Want to know the best board games for travel? Here are some of the best travel board games for your next adventures…
The joy of being on the road is often the main reason to go on road trips. Sometimes there is no enthusiasm to do anything – just enjoy the air and time away. But even a short trip can quickly get boring when there’s nothing to do, especially if you’re traveling with someone, in a group, or with family. This is why a good travel board game is a great addition to any packing list. It’s also great for keeping everyone away from the TV in the evening.
The best travel board games are an excellent way to pass the time whether on a trip or at home. Travel board games help eliminate boredom, from travel delays, long flights, sleepless nights, or bad weather. With this list, you can choose some of the best board games for travel.
Best board games for travel
There are plenty of travel board games that you can take with you on a trip, but you need to make sure that they are sturdy, compact and built for use on the road. From cards and boards to dice, these are all the best board games for travel, for kids and adults alike.
Monopoly is one of the most popular classic travel games that you can enjoy from 2 to 5 players, but this is the mobile version. It will keep you entertained for hours, whether at home or on the road. Collect three complete property sets of different colors using cards, and you will be the winner.
With the Monopoly Deal, you can pick up more properties on the way and receive rent from your opponent. This card version of Monopoly is the perfect card game to keep you and your traveling companions occupied for hours. It’s great for camping trips, long trips, vacations, and sleeping just about anywhere else.
Ben and I play this game a lot, or at least we did when we rented a Volkswagen and went to rainy Wales. These are great board games for travel because they are very compact.
Jax Sequence is a game full of challenges and fun, which makes it the perfect family game. It is a board game for both kids and adults and allows from 2 to 12 players. With a card with you, and then placing a chip on the matching space on the board, you win if you are the first player to meet 5 in a row.
All the time you’re trying to block your opponent or remove his chips, watch out for the jacks!
This is one of those portable travel board games that provides hours of fun at home and on the road. The game requires both strategy and a good deal of luck. It is suitable for children too.
Catan Traveler is another exciting board game for traveling with a space-saving chest that reveals the changing board. The game allows 2 to 4 players, so you and other players can plan together to keep your settlements, cities, and roads safe. It is easy and easy to set up in just seconds. It comes with six double-sided board pieces, which are randomly arranged so that each play is completely different.
The game is designed for easy portability, with the dice rocking a hexagonal shape, making it hard to lose or drop on the go. Cards are also kept securely in holder trays.
Skip-Bo, the perfect sequential card game for camping and vacation trips, was designed by the famous UNO. You can create groups of rising cards in sequence until there are no more cards left to play. The game can be played by 2 to 6 players.
Skip-Bo ‘Wild’ cards will help you break through tough situations. Moreover, you can play it as any number, while you put on your strategic thinking hat to defeat your opponent. The game is designed with bright colors and is easy to play. Be the first player to deplete all of your Skip-Bo stocks to win the game.
After a Skip-Bo game, you can randomize and start over.
This is a must-have travel game for road trips, especially if you are traveling in a group. It is a simple yet very fun card game that will provide hours of fun on the road and at home. It contains over 500 fun, character-filled questions, and you can be the first player to reach the WIN space by correctly matching another player’s answers to your turn, then typing the “favorite” answer in the starred area.
There are no right or wrong answers, which makes it a great way for the game to stay competitive while also learning more about other players. This is the perfect travel toy to pass the time on a long trip or while sleeping. Requires 2 players.
This is one of the classic travel games where you drop morals to crush your opponent. Sorry! It requires 2 to 4 players, and since each player takes 1 to 2 cards, you can get 1 of 4 pawns from the starting area and out around the game board.
Like most of the travel board games on this list, you need strategies to win against your opponents in a game of Sorry! You also need luck to chase, slip, race, bump and score your way around the board so you end up as the first to take all your pawns home.
However, this is an updated version of the game. It’s perfect for all family outings, picnics, long trips and sleepovers.
freaking it out! It is an award winning visual perception game to test your reflexes and observational skills. With insight and quick hands, to win you will have to find the one match between the two cards and the symbol, which usually leads to a frenzy of fun as you and your opponents try to find it.
The game requires 2 to 8 players. And to make the game more exciting for travelers, this version is a mixture of 5 different ways to play. It comes neatly packaged in an easy-to-hold case.
This travel sized Quirkle is easy and fun to play. For a long time, Qwirkle has grown in popularity with a lot of board game fans. You can set up the game in seconds and it is relatively easy to play from the age of 5. Expect each round to last about 45 minutes.
