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alynn July 27th, 2015 9:25pm

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?

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singkitty In the cloud
07/29/15 5:07 am

We play "hey cow" but that only works if you're passing farms which is never an issue in Missouri.

badattitude no place like home
07/28/15 7:44 pm

I'm going on a trip and I'm packing a bag. And in that bag I'm bringing...

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/28/15 8:34 pm

We do that one as "My mother told me never to put anything in my ears. Especially not..."

MysteryCheese Is it possible to change
07/30/15 10:07 am

Is that like the "I went to the store to get....." Game?

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
07/28/15 11:44 am

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

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DonWichita Kansas
07/28/15 9:40 am

Play the famous "Miss the other vehicles." Game.

SouthernLaw Old North State
07/28/15 8:34 am

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.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
07/28/15 11:47 am

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

Wink
07/28/15 6:18 am

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.

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/28/15 6:21 am

Sounds good! Thanks!

alynn Somewhere wonderful
08/28/15 10:03 am

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

alynn Somewhere wonderful
08/28/15 10:29 am

3 pets he might actually let me have πŸ˜†

Wink
08/28/15 12:28 pm

Yay! This makes me so happy! Have a safe and super-fun trip!

alynn Somewhere wonderful
08/28/15 12:34 pm

Thanks! We got so engrossed in the game that we missed our exit! πŸ˜€

Wink
08/28/15 12:40 pm

πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
07/28/15 1:26 am

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...

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PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
07/28/15 1:27 am

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.

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
07/28/15 1:27 am

*the last letter of the previous artist's name.

Editing fail. 😒

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
07/28/15 8:17 am

We used to do that with celebrities. Like Tom Hanks - Spencer Tracy - Yves Montand

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/28/15 8:22 am

I like it! This trip is all about football, so I may have them do it with football players.

jakecrs905 Long Island, NY
07/27/15 9:52 pm

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.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/28/15 6:20 am

I like to sing along too, but my companions may not appreciate my "talents". πŸ˜†

Burrie West Virginia
07/27/15 9:26 pm

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.

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WildRice With a side of sass
07/27/15 9:21 pm

The sleeping game 😁

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/28/15 6:21 am

Lol...I'm hoping for that one. 😏

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/28/15 6:23 am

I may need to borrow y'all's list of "would you rathers".

imanag My heaven on Earth
07/27/15 8:24 pm

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

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imanag My heaven on Earth
07/27/15 8:24 pm

at different landmarks, like fruit snacks at Fort Stockton, a new book at the AZ state line, etc. Have fun!!

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 8:28 pm

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.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/28/15 6:22 am

*not sure about

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
07/27/15 8:03 pm

When a song comes on, name the movie it appears in.

Or a popular book on CD they might like.

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KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
07/27/15 7:04 pm

I prefer to talk or read.

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gallae Michigan
07/27/15 6:54 pm

I like the game where I try to catch some Zzz's 😴

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/27/15 6:28 pm

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.

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bnnt Los Angeles
07/27/15 6:27 pm

My kids have conversations like they're in a musical for car rides over 2 hours.

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Maj Worth Economist
07/27/15 6:13 pm

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

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Maj Worth Economist
07/27/15 6:26 pm

name that tune, and oh what a merry land is england

ronderman North Carolina
07/27/15 8:05 pm

Crack the case is an awesome game. Hard to find though.

Maj Worth Economist
07/27/15 10:49 pm

Yeah. I conned my mom into giving me her copy. 😊

Krazy1 One for fun
07/27/15 4:48 pm

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

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Krazy1 One for fun
07/27/15 4:48 pm

Oops, wrong spot

TheCameron UCF
07/27/15 4:41 pm

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.

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 4:48 pm

Have you ever played BOMB with movies/actors?

FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
07/27/15 3:46 pm

Buy 4 coffees.

Lace 1 with LSD.

Enjoy the ride.

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 3:48 pm

Haha! Well thank you sir, for that "helpful" advice. 😜

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 3:48 pm

Should make crossing the border extra special!

FarmerManE djent
07/28/15 6:12 am

Pray to God the driver gets the one with lsd

smithy0013
07/27/15 3:31 pm

Riddles! Google will help you find a bunch

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PyroSadist like my comments follow
07/27/15 3:18 pm

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

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 3:38 pm

LOL! One of the guys is my SO. I don't think he'd go for that. πŸ˜‰

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/27/15 3:49 pm

Everyone gets a chance with everyone or poor Ms Alynn gets them all. One's a fair game. The other sounds like a nightmare.

PyroSadist like my comments follow
07/27/15 3:49 pm

Oh well was worth a shot. Want to go for a drive sometime? Lol

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 3:51 pm

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!

Diogenes FreeMeBe
07/27/15 5:04 pm

Hide the salami with your SO then.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 5:14 pm

As soon as we can get rid of the others, I assure you!

Kay41 the Midwest
07/27/15 3:17 pm

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. 😁😁

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 3:38 pm

That sounds fun!

dale41 Lets play two
07/27/15 3:14 pm

I play, lets see who can be quiet the longest and listen to the radio.

