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The Best Games To Play During A Road Trip This Summer


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It is that time of year when adventure starts calling and the open road beckons to be explored. 

Soon the car will be loaded down, road maps will be folded wrong and feet will be propped up on the dash. As with any road trip, before long podcasts will have lost their luster and the mere mention of another “are we there yet”  will send you through the sunroof. Here are a few road trip games to help make your trip fly by faster than that maniac in the next lane. 


Participate in the DEWnited States Program at Family Dollar 


Summer road trips have never looked so sweet thanks to MTN DEW® from Family Dollar and the awesome Dew® Marks the Spot Sweepstakes. Road trip fans will rejoice because MTN DEW® is releasing limited edition packaging featuring all 50 states as part of the new and exciting DEWnited States Collection


With Jesus at the wheel and MTN DEW® as my co-pilot, we know it is going to be a great trip. When DEW® is on hand, it means good times are going to be had by all. MTN DEW® is always enjoyable, whether you are drinking the new MTN DEW® Liberty Brew with over 50 flavors in one or a Diet DEW®, the only diet with DEW® in it. 


To enter the DEW® Marks the Spot Sweepstakes head over to Social Hub to enter the Dew® Marks the Spot Sweepstakes for a chance to win instant Family Dollar prizes & the GRAND PRIZE-a $2,000 VISA Gift Card to plan your ultimate summer family vacation or road trip!* Hurry because the sweepstakes ends on 8/8/19. 




There is also a national 
DEWnited States program, where until 8/10 you can collect all 50 unique state labels and be eligible to win $100! Learn more about the terms here and find the abbreviated rules below.** The DEWnited States Collection will celebrate DEW® Nation by creating unique, collectible state bottle graphics that demonstrate all the ways that they celebrate each state. This means it is time to create a MTN DEW® Passport to store your prized collection. 


Creating Your DEWnited States Collection Passport 

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Our road trip pit stops have taken on new meaning as we scour Family Dollar stores to find a new state label to add to our passport. With each DEWNited States Collection label featuring a design that has been inspired by locally relevant landmarks, I must have them all.  We put together our own DEWnited States Collection Passport by finding a little memo book at our local Family Dollar and then printing our own cover. Don’t feel like designing your own cover? Use our cover by clicking the image and printing it out. Tape it on front of the memo book and viola, instant Passport. Now it’s time to start collecting each state! While we were at Family Dollar we also picked up the first MTN DEW® labels to add in our passport. Don’t forget you have all summer to see how many unique labels you can collect.


People Watching

One of my all-time favorite road trip games is people watching. This isn’t just watching the person in the next car belting out their favorite tunes or being in awe of the person shaving in morning traffic. This is coming up with a detailed story about the person in the car next to you. Have everyone take a good look at who is in the car and collaborate on an imaginary backstory for each person. Let imaginations go wild as you base your story on how they look, what they drive or the mere expression on their face. 


Regional Food Master 

road trip gamesThis fun road trip game will have you eating like one of the locals in no time. At each stop, you have to find a local snack to bring back. This includes gas stations! You can only get one snack at each stop and it must be local, meaning it has to have been created in the region where you are currently stopped. So while you are grabbing that MTN DEW® be on the lookout for tasty local fare. Whoever has the most snacks when you arrive at your destination wins, not to mention everyone gets to share in a unique snack buffet. Leave a snack that best represents your destination in the comments. 

Alphabet Game

An oldie but a goodie. Each person must find words, in alphabetical order on signs. License plates are not allowed and once you use a word, it cannot be repeated. The first person to reach the end of the alphabet wins. 


Would You Rather – Billboard Edition


This simple game is where participants are asked to choose between two things. With the Billboard Edition, you have to incorporate you question based on what is one or two billboards. For example: Would you rather stay at that hotel with no change of clothes or eat at that restaurant with no stomach medicine. The possibilities are endless and when traveling with kids you might actually get an answer on what they would like to eat for lunch! 


What’s Missing

Misfortune happens to the best of us while on the open road, so we might as well turn it into a fun road trip game. Does the car driving by have all its parts or is something missing? Are all hubcaps accounted for, how about windows, you never know what you might see driving by. A point goes to each missing piece. Add to the fun by developing a fun story as to how the car lost its part. 


Radio Roulette


Think of name that tune, only no one has any say as to what is being played. Scan the local radio stations during your travels and try to be the first person to name the song that comes on. 


We hope that with these few road trip games in your arsenal that you will beat road burnout! If you are road tripping with a toddler we suggest you check out our post full of road trip tips here.  Safe travels and may summer leave you with a full passport. 

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*No Purchase Necessary. The Dew® Marks the Spot Sweepstakes begins on June 20, 2019 at 12:00:00 AM ET and ends on August 8, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Legal residents of the 50 US/DC only, 18+. Void where prohibited. By participating, you agree to the Official Rules at


**Get $100 in the form of a prepaid gift card. Promotion open to legal U.S. residents, 18 years or older.  Save cap and label (residents of the States of CA, CT, HI, IA, ME, MA, MI, NY, OR and VT, do not remove the label from the bottle).  Participation is subject to complete program terms found at www.DEWNITED.COM. Enter the code under the cap at and take a “live” photo of your corresponding State label.  User must allow access to their desktop or mobile camera in order to complete the process.   

Max of 5 redemptions per person during promo period. Max of 20 label uploads per person per day. Promotion ends on 8/10/2019. Buy all fifty (50) DEWnited individually-designed State bottles (one for each state) in either MTN DEW® or DIET MTN DEW® in the following package sizes: 20 oz, 16.9 oz, and 16.0 oz (“Labels”). 12 oz cans are not participating in the DEWnited program.




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