Friday, June 9, 2023


How often do you play board games while RVing?

When RVing or camping, do you bring board games along with you? What about a deck of cards? Or do you just play games on your phone or tablet?

There are so many fun board games for RVers, like this camping version of Spot it! We really like Spot it – it’s good for kids and really helps us adults improve our memory (ha…ha…). There’s also National Park Monopoly, Trekking the National Parks, the funny marshmallow card game, Toasted or Roasted, and Camping with Sasquatch.

Summer is the perfect time to sit around the picnic table and play a game, so give one of those a try!

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.


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Retired Firefighter Tom
1 year ago

Not every day but often. Fun way to pass the time if we can’t sit outside and relax or go sightseeing. Dice and card games, too, like “Fill or Bust” [the originar “Farkle” from the 1970s], Cribbage and other card games, etc. We alsoo do Jigsaw puzzles – usually 500-1000 pieces.

Retired Firefighter Tom
1 year ago

Forgot there’s Mexican Train Dominos – several variations.

1 year ago


Roy Davis
1 year ago

Does poker count? How about Gin Rummy? We took all the board games out of the RV because we weren’t using them and needed the space. When our kids were young we used them a lot.

Last edited 1 year ago by Roy Davis
Diane Mc
1 year ago

Love board games, really lots of games, like Scrabble, Yahtzee, etc. However, husband does not. I get my fix playing Words With Friends with a long time friend that lives 2500 miles away. We played a lot of board Scrabble when we lived close together. No matter where she or we are traveling we can play. Usually 3 games at a time!

MN Anon
1 year ago
Reply to  Diane Mc

My situation is similar! I like cards, cribbage, scrabble, but my husband does not. I get my fix by playing Scrabble on my phone with friends.

1 year ago

Love board/card/dice games. Go to with the kids, young or old, is Royal Rummy. We play for pennies. Set it up and continue to play until we move to new site or go home. Who ever has the most money at the end is the trip winner.

1 year ago

I do jig saw puzzles when board games are going on.

Mary Ann
1 year ago

We play Rummikub almost every afternoon whether on the road or at home. A cup of tea, coffee or lemonade make for a relaxing and fun time.

Deborah Mason
1 year ago

We joke about our favorite game – Farkle. We’ve Farkled in the dark, in the park, in the woods …. We play other games too, but every trip we Farkle

1 year ago

Not board games, but bridge and poker 😉

1 year ago

Have plenty in the storage bay but never seem to make it to the table.

Kaeleen Buckingham
1 year ago

We played board games while in the trailer the whole time I was growing up. I could never get my husband interested.

Neal Davis
1 year ago

I think that we travel with zero board games. Typically, we read, watch YouTube videos, watch DVD, and go for walks with our dog when we stay at a campground. My wife does make sure that she has a couple of outdoor games in the storage bays, but they rarely leave storage.

The Lazy Q
1 year ago


David Telenko
1 year ago
Reply to  The Lazy Q

I’ll 29 that!

1 year ago

Board games, cribbage, canasta, several versions of double solitaire, Rummikube and on and on. Play something nearly every night whether in camper or brick & mortar!

1 year ago

While we don’t play board games, we do play card games.

Connie VH
1 year ago

When we were *campers* in the raw outdoors, we played board games, a lot….mostly Scrabble.

Now that we’re *RVers*, we live more like we did in our house…only mobile.

We do still have the Scrabble, though. Think I’ll drag that out!

Wayne Braxton
1 year ago

We play board games on rainy days when the grandson is with us. Other times not very often.

1 year ago

We don’t play board games when we’re out, but it’s a great idea. I will not read so much and my wife will have put down her tablet games and crossword books. We could actually do something together, like we used to do. What a concept.

1 year ago
Reply to  Dan

We made it a time thing excluding weather events. From the time we get up to 4PM it is venture time. After it’s our own time. Works well.

1 year ago

Fast Track board on the coach. Great fun game. Homemade board. Pattern on iNet.

1 year ago

Board games got tossed a few years ago. It’s time for candyland to go since the youngest grandchild is not interested anymore he’s on the darn iPad. How times have changed. Remember playing lots of board games with my grand parents 50+ plus years ago as a kid and my Nana was cut throat at them but it was a great time. It taught be to sharpen my skills and be aggressive in a good way if you want something. So solitaire and word crush on the phone or laptop and I’m good. Otherwise outdoor, field and stream for reading come on Dan Brown I need another book.

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