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Long bus rides for field trips or competitions can be really boring sometimes. Of course, with a friend or two and a few games to play, the time can fly by. Plus, you'll be bonding with others and strengthening friendships. Here are a few classic games, riddles, and random things to do that I usually resort to.
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Step 1: The Name Game

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The Name Game is always a classic. It's usually best with 4-8 players. The version I like is where the first person thinks of a name that starts with the letter "A" and tells the group. The next person repeats the "A" name and then says a name that starts with "B." The next person repeats all the previous names and says a "C" name, and so on until you go through the whole alphabet. If the group wants, people who forget a name are "out."

Another version of the name game is a little harder. One player will say any name and the next person has to say a name that starts with the letter that the previous name ended with. For example, if player 1 says "Abigail," then the next name must start with an "L." If player 2 decides to say "Leslie," the next name must start with an "E," etc. You must not repeat any names, so it can be challenging. Good luck with those "Y"s. Try Yolanda, Yoshi, and Yvonne.

You can also try different categories for the name game, such as cities or celebrities. Be creative. You can even try medical diseases!
WendyL31 month ago

Another game could be handman

My friend taught me a variation of the hat game.
"Bang bang bang bang. Who's dead?"
LexyConroy1 year ago
Love the hat game
Phil B6 years ago
This could also be offered as what to do on a long airplane flight. Normally, it takes only a few minutes to read the in-flight magazine, unless there is a whole article of interest. I usually take a book with me, but often it is boring to read for more than a certain amount of time at once, say 30 minutes (depending on the type of reading material). It is possible to do some other things and come back to reading later for another 30 minutes. I usually take an audio player and can listen to it for 20 or 30 minutes and then come back to it for another session later. Often I have the Bible or some Podcasts on the audio player. Sometimes I take a magazine of my own, and may be able to spend 40 or more minutes reading articles in it, depending on what magazine it is. I take a tablet and a pen. Usually I am thinking about something and can make notes on it for 20 to 30 minutes. That is also something I can come back to and repeat later. Occasionally you get a seat companion who is a good conversation partner, but that is not the usual situation. Using a cell phone is not possible on an airplane, but there is time for eating a snack. Taking a snack or a meal is possible on a bus, too.
Gage987 Phil B5 years ago
Podcasts PWN
rhylin265 years ago
Green Glass Door = Greatest game ever!
Lowney5 years ago
Wait, sorry, I don't get the hat thing
PKTraceur6 years ago
This is great! Dont forget, draw LOTS of cubes! Try different sizez, pyramids, prisms, Draw 3d until your page becomes an illiterate mess! -PKT
Doctor What6 years ago
You forgot the bishop game! All you need is a knife or a sharp object and your hand. You'll be entertained for hours. It gets really interesting when you go two player.
bf4cb46 years ago
For the name game, we normally go first mane and last name. If you start with John Smith, the Next person has to go with an S first name. Its a lot of fun with people of the same school or church.
Derin6 years ago
If I find some on the bus trip,I will be sure to add them.