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Games on the road: get to know your travel buddies
30/03/2017
Our top games to play in the car to pass the time and get to know each other
You’ve organized your carpool companions, discussed ride details and exchanged cash. Wondering what you’re going to do for the hours ahead in a car full of strangers? Get to know each other! We’ve gathered a list of our favourite road trip games to play that’ll keep you entertained for hours.

P.s. We’ve saved the best for last ;)
ALPHABET CATEGORIES
How to play:
- Choose a category like animals, food, countries, etc
- Start with the letter ‘A’ and go through the alphabet with each person, e.g. ‘Ant’, ‘Bear’, ‘Crab’, etc
- If you hesitate, you’re out! Until the next round ;)

Some fun categories: household contents, jobs, fruit, dog breeds, body parts!
HOT SEAT
How to play:
- One person gets put in the ‘hot seat’ at a time
- Once in the hot seat, the other passengers in the car can ask you 5 questions and you have to answer
- If you’re in the hot seat, you’re allowed to veto 1 question

Example questions:
How would you spend the last day of your life?
What super power would you want and why?
If you never had to worry about money again, what would you spend your days doing?
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
What are you most afraid of?
What is your greatest strength?
THE COUNTING GAME
How to play:
- Someone random says the number ‘one’
- Another person follows at random with the next number
- If two people say the same number at the same time, start again!
- If there is more than a five-second pause, start again!
- Keep going until you reach 20!
WORD ASSOCIATION
How to play:
- Someone begins with a single word
- The next person has to think of a word that is associated
- If you hesitate or say something totally unrelated, start again!

Example:
Butter
Bread
Toast
Cheers
Table
COWS ON MY SIDE
How to play:
- When you see a cow(s) on your side of the road, shout “Cows on my side!”
- You get a point every time you call a cow(s)
- If you see a cow(s) on the other side of the road, shout “Cows on your side!”
- If you shout “Cows on your side!” before the other person sees them, you steal one of their points
- If anyone in the car sees a cemetery, shout “Ghost cow!” to steal ALL the other persons’ points

Divide into teams if there are more than two of you in the car. Losers have to buy the winners ice cream at the end of the trip ;)