Hit the Road This Summer with Portable Games and Travel Happy

Road tripping this summer? Slip these easy-to-play, fun, and portable games into your luggage and keep them entertained the whole way!
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Gamify Your Packing List

Do your summer vacation plans include a family road trip? Make the most of your time away, with games that pack tons of fun, take up minimum trunk-space, and will keep them entertained along the way. With a little luck, and these games tucked away in the glove box, hearing “Are we there yet?!” might just be a thing of the past!

Spot it! / Dobble
Age: 6+ / Players: 2-8 | Duration: <15 minutes

The perfect game to take on the road, Spot it! / Dobble is a compact little game that packs a punch when it comes to fun! Great for the car, hotel, tent, or cottage, Spot it! / Dobble will test your reflexes, speed and best of all, keep the family entertained all trip long. What’s more, besides the classic version, there are over a dozen versions of the game, including Camping, Beach, Animals, and more!

Love Letter
Age: 10+ / Players: 2- 6 | Duration: 15-30 minutes

Be the first to take your love letter to the Princess and win her heart!

The castle’s characters assist in your mission, keeping the letters of other players away. A portable game of risk, deduction, and luck, perfect to play anywhere you travel this summer.

Azul – Mini Edition
Age: 8+ / Players: 2- 4 | Duration: 30-45 minutes

The now classic game of Azul, where players collect tiles and decorate the palace returns in a MINI edition. With new plastic trays, clickable tiles, and a points slider, nothing will disturb your game, so you can play Azul anywhere you go this summer!

BrainBox – The World
Age: 8+ / Players: 1+ | Duration: <15 minutes

Discover the world while you travel, with this ten-minute brain game that will keep the kids (and mom & dad) on their toes and entertained. Do you know where Machu Picchu is? Or what bird New Zealanders are named after? Learn all about the world with BrainBox! With nearly a dozen versions, including Animals, Dinosaurs, Pictures, and more, the BrainBox line is perfect for a rainy afternoon at the cottage or hotel.

Rory’s Story Cubes – Voyages
Age: 6+ / Players: 1-12 | Duration: <15 minutes

A big game in a little package, Rory’s Story Cubes fits nicely into the pocket of a purse, backpack, or suitcase, and will keep the whole family entertained all trip long. Just roll the cubes, combine items, characters, places and animals to create and share unique tales in this game of limitless imagination and infinite stories! And Rory’s Story Cubes comes in nearly 10 versions, so there’ll always be plenty of inspiration.

CATAN Traveler
Age: 10+ / Players: 2-4 | Duration: 60-120 minutes

No matter where you wander this summer, you can take this compact edition of the popular game of CATAN everywhere! The space-saving box unfolds to reveal the variable board. Roads, settlements and cities are safe in their locking drawers. Cards are held securely in holder trays. Even the dice, thanks to the practical hex-shaped shaker can’t get dropped and lost.

Click here to find these great travel games and more at your local game shop!

More Tips for Your Summer Trip

Looking for more ideas to keep the trip stress-free? Check out our article in this summer’s issue of Game On! Magazine. You’ll find our top five tips to keep your journey drama-free, copacetic, and memorable. You’ll even find a playlist for the road! ?