Best Travel Games
Jarrah Hodge
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This hasn't come up too recently and I'm going on a couple trips in the next little while. What are the best travel games, or games that are compact enough to take and play on a plane or in a car? I thought of a couple but would appreciate suggestions!

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1. Board Game: Ingenious: Travel Edition [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:861]
Jarrah Hodge
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This is the first one that came to mind.
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2. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:203]
Jarrah Hodge
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This comes with a handy dandy carrying bag. If you didn't have a flat surface, it might be difficult though.
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3. Board Game: Micropul [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:2091]
Latina Nakita
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Micropul is so compact and small, you could not ask for a better travel game. If you need a heavy duty or waterproof version then laminate the tiles.

So light weight , and compact. My husband wears surf shorts with pockets all the time and he usually has a copy in his pocket.
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4. Board Game: Treehouse [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:5495]
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Brooklyn
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:waves hand:

"These are the gaming pyramids you're looking for . . ."
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5. Board Game: Blokus Duo [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:770]
Richard Irving
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Again for two, but a tight board makes it good, even if you are not traveling.
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6. Board Game: Ace of Aces: Handy Rotary Series [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1510]
Richard Irving
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The ultimate compact easy to play game for traveling.
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T. Nomad
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This is a good thread for car games.

Or check out this post on a good GL:
http://boardgamegeek.com/article/2211381#2211381
 
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8. Board Game: Lost Worlds [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:3321] [Average Rating:6.51 Unranked]
Yoki Erdtman
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The Lost Worlds books are perfect for playing while on a plane, train or in a car (not for the driver though). Great game of one-on-one duels between fantasy characters. The more you play a character the better you become, thanks to learning his or her strengths and weaknesses. I highly recommend it.
 
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9. Board Game: Lamarckian Poker [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:7686]
Tim Mossman
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Although there are probably several "standard deck of cards" games that would qualify, we have done well on several airline trips with this game. Very easy to learn - as long as you know poker hand hierarchy. And easily fits on a single airline tray space.
 
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10. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:1504]
M Hellyer
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Aurora
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A portable Scrabble game is very handy. We take it on vacations, can play anywhere, love to play in pubs while sipping on a few glasses of wine. You might want to take a paperback Scrabble dictionary, too.
 
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11. Board Game: Boggle [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:1961]
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Although I prefer Big Boggle in general, I find the keychain version of Boggle to be good for this sort of thing.
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12. Board Game: Catan: Portable Edition [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1477]
 
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This one is not so great for a plane, but we play it in the Motor Home during travel, while camping, or in a hotel room. It holds the pieces in place and works great for a small table.
 
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13. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:227]
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This game travels very well.
 
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14. Board Game: Pacal [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:7925]
Jason Matthews
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Alexandria
Virginia
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I know from experience that the two player pyramids fit perfectly on airline trays. I think it is a fine little two player game too.
 
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15. Board Game: Travel Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:2125]
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I am not sure about this as a travel game, but it is smaller!
 
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16. Board Game: Catan Dice Game [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:5296]
Todd N.
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This has very few components and can be played about anywhere.
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