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What games should we play on our road trip?

Whether it’s an annual family road trip, or you and your close friends going on an adventure, it can get boring in the car for hours on end. You might find yourself wondering what games you could play to keep everyone entertained, and luckily for you, our team here at Certified Autoplex has picked our top three favorites to help you out.

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Some of you may be wondering why you wouldn’t just turn on the rear-seat entertainment center and let the boredom take care of itself. That’s a valid response for someone who has a DVD player in their vehicle, but that’s not as common as you may think. If you’re wondering which pre-owned vehicles we have on our lot that includes an entertainment center, please don’t hesitate to ask.

How-To: Play Classic Road Trip Games –

Sometimes, after it’s been years since you learned something, you may have forgotten a thing or two about it. We’ve all been there – stuck in the car on the highway in the middle of nowhere when Great Aunt Sharon wants to start playing ‘I Spy’, ‘20 Questions’ or ‘the Alphabet Game’.

Next time, instead of instantly putting in your headphones and burying your face in your phone, we challenge you to take part in the games and remember just how much fun they can be. They’re great for the whole family to join in, and not to mention it will make the time go much faster when you’re not constantly dwelling on it. Check out the details below for refreshers on how to play these three classic road trip games.


I Spy –

  1. Choose something in the car, not outside
  2. Identify the object by characteristic
  3. The first letter, color, shape, etc.
  4. Person to guess correctly chooses next object


20 Questions –

  1. Choose a subject category (ie. Animals)
  2. One player picks an item from category
  3. Others ask for clues to identify the item
  4. Person to guess correctly chooses next item


The Alphabet Game –

  1. Play on teams or individually
  2. Utilize road signs, billboards, shop names
  3. Find each letter of the alphabet in order A to Z
  4. First-person to find the letter Z wins

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Next time you’re planning a road trip with friends or family, remember these classic games for some good ole fashioned entertainment. Put your own spin on the rules to make them easier or harder, whichever you prefer.

If you’re starting to plan your next road trip, there’d be nothing better than hitting the road in a new vehicle. Our team here at Certified Autoplex specializes in pre-owned luxury vehicles, but we have a variety of mainstream brands as well. Drivers in the Dallas area are encouraged to come to check out our diverse inventory here in Carrollton.

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