The 9 Most Iconic Board Games To Travel With

Never underestimate the power of board games and card games in curbing your boredom while travelling. As much as travelling is fun; long rides on the train or flight can become monotonous and boring because there are only limited things you can do to entertain yourself. This is why you should carry along some board games to travel with.

If you are not travelling alone and are in the company of your friends, you can make the most of your journey by purchasing the best board games and card games and beating your opponent to it. If you are not fond of games and the last board game you played was Monopoly, you are in for some surprises!

Here is a list of the best board games and card games you should definitely try playing while travelling.

9 Fun Board Games To Travel With


Sequence is one of the most creative and strategic games out there. This game is suitable for people above the age of 7. It is super easy to understand how to win the game but equally difficult to actually win it! All you have to do is create a sequence of 5 chips in a row to win the game. You also have to simultaneously block your opponent from creating a sequence and give priority to your own. This is one of the best board games for travel lovers and is available in pocket sizes as well as storage sizes.

Board Games To Travel With

Magnetic Travel Checkers and Chess

You can now enjoy Checkers and Chess in any corner of the world. These magnetic games are especially created for travellers and are designed such that you will be able to play them in a moving train, bus, aeroplane or even a car. Magnetic travel boards come with in-built magnets in the board as well as inside the pieces. This prevents the pieces from falling from the board, keeping your moves on it intact.

Catan Traveler

Catan is one of the best board games to travel with. This game is quite similar to Monopoly in terms of fake currency and business expansion. However, the major difference between the two is that Catan’s theme is based on the Medieval era when mankind did not yet innovate and the barter system was at its peak.

Catan traveler is a mini version of the actual board game and is designed for travelers who would like to entertain themselves in the midst of long journeys, flight delays or bond with family after dinner.

This game is suitable for people above the age of 12 and is one of the most entertaining travel games.

Pressman Rummikub

This game has been created after combining Mahjong and Rummy and allows 4 person participation per round. This tile-based game is fast and easy to play and will help you reinforce your STEM skills. This game also comes with a pouch in which you can compress and store the game. What makes it one of the best board games to travel with is that it will help you challenge your brain and focus on areas such as pattern recognition, planning, strategy and sequencing.

Dominion & Expansion

This is a deck-building in which you can choose a new set of cards to lay within each round. This brings variety to the game and you can even add your expansions to it. It is a fast-paced game which can be enjoyed by 2 players at once. In Dominion, each player starts with an identical deck of cards. In the center of the table is a selection of other cards the players can buy them using currency. Through their selection of cards to buy, and how they play their hands as they draw them, the players construct their deck on the fly, striving for the most number of victory points by game end.


This travel board game gained recognition after the Covid-19 pandemic. Much like foreign universities that were quick to adapt to the pandemic, this game was moulded to the likes of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a 2 to 4 player game where all the players are playing as a team against the board and have to race against time to cure the diseases. In this game you can take up multiple roles and serve the public. You may even become a “quarantine specialist” and curb the spread of the disease in hot zones.

Sheriff of Nottingham

Sheriff of Nottingham is one of the best board games to travel with. The game follows the theme of Bluff and is very much like it. The only difference is that as a merchant, you have the choice between carrying legal goods and making a small amount of profit or risk sneaking in prohibited goods and making massive profits without getting caught.


This is also a strategic game that is multiplayer. The game is high on player interaction and there is a lot of politics, negotiation and manipulation involved in winning the game. This is one of the best board and card games for travel and is rated similarly to UNO. This game can be enjoyed by 2 to 8 people in a single session and lasts for half an hour to one hour.

Guess Who?

Guess Who is the most iconic board game of all time. If you are thinking of ways to survive university or are in the waiting room of the airport because of a delayed flight, this game is perfect for you. In this portable travel game, your opponent and you will be given chances to pick a mystery card. This mystery card will have a photo of a person similar to the person on your board. All you have to do is describe this person without taking his or her name. Your opponent’s role is to guess this person with their correct name.

Thanks for reading this blog on The 9 Most Iconic Board Games To Travel With. Do let us know if we have missed out on any fun travel board games, in the comments section.



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