As you all know, we love our car trips. But sometimes the road can get a little too long and you start looking for “boredom hunters”. So here are some of the best adult travel games shared by some of our blogger friends who travel all the time! They are all tested and tested winners on the road.

Check out these adult car games for your next trip and the miles will fly away.

This post contains affiliate links to make it easier for you to find the products I mentioned. You don’t pay extra and in some cases I could earn a small commission.

Getting to know you: Fun relationship games for couples

Have you ever been sucked into your phone and not talking to your spouse for hours on the road? Stop it! Adult travel games are the perfect way to communicate with your spouse or friends. Here are some ideas that will help you learn a little more about others while having fun on the road.

Chat the Miles Away with conversation start cards

from Katie to My Sweet Home Life

Let’s face it: long car rides can be a bit boring. A super fun travel game for adults consists of using conversation sets. These are questions that are designed to tell you all sorts of things. These fun questions for married couples are specially designed to help you learn more about your partner. There are questions about your childhood, questions about your adolescence, and questions about such random things that really make you think! One of my favorites is the question “What was your most embarrassing romantic failure?”.

Do you prefer it?

Long car trips require some form of entertainment for children, but what about adults? A great family game that can also be played exclusively by adults is “Prefer Yourself”. We played this game over and over again during our recent trip to Croatia. “Prefer” is a game based on questions, in which each player asks the other what he prefers. For example: Would you prefer is a question-based game where each player asks the other what he prefers to do. For example, would you prefer to have X-ray vision or invisibility? The questions can be invented on the spot, which makes this game extremely fun and sometimes hilarious. It’s a great game to pass the time when you’re on the road.

Find out more about your partner

One of the interesting ways to spend valuable time on a long journey is to do some personal development exercises. My husband and I bought the “Louise Hay Heal Your Life Workbook”.Although we have known each other for years, we were surprised to hear each other’s stories. Talking about our childhood strengthens our bond every time we do. Not only is it a great way to kill boredom during a long car journey, but it’s also the beginning of a very interesting conversation.

Two truths and a lie

from our personal list…. also one of my favorite icebreakers!

A great way to get acquainted with fellow travelers is an adult game called Two Truths and a Lie. When it comes to your turn, you will say 3 claims about yourself. Two are true and one is a lie. Mine could be like this: 1. I saw Elton John twice at a concert. 2. I swam with dolphins. 3. Once, while we were sleeping in our tent, bears sniffed around it. Your fellow travelers must guess which one is the lie. To make it interesting, start pulling out the most scandalous facts about yourself. The conversation starts automatically because everyone is curious to learn more about this new information.

Challenge Your Mind: Play Adult Games That Will Make You Think

Are you a little competitive? Maybe more than just a little? So these adult car games are just for you!

Solving a five-minute mystery

from InsomnoMom to the house that never sleeps

Before we had a DVD player in our van, I always brought one of the Mystery Books in five minutes during my car trips. You can find these books on Amazon. There are also Mysteries in two minutes, etc. These books are a collection of short mysterious stories that take about 5 minutes to read. A question is asked at the end of each story, and readers should use the clues of the story to reason through the answer and try to solve the mystery. I was reading aloud and everyone in the vehicle was discussing the potential answer. Although the mysteries are often too complicated for young children, even the smallest in our family enjoyed the lively conversation created by these mysteries. It’s a fun activity for all ages and quickly passes the time of the trip.

Can you guess the movie

priya at the glorious sunrise

This guessing game is an original way to pass the time, regardless of the length of the trip. First, a person must name two actors and the rest of the travelers must try to guess the film in which these two actors were together. You can search for movie and actor names using the IMDB website, an excellent database for all films. Of course, people who guess the team can’t use their phone while they’re playing. For more ideas without using your phone, check out these cool ideas from Time Pass.

Reasonable questions

from Claire to Past the Potholes

We spend many hours in vehicles together to explore new countries, so my husband decided to invent his own game! He calls it “Reasonable Trivia.” Each person in turn thinks about a “trivia” question. If more people are right than people are wrong, whoever asks the question wins. The problem is that the question must be reasonable and therefore there must always be at least one correct answer and one wrong answer. We tested it during a car trip with friends and we laughed a lot along the way. Coming from three different countries, it was difficult to find the right questions!

