We’ve recently discovered the best travel games. Well, they’re more like pocket size family games to play on vacation, not games to break out in the car. You know, for when you want fun family vacation games but you don’t want to waste packing space on huge boxes of Scrabble, Monopoly, Life, etc.
We found them in India, of all places but they’re available on Amazon, too. Basically some brilliant soul at Hasbro came up with the idea to take classic board games and tweak them into travel card games. Essentially creating travel board games. Genius, I tell you.
Board Games for Travel
One of the things that make these Grab and Go card versions great travel games is that while the spirit of the original classic is preserved, actual game play has been altered.
I mean, everyone loves or hates or loves to hate a good family monopoly game, right? There are usually an equal amount of groans and excitement whenever a rousing game of real estate is suggested, amirite?
Well, drama no more. The Monopoly Deal Card Game can be played in as little as 15 minutes. The reasons you love the game are still there, but without the loss of friendships or sleep. And it’s less than five bucks!
The regular versions of these games can set you back at least 20 bucks but these fun travel games are easy on the wallet. All of them are less than $10 and some are even less than $5. You, literally, can’t beat that.
Life Adventures has a fun storytelling element that kids love. The Scrabble Card Game is actually easier to play than the original version. I couldn’t find the edition we have on Amazon but there is one called Scrabble Slam which I’m sure is also fun.
Basically these are just plain fun games to play on vacation or any other time. They’re small and easy to slip into a backpack. They don’t take nearly as long as the regular versions so they’re perfect when there are only 15 minutes before bedtime and little Susie insists on playing a game.
Not Just For Kids
But they’re not just for kids, grown ups like them, too. We took our games to a conference once and the parents played them after-hours once the kiddos were tucked into bed. Because we know how to party. Or something.
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Have you ever played these versions of these games? What’s your favorite game to play on vacation?
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