Let’s play a game!
My phone beeped for the hundredth time today. I tried to check my it discretely so as not to be rude to my grandparents, but it was from Danielle and I just had to see what she said!
“so the vlogbrothers play this game called cows whenever they’re on the road… you and Rachel should try it :)”
(For those of you who don’t live on the internet, the Vlog Brothers are two adult brothers – John & Hank Green – with a wildly popular YouTube channel.)
I laughed out loud. Danielle is convinced that, even though I’m not an avid watcher of the Vlog Brothers videos, I am what they call a NerdFighter. That is, a nerd who fights world suck. Anyways… moving on.
I showed Rachel and my grandparents the text. We soon found out that the game is played like this:
- See (a) cow(s).
- Call COW.
- Earn points.
- Most points = winner.
While that is an honorable and awesome game, I don’t want to lie in the shadows of such giants as John & Hank Green. I told Rachel we should invent our own game for our trip to keep you posted with!
We all laughed and went on with lunch. (A shout out and THANK YOU to my grandma and grandpa for a fantastic lunch and a really fun time! Also: Happy Birthday Grandma!)
Then, we left my grandparents to go and see Rachel’s aunt and uncle in Pasadena.
As we drove, Rachel was pensive and quiet. Suddenly, she hit me in the leg and yelled “TIRE!”
“…What?” I asked.
“TIRE!” she yelled again as she punched my leg again. “This can be our new game. Whenever someone… anyone… sees a tire, they call it out and I can hit you in the leg.”
I stared at her incredulously. “That’s not fair.”
“Hold on. I will come up with rules to make it fair.”
I could tell by the expression on her face she was trying to design rules that would sound legit, but would actually be totally unfair at my expense.
“You’re just trying to think of rules that will sound legit, but will be totally unfair at my expense,” I voiced my theory out loud, and was totally proven right by the smirk on her face.
“….no…..” but even she couldn’t hide the obvious unfairness cooking up in her head.
The Moral of the Story: What’s your favorite travel game?
After all that, we came to a conclusion. We need a travel game.
I’d prefer it to be original, but honestly it could be just some super awesome game you play. I’m calling out to learn your favorite travel games.
…Maybe it’s one you and your family made up on a crazy trip that you never talk about.
…Maybe it’s an age-old game that we’ve never heard of because we live under a rock.
OR, you could help us invent a brand new game… right here, right now.
Leave a comment on the blog: What’s your favorite travel game?
Over and out.
P.S. We take our first uber-long drive out to Arizona pretty soon, so leave your game ideas SOON!
— Written on Saturday, Jan 21st