Focus on historical landmarks and information panels

by Lori de Travel – Moments in Time

My husband and I love to travel by car! In order not to remain silent, we stop along the way to take pictures or even visit certain places. If we know that there are interesting attractions on our way, we take care to include them in our itinerary in advance. Other times we are enchanted by the landscape or interested in something, so we stop, take a picture or take a closer look at the thing that interested us, and then return to the road. Now we have a lot to talk about! Always something new, we always establish a connection, and sometimes different opinions allow us to charm for a long time. However, one thing is clear to the 😉 next step: no road is boring and there is no silence in the car.

Do not hesitate!

from Margie to DQ Family Travel

On our long car trips, we try to crush boredom by playing a game called Hesitation. A person proposes a category, say “cars.” The others take turns to name brands or models of cars very quickly. If a person takes a second and hesitates, they are eliminated. When the round is over, the next person calls a category and the game continues again until the family decides that we are done with the game and that we no longer want to play it. This game is a classic travel game that we have been playing since our youngest child was 7 years old. Not only is it a great game for adults, but it will also entertain our kids with travel activities during our long journeys across the country.

Crossword puzzle

on our part… our personal winner of all time for the car trip

It may be hard to imagine doing crossword puzzles on the road, but we make it 2-3 each time. The passenger reads the clues aloud and we both try to find the correct word. We discuss new words and the meaning of clues. Sometimes the discussion is quite intense, because we argue about the “real” meaning of the index. (Yes, you can sometimes be a geek!) Paperbacks are cheap and easy to slip into the car for the road.

It’s our adult game on the road!

We like to start with an easy crossword puzzle on our car journey, then move on to the toughest ones. Crosswords in large print are easier to work in the car because of all the obstacles that arise on the road. Ladona

Just for laughs: Laugh out loud with these adult car games

Some of the best adult travel games are the ones that make you laugh. It’s so easy to get stressed out because of delays, work and finding a place to eat that you momentarily forget that the purpose of your vacation is to have fun. Have you been there before?

Take out a game of bingo

Ingrid at Fabulous and Fun Life

My best advice for relieving boredom during long car journeys is to play bingo. Before the trip, I prepare bingo cards for all occupants of the car, which include 20 items to look for throughout the trip. I try to list a mixture of objects more or less difficult to find along the road and in the cities we pass through, such as a car towing a caravan, a motorhome, a red Porsche, a sign bearing the word ‘population’, an adult who pushes a pram and a boy on a skateboard, etc. It is up to the passenger in the seat before reminding the driver of the items they have yet to find.

The game of 5 things

One of our family’s favorite travel games comes from our experience in improvisation. It’s a popular warm-up game called 5 Things, and it’s fun for all ages and simple enough for everyone to play. The first person calls a category of his choice, which can range from simple things like “5 types of cereal for breakfast” or “5 car brands” to more creative ideas, like “5 superpowers you’d like to have” or “5 things” in which you would never want to take a bath.” The person whose turn it is must then name 5 things in this category as quickly as possible, preferably without stopping to think about it. By naming each of them, the rest of the group counts them in unison – “1… 2… 3…” After naming the fifth and last thing, everyone says: “5… 5 CHOSES!” It’s a great game of engagement, not to mention the creative inspiration for long car journeys.

My best advice for relieving boredom during long car journeys is to play bingo. Before the trip, I prepare bingo cards for all occupants of the car, which include 20 items to look for throughout the trip. I try to list a mixture of objects more or less difficult to find along the road and in the cities we pass through, such as a car towing a caravan, a motorhome, a red Porsche, a sign bearing the word ‘population’, an adult who pushes a pram and a boy on a skateboard, etc. It is up to the passenger in the seat before reminding the driver of the items they have yet to find.

