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10 Boardless, Pieceless Road Trip Games


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Slug Bug
Spotting a vintage bug like this one earns extra points in slug bug.
Spotting a vintage bug like this one earns extra points in slug bug.
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Although parents might be inclined to shy away from any game featuring slugging in the title, this classic road trip game can actually be played in more peaceful manner than its name might imply. Every time someone spots a Volkswagen (VW) Bug, have them gently tap the person next to them (rather than punching them) or announce to the car that they've spotted the vehicle.

If you award points for each VW Bug spotted, you can make the game more competitive by assigning additional points for older bugs or bugs of more unusual colors. For example, a brand new black bug might be worth five points, but a lime green bug from the 1960s might be worth 25.


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