Road trips are fun in theory. But in reality, they can get exhausting and boring. Imagine driving for more than five hours. Things can quickly get from fun to boring. And that is when you should try playing some road trip games for couples. Why? Well, because if you are only two in the car, someone has to entertain the driver and prevent him from sleeping, right?
With these fun road trip games, you can make time fly by faster than the maniac driving in the left lane. You can also play these games with friends, or any other grownups you bring on the adventure and long car ride.
Spin A Story From The Past
We are not suggesting you tell lies to your partner. But this game is essentially who can lie better. One person begins a story about their past and the other person has to say whether they are telling the truth or spinning a lie.
You can tell dating stories, emotional stories, fun stories, or anything in between. Each player gets two follow-up questions. You can use them before or after the story is revealed. Correct guess brings two points. You can arrange 10 points as the threshold for winning.
Spice it up by making the loser tell an embarrassing story. Even after years of together, you can still find ways to bond on the road.
This is a bit different game than the traditional license plate game. The traditional license plate game requires players to find each of the 50 states. But this game is more fun.
The trick here is to find a license plate with random letters and create a word with those letters. You can challenge the other person by coming up with a longer word from the same license plate.
Explain A Movie Plot Badly
There are so many games you can play with movies. This movie game, for example, requires one player to think of a movie and explain the plot in a terrible way. Think of those honest trailers and honest reviews about movies and television shows we see on YouTube.
If you need inspiration, you can check the hashtag #ExplainaFilmPlotBadly. The other person has to guess the movie.
The Same Movie Game
Here is another fun movie game you can play with your romantic partner. It is a good and easy one to try. The first person names a movie, and the second player has to name a movie that has essentially the same basic plot, but it is a different movie.
For example, How to be Single and He’s Just Not That into You. Or Bridesmaids and The Five-Year Engagement. The first one to get to 10 points wins the couples road trip game.
This alphabet game is great when you have more people in the car. Yes, it can work with only two people as well. Here is how it works. The first player starts by saying “I am making a casserole and I am going to need asparagus”. Then, each player takes a turn reciting the previous ingredients and adding the next one. The trick is the next ingredient has to start with the next letter in the alphabet.
So, you go from asparagus to beets, carrots, daikon radish, and so on. You get the point. Can you get all the way to Z?
There are many road trip games for couples, but we want those that will get your creative juices flowing. You can do that by coming up with a story together. The first player creates the first line of the story. For example, go the classic Disney route, “Once upon a time, there lived a prince in a castle”.
Or, you can come up with an unconventional start. Like, “A person walks into a bar and sees all empty stools”. With this couples road trip game, you can go for minutes or hours. It depends on your creativity.
Odd Color Car
For this great game, each person chooses a rare or odd color. For example, purple car. Or vermillion, orange, beige, and others.
During the long road trip, each fellow passenger gets a point for spotting a vehicle of their chosen color. And then at the end of the trip, you see who wins.
Two Truths And A Lie
This is a classic favorite road trip game you can play anytime and everywhere. It is a fun and simple game you can play. The premise is you tell three statements. Two of them are true, and one is a lie.
The second person has to guess which statement is the false one. If you want to make it fun and spicy, make all the statements about your relationship. Or about people you both know.
Would You Rather
The conversation fun car game would you rather questions is one of the most entertaining games you can play. There are no rules. You can come up with any question you like. Here are some examples:
– Would you rather win the lottery or go back in time and buy Bitcoin?
– Would you rather stay in for Netflix or go out for a dinner in the cheapest restaurant in town
– Would you rather buy 10 things you do not need every time you go shopping, or forget the one thing you absolutely need
– Would you rather receive a flirty sex message or love letter
And so on. You get the point.
Fortunately – Unfortunately
This is one of the best classic games you can think of. Each person starts a statement with the word “fortunately”. Since you are going on a road trip, say saying about the trip. For example, “Fortunately, I packed my hiking boots”.
Then, the next person has to come up with a statement that starts with, “unfortunately”. In this spirit, “unfortunately, the hiking trails are closed due to bad weather”.
License Plate Decoder
We had a license plate game before. Here is another fun twist on the classic game. Pretend that every license plate is a personalized message. Then, try to decode it. Add some adult humor to make it more creative and fun.
While You Were Sleeping
This road-trip game is great to entertain the driver. Basically, when the passenger is asleep, you come up with a story in your head. And when your boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, husband, or wife wakes up, tell them a story.
Start by saying “you will never believe it, but while you were sleeping”. And then come up with the best lie you can think of. For example, we saw Brad Pitt drive by us.
Guess the Song
It is a classic music trivia game you can play while traveling. You play the first 10 seconds of a song, either on the radio or something else. And see who will guess the track first.
This is probably the simplest fun car game on the list. All you have to do is spot and identify every car on the road. But you have to be the first one to do it.
The Actor Game
Speaking about celebrities, you can also play the actor trivia game. It is among the best road trip games for couples. One person names an actor or actress. And then the second person has to name a movie that the actor was in. Keep for as long as you want.
If the second person cannot guess a movie with the actor, the first player gets a point.