The game of 5 things

One of our family’s favorite travel games comes from our experience in improvisation. It’s a popular warm-up game called 5 Things, and it’s fun for all ages and simple enough for everyone to play. The first person calls a category of his choice, which can range from simple things like “5 types of cereal for breakfast” or “5 car brands” to more creative ideas, like “5 superpowers you’d like to have” or “5 things” in which you would never want to take a bath.” The person whose turn it is must then name 5 things in this category as quickly as possible, preferably without stopping to think about it. By naming each of them, the rest of the group counts them in unison – “1… 2… 3…” After naming the fifth and last thing, everyone says: “5… 5 CHOSES!” It’s a great game of engagement, not to mention the creative inspiration for long car journeys.

Searching for a rainbow

by Suzi on Survey Suzi

Our favorite way to break the silence during a car trip is to play the rainbow. Basically, you choose some object, we usually start with cars, and in order to find it, you need to find one in each color of the rainbow. So, a red car, then an orange car, a yellow car, etc. The first person who sees a car in the color in front of him can count it, and the first person to find cars in all colors in order wins! Then we start with a new object, for example, trucks, the color of a building or people wearing paints. This game is easy to adapt to any situation.

“Sing” Challenge

Our best way to fight boredom, for children and adults alike, is to sing at the same time. To keep things interesting, we always have an external hard drive with our favorite songs. We choose a song in turn. When it’s your turn, choose a song and the whole car should sing as loud as possible. It is not permissible to repeat a song (unless you are a child, especially a 3-year-old). Our usual playlist is as follows: “Theme song from Moana,” song A, song B, “theme song from Moana,” song C, song D. You know what I’m talking about.

Board games

Our best way to fight boredom, for children and adults alike, is to sing at the same time. To keep things interesting, we always have an external hard drive with our favorite songs. We choose a song in turn. When it’s your turn, choose a song and the whole car should sing as loud as possible. It is not permissible to repeat a song (unless you are a child, especially a 3-year-old). Our usual playlist is as follows: “Theme song from Moana,” song A, song B, “theme song from Moana,” song C, song D. You know what I’m talking about.

Board games

Trivial Pursuit is our boredom hunt on the road! Not with the board and the pawns, of course, but we bring the cards and we question each other by taking turns driving. Once we’ve finished a stack, we open a new one from a different edition (we have Classic, Sports and Disney). When we reviewed them all, we have already forgotten most of the previous responses. So we can start the next trip again and not be even better than the first time. It’s a great way to pass the time and offers endless entertainment – especially if you’re like us and you suck at quiz!

Try a game of cricket in the car

Car cricket is by far my favorite game to overcome boredom, while going around Chile, Iceland, the United States and all the other countries on the planet. Just use the traffic as a bowling ball and monitor your “runs” or simply your score. We often play between two places and the person with the most runs wins. So how do you play? Well, the instructions are very simple:

– White cars – Outside

– Other coloured cars – 1 race

– Moto – 2 courses

– Trailers – 3 routes

– 4-wheel drive – 4 courses

– Truck, bus or emergency vehicle – 6 passes

The first person who “plays bat” counts his points until a white car passes in front of him, then the next person who plays is back and repeats the process. You then continue to go around the people who play. My last tip for motoring cricket is not to play if the roads are very busy. If it is too busy, it can be too difficult to follow your paths. The next time you drive in a rural area, think about motor inglet.

The writing of the song 101

from Chris to More Life In Your Days

When we go on a long drive, a good way to spend time is to make a joint song line by line. Someone is guiding you in a certain direction, and each of you decides in turn what comes next by singing the next line. It can be hard to quickly find a rhyme for the next line, but it’s also part of the fun, and doing it quickly tends to make it even more fun. The songs often start out suddenly tangentially and become quite absurd, but that’s part of the game.

I hope you guys like these adult car games as much as we do. Traveling by car should allow you to communicate with your partner, family and friends. The only way to truly connect is to talk to each other. What could be a better place than in the car! So enjoy the best adult travel games while traveling on the highways.

Do you have an adult car game that you prefer? If so, share the comments below and I’ll add them to the list before our next car trip. And don’t forget to save it to your Pinterest Travel Board so you can quickly find when the car suddenly gets too quiet!