Whether you’re travelling with kids, or going on a trip with your best friends, the journey can easily be a tedious beginning to your holiday. To help keep you entertained on your trip, we’ve put together a list of the top travel game apps available, so you can start enjoying your holiday immediately!
We’ve selected options that require the internet, as well as those that don’t, so you can easily pick the ones that suit you best.
Rory’s Story Cubes
This is a great one for younger kids. This app tests creativity and storytelling by helping players tell a tale using the prompted pictures as inspiration. Whether you encourage your children to make up stories on their own, or make a story collaboratively with them, this app can be a fantastic way to pass the time.
If you’re musical at all, Smule is a great karaoke app that allows users to sing along with both new and classic songs. There are great features that allow you to record your songs, apply studio polish with pitch correction and reverb, and even sing duets with celebrities such as Kylie Minogue, Linkin Park, and Carly Rae Jepsen.
This is a fantastic app, especially for music lovers or kids, and will provide great entertainment on a long car journey.
If you know you’re going to have good internet access, or you’ve got a good data plan, then Spaceteam is a superb choice of game. This is a challenging, but incredibly satisfying game for 2-8 players where you have to work collaboratively to stop your spaceship from falling apart.
The key to this game is good communication so we think it’s a fantastic choice for a group to play while travelling together.
Fleet Battle – Sea Battle
Similar to the famous Battleship board game, this app allows you to get all the enjoyment without any fiddly pieces to lose. We think this app is a great way to keep kids busy and quiet during long trips, but it’s also a lot of fun for adults too!
Best of all, this app can use Bluetooth for multiplayer so it won’t eat up your data unless you choose to play online.
Reminiscent of old-school Atari games, this app lets you join up two phones to shoot from one screen to another. This is another app that uses Bluetooth rather than internet – making it perfect for travelling – and allows both competitive or collaborative play.
While this is solely two player and requires players to be sitting next to each other, we think that this game is excellent for some retro-inspired fun.
A traditional favourite, this game lets you try to guess the card you’ve got with only clues from your friends to guide you. The app is incredibly easy to use, letting you draw a new card simply by tilting your phone so you don’t have to look at the screen and risk seeing who you’ve drawn.
You can purchase extra themed decks for characters or celebrities that are perfect for your players, whether that’s your kids or close friends.
A great option that is entertaining, creative, and even educational! In this game you have to choose the right answer to trivia questions from cunning fakes made up by other players. This simple game is incredibly fun and you can easily end up playing it for hours.
Ok, Audible is not a game, but don’t ever underestimate the power of a good audiobook to pass the time. If you’re going on a long trip then you can easily break it up with Audible’s massive library of books. We’d recommend spacing out games and sections of the audiobook, so everyone can keep engaged and happy without boredom setting in.
You can get a 30-day free trial or Audible so give it a try the next time you’re travelling!