While Qwirkle is great as a travel board game, it’s also great for home use so you can practice your skills.
The Quadpro version of the chessboard game is specially designed for chess enthusiasts on the go. It is a foldable plastic chess set that is magnetically attached to the bottom of each piece to prevent it from getting lost on the road. Keeps an area of 64 squares with full chess pieces.
This travel board game is a great way to pass the time in transit, camping, school or home. The QuadPro Magnetic Travel Chess Set is built for compactness to keep it safe, so you don’t have to worry about it breaking either.
Magilano SKYJO requires 2 to 4 players and with little space in front of you, you can enjoy this travel card game. The game also requires strategies and with 2 face up and 12 hidden cards, each player chooses, in turn, to take the top card out of the draw or get rid of the pile.
Replace one of the 12 cards, and keep doing that until you or other players only have open cards. When the round is over, it’s time to add your cards to score with the lowest number you win.
It is easy to play with and it is portable as well. The game is addictive and can be enjoyed on the floor, table or anywhere else.
Connect 4 Grab and Go is easy to play, and it’s all about aligning your counters to ensure you rank 4 in a row. It can be top to bottom, left to right, or diagonal. As long as you have four counters sitting together in one direction, you win.
It is a competitive travel game to play on a trip and is also a fun way to pass the time in a group.
Boggle isn’t as popular as some of the other travel board games on this list, and it can be a little tricky to get right the first time around, especially for non-native speakers. However, it is full of fun and after the first few games, you will get it.
All you have to do is shake the letters and flip the timer. After that, you can select the words that appear as fast as you can. It is a competitive and fun game that tests your English proficiency as well as your ability to think quickly.
Apple to Apples is not only an exciting game, but also a funny and perfect travel board game to play away from time. It’s just as fun to play at home as it is on the road. To win the game, you have to win the most rounds by playing a “red apple” card to best match the group’s “green apple” card for the round, as selected by the player of that round.
With 63 Green Apple Cards and 441 Red Apple Cards, there are a lot of crazy combinations that you can find. Also, the game requires 4 to 8 players. Mattel is one of the most popular travel board games – and for good reason.
This exciting spy game from Codenames requires teams to compete to see who can contact all their teammates (agents) first. Using one-word clues, you and your agents must try to figure out (guess) the words for your team’s color, while at the same time avoiding words that belong to the opponents.
To play this game, turn on your spy mode and work as a team to win. It is a fun game that you can play in a group and on trips. Another thing is to look for double agents and any killer trying to get you. Whether you lose or win, it is still fun to catch all the clues in this mobile game. It is suitable for both children and adults and requires 2 to 8 players.
Taco vs. Burrito is a fun, crazy and strategy game that involves food fighting. One of the main reasons for the game’s popularity is that it was created by a 7-year-old and funded through Kickstarter.
If you enjoy card games and food combos, Taco vs. Burrito is the game for you. The game requires 2 to 4 players and you can use the distributed cards to start making any crazy food combinations you want. You can also switch the game with action cards to get additional ingredients to win.
Also, remember to keep an eye on the Order Envy or Health Inspector, which can spoil your appetite and meal. This is a great travel board game for kids.
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Like most Mattel games, the classic Box UNO is one of the most popular classic travel games. Race against 2 to 10 opponents to rid yourself of the hand as you try to match the cards on the board either by number or color.
You can use special cards like Flip, Skip, Draw-2s, and even color-changing Wild Cards to boost your chances of becoming a winner. The game is perfect for camping trips, family picnics, sleepovers, camping trips, etc.
This is a highly strategic game that requires only two players. It is a board game (which can be played on any flat surface) that comes with its own travel case. You and your opponent can break 22 pieces of the Hive Pocket to form patterns that will be used as a playing surface.
The goal is to surround your opponent’s queen while keeping the queen safe. Whoever surrounds his opponent’s queen first is the winner.
Blokus is an exciting game that needs strategy to win. The game requires only two players and can be played at home and on the go. The rules are easy to learn. Each player must take turns placing 21 pieces on the board to make sure that each piece touches another piece of the same color – but they must be in the corners.
You can protect your territory by blocking your opponent’s moves at every turn to win. The toy is made of durable and erasable materials, making it ideal for road trips.
Best board games for travel
Traveling is a great time to play a board/card game or two. You are in a new and beautiful location, but it is fun to occupy your mind and hands, especially with the children around you. Step away from the screens and invest in one of the great travel games for your next trip.