What Car Is That?

What Car Is That is a traveling game that can be played with different variations to suit the age and experience of players. The aim is to score the most points by counting particular cars.

Age: Adults and older children

No. of players: 2 or more

Equipment: None

Time: 15 minutes+

Aim: The aim is to score the most points by counting particular cars.

What Car Is That is a travel game for long road trips that can be played for an extended period of time, even over a few days if necessary. It can also be played on a series of short trips (such as, driving to church or the shopping centre) and then the total scores added for a whole week.

1. Each player chooses a particular make of car, such as Ford, Mercedes, Toyota, etc.

2. Over a given time (say 15 minutes) or over a given distance (say 10 km/5 miles), each player counts the number of cars they see of that make.

3. The winner is the player with the highest number at the end of the game.


    (i) Count cars of a particular colour. This suits younger children or those players who cannot recognise makes of car.
    (ii) Count particular types of car, such as hatchbacks, station wagons, coupes, etc.
    (iii) Count articulated trucks, emergency vehicles, caravans or other less common vehicles.

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