Games For Travel And Days Out, part two

Here we go with a second round of travel sized games. All of these are very portable and will fit into a jacket pocket or a backpack with ease. And they all have the potential to provide hours of fun while you are out and about. Enjoy your time outdoors knowing you wont get bored on the journey, if you get trapped by the weather or even delays in transport you have a backup plan in your pocket.

For Part One click here.

Patchwork Doodle

Patchwork Doodle pack shot
Patchwork Doodle
  • 1 to 6 players, yes it has solo rules
  • 20 minutes
  • Aged 8+ but younger kids should have no problems
  • Its the part of the Patchwork series of games
  • Its a variation on roll and write
  • You are making a quilt with the patchwork pieces selected by a dice roll, each player has a different starting piece.
  • Its one we have played on the National Express often enough

And its only £10.50 a copy

Coup

Coup
  • 2 to 6 players
  • Aged 14+
  • 15 minutes
  • Only one of you can survive
  • Can you get rid of your rivals and become the new leader?
  • Secret identities, deduction and deception are the way to play this one

£15.00 a copy

Peruke 1

Peruke 1
  • A beautifully made and very robust little game.
  • It comes in a tin and the playing pieces are laser cut plywood.
  • This version can be played solo or if you note your scores down by as many players as you like.
  • It can also be combined with its bigger brother to make a 5 player game, or if you use 2, a 6 player game.
  • Great for the pub

£9.00

Peruke

Peruke
  • The original game
  • Very well made
  • Comes in a baccy tin
  • Laser cut plywood parts
  • Great to play on a sunny afternoon outside the pub or inside on a rainy day
  • Made in the UK

£16.50 a copy

Age Of War
  • This lovely little dice chucker is all about ruling medieval Japan
  • 2 to 6 players
  • 15 to 30 minutes
  • Age 14+
  • You are a warlord trying to overthrow neighboring clans
  • Will you win the castles and manage to keep them?
  • Or will you have them stolen from under you?

£12.00

Zombie Dice

Zombie Dice
  • Brains!
  • 2+ players, I have played it 8 handed
  • 10 to 20 minutes
  • Age 10+
  • You are a Zombie chasing after the living
  • Can you get 13 brains or will they keep running away until you get shot?
  • You can stop and save your position at any time or push your luck
  • I have yet to introduce this one to somebody who has not liked it

£12.50

Skull

Skull
  • A game of bluff and double bluff
  • The artwork is amazing
  • 3 to 6 players, but you can combine 2 sets for up to 12 players
  • Age
  •  to minutes

£15.00

Sleeping Queens

Sleeping Queens
  • Can you find the Kings that wake up the Sleeping Queens?
  • Will you put other players Queens back to sleep with a potion?
  • Will you use a magic wand to protect your Queens?
  • Will you send a knight to kidnap another players Queen?
  • Will you manage to find a dragon to scare off another players knight?
  • Age 8+
  • 20 minutes
  • 2 to 5 players
  • A really fun game for kids

£10.50 a copy

Hive

Hive
  • A classic
  • Shown here with the pill bug expansion, which we also stock
  • Made from robust pieces
  • Can be played on any flat surface
  • Can you surround your opponents queen bee before yours is surrounded
  • 2 players
  • 5 to 10 minutes
  • Age 8+

£17.00 a copy, Pill Bug expansion £6.00

Las Vegas

Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas is usually a dice game, this is the card game variant that is more portable and easier to play on the train or coach.
  • Its a nice little game, we play the dice version a lot in the Cafe
  • Age 8+
  • 2 to 5 players
  • 15 to 30 minutes

£15.00 a copy

Qwixx

Qwixx

Qwinto

Qwinto

Qwantum

Qwantum

Anubixx

Anubixx
  • We will finish with a series of roll and write games from the same stable, they are all different in play but use a similar mechanic.
  • I often refer to them as the Q games and we have a set of laminated sheets and dry wipe pens for all of these, along with the different dice, in a Tupperware tub we take with us on the road.
  • They are all £9.50 a copy and represent great value as you will easily get many hours play from each before the dice wear out.
  • 2 to 4 0r 5 players
  • Age 8+
  • 10 to 15 minutes

So there you are, a selection of easy to play, lightweight and portable games made to make your travels less boring. With thought, dry wipe pens – laminated sheets – single dice container – pouches – tins,  you can pack several into a backpack and minimise the space they occupy and even beat the size weight baggage limits for air travel.