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After spending 70+ hours in a Van with 3 kids over the past few weeks, I learned what works and what doesn’t to keep them happy and entertained.

Here is a list of 10 great Travel Games to help you make a road trip fun!

10 Travel Games for Your Next Road Trip

License Plate Travel Game

Melissa & Doug License Plate Game

Road trip 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.

Words with Friends on the Go Game

Zynga Words with Friends To Go Game


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!
Friendship Bracelet Travel Kit

My Friendship Bracelet Maker Traveler

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

Find it Travel Game

Find It Games At 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. 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 lighthouse 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.

Guess Who Travel Game

Hasbro Travel Guess Who Game Fun On The Run

Hasbro Travel Guess Who Game Fun On The Run.
Spot It on the road Game

Spot It! on the Road

Spot it! has officially hit the open road. Each colorful symbol is something you would see on a typical road trip. 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.

Hangman on the go Game

Melissa & Doug Flip to Win Hangman

These fabulous, travel-style games bring new fun and convenience to old family favorites. Innovative flipping pieces won’t get lost. Includes one game board with erasable whiteboard, self-storing marker, and eraser. Great for the road and at home. Exceptional Quality and Value.
Curious George Travel Game

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. 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.

Travel Blurt Game

Educational Insights Travel Blurt!

Now you can Blurt. on the go. 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.

Lets Go Fishing Travel Game

Let’s Go Fishing

Try to get the most fish in this classic action-packed game! 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 +


10 Comments on 10 Great Travel Games to Make Road Trips Fun

  1. Amber Shaffer
    July 17, 2014 at 6:54 pm (5 years ago)

    Games are such a great idea to keep kids occupied while in the car 🙂

  2. Chrissy Mazzocchi
    July 18, 2014 at 12:54 am (5 years ago)

    These are great games! I'll save this list for our annual trips to Md 🙂

  3. Marya
    July 18, 2014 at 1:27 am (5 years ago)

    I would have LOVED these when I was little!!!

  4. Joanna Sormunen
    July 18, 2014 at 2:21 am (5 years ago)

    These are all absolutely brillant for the road trips! There are still some to play with my son but others he would just have loved when he was smaller!

  5. LifeAsAConvert
    July 18, 2014 at 2:56 am (5 years ago)

    My kids have the little fish game and they love it… but they just spin the thing by force and it makes the worst sound ever.. so annoying! But it keeps them entertained.

  6. Yona Williams
    July 18, 2014 at 3:14 am (5 years ago)

    I have always loved playing license plate games and other related games ( like I-Spy and who can spot a certain color car first) when on a road trip.

  7. Meredith
    July 18, 2014 at 3:15 am (5 years ago)

    So great for long car rides with the kiddos! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Anna L
    July 18, 2014 at 3:56 am (5 years ago)

    Some of those are new for me. My kids love all things Curious George, so I'll have to check that out further.

  9. Maggie King
    July 19, 2014 at 4:03 pm (5 years ago)

    A lot of these I didn't know about., great post, you travel so much during the summertime!

  10. Lucero De La Tierra
    July 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm (4 years ago)

    The girls are getting to the age where they want more activities to do when in the car. I got them Monster Looms to use for making bracelets while we travel. I like the Find It At the Beach contained fun game since there are not pieces to get lost!