The 10 Best travel games


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1.Travel Etch a Sketch £11.49,

Channel their inner Picasso on that long haul flight with this pocket-sized version of the children’s drawing game.

2.Unblock My Car Free,

A hugely addictive 5000-game puzzle which sees the chaos of the airport car park come to your Android or Apple device.


3.Travel Backgammon £115,

Go traditional with this roll-up backgammon set, made from suede and leather, which can be personalised with your initials.


4.Travel Connect 4 £5.07,

Get back to basics with this version of the school break-time favourite, which comes in a handy carry case.


5.Boggle Flash £24.95,

A great way to keep bookworm kids content on long journeys. Line up the five LCD tiles, press go and starting making words.


6.Spot It! Car Game 69p, iPhone/iPad

If you’re willing to brave sticky fingers all over your iPad/Phone, you could win a reprieve from back-seat whingeing with this.


7.Break the Bricks Free,

The premise behind this 60-level, multi-pace Android app is simple: release the ball and use the paddle to bat it up at the bricks.


8.Groove Tube £9.99,

The outer cylinder conceals a bamboozling maze of grooves that you have to navigate. Sounds lame, but it’s totally addictive.


9.Rubik’s Slide Puzzle £17.19,

Digital version of the 1970s game. Arrange the tiles into the pattern displayed. Or play the original for £4.99 from


10.Lego Magma Monsters £12.30,

Put away the biscuit tin-full of bricks, Lego now sells mini games devised especially for travelling block-heads.