If you are looking to go away this coming half term, then you may like to get a couple of small and easy to carry travel games to play with your children. Today, I have three travel games from University Games that are suitable for any occasions!
The first one is a fun drawing game called Who What Where Junior which is for aged seven & above and two players or more. It comes with 210 cards, 25 tokens, drawing pad, pencil and timer.
Each player takes a “Who”, “What” and “Where” card. Then start the two-minute timer and draw your picture featuring the words on your three cards. Take it in turns to guess each player’s drawings and award them with a token (plus a bonus token for the artist) if all three parts of the drawing are guessed correctly. In round two, everybody takes another fresh set of cards, and the player with the most point after three rounds, wins.
It is fun to draw and to guess each other’s drawings. We all enjoy playing this game. Even Ms C who normally doesn’t like to guess loves this and has come up with some really inventive drawings too. She did struggle with some of the words like closet, walrus etc. But after explaining it to her, she was able to deliver. I do suggests that you use your own pen and paper for this game. They have only included one pencil and the small drawing pad is not enough.
The second game is Man Bites Dog which is suitable for aged eight & above and two to six players. It comes with 106 headline cards, 3 exclusive cards and instructions. In this game, players create outrageous headlines, the more unusual the word chosen the higher the points they score. The winner is the first to get 500 points.
My nine year old son struggles to understand some of the words like Snubs, Rehab and Indicted. After we explained it to him, he was able to use the words properly. I love that this game helps him expand his vocabulary and to get him thinking.
The third and last game we played was the Smart Ass mini game. It is suitable for aged 12 onwards with two players or more. It contains 90 Question Cards and Instructions. This is a fast-paced game and each card has 10 clues. There are four categories: What am I?, Where am I?, Who am I?, and Hard Ass. You don’t have to wait for your turn, just shout out the answer as soon as you know it. However, if you guess it incorrectly, you won’t be able to guess again. To win this game, be the first player to win four cards.
This is a good mix of general knowledge questions plus famous people. It’s slightly harder for my children as this is for older children so we skipped a few of the cards as we played. This game has no real replay value once you guess all the cards unlike the other two games listed above.
Do you have any favourite travel games that you take with you on your travels? Why not leave a comment and let me know.
You can buy these games from good toy shops and on Amazon. Here are the links from Amazon:
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