15 Fun Road Trip Games That Will Make the Miles Fly By

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Fun and Engaging Road Trip Games to Keep the Adventure Rolling!

Family Road Trip Games have become a staple on our trips. In 2014, our family spent the year road tripping thru-out the country. In 2024, we are doing it again! To keep the family and kids busy on the long drive, we are sharing our favorite keeping busy games.

Family Road Trip Games

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?”

family games to play on road trips
best road trip games

If you are tired of your kids being glued to their screens – we are helping you change up the scenery – or help prevent car sickness with something new like one of our picks for family road trip games.

Are you planning an epic road trip with your friends or family? Long hours in the car can sometimes lead to boredom and restlessness. We’ve got you covered with a fantastic collection of road trip games that will transform your journey into a non-stop funfest.

Whether you’re traveling to a breathtaking destination or simply exploring the scenic routes, these games will keep everyone entertained, engaged, and eager for the next mile.

Here are our top picks for best family road trips games to help keep your kids busy and family occupied while traveling by car! Don’t miss out on our road trip memes.

License Plate Game

Turn the endless stream of passing cars into an exciting game by creating a challenge to spot license plates from different states or countries.

license plate game road trip
license plate game road trip

Keep track of the plates you find and see who can spot the most unique ones along the way.

Melissa and Doug have made this more legit and perfect for road trips!

 

license plate game for road trips
license plate game 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.

Need help packing for your vacation? Download our FREE road trip packing list.

The Alphabet Game

Test your observational skills by finding words starting with each letter of the alphabet in roadside signs, billboards, or passing vehicles.

alphabet game road trip
alphabet game road trip

The first person to complete the entire alphabet wins!

20 Questions

Put your guessing skills to the test with the classic game of 20 Questions.

20 questions
20 questions

One person thinks of an object, and the others take turns asking yes-or-no questions to guess what it is. Can you stump your fellow road trippers?

Road Trip Bingo

Create your own personalized bingo cards with common road trip sights like cows, windmills, or specific road signs. Mark off the items as you spot them, and the first to complete a line or a full card yells out “Bingo!”

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.

find it road trip games
find it road trip games

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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.

Movie or Song Association

Take turns naming a movie or song, and the next person has to come up with another movie or song that shares a common word or theme. It’s a game that will have you reminiscing about your favorite tunes and films.

The Rhyme Game

This game is all about quick thinking and creativity. Start with a word, and each player takes turns saying a word that rhymes with it. The catch? You have to come up with a word within a set time limit or you’re out!

Would You Rather

Get ready for some lively debates with the classic “Would You Rather” game. Take turns presenting two scenarios, and each player has to choose which option they would prefer. Prepare for laughter and some unexpected choices!

The Sing-Along Challenge

It’s like car karaoke! Create a playlist of everyone’s favorite songs and take turns belting out the lyrics. For added fun, assign points for hitting high notes, nailing tricky verses, or coming up with impressive dance moves!

Hasbro Road Trip Games

The leading brand in board games is bringing the fun to games on the go. That’s right, Hasbro road trip games are popular games made to play in the car.

Guess Who Game Fun On The Run

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!

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Carpool Chaos

Next on our list of road trip games, is Carpool Chaos. These games are for ages 7 to adult and 2 to 4 players can play.

carpool chaos road trip game for kids
carpool chaos game

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Get ready for a wild ride with 160 action-packed cards neatly tucked inside a sturdy steering wheel-shaped box. It’s the perfect travel companion that fits snugly in your seat back pocket or car door, making storage a breeze.

No matter how long your trip lasts, the fun never has to stop! With this awesome game on hand, you’ll be entertained for miles and miles of non-stop excitement. Buckle up and let the adventures begin!

Melissa & Doug Flip to Win Hangman

Here’s an oldie but goodie, Hangman!

hangman road trip games
hangman busy game

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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.

Travel Blurt Game

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 Fishing Game

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). This game is for children 4 years and older.

Our are we there yet memes are the perfect humor for parents who are traveling with kids.

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! 

Words with Friends Road Trip Game

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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.

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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!