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    • Car game

    • Car games are games played to pass the time on long car journeys, often started by parents to amuse restless children. They generally require little or no equipment or playing space. Some such games are designed specifically to be played while traveling (e.g. the license plate game, the Alphabet Game, Padiddle or The P ... Read »


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    • Alphabet Game

    • The Alphabet Game is a car game played to amuse travelers on long car rides. Two or more players can compete. The basic rules are: The game is suitable for all ages, and there are two great equalizers: the letters J and Q. More skillful players will often race ahead, but with limited instances of the letters "J" and, ... Read »


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    • Car numberplate game

    • A car numberplate game is a car game playable in the United Kingdom and other countries with a suitable car registration scheme. Most are solitary games, or can be played individually in competition with other passengers. One variant of the numberplate game involves spotting cars with each number from 1 to 999 in ... Read »


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    • Chinese fire drill

    • "Chinese fire drill" is a slang term for a situation that is chaotic or confusing, possibly due to poor or misunderstood instructions. The term goes back to the early 1900s, and is alleged to have originated when a ship run by British officers and a Chinese crew practiced a fire drill for a fire in the engine room ... Read »


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    • Find the alphabet

    • Find the alphabet is a car game to occupy passengers, typically children, on long journeys. The passengers divide into two teams, left and right, with any odd passenger going to assist the driver's team since the driver should be concentrating on the road. Each team tries to find the letters of the alphabet, in the c ... Read »


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    • Fizz buzz

    • Fizz buzz is a group word game for children to teach them about division. Players take turns to count incrementally, replacing any number divisible by three with the word "fizz", and any number divisible by five with the word "buzz". Players generally sit in a circle. The player designated to go first says the num ... Read »


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    • Graveyard (game)

    • Graveyard is a game most commonly played by children on the playground, or at parties. It is often initiated by one or more persons with prior knowledge of the rules, and is usually played with several others who are unaware of them. The game is very simple, and is most commonly used only as a means to select one of th ... Read »


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    • I packed my bag

    • I packed my bag is a car game. One person says "I packed my bag and in it I put...", followed by any object they like in the traditional version of the game. The next person then says "I packed my bag and in it I put...", followed by the original suggestion, and adding their own. A player is disqualified if they forget ... Read »


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    • Padiddle

    • Padiddle, alternatively spelled pediddle, perdiddle and kadiddle, also known as "Popeye" due to it looking like one eye is out or squinting, is a Canadian and American slang term for a vehicle with a burnt-out headlight or brake light. Fog lights do not count as a padiddle even if used as primary lights. There is no su ... Read »


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    • Sign cricket

    • Sign cricket (also called pub cricket) is a car game which is played in the United Kingdom and other countries with a sufficient number of suitably named pubs. The game's popularity has declined with the increase in motorway travel, where long car journeys typically bypass towns and rarely pass a public house. The ... Read »


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    • Punch buggy

    • Punch buggy (also called punch bug, punch car, punch dub, piggy punch, slug bug, or beetle bug) is a car game generally played by children in which participants punch each other on the arm upon first sight of a Volkswagen Beetle while calling out "Punch buggy!" or "Slug bug!" in reference to the Beetle's nickname, the ... Read »


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    • Riding shotgun

    • Riding shotgun was used to describe the guard who rode alongside a stagecoach driver, ready to use his shotgun to ward off bandits or Indians. In modern use, it refers to the practice of sitting alongside the driver in a moving vehicle. The phrase has been used to mean giving actual or figurative support or aid to some ... Read »


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    • Roadkill bingo

    • Roadkill bingo is a game in which the pictures of 24 different animals are placed randomly in a grid, printed on paper or cardboard. The game is traditionally played in vehicles during long distance travel. When a dead specimen of one of these animals is spotted by a player, that square in the grid is marked off with ... Read »


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    • Word chain

    • Word chain, also known as Grab on Behind, Last and First, Alpha and Omega, and The Name Game. is a word game in which players come up with words that begin with the letter or letters that the previous word ended with. A category of words is usually chosen, there is a time limit such as five seconds, and words may not b ... Read »


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