It doesn’t matter whether you’re going to Florida, New Orleans, or Las Vegas. Long, boring car rides get the best of us. One of the fastest ways to make the time pass is to keep your mind active.

1) For starters, try a good old-fashioned game: 21 Questions

  • Someone thinks of something
  • Then the car begins by asking questions
  • You can’t repeat a question that has been asked
  • Whoever guesses it right/is closest gets to start the next round

2) The Movie Game

  • The game starts with an actor/actress
  • The next person has to say a movie that they were in
  • The following person has to state another actor/actress from that movie
  • It continues on
  • If someone is incorrect, they have to sit out the next round
  • Last man standing wins!
  • Example:

Shailene Woodley (Divergent)

Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars)

Nat Wolff (The Intern)

Anne Hathaway

…and so on

3) Fortunately/Unfortunately:

  • One person starts by saying “Fortunately” and mentioning something fortunate
  •  The next person has to follow by saying something unfortunate about the previous situation
  • Move clockwise around the car switching between fortunate and unfortunate situations
  • If somebody stumbles, they get a strike. Three strikes, and you’re out
  • Last man standing wins

4) Alphabet Categories: ***Warning: This may create some serious competition between know-it-alls

  • You start with a category like food, bands, cars, etc.
  • You start with A and travel down the alphabet

5) Associations:

  • One person begins with a word
  • The following person has to think of a word that is associated
  • The game continues until somebody messes up or says something far-out
  • Example:

-Cat –losing word

6) Team Storytelling

  • Get the creative juices flowing! One person in the car starts by creating the first line of the story, and the rest of the passengers add on to it…This can get as crazy as you want!