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This weeks question…

In the article “Travel Games” by universal Head, he discusses the best style of games to play on the road. Whats your all time favorite Travel Game and why?

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I love the Kosmos two player games (some of which are mentioned in UniversalHead’s article). They travel well and are superb. My top ten are:
1. Jambo
2. Odin’s Ravens
3. Flowerpower
4. The Reef
5. Blue Moon
6. Hellas
7. Lost Cities
8. Rosenkönig
9. Dracula
10. Hera and Zeus

All of them have great player interaction, a decent play time and are very different from one another. All of these work well as travel games.

26 Comments

  1. I have really enjoyed Find It. It’s self contained and I enjoy the challenge racing others to see who can find all the items first.

  2. Uno. Because everyone knows how to play it, those that dont can learn in minutes. You can have just two play or 10 play (if you are on a train this is awesome), and its a short game so time doesn’t matter. And its easy to pack (i.e. small)

  3. I love the Kosmos two player games (some of which are mentioned in Universalhead’s article). They travel well and are superb. My top ten are:
    1. Jambo
    2. Odin’s Ravens
    3. Flowerpower
    4. The Reef
    5. Blue Moon
    6. Hellas
    7. Lost Cities
    8. Rosenkönig
    9. Dracula
    10. Hera and Zeus

    All of them have great player interaction, a decent play time and are very different from one another. All of these work well as travel games.

  4. My favourite travel game is the South American based Liar’s Dice. While in the backseat of a car (on a road or camp trip), pull out two books, two coffee mugs and ten dice. Each player places five dice in their own mug, slams them onto the book and bluffs!

  5. Janet Himstedt

    July 24, 2010 at 6:58 AM

    Citadels because it reminds me of our American friends who introduced it and memories are what makes board games better. Plus it’s easy to transport and teach AND gets in your head which is good for long layovers.

  6. Jason Hutchins

    July 25, 2010 at 9:14 AM

    UNO. It is just an all time classic that can go any where.

  7. Jovana Taylor

    July 26, 2010 at 2:49 AM

    I don’t think much can beat the humble deck of cards – highly portable, most people know at least some games so it’s a good way to pass time with strangers, even solo games don’t seem like ambitious gimmicks.

  8. As mentioned in the article, Guillotine and Settlers have been big travel staples for a while in my neck of the woods, but the best game by far when I go travelling is Munchkin. The game is an easy-to-take deck of cards, and is always fresh and fun.

  9. i Spy

  10. I love playing “i spy with my little eye” with my 3 year old. It is hilarious because she doesnt yet understand the concept that you cannot expect someone to guess something she spied 5km ago!

  11. Hive is my favourite travel game. Unfortunately it is not light to carry around in a back pack, but any beer spilt on it wipes right off!

  12. Aaron Bartlett

    July 29, 2010 at 10:16 PM

    It starts with the letter “i”. No it’s not an iPhone game…. no no it’s not igloo wars, what is that anyway?! . Ok I’ll give you a clue it rhymes with HiFi. Yep you got it! it’s i Spy. OK now it’s your turn…

  13. Knizia’s `Loco’ is constantly in my glove-box, so it comes with us everywhere. It’s pocket sized, and we can pull it out over lunch at a cafe, or at a picnic table besides the beach. Scales well from 2-4, it’s an ideal travel game!

  14. Dover Dubosarsky

    July 30, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Chess. It comes in many sizes and is easily recordable of positions and what not. It is a true test of logic.

  15. Jenny Doherty

    July 31, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    Five Crowns – love it, buy it! Our pack has been carted around most of Australia – easy to carry, good for 2 or a group and easy to teach. It was a hit on Christmas day, even with relatives who aren’t comfortable with boardgames.

  16. My favorite travel would have to be Summoner Wars. The boxes are about the size of a couple of DVD cases. This is a simple game to learn how to play but has limitless re-playability value due to the various factions.

  17. Pass the Pigs because it is almost like the pigs are doing stunts and getting scored for them. Lots of laughs 🙂

  18. Snap. Because it makes me crackle and pop and it’s so much better than a crunchy chocolate milkshake.

  19. Tom Bratchford

    August 3, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    A reli from the UK brought over a great little travelling game (all about travelling, actually!) called Backpacker. The scenarios in game reminded us of actual travelling events, so the game provided a reason for funny travel stories to emerge naturally.

  20. Simple – a deck of cards! I don’t think you can go past good old playing cards for portability, variety, and so many games you can play with one to many, gamers and non-gamers.

  21. Vanessa Tierney

    August 3, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Magic the Gathering is always easy to carry around and if you have a worthy opponent, you can kill a lot of time

  22. I love playing magnetic versions of games (monopoly, chess, dominoes) as it allows you to play on the go, and you can take your fun with you wherever you go!!!!

  23. My favourite is spin the bottle in the back of a bus, it’s really easy to cheat!

  24. David Janetzki

    August 6, 2010 at 9:29 PM

    Backgammon. Easy to carry, great to play. Betting with chocolate from the 12packs of Freddos we get at Christmas from Grandma.

  25. Dominion makes a great travel game (just bundle up the cards and away you go) and it’s one of our favorite games to take camping. We always travel with a deck of cards as well – traditional games are great, too!

  26. spot i loved the spot cards when i was a child as it took away my feelings of car sickness with the looking out for the different things to find on my card,just wish they were still available for my grandchildren,love games play with grandchildren.

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