Road Trip Games – Fun Games to Play For Long Car Rides

So you’ve bought a nice car and love driving it but when you’re going on a long journey it can become quite boring, especially when you’re driving on a motorway.

Most of these games will be for the benefit of the passengers and not for the driver, as he or she has to concentrate on keeping control of the car. But with your friends or family being kept entertained it is one less worry for the driver.

Here are some of my favorite games for a long road trip.

Counting Animal Life

This is mainly for the kids. Whenever they see an animal such as a sheep, cow or horse they can mark it on a score sheet.

You can make it more interesting by asking them to say something about that animal when they spot it. For example when they see a cow, they might say it’s where milk comes from.

Doing just this will be too simple apart from the very young children but you can change it so they can only mark down and talk about particular types of animals such as birds.

Spot the License Plates

This game is something everyone can play. You’ll first of all need to make a list of all the areas in your country that have different license plates. For example if you live in the US then the list would include Arizona, Maine, Iowa, Texas etc.

Each person has a turn and when they see a license plate for an area of the country that hasn’t been found yet, they will mark it down and get a point. It’s a good idea to have a time limit, so if they can’t find a new type of plate within the given time then they will have to pass onto the next person and they will not receive a point.

The Unknown Star

This is one of the games where the driver can actually take part, as long as they obviously keep their eyes and mind on the road.

Someone will think of a famous film or TV star. The other people in the car take turns to ask one question about the star. The person who knows the star has to answer yes or no.

For example someone might think of Robert De Niro. Someone else might ask “Has the star won an Oscar?” The person would answer yes.

From these yes or no answers, the players can start to build some best guesses to whom the star is.

When someone thinks they know the answer, they can say but if they’re wrong then they’re booted out of that particular game.

You can also use the same idea for other games such as thinking of films or types of cars.

Cornhole – One Of The Most Fun Games To Play At A Party Is Still Tops For Tailgating

On top of the list of most fun games to play at a party is the popular toss game of Cornhole. Originally a big hit at tailgating events, Cornhole is here to stay at BBQs, birthdays, bar contests, fund raisers, most any kind of party.

Partygoers love to play Cornhole and swarm the playing area when the cornhole set comes out. The game is easy to learn and very, very fun to play. Similar to horseshoes only in that it’s a tossing game, corn or bean stuffed bags are aimed toward a hole on a slanted board. Points are earned when a bean bag is tossed and successfully lands into the hole or on the board.  (Complete rules and directions usually accompany the product.)

In charge of finding fun games to play at a party and you’re wondering where to buy Cornhole? The first place you think to look is your local sporting goods store, right?  Not so!

Most retail stores don’t carry Cornhole because Cornhole is best when customized!  Not only is the game itself competitive, Cornhole gamers aren’t shy about competing for the best looking board at the tailgate party.  Ah, but the sets are not inexpensive.  Here are a couple of tips to help you get set up perfectly.

Tip #1: Buy Cornhole online from a reputable dealer. The dealer will customize it to your liking by adding a logo, business name, team mascot, photos – the sky is the limit when designing your personal Cornhole set.

Tip#2: Tailgate parties and BBQs aren’t the only place to play Cornhole. Stroll through the quad on a college campus and watch a Cornhole tournament take on a life of its own.  Grassy lots at the workplace are filling up with Cornholers!

Tip#3: Cornhole is for all ages; little kids, senior citizens, and everyone in between.  Having a Cornhole set customized for a friend or loved one is an excellent gift.

Tip#4: Cornhole sets are weather resistant, portable, and replacement parts are easy to find online.

If you want to be a hit and a hero… and you’re looking for some new fun games to play at a party, leave pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey at home!  Buy Cornhole for your next event along with other favorite fun games to play at a party like Ladder Ball and Washer Toss.

Beware. Cornhole is addicting!

Fun Games to Play Around a Camp

We have several games that we carry with us, just in case we need them. If it is rainy or we just want to get rested up and stay in camp. Here is a list of the games we have.

Cribbage, Uno, Phase ten, Skip BO, Jenga, Dominoes, Rummikub, Kismet, Sequence, Mexican train dominoes. Card games of all kinds. There are so many more that you can carry with you.

The Jenga game is a bunch of little pieces of wood that you stack up and try to remove one at a time until one makes the whole mess falls. It can be nerve wrecking. Rummikub is a game that is a cross between rummy and dominoes. Kismet is a dice game. Sequence is a card/ board game.

Now these are just a few of the games available and not all are suited for just two people. So then we ask our nearby campers if they would like to join us. We get to know our new neighbors that way and make new friends. You can pitch horseshoes, or play badminton. These will fit in your truck or camper easily.

These games are good games to have in any camper to pass the time away having fun. Hunters especially will want something to do when they can’t be in the woods hunting. So games are a good thing to have on hand all the time. Most hunters will have a poker deck with them anyway.

Some people will have a TV, and that is good but I prefer cards or games.

Another thing you can do is play a musical instrument. Lots of campers will play the guitar. I play the banjo, it does not play good alone so it makes good sense to get a guitar to play with.
We have met so many new friends out in the camps this way and we remain friends a long time.

Children have a good time playing with adults if it is a game they can understand, so get them involved. They will enjoy camping more if they are amused. They like to win also.

Women if they don’t like cards or games they can do crochet, knitting or cross-stitching. You can carry little projects with you and not get messed up. And, there is always reading a good book. So, with so many things to do there is no reason not to go camping even is bad weather.