8 games that need no equipment to play in the car
A car journey can be very long when setting off on holiday! You have prepared all the luggage but once on the road, you remember you have forgotten all the games for the kids to play in the car. No panic! Let’s forget the screens and boxed games for a while. For young and old, we propose 8 games for you to play which do not require any equipment.
Car licence plate game: find the right region
A car numberplate game can be played with a suitable car registration scheme. You can try the guessing game with the vehicle in front of you. What are the 2 letters corresponding to the area code or region while you are on the road in other countries? Up to you to find the right answer.
Car licence plate game: make words from the letters
Take the first or last letters of the licence plate of the car in front of you. Use them to make a complete word. You can make the game more difficult by asking the players to keep the letters in the same order as on the plate. Or simplify the game by looking for words which start with each of the letters. The first person to find a word scores a point.
In the bag game
The first player starts by saying “In my bag, I have …” and adds a word: “a telephone” for example. The next player takes this sentence and adds his own word. The player who makes a mistake is eliminated. To make the game harder, you can choose a theme for the words to be added and remembered: foods; flowers, animals, etc. A perfect game to play when stuck in traffic!
Make a list of objects or animals to find during the trip: 6 blue cars, 1 castle, 3 tankers, 3 birds of prey, etc. The person who finds the most of the listed items scores the points!
Guess the name of a film, book or song, etc. by giving its opposite: for the film “Happy feet”, propose “Sad hands”. You can also try to guess using the synonym version “Merry tootsies”.
Each player chooses the colour of a car beforehand. Then define a period of time during which passengers should count the number of cars they overtake on the motorway with this colour. Be careful, this game can be quick!
Yes, no game
A classic when we are bored. You can answer the question any way you like but you must not say “yes” or “no”. A game that will get the better of you!
The quiet game
During a long trip, we also need to rest and take some time out! The driver also needs to relax. And for this, peace and quiet is the answer. The quiet game is perfect: no-one speaks, the first person to break the rule loses.