10 Games Cars Play on the Interstate

Having driven some 760 miles in the last two days, I’ve had plenty of time to observe the charming games cars play with each other – or on their own – while driving long-distance on the interstate.

  1. Monopoly – hanging out in the left lane when you have no intention (or ability) to pass anyone
  2. Pacman – driving down the middle of the freeway, either because you’re taking your sweet time changing lanes or because you’re spacing out
  3. Slip & Slide – dangerously riding either edge of your lane, but rarely ever the middle where you belong
  4. Hangman – sitting to the left and just behind a car in the right lane so they can’t pass the slow car in front of them and instead have to slam on their brakes while you leisurely pass by
  5. Peekaboo – when a huge truck in the right lane suddenly moves to reveal a smaller, slower car they are tailgating
  6. Leapfrog – otherwise known as “I Pass You, You Pass Me”
  7. Name That Tune – driving close enough to see what’s playing on the DVD player in the car in front of you
  8. Simon Says – finding a car that is going a consistent speed and then forming a sort of buddy system with them, changing lanes when they change, etc
  9. Guess Who? – stopping at the same rest stop/gas station as someone you’ve been driving nearby all day
  10. Monkey in the Middle – slipping into that space in between two cars that is really meant to be a safety zone

I must confess, I’ve played a game or two listed here while on this road trip.  How about you – have you ever seen or participated in any of these interstate games?

  • Ha! I had forgotten Monkey in the Middle!

  • Ha! I had forgotten Monkey in the Middle!

  • Lissa Stinson

    Too funny!

  • Lissa Stinson

    Too funny!

  • Haha, very clever! I like to see what’s playing on other cars’ DVD players. 🙂

  • Haha, very clever! I like to see what’s playing on other cars’ DVD players. 🙂

  • Stacey, you crack me up. Glad you are having a good drive, and that you’re keeping your sense of humor!

  • Stacey, you crack me up. Glad you are having a good drive, and that you’re keeping your sense of humor!

  • How clever! I’m loving your #nerdsgowest updates!

  • How clever! I’m loving your #nerdsgowest updates!

  • Hilarious my dear! Praying for safety, calm and relaxation on your trip!

  • Hilarious my dear! Praying for safety, calm and relaxation on your trip!

  • Monopoly the game of my childhood :)) hehe loved your post about all those games you played in the car will keep them in my mind when will have nothing to do in the car for a long way !!
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  • Car DVD Players

    Need a new DVD like this and sure my daughter would love the DVD of the group, thanks!!