Travel Games for the Holidays

Travel Games for the Holidays

If you are hitting the road this holiday with your kids off to see Grandma or other family members, you might be dreading the long car ride with little to no entertainment for the kids. If the constant question of “Are we there yet?” doesn’t excite you, it is time to figure out to distract your kids and save your sanity this holiday season! Even if you don’t have kids, these are a great way to distract you and your travel companion from the long trip you have ahead.

While you might think you can use your smartphone just to pull up a game and start playing, what happens if your smartphone dies or you find yourself without signal? So you are never bored while traveling – or just have kids you want to distract! – here are some of our favorite games that are also travel-friendly!

3-1 Chess, Checkers, and Backgammon

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This game is sure to entertain you and your travel companions for hours! It contains three of your favorite games in just one set and with a foldable board that keeps your pieces from getting lost in the car. No matter if you experience turbulence or a bumpy road, these pieces won’t jump around because they are magnetic. Extremely light-weight and portable, this game set can help the time fly by.


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Battle against your travel buddy and relive your childhood with Battleship! It is a small, compact version that is easy to take with you on your travels this holiday season. However, since there are small pieces to this one that could fall out if there is a bumpy ride ahead, perhaps only use it if waiting at the airport or train station.


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The travel edition of the favorite game Yahtzee is sure to be a huge hit! It comes with a score pad, and everything fits comfortably in the cup for easy portability. This game would be great for people who are traveling with a big group who have a competitive side.



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This is the compact, portable version of crowd-favorite Trouble! The pegs are not magnetic but they do stay in place fairly well so it would be a great way



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And our personal favorite, Scrabble! Test your lexicon skills with this game that you can play anywhere. The tiles won’t slip or move around regardless of where you are thanks to a new “tile-lock” design. Unlike many travel additions, these Scrabble tiles are not so small to make it frustrating and impossible to place in the right spot.


Here at Rujo Handmade, Scrabble is our favorite game! If you love Scrabble as much as we do and want a handmade gift for someone this holiday season, check out our line of Scrabble tile art. Handcrafted just for you, it is the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. Check it out at

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