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License Plate Travel Game

App review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Excellent version of classic road-trip activity.

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age 5+
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Educational Value

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.

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What 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.

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Parent of a 6 year old Written byYea4me February 22, 2013

Has bugs, but still not too bad

Since this was the only license plate game I could find for my Kindle I did purchase it despite the mostly negative reviews on Amazon. It's true that as so... Continue reading

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What's it about?

At the start of the game -- which would likely be at the start of a road trip -- players enter a trip name, start date, and their own names (or team names). When a player spots a particular license plate, they choose the matching state plate from images on the app, and enter that they saw it to get points (two for a plate from a state not yet seen, and one for a plate from a state that someone has already seen at least one other plate from). The results are saved so games can continue over many trips.

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Share a fun fact that you know with your kid about each state when they find one of its license plates.

  • Encourage kids to design their own license plate for your state. Ask, "What can you put on it to represent something unique about where we live?"

App details

For kids who love road trips

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