Earlier this year I posted an Instagram photo of us playing Monopoly Game Star Wars and I got a great question from a soon-to-be full-time traveling family about our favorite travel size games. So I put together this list of our favorite family-friendly travel size games! We have an 8- and 5-year-old, so your list may vary depending on your kids ages and your preferences.
We find that having a variety of games in the trailer entertains the kids on rainy or quiet days, provides another option besides movies/TV, requires no extra power or electricity (great for boondocking!) and can be a great way for our kids to connect with other kids on the road when outside play isn’t an option. Shop travel-size games on Amazon.
Even if you don’t plan to travel full-time this list is great for spring break or summer road trips, camping, plane rides and just life-on-the-go!
Our TOP picks for family-friendly travel-size games ::
Probably our FAVORITE game!
Toysmith Marbles in a Tin Box (160-Count)
Our kids love to play old-school marbles. It’s a great way to test out how level you are after you set up camp, ha!
Minecraft Card Game
We just got this one for Christmas and it’s been a great addition! Both our kids love Minecraft but we try to limit screen time – this card game is a wonderful alternative.
Monopoly Game Star Wars
The only not-travel-size game that we lug around. We found a vintage version at Goodwill last year and we really enjoy it.
Old Maid card game
Find this at your local Dollar store or Target store for under a few dollars
Games for older kids/adults
These are games we travel with but our kids aren’t quite old enough to play.
These are some of our favorite games that pack a LOT of fun into a small package – great for traveling families. We’d love to know – what are your favorite travel-friendly (read: small and compact) games!?!
And although some of these games would work well on long car rides we primarily entertain ourselves in the car with audiobooks thanks to our Audible membership! We listened to the whole Ramona Quimby series, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and the first THREE books in the Harry Potter series. Our kids love listening to the stories on long car rides.
As an Amazon Prime member you get your first THREE months of Audible FREE (with a FREE download each month) and then it’s $16ish a month and you continue to get a FREE download credit each month. We use our download credits for full series and I feel like we get a great value! Do you have favorite kid-friendly audiobook series? Please share!