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Best Games And Toys To Take On A Long Road Trip

Let’s face it, traveling on a long road trip with young kids in the car can be stressful at times. They are either bickering with each other or whining about how long the trip is. They’re bored, but can you blame them? Do you remember being a kid and riding in the back seat for hours on end? There are some great ways to combat that boredom with family travel games and toys, including these remote control trucks. Here are a few you might want to try:

Hand Held Gaming Devices

Sure, you have a smartphone but it really wasn’t made to be a gaming toy, it costs a lot of money, and you really don’t like your kids playing with it. On the other hand, there are a number of very inexpensive hand held consoles that were made for gaming from the ground up, are more durable for kids to play with, and have better games than you can get on a smartphone.

The Nintendo Switch handheld game console is an all-time favorite with an easy to use design that allows it to be used at home with a larger console and then go on the road as well. It has a dock that turns it into a control unit that will show on your TV, thus the name “Switch.”

The real beauty of the Switch is that there are hundreds of very popular games that can entertain kids, young and old, for many hours at a time. You’ll not hear a peep out of them unless they win or lose a match. It can be played in the car, on a plane, in your hotel room and almost anywhere else.

The Sega Genesis Ultimate Portable Game Player Handheld

This gaming device is far cheaper than the Nintendo, usually less than $50, and plays a few dozen games. It comes already loaded with 15 of the most popular games including: 9 different Sonic the Hedgehog games, Mortal Kombat 1-3, and 3 levels of The Golden Axe. For most kids those will be enough for almost any 5 to 8 hour car ride.

It can also load a bunch more games from a micro SD card and be plugged into most TVs so you can play on a larger screen. It’s cheap and entertaining for both girls and boys.

Travel Bingo Is Good For The Entire Family

If you’re looking for a game that everyone in the car can play at once, then Travel Bingo is something that you should look into. It’s very inexpensive, it’s played almost exactly like regular Bingo, but the cards can’t be spilled and instead of calling out numbers you’re supposed to spot items that you pass by on the road. This keeps things interesting since players have to be concentrating on every other car, road signs, and other objects as you drive along.

There are also similar games like travel scavenger hunt, and several different types of Bingo as well. These games can take hours to play and add excitement to the trip for everyone while keeping the driver from getting drowsy driving down the road.

RC cars are a toy for traveling:

If you’re tired of yelling at your kids when taking long road trips, just a few dollars spent the right way can totally alleviate the problem. Then, instead of having bad memories of long road trips, kids will beg to go on them all the time. If you run out of ideas for toys for kids, be sure to check out the remote control vehicles at