Fun Games You Can Play When You’re On The Road (If You’re Not Driving)

If you are someone who is heading out on the road, then you need to ensure that you have some fun games to play while you’re out there. Of course, we are generally talking about those in the car who are not going to be driving, as the driver needs to concentrate on the road. Having said that though, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a couple of games that they can take part in, as long as it’s not too mentally taxing and their eyes can remain on the road at all times. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at a nice range of games that you can consider, so keep reading if you’re interested.

I Spy

First up on the list we’re going to be looking at I spy. If you are someone who has been on road trips before, then we’re sure that you have been delighted by this game in the past seeing as it’s a road trip classic. What you do is someone says ‘I spy with my little eye…’ and then they say the first letter of something that they can see. Everyone else has to guess what it is, and the person to guess correctly is the one who goes next. Or, you can take it in turns fairly and just count up the points.

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It might not sound like the most fun game, but it’s something that everyone in the vehicle can play, and it’s also fun for kids who love looking around to find new things. It’s definitely a classic from before when tech in cars was a thing, but that doesn’t make it any less fun.


If you want to keep your brain active, then you might want to play sudoku. This is a fantastic way to keep your brain engaged and ensure that it’s staying healthy. Let’s face it, if you live a busy life then you’re not often going to have time to play things like sudoku, so you have got to make the most of it while you can, especially if it’s something that you actually like playing. Surprisingly, the amount of people who love this game is really high, considering how educational it actually is.

There are various ways that you can play this, and it’s up to you. Some people like to play online, whereas others like to buy a big book of sudoku puzzles and do it physically. It’s up to you how you want to do it.


Another option if you find yourself bored on the road is to whip out your phone and play a game of solitaire. Now, we’re almost certain that the younger generation have no idea what this is or how to play, whereas those in their mid-late twenties and above will remember playing it on the old computer or in the form of a physical card game. Of course, you can’t play the physical card game in the car, but you can go online and play. This is a great way to pass time, and you can teach the younger ones how to play if you want. It’s a fun little way to pass time, but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

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21 Questions

The final thing that we’re going to talk about is 21 questions. For those of you who are not familiar with this game, someone chooses a person or an object to be, and the other people in the car ask questions. You can ask 21 questions before someone has to take a guess, or they can take a guess at any point but it will count as one of their questions. Generally though, you need to gather as much information as you can in those 21 questions to be able to guess accurately, and most people wait to guess at the end. This is another one that everyone can play, so it’s a good idea when keeping everyone involved.

We hope that you have found this article useful, and now have a plan of some of the games that perhaps you want to play while you are on the road! As long as you are not the one driving, then you can play games that require your concentration, but try not to forget the driver sometimes. Of course, some of the games on this list are okay to play with someone who is driving as long as they are confident behind the wheel. We wish you the very best of luck, and hope that you have the best time on your road trip.

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