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5 Road Trip Games That Will Help Pass the Time


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The Story Game
That's not a face you want to see on a road trip. Try out the story game to turn that frown upside down!
That's not a face you want to see on a road trip. Try out the story game to turn that frown upside down!
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Whether they're spooky or silly, people of all ages love to tell stories. What better time to engage in a game of group storytelling than when you're captive in a car on a road trip?

There are really no rules to this storytelling game. Instead, it's all about using your creativity to create characters and place them in unexpected situations. One person might start off with, "There once was a little boy named Herbert." The next player then picks up the story, adding "He lived in a garbage can behind the middle school." A third player throws a wrench into the works, adding, "Well, it looked like a garbage can, but really, it was a secret tunnel." Before you know it, half an hour has passed in the blink of an eye while players send Herbert scurrying to avoid rats, preparing delicious sandwiches in his underground hideaway and sending telegraphic messages into outer space.

If you'd rather draw your stories than tell them, our next road trip game is the one for you. Find out where surrealism meets storytelling on the next page.


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