On the Road Again: License Plate Game Makes Traveling Fun
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November 2003 | Vol. II - No. 11

November 2003 | Vol. II - No. 11 TDmonthly SEARCH

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On the Road Again: License Plate Game Makes Traveling Fun

License Plate Game

Long road trips usually make for bored, cranky kids. Fortunately, the folks at International Playthings have come up with an inexpensive and entertaining game that will help keep kids’ eyes on the road while providing an opportunity to learn about states and capitals.

As its name suggests, the object of the License Plate Game is to find as many different license plates as possible en route to your destination. The game includes miniature replica license plates for all 50 states and 13 Canadian provinces that players use to keep track of the plates they’ve found. The game’s play surface is magnetic and has a space for each state or province and their capital.

License Plate Board

Named one of the “Best Vacation Products” for 2003 by Dr. Toy, the License Plate Game is intended for children ages 4 and older. Older children can also be challenged to name the corresponding capital for each state or province. Kids may also enjoy coming up with their own games.

The License Plate Game’s 18” x 12” magnetic play surface folds in half, allowing it to be easily stowed under a seat or tucked into a suitcase. And, because the play surface and pieces are magnetic, the game will stay intact if it needs to be put aside for a rest stop. At $7.99, it’s an inexpensive addition to any family vacation.

While it may not stop the inevitable chorus of “Are we there yet?”, this game should help make time on the road much more enjoyable, while offering children something they can use in the classroom.


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