So, you’ve got that big road-trip planned this summer, right? Got everything packed, maps apps at hand, ready to see the world from the point of view of your car, up close and personal in a way jet travel will never be. Pile in the dog and the kids and hit the road!
Of course, once the initial excitement wears off somewhere down the road, the kids are gonna get whiney. Instead of numbing them out with cartoons or video games, how about a bunch of classic car games? Of course you can use your iOS device! Here are a few fun apps that will teach the whole family some great ways to stay interested in the world outside the windows while staving off boredom.
Road Trip Fun is less a game app and more a car-game discovery app, with almost 30 different games you and your family can use to while away the long hours of auto travel. Launching the app brings you to a list of roat-trip games like 20 Questions, Spelling Bee, Road Trip Math, A is for Armadillo, and our family’s all time favorite, I Spy.
The app itself isn’t much to look at, but it’s worth the $0.99 to have all of these in one place to help you remember ones you haven’t played since you were a kid yourself.
SlugBug Roadtrip brings the car game classic to the iOS generation. Launch this $1.99 app once downloaded and add player names and photos for up to four SlugBuggers. You can then set whether to have music and how long the game will last. You get different points for different Bugs found, one point for modern Bugs, two for classic Bugs, and 5 for a padiddle Bug (one that’s missing a headlight). This one’s great fun and easy on the eyes.
Finally, where would a good road-trip be without a license plate game? State Plate Bingo! is a great way to track all those license plates you find along the way. Launch the game, then tap on the state of the licence plates you see along the highways and byways of your automobile vacation. Tap on the My Plates button to see all the license plates you’ve collected. If more than one family member has a copy of the app, it’s time for some competition for the most states found in a day, or who can get to 10, 20, 50 states first. Great family fun, right in the car, yeah?