Number plate bingo

Number plate bingo

Here's a  simple game to save your sanity on a long journey.  The more you make them think, the less they think to whinge! 

What you need:

  • Pen and paper for each player

Number of players:


The driver begins by nominating the number of letters in the word.  Say, "seven." Everyone then has to write down a word with seven letters in it.

The players then have to keep a keen eye out on the traffic, checking each number plate that goes by. (Parked cars count too, if you can read them quickly enough.)

Whenever players see a letter from their word, they cross that letter off. The first person to cross all seven letters of their word off wins.


  • You can list all the letters of the alphabet and the first person to cross all the letters of the alphabet off wins.
  • You could also write numbers 1 – 100 and cross them off as they are seen on each number plate.


This game relies on an honour system, so if your kids are ultra-competitive and prone to cheating, you may want to steer clear of this game to avoid having to adjudicate who is telling the truth.

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