If you’re like us, taking the bus or train for long trips is often more fun when doing so with a group of friends to share the experience with. However, trips can become rather boring if everyone is sleeping the entire time or doing their own thing on their computers. Need some games to play? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Here are some fun group games you and your companions can play to make your bus or train trip fly by in no time!
- The Alphabet Game:
This game is pretty simple but can provide endless hours of entertainment, especially in bigger groups, and works best when everyone is in close proximity to each other. The game starts with the selection of a category, for instance celebrities. Someone in the group than shouts out a celebrity of their choice (“Brad Pitt”) and then it becomes the next person’s job to shout out the name of another celebrity whose first name begins with the first letter of the previous answers last name (so for Brad Pitt, the next name could be P. Diddy). The game continuously follows this pattern, going from person to person in a circular pattern. However, if someone says a name whose first and last name begin with the same two letters (like “Marilyn Monroe), the order of people playing becomes reversed, with the previous person having to go again. Each person gets three strikes for messing up a name or not thinking of one in time (you can determine how long the time limit is yourselves), and the last person standing wins!
- The Sign Game:
This game relies on people paying attention to road signs, so it’s best to play when it is still light out. The game is simple. Beginning with the letter A, everyone looks for words on signs that begin with that letter. Once someone successfully finds the word (No two people can share credit over a word, whoever sees it first gets it), they move onto finding a word that begins with the letter B, going on down the alphabet until someone finds all 26 letters of the alphabet in chronological order. The winner gets the pride and glory of gloating to his or friends for the rest of the trip!
- The Rule Game:
The Rule Game can be pretty fun if you’re the one who makes the rule, but pretty frustrating if you’re the one trying to guess what the rule is. The game starts with a statement by the rule maker (“On my way to the green grass valley, I’m going to bring aaaaa…beach ball, I’m going to bring a beach ball to the green grass valley”). Somewhere in this statement is a hidden rule the rule maker has made that makes the statement acceptable (in this case, its saying “aaaaa” before stating what you’re going to bring to the green grass valley). Next, everyone else will try to guess what the rule is by trying to say the correct form of the statement until they guess what the rule is. Here is an example:
Rule Maker: “On my way to the green grass valley, I’m going to bring aaaaa…beach ball, I’m going to bring a beach ball to the green grass valley”
Guesser: “On my way to the green grass valley, I’m going to bring a tennis racquet”
Rule Maker: “No, you cannot bring a Tennis Racquet to the green grass valley”
Guesser 2: “On my way to the green grass valley, I’m going to bring aaaaa…sandwich to the green grass valley”
Rule Maker: “Yes, you can bring that”
Have fun making up your own rules, and play around with your friends using different scenarios!