I'm Going on Vacation

A memory game that's easy to pick up and perfect for car rides

1. Bring everyone in a small intimate circle or space.
2. Select one person to begin the game and decide in which direction the game will go around the circle.
3. Tell everyone you all are "going on a vacation" and have to bring many items with you.
4. Players can start brainstorming (in their heads) about what they might bring.

How to Play

1. The player to begin the game has to name an item to bring on vacation that starts with an A. They would say, "I'm going on vacation and I'm bringing my Aunt."
2. The next player repeats what Player 1 said and adds something else that starts with a B. For example, "I'm going on vacation and I'm bringing my Aunt, and boots."
3. The third player repeats the items of both the previous players and adds an item beginning the with C, the next letter of the alphabet.
4. This continues around and around the circle until the group brings an item that begins with Z.


1. "I'm going on a picnic"
2. "I'm going to the zoo"
3. "I'm going on a space ship"
4. "I'm going on a pirate escapade"
5. You can essentially "go" or "do" whatever you think is fun or matches your theme!
6. Often times players will forget one of the items being brought on the vacation. If they do, you can either help them to remember and keep the game going, or that person is out! It's up to you.

Activity Length
30 - 60 minutes
Non-competitive (cooperative)
Use your noodle! (challenging; focus required)
Mess Factor
Clean and tidy
Noise Level
Number of Players
3 to 4
5 to 10
Prep Time
No prep time needed!
Space Needed
Small (a clearable open space the size of a 1-car garage)
Team Division
All together now! (everyone works together)