10 Family Road Trip Games – Keep Busy During the Ride

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Family Road Trip Games have become a staple on our trips. We spent the 2014 year road tripping thru-out the country. I previously had a Family Road Trip blog, and have since moved the content to this site since I know several of your road trip!

I really do love family road trips, but yes – let’s be honest – kids don’t really get road trips. At least not now. Someday they will look back and hopefully fall in love with the road, but until then – they are bored and just want to know “ARE WE THERE YET?”

10 Must Have Family Road Trip Games

Are you tired of your kids being glued to their screens? Change up the scenery – or help prevent car sickness with something new.

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We have found 10 family road trips games to help keep your kids busy and family occupied while traveling by car!

Find It Games At the Beach

Here’s a fun travel game that would work especially well if you are road tripping to the beach! Find It at the Beach is a contained adventure. It features ocean blue end caps and over 40 hidden items with a beach theme in soothing blues, greens and coral colored pellets.

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This is an exciting game that is a great travel game with its enclosed pieces that will never get lost. Will you find the ray, whale, beach chair, shark, bathing suit or light house in this contained adventure. The hard to find penny is still included in the Find It At the Beach game. Play Find It At the Beach in your home at the cabin, car or office. Includes Find It At the Beach game and a check off pad. Find It can be played alone or as a timed game with friends.

Hasbro Travel Guess Who Game Fun On The Run

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Hasbro Travel Guess Who Game Fun On The Run, its the fun childhood game but made for on-the-go! This was one of my favorite games growing up. I know the kids would love this as a road trip game!

Spot It! on the Road

Next on our list of road trip games, we have Spot it! This travel game has officially hit the open road. Each colorful symbol is something you would see on a typical road trip.

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This edition has a new way to play while in the car: Travel Bingo. Whether you’re in the big city, cruising down the highway, or just around town, there is always something to spot. Be sure to pack Spot it! On the Road to bust backseat boredom wherever you go. This little tin has everything you need for endlessly fun car games! Includes 55 cards in a tin canister.

Melissa & Doug Flip to Win Hangman

Here’s an oldie but goodie, Hangman!

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These fabulous, travel-style games bring new fun and convenience to old family favoritesInnovative flipping pieces won’t get lostIncludes one game board with erasable whiteboard, self-storing marker and eraserGreat for the road?and at home. Exceptional Quality and Value.

My Friendship Bracelet Maker Traveler

Celebrate friendship and creativity with our portable Traveler Friendship Bracelet Maker.

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The Traveler features a weaving work surface with slide-out storage drawer and 20 pre-cut threads in bright shades that appeal to every child. Color instructions are included.

Curious George Travel Cube

Take the fun anywhere. Curious George wants to play his favorite games with you. This travel-sized cube has a convenient carry it- anywhere handle and comes loaded with bingo, two classic card games and a fun new four-in-a-row game all featuring curious george and his friends. Learning fun, number, color and shape recognition, matching and strategic thinking.

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Product contents 1 game board in 4 pieces, 1 deck of 40 cards, 1 rules card, 60 tokens, 25 bingo tile, 1 spinner and 1 game rules manual. Age 3+, number of players 2 to 5. The wonder forge features family games designed to bridge generation gaps and build family bonds. Its preschool sub-brand, i can do that. Games, is designed to celebrate the “can do” in every kid, with games that engage children physically, socially and creatively.

Educational Insights Travel Blurt!

Next, on our list of road trip games, we have BLURT but travel style. Now you can Blurt. on the go.

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This handy, portable version of best-selling Blurt. includes 75 new Blurt. definition cards (450 new Blurt. clues), cardholder, scoreboard and magnetic pieces. Take turns passing the cards, reading the definitions and blurting out the answers.

Let’s Go Fishin’

Keep the kids occupied in the backseat with this travel game. Try to get the most fish in this action-packed classic!

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For 1 to 4 players, Contents: Deluxe plastic game base, 21 colorful fish, 4 plastic fishing poles, rules. Requires 1 x C battery (not included). 4 Years +

Melissa & Doug License Plate Game

One of our favorite road trips games growing up was the license plate game. Melissa and Doug have made this more legit and perfect for road trips!

 

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Add excitement to travel with this sturdy, reusable classic travel game. Learn the name and location of all fifty states, identify states by their license plate design or simply plot your trip by flipping the states along your route…this is truly fun on the go No loose pieces to leave a trail.

Zynga Words with Friends To Go Game

Last on our list of family road trip games, we have an app turned board game. If you are tired of your kids playing on their iPads, switch to a board game and make them talk rather than text! 

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Play this travel size Words with Friends game whenever the urge for words strikes! Based on the addictive online game, this portable word game lets you create words vertically or horizontally that connect to previous words. The player with the most points wins, and when the game is over you can store the tiles and game board inside the portable case.

Take your wordy fun on the road with the Words with Friends game! (And if you love the board game, surely you love the app. And if you are looking for a cheat, here’s our favorite Words with Friends Cheats!)


There you have it, our favorite road trip games. If you want the kids off their screens, these fun road trips games will help time pass in the car and keep everyone in the family occupied. And when these stop working, you can return to screen time because let’s be honest – that and headphones REALLY DO WORK WELL for keeping kids quiet during road trips!

Happy travels and family road tripping!

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