The Visit Wiltshire Car Treasure Trail Game
Working with our friends at Visit Wiltshire, we have created a great free downloadable game to help you survive an upcoming trip in one piece, all part of our '15 Games to Entertain Kids on Long Car Journeys' series.
In a nutshell:
Colour in the cars in advance of your journey. Each time you spot a car of that colour you can work your way around the streets of Wiltshire to reach the finish before anyone else (all whilst learning about Wiltshire's key attractions!).
This will stop you getting asked "are we nearly there yet?" for...
Around 30 minutes
Sure to cause a few giggles!
Required Mensa levels
Anyone aged 5 - 105 will enjoy The Visit Wiltshire Car Treasure Trail.
Before leaving on your journey, download and print off a game sheet for each player. Colour in all of the cars with the car at the start being the colour of your own car. The other cars can be any colour you want, except that no more than 4 cars can be of the same colour.
The winner is the first person to get to the finish by moving from car to car from the start to the finish. You can only move one car at a time and you can only move when you see a real car of the same colour on your sheet.
You can choose to go any route on the game sheet, but once you have started you cannot turn back and go a different route. You can only move forwards by seeing a real car of the colour that is next on your sheet.
Make sure you mark your progress by drawing a line of your route.
Tips and variants:
- Print off more sheets to play more than one game.
- Instead of allowing free play whereby players can see as many cars as they want until someone reaches the finish, structure the game more by getting the players to take it in turns and have one or two minutes to see a car of the colour they need. If they don’t see a car in their time allocation, it is the next player’s turn.
- If you are on a motorway then play the game with cars you overtake, or cars that overtake you.