Monday, May 3, 2010

Airport Waiting Games for those long delays and layovers

So you are at the Airport and some unpronounceable volcano erupted delaying your flight. If you are looking for some waiting games that don't involving electronic devices - here's a list that might be helpful (list inspired from Metafilter)

Cards, Cards, Cards - If you travel a lot, you know that cards are not only a handy time killer, but also a great way to socialise. Whether its Solitaire, Go Fish, Euchre to gambling games such as Poker or Twenty One - cards are great to have fun while waiting for a flight.
If you didn't bring any cards, there are still plenty of other options:

The Question Game -  This requires at least two players. This player begins  by asking a question (eg: "Would you like to play questions?"). The second player must responds to the question with another question (e.g. "How do you play that?"). Each player must quickly continue the conversation by using only questions—no hesitation, statements or pauses. Read more here

The Name Game - One player starts with a name eg, Patrick Swayze, the second player responds with another name whose first name starts with first letter of the previous last name, eg Sheryl Crow, then next player continues (eg. Candice Bergman).

Rock Paper Scissors - This game is so universal it doesn't really need a description. But what about variations (Cow, Lake, Bomb - which uses sounds effects).

Guessing Games - such as Botticelli and 20 questions. Get creative and add your own variations on rules such as passing the the answer on a turned over note to other player who pastes it on their foreword without looking at the answer (eg. from Inglorious Bastards).

Dollar Bill Poker - Works best with US currency - poker game played off of the serial number of US dollars bills.

Ghost - This is a word game where words are completed by other players. The goal is to continually be create a word, without having said word be made on one's turn. Variations include superghost and cheddar gorge

Lastly if you want a no-hassle car rental booked directly from the airport - check out our Airport Car Rental Site for great deals!

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