Games on the Go - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Games on the Go

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Howland house fire claims second life

    Howland house fire claims second life

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:42:25 GMT
    Authorities say the second victim of a Howland Township house fire has died.The Summit County Medical Examiner tells 21 News that 52-year-old Richard Noble died at the burn unit of Akron Children's Hospital just before 4:00 a.m. Thursday.Noble's mother, 80-year-old Naomi Smith died on Wednesday after fire broke out in the duplex they shared on Pegotty Drive.Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the deaths, but authorities believe both likely succumbed to smoke inhalation.Th...More >>
    Authorities say the second victim of a Howland Township house fire has died.The Summit County Medical Examiner tells 21 News that 52-year-old Richard Noble died at the burn unit of Akron Children's Hospital just before 4:00 a.m. Thursday.Noble's mother, 80-year-old Naomi Smith died on Wednesday after fire broke out in the duplex they shared on Pegotty Drive.Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the deaths, but authorities believe both likely succumbed to smoke inhalation.Th...More >>
  • Updated

    Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to head hostage probe at Trumbull jail

    Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to head hostage probe at Trumbull jail

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:40:12 GMT
    WARREN, Ohio – The “pod” inside the Trumbull County jail where three inmates held a guard hostage sits untouched since the five hour ordeal ended on Wednesday. More >>
    WARREN, Ohio – The “pod” inside the Trumbull County jail where three inmates held a guard hostage sits untouched since the five hour ordeal ended on Wednesday. More >>
  • Updated

    YSU Stem College Dean cut from list of presidential candidates

    YSU Stem College Dean cut from list of presidential candidates

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:04:56 GMT
    Dr. Martin AbrahamDr. Martin Abraham
    The Youngstown State UniversityBoard of Trustees has revealed the names of the six finalists seeking the YSU presidency.Althoughformer Ohio State and YSUcoachJim Tresselmade the cut, Dr. Martin Abraham's name is absent from the list.Below are the names submitted by the Youngstown State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee: Mary Cullinan Gary L. Miller Gayle L. Ormiston D. Marshall Porterfield Steven M. Rothstein James P. TresselTressel, who interviews for the University of Akron...More >>
    The Youngstown State UniversityBoard of Trustees has revealed the names of the six finalists seeking the YSU presidency.Althoughformer Ohio State and YSUcoachJim Tresselmade the cut, Dr. Martin Abraham's name is absent from the list.Below are the names submitted by the Youngstown State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee: Mary Cullinan Gary L. Miller Gayle L. Ormiston D. Marshall Porterfield Steven M. Rothstein James P. TresselTressel, who interviews for the University of Akron...More >>

Remember the agonizing whine of "Are we there yet?" coming from the back seat of the car from your two wonderful, bored children on the last family vacation you took? Here are some game ideas that you and your family can try for your upcoming vacation.

1. Geography
Geography is a great way to get your family in an upbeat mood for the journey ahead. How to play: The first person thinks of a place (city, state, country, etc...) then the next person has to think of a place that starts with the last letter of the previous place. Remember that you can't use the same place twice and the place has to be real.

Example:

Dad starts with: North Carolina
Jill (daughter): Alabama
Mom: Arlington
Jack (son): New Mexico

2. Twenty Questions
How to play: One person thinks of a person, place or thing and each person in the family has 20 questions to figure out what it is. Remember that "yes" or "no" can only answer the questions.

Example:

Dad: Thinks of a person, place, or thing
Jill: Is it a person?
Dad: Yes
Mom: Is the person still alive?
Dad: No
Jack: Was this person a former President?

3. License Plates
Are you ready to try to find all 50 license plates from around the county? Be on the look out for states that have more than one type of license plate. Bring along a map to help you keep track of what states you should be on the look for.

4. Buzz. Here's a game that will test your math skills.
How to play: Take turns counting to 100. Whenever a 7, multiple of 7, or 7 in the number comes up, say "Buzz". Remember if one person makes a mistake, you have to start the whole game over again.

Example:

Jack: 1
Jill: 2
Mom: 3
Dad: 4
Jack: 5
Jill: 6
Mom: Buzz
Dad: 8

5. Scavenger Hunts
Scavenger Hunts are great games to play in the car. Before you leave the house, prepare a list of things that you can see easily from the car. Remember to bring a couple of lists along on the trip so your family can play against each other. Also, remind your family that the first one to spot all the items on the list gets a surprise!

Here are some ideas that can get you started on your list:

  • Stop sign
  • United States of America Flag
  • Motor home
  • Swimming pool
  • Welcoming sign
  • California license plate
  • McDonald's Restaurant
  • Mountain
  • Bridge
  • Boat
  • Convertible car with the top down (weather permitting)

6. I Spy
I spy is a classic favorite for family car rides.
Remember that you can limit what you see to the interior of the car or you can include things that you have already passed. And the first one to answer correctly goes next. How to play: One person spies an object and the rest of the family has to guess what it is.

Example:

Jack: I spy with my brown eyes something large.

7. Bingo
This version is a little different from what your family might be use to, but it's a lot of fun. Prepare equal size grids for several colors of cars and X out a square every time one is spotted. The first one that Xs out all the squares wins! Remember to make each grid different so your kids can compete against each other.

Example of the grid:

Red Yellow Blue Green
Black White Red Maroon
Blue Black Beige Silver
Yellow Green Brown Black

Surviving the Family Road Trip > Before You Go > Make the Car Your Castle... Not Your Prison > Comfort is Key > Games on the Go

(Copyright 2002 World Choice Travel. All Rights Reserved)

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms