Games to Keep You Entertained While Traveling

When most people think of travelling, non-stop sightseeing and exploring come to mind. However, there’s also a lot of downtime while on vacation, and people often fail to plan for it, finding themselves bored without much to do.

Video games are a great way to break the monotony when you need a little entertainment while exploring the world. Whether you have a long layover at the airport or will be spending several hours on a bus, these games will help you pass the time when you have free time during your travels. Read on to learn about some of the best games to keep you entertained while travelling.

Online Card and Table Games

Gatherings of friends or casinos are probably among the first things that come to mind when you think of playing card and table games.

After all, we usually play these games in groups. However, technological advances are changing all of that; today, with a few taps on your smartphone or a few clicks of your computer mouse, you can play a wide variety of games like roulette and its many variations on the go.

All you need is an internet connection, making these games an excellent choice to keep you entertained during breaks in your travel.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

If you own a Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the best games you can take with you on the road.

The social simulation game drops you on an island full of cute animals and allows you to create a customized world to your liking.

You can visit other islands, collect fruit, talk with neighbours, and build things. It also allows you to save anytime during the game, so you can play for a few minutes or several hours at a time. The game is easy to learn and has hours of content.


This deceptively simple hyper casual game is easy to start playing but hard to put down. The game’s goal is simple: swipe numbers across a four-by-four grid to create increasingly bigger numbers.

But that’s not all; while combining numbers to form bigger numbers, you also have to prevent the game board from filling up. Although this is a numerical puzzler, you won’t need high-level math skills to compete successfully.

The higher your score, the further you move up the leaderboard, and the longer you play, the easier it becomes to spot patterns that allow you to plan where to swipe several moves ahead. So, when you’re thinking of things to place in your carry-on luggage, consider adding Threes to the list.

Stardew Valley

As one of the best farming simulation games available in mobile format, Stardew Valley is a must-have for travellers looking for an entertaining way to pass a few hours while on vacation. There’s so much to do in this game, including fighting monsters, fishing, crafting, and mining.

The game’s developers are constantly adding updates, so the game always offers something new to explore. You’ll get to know the residents of your farming town and bond with them by chatting and offering them presents throughout the week.

You’ll learn about their hopes and dreams and feel like you’re a part of the community. It’s easy to lose yourself for hours while playing this game, but it’s also designed to be played in small chunks, making it a great game to take with you on your travels.

Scrabble Go

Traditional board games like Scrabble haven’t always made the best travel companions. However, now that they’re available online, you can play them on the go without worrying about losing game pieces.

Scrabble Go is a word puzzle lover’s dream, bringing all the fun of the classic game to your mobile device. The gameplay features flashy visuals and is engrossing, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself tapping away for hours as you construct the perfect high-value word.

You can play in tournaments against people around the world or connect with friends to battle it out. So, you’ll always be in good company when playing the game during your travels.


Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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