The Best Games To Play During A Road Trip This Summer

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 games to play on a road trip to help make your trip fly by faster than that maniac in the next lane. 

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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.



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 Our Favorite Things To Do In The Car 

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. This is a one of the best things to do in the car even on short drives because epic people are everywhere.


Regional Food Master 

road trip gamesThis fun road trip game will have you eating like one of the locals in no time. At each pit 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. 

Our Favorite Road Trip Snacks That Will Put An End To Hanger

Alphabet Game

An oldie but a goodie. This classic road trip game keeps the mind sharp! 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 your 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. Would you spend the night in that cave or ride that rollercoaster ten times in a row. The possibilities are endless! 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 that is 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 outside of your window?!  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. Playing is simple. Scan the local radio stations during your travels.  Then 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! 

More Road Trip Resources:

Tips For Going On A  Road Trip With A Baby

Tips For Road Tripping With A Toddler 

Hotel Tips For Toddlers 

Games To Play On A Road Trip

games to play on a road trip

Games to play on a road trip





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