Fun road trip games for adults and kids

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Road trips are a great way for family and friends to bond, albeit in a confined space. What better place to bond than inside a car on your way to a grand adventure, such as visiting the Pioneer Auto Show! However, if your trip is long, the road trip can get boring. That’s where fun road trip games come into play and save the day. Here are a few road trip games for adults and kids that will surely liven up the road trip and make it go by faster.

The Name Game
This is one of the more popular road trip games for adults to partake in, so if you have a car full of friends, this is perfect. The key is to connect the first and last names of famous people. Start with any famous name, then the next person has to say a famous person’s name whose first name starts with the first letter of the previous person’s last name. This game has the potential to go on for hours if the people in your car know a lot of famous people.

Cows on my Side
This would be one of the fun road trip games that kids can enjoy easily and is a good game to play if you are going through prairie or farmland. When you see a cow on your side of the road, you have to yell, “Cows on my side!” Every time you call a cow, you get a point. If you see a cow on the other side, you yell, “Cows on your side!” If you are able to call them out before the other person sees them, you steal their point. If anyone sees a cemetery, scream, “Ghost cow!” and that allows them to steal all the other side’s points.

The Alphabet Game
A classic, but still one of the great road trip games for adults and kids alike. Each person must find words, in alphabetical order. You can use anything but license plates to find these words. Once you use a word, it cannot be repeated, so not everyone can use the word “Exit” for their E word. Whoever reaches the end of the alphabet first wins.

Regional Food Master
A fun road trip game that also allows you to get to know the local cuisine is the Regional Food Master game. Every time you stop while on your road trip (even if it’s at a gas station), you have to find a local snack. You can only get one snack at each stop and it must be local, meaning it has to have been created in the region where you are currently stopped. Whoever has the most snacks when you arrive at your destination wins.

Road trip games for adults and kids help the trip go by faster. When you get here, we’d love to hear what games you played and give the kids another one to play: the Pioneer Auto Show scavenger hunt!


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