7 Board Games to Pack for Your Next Family Road Trip

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Planning a family road trip or vacation?

Here are seven compact sized family games we recommend packing.

These are great for filling time while at the hotel or keeping the kids entertained while out for a casual dinner.

Pick these up at your local friendly board game store or use the Amazon links below. We may earn a small commission if you make a purchase.

  1. Robot Lab card game
  2. Friday the 13th
  3. Qwixx
  4. Lost Cities
  5. Inoka
  6. Harvest Dice
  7. Doxie Dash

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We are a family of gamers. Mom (Darcy/Syrana) and Dad (Brian/Sideshow) have been gaming for as long as they can remember back when you only had a joystick to use and saved your games to cassette tapes.

They've been gaming together since they met in 2002. Sometime after 2006, they both started playing World of Warcraft and did that for many years. They started this blog, originally called Sideshow & Syrana which has now transitioned to the new Stay-At-Home Gamers site, while keeping all of the original content.

Starting in 2010, two more gamers came along (now known as Princess Boo and Mr. X) and they are now old enough where they both enjoy playing games and watching others play games. They are both excited to have others to watch them play their favorite games. Come along with us and let's enjoy these games together!