So it’s the Summer Holidays and every man woman and child in the country will descend on Cornwall – who can blame them? It is pretty spectacular.
However, that means the inevitable A30 traffic. You can never predict the speed at which it will move but you can guarantee you will get stuck there at some point over the next few weeks. Don’t fret.
Just take a deep breath and play one of these car games. With the help of our suggestions, the time will fly by in no time and you may actually quite enjoy it.
1. 21 Questions.
We all love this game. Just think of a person and the other car occupants try to guess who it is by asking no more than 21 questions between them. The only rule is that each question must warrant an answer of ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘maybe’. You’ll soon fall into a rhythm of questioning usually beginning with ‘Am I alive?’ ‘Am I a man?’ and ‘Am I from the UK?’ so to make the game harder you could always ban these questions.
2. Whistle the Intro.
You all think you can whistle. You all think that noise you make with your pursed lips perfectly matches the original version, but trust us – it sounds hardly anything like it! Whilst you’re whistling the chorus of ‘Wannabe’ by The Spice Girls we challenge you not to laugh…. Whistling and laughing are two things that can’t happen simultaneously. Don’t believe us? Give it a try! Whistle a song and see if anyone in the car can guess what it is then let hilarity ensue.
3. Human Juke Box.
So someone in your car can’t whistle meaning the previous game can’t be played. So here is the perfect alternative. Each person in the car takes it in turns to sing a line in a song. Each time someone makes a mistake they are out. The winner is the last one remaining.
4. The alphabet game.
The format of this game is simple, give a name, location and object beginning with a chosen letter of the alphabet. For example; My Name is Alexa I come From Angora and I sell anoraks. Start with A and only move on to B when all the A’s have been exhausted. There’s no winners or losers in this game because sometimes life is like that.
5. The good old fashioned car Count game.
Assign each passenger a colour of car and then count the number of cars you see of that colour. The winner is the person who counts the most cars in their allotted colour. Admittedly, if you are stuck in stationary traffic this game is a bit boring as your view from the window won’t change… but the benefit is that you can play it alone if necessary.
6. The Wave Game.
Each passenger in the car has to try to get as many people to wave at them as possible. They might try to elicit waves from pedestrians or passengers in other cars and if you manage to get a coach load of people to wave then your score will sky rocket. The most waves win…. Good luck and remember that rude hand gestures don’t count.
7. Snog, Marry Avoid.
This game can reveal a lot about your fellow passengers! Give them three people in a hypothetical situation which requires them to choose one person to snog, one to marry and one to avoid. Be careful if you venture into the dangerous territory of using the names of mutual friends or relatives – it might not end well.
8. Whilst you were Sleeping.
Wait for a passenger to nod off then the remaining awake passengers take it in turns to make a noise without waking them up. The first person usually starts with a whispered sound, then the next person makes a louder sound, the next one louder and so on. See how many turns you can fit in before you wake them up!
9. The shopping game.
One passenger starts by saying ‘I’m going to the shops to buy an apple’ (or any other object beginning with the letter A) then the next passenger adds something to the list that starts with the next letter of the alphabet.
‘I’m going to the shop to buy bread and an apple’
‘I’m going to the shop to buy cakes, bread and an apple’
And so on…. Once you get to Z you can still add things but working backwards through the alphabet.
10. Number plate Decoder.
Pick a number plate then everyone in the car has to think of what it could stand for. For example. HDR 74F. ‘Horrible deadly rat eats 74 fingers’ or ‘Hot dude reaches 74 Fahrenheit’ and so on…
There we have it! 10 games to help your car trips go much quicker! You’ll be having so much fun you won’t want to get out the car… unless you have to pee.