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 3:39 pm

We're all the singing type. This may be really fun or really awful!

ocaptain O Captain, My Captain
07/27/15 3:12 pm

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 😁

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gow488 Wisconsin
07/27/15 3:06 pm

Everyone picks a different color and whoever spots the most cars painted with their chosen color wins.

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PrincessPetal Austin, TX
07/27/15 3:03 pm

Sweet and sour or waving at other drivers lol

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 3:39 pm

What's sweet and sour?

PrincessPetal Austin, TX
07/27/15 3:51 pm

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

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/27/15 2:50 pm

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.

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 3:40 pm

Two of us are at least slightly musically inclined....

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 3:45 pm

Thanks for sharing the poll, Beach. 😊

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/27/15 3:47 pm

Of course! I'm a big road trip guy, and I try and come up with random stuff all the time.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 3:49 pm

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.

anniepoops wisco fever
07/27/15 2:40 pm

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. πŸ˜”

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alkie New York
07/27/15 2:53 pm

That sounds awful

anniepoops wisco fever
07/27/15 3:06 pm

It was rough. After awhile my friends mom was like, "do you mind if I turn on the radio?" πŸ˜‚

alkie New York
07/27/15 3:08 pm

How did you end up with a lady in your car that had Oprah audio?

anniepoops wisco fever
07/27/15 3:13 pm

She was my friend's mom's friend lol

anniepoops wisco fever
07/27/15 3:13 pm

We all went on a trip to South Dakota together lol

alkie New York
07/27/15 3:27 pm

How rude of that women. After 5 minutes of that I would have been like NOPE, this ain't happening lol

anniepoops wisco fever
07/27/15 3:31 pm

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

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 3:41 pm

That would be terrible!!!

anniepoops wisco fever
07/27/15 3:46 pm

Hahaha I could pass on hearing Oprah for a long time! πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

sydwel
07/27/15 2:39 pm

20 questions or pick a subject and go through the alphabet and name related things. That's all I've got, just the usuals

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EarlyBird Portland
07/27/15 3:23 pm

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. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 3:42 pm

Oh Lord. If I even mention that in a car full of guys, I'll be seeing hairy butts the whole weekend. πŸ˜πŸ™ˆ

LostTexan42 Deal With It
07/27/15 6:43 pm

I once mooned a buddy of mine from a car… while driving… on the interstate. 😬

EarlyBird Portland
07/27/15 7:38 pm

Haha! I bet he appreciated that!

rons screw politicians
07/28/15 4:26 am

I mooned from a car on 42st Manhattan.

alkie New York
07/27/15 2:36 pm

Drink and listen to music

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shovelhead someplace with coffee
07/27/15 2:34 pm

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.

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 2:35 pm

Oooh! Those are hard to find!

knetzere Illinois
07/27/15 2:50 pm

We print out a blank map and color them in as we find them

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/27/15 2:32 pm

I spy & the license plate game

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 2:33 pm

Thanks! And thanks for sharing the poll! 😊

ronderman North Carolina
07/27/15 8:07 pm

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.

ronderman North Carolina
07/27/15 8:08 pm

There are several apps that can help you keep track.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 8:27 pm

Thanks ronderman, and thanks for sharing my poll!

Krazy1 One for fun
07/27/15 2:32 pm

Spin the bottle

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/27/15 2:33 pm

How are you going to that in the car?

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 2:34 pm

That's what I'm wondering. It will be a pretty small car, too.

kennabenena life is a blonde moment
07/27/15 2:35 pm

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 πŸ˜‚

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/27/15 2:35 pm

Very hard for the driver especially...

Krazy1 One for fun
07/27/15 2:41 pm

Fine! Strip Poker

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/27/15 2:44 pm

Krazy just wants to be in the car & make out with you or see you naked or both! 😜

kennabenena life is a blonde moment
07/27/15 2:45 pm

Who wouldn't? πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ just kidding

Krazy1 One for fun
07/27/15 2:48 pm

Hide the quarter?

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/27/15 2:53 pm

That's one that I have never heard of.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 3:44 pm

Oh my. I've never heard of hide the quarter, but I have a sneaking suspicion that that one involves body parts too. πŸ˜…

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/27/15 3:55 pm

I suspect you are correct, Alynn.

tbf08 VA
07/27/15 2:29 pm

Abc game

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 2:29 pm

Feel free to share this poll. I'm looking for as many ideas as possible. 😊

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kennabenena life is a blonde moment
07/27/15 2:27 pm

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...

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 2:28 pm

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. 😱

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 2:33 pm

Thanks for sharing the poll! 😊

kennabenena life is a blonde moment
07/27/15 2:36 pm

Oo lol how about the one where at a stoplight everyone gets out runs around the car & switches places? πŸ˜‚

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 3:37 pm

Chinese Fire drill! Hard to do in a long road trip though. We've got to get there as fast as possible.