Sunday, August 30, 2009

Road Trip/ Car Games #4

Here are some more ideas for games to play in the car on long trips. These are great for families, or any other group that is stuck in the same car/ van for hours at a time. Rules are simple and there are very few supplies needed. A pencil and a note pad should do you just fine.

The Truck Lines Game

ThereBold are a couple of variations on this game.
  1. Choose a couple of well known truck lines before beginning the game. You might choose JB Hunt, Schneider, Yellow, Roadway or Werner. Choose a time limit or a destination. Now the game can begin. At the end of the game the person who has spotted the most trucks from that line wins.
  2. The second variation is to find the most different truck lines. There are literally dozens of transportation and freight lines operating in the USA. The person who writes down the most different companies will win this game.
  3. A final variation is that each player will locate the most different types of trucks. Look for dump trucks, grain trucks, panel trucks, etc. Again, the one with the most at the end of the game wins.
The License Plate Game

This game is simple for anyone to play, but you will need to take special notes and be careful of your answers. Again, there are two variations.
  1. Use the letters and numbers and letters on license plates to spell out the entire alphabet from beginning to end. Find an A on a license plate. Then you can find a B and so on. You can not use the same license plate for more than one letter. And each license plate can only be used byBold one person.
  2. In this second variation you will be scoring points by finding special license plates. Gain points by the spotting the following plates.
  • Each state will get you 2 points. You can only get points for each state one time.
  • If you get all 48 of the contiguous states you will get a bonus of 100 points.
  • Spotting Alaska or Hawaii plates will get you 25 points each.
  • Any Canadian Providence is also worth 25.
  • Any other foreign country is worth 100 points.
  • Vanity plates are worth 10 points each.
Discussion Concussion

This game does not need to be limited to car time. It will be good for anyone, anytime. Humans do not spend enough time interacting with one another. We need to spend time intentioCheck Spellingnally talking. So, us some of the following questions to start conversation.
  • What is the most important thing in your life?
  • Is there something that you would give your life for? What is it?
  • Do you think that money makes life better or worse?
  • Give an example of a time when you were extremely happy.

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