The games we used to play on road trips | Arkansas Blog

Monday, September 11, 2017

The games we used to play on road trips

Posted By on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 12:40 PM

Before iPads, Kindles, and other handheld devices were always inches away, it took more creativity to keep yourself entertained. Here are a few of the games we used to play to keep busy.

I Spy

Remember driving down the road, saying “I Spy, with my little eye…” and then waiting for the other people in the car to guess what you saw? This game has its flaws, like when you are in a moving vehicle, you have to pick something that you’ll somehow be able to see even from a few miles down the road.

License Plate Game

Although now, of course, there are apps for the License Plate Game, it definitely predates cell phones. You “win” by seeing a license plate from all 50 states. You can either play cooperatively, as a car, or give the first person to see the license plate credit for that state. It’s hard to win unless you’re making a seriously long drive, but it’s fun to see where your fellow vehicles are from.

99 Bottles

Less of a game, and more of a never-ending song, this tune is sure to get stuck in your head and drive you crazy long before you finish the last verse. But it passed the time, so that does grant it a tiny place in our nostalgic hearts.

20 Questions

A great anytime game, 20 Questions works for power outages, first-dates, and especially road trips. One person thinks of a person/place/thing, and then the rest of the passengers take turns trying to guess that thing in 20 yes or no questions.

Slug Bug

The classic (and painful) game with the simplest of rules: see a VW Beetle, give your passenger a little punch in the arm. We cant't be held responsible for the ensuing fights and crying, though.

Even a good road trip game can’t help you if you’re squeezed into a tin can, so make sure you pick the right vehicle for your next trip. When you think “American-made,” you probably think Ford. But when you think “Ford,” do you automatically think of great trucks? Think again - Ford has more than just trucks to offer, including great family sedans like the 2017 Ford Fusion.

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The 2017 Ford Fusion is spacious and roomy (plenty of room for a carseat in the back!) and also features new tech like Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring and Lane Keep Assist, Easy Fuel® Capless Fuel Filler, 6-way Adjustable Driver’s Seat, and Rotary Gear Shift Dial, just to name a few.

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