Family Car Games
By Todd Greenwood
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
ABOUT FAMILY CAR GAMES:
FCG is an app containing 100 how-to-play instructions for creative, fun, & challenging games that need NO equipment…NOT EVEN YOUR IPHONE! Once you and your family learn these play-anywhere games, car trips will be fun and you won’t mind waiting in restaurants, doctors' waiting rooms, at dinner, or when out camping or hiking. You don't need “stuff” to have fun, just 2 or more people!
What this app does is give simple instructions for the games you can sort by age, type of game, etc and then you put away the iPhone (no more fights over it or getting carsick staring at it) and play! Even the driver can play most of these games while driving! Our family found or created and has played these games for 10 years, teaching them to friends and family & there are games for kids 5 and under too. We’ve got lots of originals you won’t learn anywhere else. What kind of games? Storytelling, radio, guessing, singing, word, and more. Our faves: Grandma is So Weird, Inky Pinky, Love is Like a Shovel (& Catch That Tune radio game…our best score was 60, scanning twice around…can you beat us?), and Categories.
PRAISE FOR FAMILY CAR GAMES comes from many sources:
AOL PARENTDISH BY KATHY PEEL: 5 Essential iPhone Apps for Family Travel
“Stop spending your road trips bickering or making the kids count cows or Volkswagens! FCG will likely keep a few families together, with its endlessly distracting roster of games to choose from. No equipment necessary—except your phone and a playing partner. Over 100 creative, fun, challenging games, including word games...and (our favorite) “Grandma Is So Weird”. -
“So before you hit the road, check out WD's favorite kid-friendly apps, the perfect distractions for long hours spent in the car…With 100 no-equipment-required activities appropriate for the entire family, the Family Car Games app tells you how to play each game.”
STOP & SHOP SUPERMARKETS Small Victories blog
“Family Car Games features instructions for over 100 games. It may not directly save you money, but keeping everyone in a good mood on a long drive might just save your sanity!”
OFFICIAL SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST BLOG (SXSW = ubercool annual festival held in Austin)
“Family Car Games-This app has it all with over 100 games to choose from. Family Car Games is great, especially if you don't want to be glued to technology for the whole trip because you don't actually use your phone to play. Rather you use the app to search for a game, read the rules, and then you are on your own!”
FOXNEWS.COM - New Ideas for Road Trip Games
“Do you have one of those newfangled scan functions on your car radio? Then fasten your seat belts and prepare to play “Catch That Song,” included in the iPhone app "Family Car Games" created by a mom, her husband, and their two teens”
THE APPCAST podcast, available on iTunes - TRAVEL APPS FOR KIDS episode FOR PRECOCIOUS PRETEENS "Why we love FCG…”
PARENTING ON YAHOO! SHINE: THE BEST APPS TO KEEP KIDS BUSY ON LONG TRIPS
“The appeal: 100 activities entertain on long stretches of interstate. ... Arm yourself!”
LISA'S TRAVEL blog: BEST IPHONE APPS FOR FAMILY TRAVEL
“Gone are the days when you have to buy a new game or tow a box of games for that long road trip to keep the kids’ annoyance level down."
KMART - Playdate Place blog
"Taking Frugal Fun on the Road"
THE DIRTY SHIRT – momblog
“I recently had the chance to review this app and used it for the first time on a car trip to run errands, not a long trip but I can tell you it was a quiet trip with the kids playing nice and laughing. This is a great idea and I am actually looking forward to our next road trip.”
GALAVANTE.COM: luxury travel website
“Shake your iPhone to unveil a database of 100 inventive games sure to keep families entertained and competitive for hours. Once you’ve selected a game, read the instructions, drop your iPhone, and game on!”
What's New in Version 1.3
We've updated Family Car Games to work with iPhone 6 and 6 plus. We've also updated the games database to include more and better games.
Thanks to everyone who has purchased FCGs and gave us great suggestions!
Helps us have fun w/o the phone
We like these games because many of them include the driver WITHOUT distracting them (like the car radio games). I think some people bought it expecting it to be an iPhone game, but the whole point is to teach games families can play together. For free. Even when the power goes out LOL, which we've done. No fighting over the phone or carsickness either. Esp. good for families with bright, creative kids.
This was not what I was expecting at all... this is not a game, but more of a search engine... I am disappointed to have spent $1.99 on this game. Had I known, I would have just googled "games to play in the car" and produced the same results at no charge.
Not what I expected
You could easily Google games to play in car without spending the $2 on this app. You do NOT actually get any games but just a list of games you can play in the car. Hopefully will be refunded.