Making a long flight enjoyable is a substantial task, we’ve all been there on those really long flights and time is going so slow, whether it be down to the excitement of getting away or down to something irritating you on the plane – the uncomfortable seats or that inevitable crying baby a good game can really help those flights to fly by! Especially if you are travelling with youngsters a board game can be a great way to keep children occupied and happy during an exhausting flight as posted on lifehacks those who are prepared with activities for their children say that the flight was calmer.
This classic family game is a great way to keep you occupied on the plane, if you have a competitive streak then this would be perfect for you. The games can last a long time making it great for keeping everyone busy and this really is a classic card game that everyone should know how to play, it provides reliable fun and can be a great way of not only providing entertainment but encouraging your brain to do something a little more productive which can also encourage you to stay awake should you be running on little sleep.
Eye spy is that classic and reliable game that works great at keeping little ones entertained and calm, this game involves selecting an object in your surroundings and making the others player guess what it is based on the first letter. This game is a great way of entertaining your family young and old but it is especially great as it can encourage children who may be a little nervous flying to be comfortable with their surroundings, at the end of the day the best way to have a good flight is to keep your children calm and happy and eye spy is a tried and tested way of achieving this.
Another classic game that provides hours and hours and hours of entertainment would have to be monopoly, this classic property auction game is not only a solid entertainment tool but it is also great at teaching children things about money handling and property selling, although a little premature learning anything whilst having a good time is definitely a positive. Although, this game is great fun it can be extremely competitive so I would maybe avoid this one if you tend to row over things like this, nobody needs a fistfight on the plane.
Scrabble is another great example of a game that makes you think, this is another tried and tested game that encourages you to use your brain which is great for easing the tension of a flight as well as helping to keep you awake if you haven’t gotten much sleep. This one is great for the kids as it encourages them to have fun whilst they are learning and expanding their vocabularies so it really does kill two birds with one stone in terms of keeping everyone occupied on the flights whilst teaching everyone a thing or two.
Another classic game is pictionary, this game can be bought in a smaller, more convenient travel version that is great for just throwing in the hand luggage to be whipped out when something to do is required. This extremely fun and entertaining picture finding game is a hit with everyone and the competitive element means that the whole family can enjoy playing with each other for a good few hours. This game is another example of a game you can’t go wrong with in terms of entertainment and usefulness as it provides fun for the whole family and can really ease the stresses of flying.
Finally one of the simpler games on this list would have to be hangman, it’s simple, it doesn’t cost anything apart from maybe a pen and paper and can provide endless guessing fun for all the family. This really is a solid choice in terms of helping to ease the stresses of flying as it can be set up and started relatively quick and easily meaning that should a problem or conflict arise it can be resolved almost immediately.