Games can add fun and excitement to a long bus ride. However, not all adults want to join in the fun and games. Some passengers prefer to read or sleep during bus rides, which means there are fewer people to play games with. If you are traveling on a bus with a smaller group of game players, then consider these activities to pass the time.

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Travel Board Games

Smaller versions of classic board games, such asScrabble and Backgammon are designed for use in the car or on a bus. The boards typically feature recessed spaces to hold game pieces in place.


Gather two to five people and play a spirited game of cards.

Magnetic Chess

Several companies manufacture magnetic chess boards and pieces that allow you to test your skills on the road without worrying about losing game pieces.

Video Games

Adults of all ages can kill time on a long bus ride by playing video games. Handheld systems, cell phones and smart phones are popular electronic devices that allow users to play a variety of games while on the road.

I Spy

This classic can be enjoyed by people of all ages. To begin, one person silently picks an object and then says "I spy with my little eye" a hint of what object it is. The others then ask questions to try and figure out what object the first person picked.

Crossword Puzzle Clue

Take an ordinary crossword puzzle and use a fun twist. Have one person fill in the word while the other asks questions about what the word is. You can make this as fun or complicated as you wish.

Tic Tac Toe

Have preprinted sheets of paper with games of tic tac toe on them. Seat mates can challenge one another to a game of tic tac toe.

Fun For All

To make the most out of any bus trip, be sure to have a variety of games available so that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Games can be a great way to pass the time and get passengers to know one another a little better.


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