekend. 😁🙈
I once mooned a buddy of mine from a car… while driving… on the interstate. 😬
Haha! I bet he appreciated that!
I mooned from a car on 42st Manhattan.
Drink and listen to music
We started a new one this vacation and we tried to find as many different state license plates as possible the kicker is you have to take a picture for it to count. Our kids highlight was finding an Alaska and Hawaii in the same parking lot.
Oooh! Those are hard to find!
We print out a blank map and color them in as we find them
I spy & the license plate game
Thanks! And thanks for sharing the poll! 😊
I drove 11 hours this week with my kids and we found 40 different state licenses and two Canadian provinces.
We were excited to get both Alaska and Hawaii.
There are several apps that can help you keep track.
Thanks ronderman, and thanks for sharing my poll!
Spin the bottle
In the car?!
How are you going to that in the car?
That's what I'm wondering. It will be a pretty small car, too.
I think that's just because of the 3 guys thing 😜
Maybe when you stop to take a break you can spin it on the hood of the car 😂
Very hard for the driver especially...
Fine! Strip Poker
Krazy just wants to be in the car & make out with you or see you naked or both! 😜
Who wouldn't? 😏😂😂 just kidding
Hide the quarter?
That's one that I have never heard of.
Oh my. I've never heard of hide the quarter, but I have a sneaking suspicion that that one involves body parts too. 😅
I suspect you are correct, Alynn.
Feel free to share this poll. I'm looking for as many ideas as possible. 😊
Quiet game 😜
Alright now in all seriousness, the letter game where you go through the alphabet... Crap that's all I can think of!
I personally enjoy making faces at people in other cars on the road...
Haha...I'm sure there will be plenty of faces. Probably made by me...because I'll be in a car with 3 dudes. Ugh. 😱
Thanks for sharing the poll! 😊
Of course! ☺️
Oo lol how about the one where at a stoplight everyone gets out runs around the car & switches places? 😂
Chinese Fire drill! Hard to do in a long road trip though. We've got to get there as fast as possible.