Team driving can definitely help you escape the loneliness while managing long over the road hauls while crossing state borders, but sometimes the talking gets old and you run out of stories to tell or things to say to one another. Why not spruce things up on the road and keep it entertaining? Make work time feel like play time and try some of these fun over the road games with your partner!
We like to call this game the Soft Drink Challenge. How it works is you buy a decent sized pack of your preferred soft drink (Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Fanta, etc.). Once purchased, you and your opponent must match each other can for can, until you can’t drink another sip of fizzy goodness. After a little while the urge will come…but fight it because the first one to cave for a bathroom break loses!
This one is just for giggles, but let’s introduce The Anal Game. The basis of this game is to add the word “anal” before the name of every RV you see on the road. For example, if a RV passes you with the brand “Swinger” on the side, you should “Anal Swinger!” and so forth (hehe, you’re welcome).
The Alphabet Game is a road trip classic. Hopefully, you’ve played this game growing up, but for those of you who may not have here’s how it works..You go up and down the alphabet finding words that start with A, B, C, etc. on signs along the road, bumper stickers, etc.
Running out of unique stories to tell? The Speak in Song game is at your rescue. For this game, both of you must carry on a conversation using only the titles or lyrics from songs. However, no singing is allowed.
This game is pretty comical and useful when trying to get to know your driving partner. It’s called Two Truths and a Lie. Directions are pretty self-explanatory: each player makes three statements and the listener must decide which of the three is the life. Make the game a little interesting and choose three statements that are a little risqué, not ones like, “I am bored. I like cats. I have to pee.”
In the same category as the alphabet game, I Spy is a classic as well. Either you or your opponent will pick an item within sight and give clues by saying: “I spy something…” You can state the objects color, give the first letter of the name of the object or offer any other types of clues.
Throw your partner for a loop and turn up the heat with a game of Would You Rather. This game consists of one simple question, “would you rather ______ or ______?” Spice it up and offer both options to be equally dreadful or equally awesome. For optimal entertainment, grab some ideas from BuzzFeed’s 15 Of The Hardest “Would You Rather” Questions You’ll Ever Be Asked.