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Travel games for camping

Postby Gaelen » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:04 pm

I've been spending some time cleaning out the upstairs closets and the storage room, and found a stuff sack full of travel games I used to keep handy when my nephews were little kids. A deck of regular cards, a deck of UNO, a travel Yahtzee game, a travel Scrabble board, a small Mancala board, a box of crayons--stuff I used to have on hand when the kids got bored, or we were inside/camping on rainy days. The kids were 3 and 6 when I started camping with them, and younger than that when I started taking care of them, so most of my games built up word and counting skills, but didn't necessarily need a lot of reading ability. They weren't ready for Scrabble or Boggle or Trivial Pursuit or even Monopoly until they were a lot older, and all but the Scrabble game were home games, not portable.

I decided to dust off the games in the sack, clean up the stuff sack and include it in the car for those dog show trips when we can all use some portable entertainment and we're not in the mood to play poker or re-hash that day's performances and judging. :)

A couple years ago, I gave most of my board games to my sister and brother's families for family game nights--all I kept was my special edition of Scrabble, an old Monopoly game that I had as a kid, and these travel games. I play a hand of solitaire now and then, and a couple of computer games, but don't play many board games anymore unless I'm with friends or family on 'game night.'

Then last night I was checking out a new discount/overstock place called Ollies, and found discounted for $3 a travel Trivial Pursuit game...just perfect for evening amusement at the next dog show, with a collection of pop culture cards my dog show friends will appreciate. Trivial Pursuit used to be one of my favorite games--and now that I know there's a travel edition, I spent a few minutes on ebay checking out travel games. There are even travel/speed versions of Monopoly and Scrabble out now.

Does anyone else carry any card/board games while camping/traveling?

(edited out my typos...!)
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Postby starleen2 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:18 pm

We carry "connect four" and "Battleship" along with some UNO cards
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Postby rainjer » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:28 pm

I have a deck of waterproof playing cards & UNO Splash (waterproof UNO). We have a couple other kids card games if the whole family goes.

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Postby Gary and Cheri » Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:43 pm

I carry my laptop and all associated games (such as solitare) that are on it.

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Postby Rick Sheerin » Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:24 pm

A deck of cards and Pass the Pigs :thumbsup:
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Postby Sparksalot » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:33 pm

Right now, we have battleship and chess.
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Postby rbeemer » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:59 am

Dominoes for Mexican train and other...hearts and spades...backgammon
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Postby BrwBier » Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:56 am

I have a lap top with several pinball games on it.
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Postby Joseph » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:56 am

We don't really play games much. I fish and paint, Kate sketches and paints. If we're stuck inside we usually read books, though Kate may continue sketching.

Of all the stuff you have, we might find a use for the crayons... :lol:

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Postby Darren » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:03 am

I bring along the iPod touch but rarely use it for games. Mostly just watch movies on it.
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Postby TLC » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:48 am

I keep a travel size cribbage board in my trailer and poker chips of course. Also the laptop for solo gaming.
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Postby Micro469 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:00 pm

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Strip Poker anyone???? :oops: :lol:
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Postby alffink » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:14 pm

We've been playing a new dice game, new to us anyway; Farkle
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Postby PanelDeland » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:21 pm

"Pass the Pigs" is one of my favorite portables.Another that is good for groups is Pictionary.We use a dry erase board and easel.Usually play Guys against girls for meal cleanup or something.
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Postby BrwBier » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:25 pm

Micro469 wrote:Image

Strip Poker anyone???? :oops: :lol:

she said "I don't know how to play poker and I,m so drunk" :o
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