Lots of times, on bus rides or long car trips, kids play smartphone or computer games.  But those games are almost always solitary pastimes. What if you want to do something with friends? Here’s a cool travel game my dad taught me.

• You can have any number of players, even grown-ups. The winner is the first to get from A to Z, using only the letters you spot on license plates.
• You have to go in alphabetical order. (No skipping around.)
• License plates must be moving. (If a car is parked or stopped, no can use!)
• Any license plate counts. (I once beat Georgie with a Z on a motorcycle!)
• The letters must be part of the license plate number, not any other words on the plate. (You cannot use the X on the word Texas on a Texas plate, for example.)
• If two or three successive letters are on the same license plate, you can use all of them. (For example: if you need a D, and the next plate you see is 872NED, you get both the D and the E, and you get to jump to F.)
• If the letter you are searching for occurs twice on the same license plate, you get that letter plus a wild card which you can use (just once!) to skip over any letter you choose whenever you wish. (For example: if you need a G, and the next plate you see is GHG5269, you get your G and a wild card.)
• If the letter you are searching for occurs three times on the same license plate, game over! You win! (This has never happened to me or Georgie.)
• License plates may be used only once and only by one player. First to see it, gets it. (If a license plate that’s been used reappears, and it has a letter you need, too bad.)
• No cheating! You are on your honor. (C’mon! It’s just a game. Play fair!)
• These are the Cheesie rules. If you want to change them, go ahead. (But all the players should agree, right?)

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1. milan says:

my point battle is 293-6. I’m winning

2. Ariunbold says:

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1. Cheesie says:

Huh? I don’t understand.

3. jin says:

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1. Cheesie says:

Jin, you are soooo weird.

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5. Tomas says:

You want to hear the point battle score?

6. blablablablabla blablablablabla blablablablabla says:

I’m gonna try it say… tmr with my brother! !!

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8. sarah says:

i like ur game i am going to try it with my friends. i also have a game, u have to find different animals and each animal is worth a point u can make up how many points each animal is worth.

1. Cheesie says:

I think you’ll like the game. It’s a lot of fun.

9. bob says:

1. Cheesie says:

Thanks, Bob

2. Tomas says:

He’s right.

10. bob says:

Cool game i am going to try it out.

1. Cheesie says:

My family went on a car trip last week, and we played this game. My Mom, who does not often play games, won. Granpa came in last, and he complained it wasn’t fair because he has old eyes. Goon refused to play.

11. David says:

Cool game

1. Cheesie says:

Thanks! I play it all the time in the car. It helps pass the time on long trips.

12. Braeden says:

I think that game sounds really fun! Thank you for putting it on there so I can play with my family!

1. Cheesie says:

Let me know who wins!

13. David says:

i know a game you have to start from A and say things you see no cheating and the next person haves to say something they see that start with the end letter of your thing

14. Isabella says:

Oops. I was talking about the out-of-state car game.

1. Cheesie says:

Yep. I realized that.

15. Isabella says:

I found 29 states so far. I started on January 29th.

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17. Brooke8686 says:

Can you use letters from your car?

1. Cheesie says:

No, you cannot.

18. Isabella says:

I am playing the game. I am on the letter Q.

1. Cheesie says:

Good luck!

19. Isabella says:

I think your books are the best in the world! I am reading book 3.

1. Cheesie says:

Thank you for that, Isabella.

20. funny funny says:

what about when im alone and my mom or dad is driving and they are the only other people in there?

1. Cheesie says:

They could play the game, too. Or you could time yourself…and see how long it takes to win.

21. Morgan says:

i like to play a game where you have to say any state and the other player has to think of another state that starts with the last letter of the first state. like alabama then arkansas or texas and south carolina

1. Cheesie says:

Never start by saying Connecticut. You will lose immediately because the only response is Tennessee…and then you’re dead.

2. Sam says:

Connecticut end with a T.
So you can use Texas instead of Tennessee.
Then, you can go on.

3. Cheesie says:

You are correct. What I meant to say is IF you start with Connecticut, then the other player SHOULD say Tennessee…and then you lose.

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23. Isabella says:

I play a game called the animal gama what u do is u think of an animal and u say the beginning letter and then other people start guessing animals that start with that letter whoever guesses the right animal gets to think of an animal next

1. Cheesie says:

Sounds like fun, but if you pick Z or X, I bet they guess it very quickly.

2. Emmeline says:

has NOTHING 2 do with license plates!!!

24. Eden says:

I play the same as Grace J. I have 45 states so far!

25. cyan says:

I have a game called “honk”. Whenever you pass a car parked or moving you say honk.(this is mostly for bus trips cause its really annoying).

1. Cheesie says:

That would be VERY annoying on a busy interstate!

2. Emmeline says:

Yup

26. Emily says:

i will play it on the way to Minnesota with my cousin Sophie

1. Cheesie says:

Let me know how it goes…and who wins!

27. Grace J. says:

A game i like 2 play(sometimes anyway) is where u try to find all 50 state’s licence plates. My sister and her boyfriend r really good at it!

1. Cheesie says:

I think that is easier than this game. It’s fun, though.

2. Nirvana says:

I totally agree, Cheesie!

3. Emmeline says:

No it isn’t! I have never won 🙁

28. Amber says:

This game is so fun! My sister and I played on our way to LA. Sadly I did not win but it was still fun. I play a license plate game with my sister where you try to spot any state besides your own state in the car and when you do find one you punch each other lightly on the arm.

29. miller says:

i like the part when you shot the shoot the pudding filled balloon at your sister i am going to do that to my sister

1. Cheesie says:

I hope you do not get in trouble!

30. dear cheesie mac i am a good singer people make fun of me what should i do

1. Cheesie says:

Weird? What’s weird?

31. why is there an alphabet race with 872 NED, GHG 5269, and 777 AAA?

32. WHY IS THERE 777 AAA. 😕

1. Cheesie says:

Because the rules say: “If the letter you are searching for occurs three times on the same license plate, game over! You win!” So if you saw this license plate when you needed an A, you would win!

33. Everett says:

Well i didn’t really now how to spell it. Sorry!

34. Kim says:

Wow. I wonder how you can win with the lack of Z usages.

1. Cheesie says:

Why would there be a lack of Z’s? There are Z’s as part of licenses plates in every state.

35. Everett Goen says:

My family always plays a game called pedidal.pu-did-ul.If you see a car with one headlight out you shout “pedidal!!”

1. Cheesie says:

My dad says he used to play that game when he was a kid. He spells it “Padiddle.”

36. evalyn says:

every time my family go’s on road trips we play the license plate game but usally we lose the score and my brothers and I start fighting and then we have to play the quiet game! i dont like that game…

1. Cheesie says:

That’s really funny!

2. Kim says:

Ha ha ha ! That’s so funny! I ALWAYS win the quiet game. It pays to be the older sibling. 🙂

37. First, my website isn’t ready yet. So don’t go there and say “jay is a weirdo for lying to me!” . Maybe you can combine it with the state game (I like this one better though!)

1. Cheesie says:

Huh? I don’t understand. What are you talking about?

2. Emmeline says:

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38. tom says:

I LIKE STATE LICENCE PLATE GAME

39. tom says:

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1. Cheesie says:

Did you play the game? It’s fun!