As travelers, we live in a world where nothing can be said to be certain except for death, taxes, and airport delays. And indeed, with upwards of 509,000 flight delays recorded globally each MONTH, and 29,000 + cancellations, even those who travel infrequently are likely to run into some form of delay.
So how do you kill the time at the airport? If you’re in good company, it won’t be hard to pass the time with a couple of the following games.
Games You Can Enjoy While Waiting at the Airport
Well known as a road trip game to keep restless children entertained, you can easily play I Spy in an airport.
You can play with two or more people; to begin, one person chooses something within eyesight (it must be something that all the other players can see), and says “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with P”
The other players then have to guess what they’re thinking of, and the first person to guess correctly takes the next turn. Can you spot what I’m thinking of in the below photo?
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This is an endless game and can be enjoyed with any number of players; a classic game where one player thinks of a particular place or thing, and the other players get to ask up to 20 questions before they have to guess what it is.
This is one of the easiest and most interesting travel games that can be played while waiting at the airport, and the difficulty of the game is only limited by your imagination.
For instance, you could start out by thinking of easy to guess people, like Barack Obama, Meghan Markle, or The Queen. But as you become more experienced with the game you might want to kick the difficulty up a notch, and think of more obscure places, like Madagascar, or a describe visiting a doctor or dental office, or think about other places you go to in normal everyday life like your local grocery store or your kids school!
These places are really going to stump people because most times you’re thinking of travel and not everyday things like visiting a dentist.
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This game can be trickier than writing an essay! One player thinks of a word or phrase; the others try to guess what it is one letter at a time.
“The player draws a number of dashes equivalent to the number of letters in the word. If a guessing player suggests a letter that occurs in the word, the other player fills in the blanks with that letter in the right places.
If the word does not contain the suggested letter, the other player draws one element of a hangman’s gallows. As the game progresses, a segment of the gallows and of a victim is added for every suggested letter not in the word.
The number of incorrect guesses before the game ends is up to the players, but completing a character in a noose provides a minimum of six wrong answers until the game ends. The first player to guess the correct answer thinks of the word for the next game.” – Zachary Collinger.
This is a classic game that can be played across ages without any restriction. The level of difficulty can be altered to suit the age of the person guessing.
Of course, the most classic way to play is with paper and pen, but if you’re traveling solo why not carry a gaming laptop – there are many online and computer versions of the game where you vs artificial intelligence, or other online players.
FreeCell is a popular variation of solitaire that is perfect to play while traveling, and is easily available online or in apps. Unlike classic solitaire, almost every game of FreeCell is winnable.
To play, you move cards both in the tableau as well as in four open cells, allowing you to more easily sequence the cards. Eventually you want to place the cards from Ace to King in the foundation. Try playing FreeCell Solitaire online here.
Remember What You See
Pitting one’s observation skills can be one of the best ways to pas your time at the airport. It tests the memory of the participants and makes them aware of the things around them.
For this game, choose a direction mutually and look in that direction for thirty seconds. After thirty seconds, look in the other direction and make a list of things one had seen in the chosen direction.
The person with the longest list will win the game. This is a great game to play with kids accompanying you at the airport. The best part is that more than two players can play this game at a time.
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