The Best Games to Take on Your Travels

Packing is one of the most time-consuming tasks to complete before jetting off on your jollies. For a lot of us, it involves several attempts with the end result being that you’ve packed the same things all over again. But, really, as long as you’ve packed your essentials like swimsuits and sun cream, you should be fine for a beach holiday. Though if you’re off to somewhere like Iceland, we’d definitely recommend swapping swimsuits for winter coats.

Though, while packing essentials is of course, highly recommended, there are other bits and bobs that you can pack to maximise the enjoyment potential of your holiday. Whether you’re lounging on a beach, having a relaxed night in, or mingling with friends at a bar, packing a couple of games will go a long way for a fun holiday. We’ve found some games that are not only easy to travel with, but fun to play too.

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Puzzle Books

A holiday often involves relaxing in a place of tranquillity and unwinding from the stresses that come with day-to-day life. Although often, laying still all day can become a bit of a bore, even if you are on holiday, so to liven up your day and keep your mind ticking, a puzzle book is a good one to pack. Whether a crossword or a game of Sudoku, these classics are a great way to enjoy some fun in the sun, and as techradar.com shows, you can play puzzles online too.

A Deck of Cards

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Small but mighty. A deck of cards can fit in your back pocket, and lucky for you travellers, they don’t just provide one game to play, but endless games, which playingcarddecks.com delve into. A deck of cards is extremely versatile and whilst you can play a game of Solitaire by yourself, you can also gather your friends around the beach bar for a multiplayer game.

Digital Games

Mobile phones are both easy to transport and packed with an array of applications from social media to games, and maps to a camera – all things that will benefit you on your holiday. If using a smartphone, you’ll have access to an app store where you can download some games to help relieve the boredom that travels with you on a long flight.

Conviently, most people travelling abroad will either have access to their network provider’s internet or be able to connect to Wi-Fi which gives us the option to stay online. That way, games that are hosted on online sites, such as casino games, can be easily accessed too. It’s also worth checking if gaming providers have any deals on for the place you are visiting. Take New Zealand for example, because they’re likely to have different deals to the UK, you could check on casino comparison sites like bonus.net.nz to see what there is on offer there.

Holidays are often fun on their own, but sometimes you just need that little extra something to maximise the enjoyment you get out of your travels. Not only can games provide that, but they add barely any extra weight onto your suitcase, so you won’t have to sacrifice a bottle of sunscreen to fit them in.

Victoria Brewood
victoria@pommietravels.com

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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