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From enjoying any number of car snacks and admiring the scenery of the open road to singing along to your favorite tunes on the radio and waking up from a short but satisfying nap  … There’s nothing quite like the experience of an epic road trip. For your next adventure, put your smartphone on silent and, in-between all of the above, spend some quality enjoying a classic in-car pastime—playing a game (or two). Here are five top recommendations aimed at adults.

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The Movie Game

Overview

Think of this as a twist on the idea that everyone is six or less acquaintances away from any given person on earth. With this game, the aim is to connect actors to a specific movie they’ve both starred in and to keep going for as long as possible.

How to play

  1. The first person names an actor
  2. The second person names a movie they’ve been in
  3. The following person names another actor in that movie
  4. And so on
  5. If someone fails to answer within 5­–10 seconds, they’re out

Example

  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Rocky IV
  • Talia Shire
  • The Godfather
  • Marlon Brando
  • A Streetcar Named Desire

 

Name That Tune

Overview

You’ve got two options with this game, which involves guessing both the artist and name of the song. Either make it relatively easy by randomizing songs from someone’s music player, or add a little edge by turning on the radio and shuffling from one station to the next.

How to play

  1. Appoint one person as the DJ (not the driver)
  2. Get the DJ to pick a song at random
  3. Let the song play for around 10 seconds
  4. The first person that guesses the artist and song correctly wins

Example

  • Er, that’s a little difficult to duplicate in written form, but we’re confident you get it!

Four friends driving in an open top car, rear passenger POV

Fortunately, Unfortunately

Overview

This popular word game challenges you to come up with surreal scenarios as you and your fellow passengers endeavor to keep the story going for as long as possible. The idea is to continually seesaw from a positive to a negative with each step.

How to play

  1. The first person comes up with a positive situation
  2. The second person builds on the story with a negative, starting with “Unfortunately …”
  3. The next person goes back to a positive, beginning with “Fortunately …”
  4. And so on
  5. If one of the passengers takes too long to come up with an answer, they’re out

Example

  • One day I won $10 million playing the lottery
  • Unfortunately, a dastardly criminal stole the lottery ticket when I wasn’t looking
  • Fortunately, he ran into a brick wall and the ticket fell from his hands
  • Unfortunately, the lottery ticket was taken by a gust of wind and transported to the Land of Oz
  • Fortunately, my cousin Sandra knows how to get there

 

Would You Rather …

Overview

A fantastic game that not only gets you thinking creatively, but also allows you to be both silly and quite deep (with the added bonus of inspiring stimulating conversations, too). The premise is simple: You have to choose from one of two unpleasant or difficult options and explain why.

How to play

  1. Come up with a question, starting with, “Would you rather …”
  2. Ask your fellow passengers the question
  3. Listen to the responses and ask for a couple of reasons why they made that choice
  4. Laugh at the silly answers and ponder and discuss the more fascinating ones

Example

  1. Would you rather travel back in time by 10,000 years, or head into the future by 10,000 years?
  2. Easy, I’d travel into the future.
  3. Why?
  4. Well, we’ve got history books for the past—been there, done that. The future, well, who knows how that’ll turn out (oh, and I also want to drive a car in the sky).

 

Good Stories Told Badly

Overview

Although this game works with any kind of story, whether it’s a famous historical event or a classic novel, you’re likely to have more fun with movies. The idea is to describe a plot in the worst way possible—and with a level of ambiguity. Everyone then has to then guess what you’re talking about.

How to play

  1. Think of a story
  2. Summarize it badly using very few words
  3. Ask your fellow passengers to guess the story

Example

  1. A professor of archeology tussles with Nazis over a priceless artifact that may or may not exist. It does, but neither he nor the Nazis end up with it. Instead, some serious looking dudes decide to store it in a warehouse.
  2. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark!

 

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