Our Recommendations for Games to play in your Campervan
There’s something special about being able to unplug the screens, hit the road and settle down by the campfire or wrap up cozy in your campervan and play a game.
Whether you are a couple, a family or a group of friends there are a ton of great games to play on your next road trip and we’ve rounded up the best camper games for you right here.
Forget about the stresses of modern life for a while with these simple and fun campervan games.
We’ve made sure that all of these camper games are suitable for camping, whether you are in a tent, a small campervan or a giant motorhome. You won’t need much kit aside from the games itself, and a pen and paper unless specified.
None will take more than an evening at most to play because driving while keeping game pieces in order sounds like a recipe for disaster (and cheating!).
So whether you are interested in:
- Spending a winters evening with your partner huddled inside your campervan playing a board game
- Spending some quality time with your family round the camp table, or getting more active on a large campsite or at the beach
- Catching up with friends by the fire
- Keeping a little one entertained for the journey
We’ve got you covered with 32 camper games below!
Camper Games for Couples
These games are designed especially for two people, because lets face it. Go Fish is hardly thrilling if there is just two of you!
Small in size but packing a big punch these games are perfect for camping as a couple.
Take a pen and paper, and write down words, phrases and jokes that you think your partner will giggle at.
Take it in turns to either pass the paper across, or read it to them. First one to crack a smile or giggle loses a point.
I for one, cannot keep a straight face, if someone very seriously exclaims ‘poopy’ – make this game as silly as you can.
Can easily be played by two, a family or a group of adults who can even turn it into a drinking game.
Best Camper Games for Families
Many of the couples games above will also be suitable for families or larger groups but here’s plenty more to keep you and the family entertained for hours.
Some of these are great for evenings under canvas or huddled up in your van if the weather is a little inclement, some are great for fireside on a summers evening and some will require a little more physical exertion and space afforded from a large campsite.
I simply couldn’t write a list of camper games and not include Romme. Lyd and I once had a 7 week game of Romme when we spent time road tripping in Europe as teenagers and I love it as much now as I did helping my Dad as a youngster.
Note: The linked cards are in German as that’s what we play with – you can swap out for English cards but I like to use the version linked.
This one requires a smart phone but no one need be staring at their own individual screen – get everyone involved and hilarity is sure to ensure.
Guess the most characters/actors/sporting icons/actions etc. that you can as described or acted out by your family.
Don’t have a phone or running low on charge? Receipts or cigarette rizlas stuck to foreheads is the original, albeit slower, version of heads up.
Find Heads Up by searching the App Store or the PlayStore.
Pack of Cards
Cards are so small and easy to pack into any size campervan a couple of packs is a must.
From making towers on your own to raucous games of Cheat the possibilities are endless.
Here’s a great selection of card games to play.
Camper Games for Groups (Adults only)
Most of the family games are equally suited to adult groups (perhaps with the exception of the sports day kit!) but here is some great ideas for group games when your on the road in your camper.
Make anything a drinking a game
For example, take the giggler from above, but if you wobble and giggle then take a shot (or drink or your choice). As the evening progresses, and the drinks flow, this game becomes almost impossible to play!
Almost anything can become a drinking game if you apply a little thought, hit a triple word on scrabble – drink, give someone a draw four in Uno – drink. You get the idea.
Everyone knows the common ones so why not do something a little more abstract on your next camper trip.
For example Up Jenkins from The Office (US) is a great drinking game for camping.
Simply have two lines of players facing each other across the camping table and a coin.
Each team hides the coin in one of their hands, face down on the table.
The opposition must guess, by way of elimination, which hand it is in. If you run out of hands you drink. Stupidly simple, stupidly fun.
So there you have it.
Our top camper games to play no matter the circumstances when you’re on the road.
What are your go to games and puzzles – let us know in the comments below!
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