Beat the boredom with car games sure to pass the time.

Road trips are fun as hell, but oh boy! can the driving bit be looooooong! Beat the boredom with these fun car games sure to pass the time!


1. Bingo

Yeah, yeah, you’ve played Bingo before, but have you played Smartass & Sass bingo? No, you have not! (because we just made it…)

Download and print the ‘Stay Sane’ Road Trip Bingo cards to at least earn some type of reward when fellow drivers, and your passengers, annoy the shit out of you!



2. Movies & Actors

Mikayla, or Supervisor of Snark, and her husband play this game all the time! The rules are easy. No props required, just bring your brain and a decent knowledge of the cinematic arts!

How to play: Player 1 says a movie title. Player number 2 names an actor in said movie. Player number 3 (or back to player number 1 if there’s only two of you!) now has to name another movie this actor has been in. The next player (depending on the number of participants, just round-robin this bitch!) now has to name another actor in THAT movie. The next player names another movie that THAT actor is in. And so on and so forth. The game is over when someone cannot name another movie or actor. Feel free to jump in and help each other out to keep the fun going! We’re all friends and family here, after all.

Increase the difficulty level with a ‘No Marvel movies allowed’ rule! 


3. ABC Semi Trucks

Ashley, your Customer Service Queen, and her husband play this every time they’re on the interstate. They both have a tendency to get lost in their own thoughts on car rides and can easily realize that they haven’t spoken a word to each other in over an hour! With this game, they can be lost in their own worlds, but still have some interaction with each other as well.

How to play: Start with the letter  ‘A’.  Look for a semi truck that’s logo starts with an ‘A’. It can be on the cab or the trailer. Use your own discretion for what counts and does not count. We play that it has to be the name of the trucking company or at least a company that’s big enough to do their own freight (ex. Wal-Mart or Amazon). Once you find an ‘A’, move on to ‘B’, and so on and so forth. 

Optional add-on fun: When on a letter, keep track of how many of the previous and next letters you see before finding the one you’re on.

Ex.: You’re on the letter ‘C’. Keep track of how many ‘B’s you see before finding a ‘C’. Then you can say: ‘it took us 4 (or however many) ‘B’s before we found a damn ‘C’!’. At the same time, keep track of how many ‘D’s you find before finding a ‘C’. So then you can say: ‘I found 6 fucking ‘D’s that we could have used if we just had found a fucking ‘C’ sooner!!’ (Trust us, it’s more fun than it sounds.)

Alternative rules: start with the first letter you see, not necessarily ‘A’.


4. The Favorites Game

Got kids in the car? This is a great way to learn their new favorite things (because you know that shit seems to change every week or so, amiright?!). On a trip with someone you recently started dating? This is a perfect way to learn more about them AND fill those inevitable awkward silences. 

How to play: This one is easy peasy! Simply ask everyone in their car what their favorite ____ is!

Here are some question ideas to get you started:

  • Favorite movie
  • Favorite book
  • Favorite color
  • Favorite food
  • Favorite drink
  • Favorite dinner
  • Favorite game
  • Favorite show
  • Favorite candy
  • Favorite dessert
  • Favorite restaurant
  • Favorite toy
  • Favorite school subject
  • Favorite flavor of ice cream
  • Favorite curse word
  • Favorite sport to watch
  • Favorite sport to play


Have fun, sassy friends!


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