A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn some interesting things about America's states through the slogans and pictures on cars' license plates. This app-based travel game was probably created more for fun and family socializing than education; still, as kids ride in the car and scan cars for different plates, they can learn more about U.S. geography and the cultural, geographic, and industrial differences between states. License Plate Travel Game promotes family fun; more detailed information about each state would help it promote geography as well.
Ease of Play
Once an older kid or parent inserts the trip information and players' names, the rest of the game is very simple to use.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that License Plate Travel Game turns the old informal road trip game into more of a competition, complete with score-keeping. Players try to spot license plates from different states, as well as different license plates from within the same state. The first person to spot a license plate from a new state earns two points, and players who spot a different license plate for an already-spotted state earn one point.
Is It Any Good?
The multiplayer LICENSE PLATE TRAVEL GAME drives home the idea that road trips and technology can provide fun opportunities for families to interact. With images of many different license plates for each state, as well as score-keeping and the ability to save games from previous trips, this a top choice for road trip games.
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