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9 Cool Car Games For Kids

Road trips can be a fun, cost-effective way to travel. But they can also be the worst—especially with kids in the backseat, crying, screaming, and asking the dreaded, “Are we there yet?” question. To keep your road adventure from spiraling out of control, you’ll want to keep an arsenal of kid-friendly entertainment at the ready—and we don’t mean iPads or iPhones. Below, our 9 favorite car games for kids, from an self-contained origami kit to a magnetic chess board.

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Melissa & Doug On the Go Origami Animals Craft Activity Set

This activity set includes all the print papers and stickers needed to make 40 different folded paper animals. Featuring easy-to-make designs for beginner, intermediate and advanced products, the craft set is ideal for kids ages six and up.

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Monoply Go

The world’s most popular board game has never been easier to bring on the road, thanks to this ultra-portable edition, which comes with clip-on houses, hotels, and location clips (so you can pack it up and pick up exactly where you left off.)

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The Cube

A timeless classic that’ll keep your kids consumed for hours.

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Kid O Free Play Magnatab

Who says you need paints, crayons, or other messy supplies to make art? With the Kid O Magnatab, young artists can create shapes and pictures using a magnetized pen that raises beads to the surface.

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Uno Spin To Go

Perfect for bumpy road trips, this take-along Uno comes with a storage clip to hold cards in place.

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Take ‘N’ Play Bingo

This travel-friendly bingo game features big magnetic playing pieces and a square tin carrying case that’ll fit in your handbag.

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Boggle

Can’t get ‘em to do homework? Improve their vocabulary and spelling skills with this self-contained Boggle unit. It’s not as noisy as the original, and comes with a built-in timer so you won’t have to worry about misplacing an hourglass.

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Take ‘N’ Play Hangman

Take the classic game off the page with this nifty travel version, which comes with magnetic letters and body parts.

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US Chess Checkbook Magnetic Travel Case

The pieces of this chessboard have been specifically designed for use by children, and the magnetic board is small enough to be folded up and stuck in your shirt pocket for later use.

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