Top 5 Games To Take On Holiday


Top 5 Games To Take On Holiday

We’re about to embark on our first European holiday away this year. We are travelling with six friends to the Algarve for some well-deserved rest and relaxation in the sunshine. As there’s quite a few of us going away, we always take some games with us to play in the evenings. We usually go to a villa or a cottage, so it’s lovely to sit out in the warm balmy evenings and chat, laugh and play games. Here my top 5 games to take on holiday and some of the ones I’ll be taking this year.


I love card games and Uno is one of my favourites. The idea of the game is to get rid of your cards the quickest and it’s about matching colours and numbers and utilising power cards so you can do this. It’s a great game for kids and for adults.

Top 5 Games to Take on Holiday

Exploding Kittens

This was a card game my other half bought me for Christmas. The playing cards in Exploding Kittens are really well humoured and the graphics on them are great. The aim of the game is to avoid drawing the exploding kitten card out of the pack. It’s really addictive.

Top 5 Games To Take On Holiday

Good Cop, Bad Cop

This was a game one of my friends brought along to our mini break to Norfolk last year. Good Cop, Bad Cop is where the players are randomly sorted into goodies and baddies and your aim is to take out the opposite team’s chief, which is either the Kingpin or the Agent, depending on whether you are bad or good. We played for hours and it was so much fun.

Top 5 Games To Take On Holiday


This is an age old favourite with us. I bought my Jenga set from a bootfair about 10 years ago and it has come away with us ever since. We have a few rule benders in our midst, so we all have to sit about a metre from the table so no one can be accused of wobbling the table.

Top 5 Games To Take On Holiday

Phase 10

This is made by the same people are Uno but is a much longer card game. You have to win 10 hands before the other person to be the Phase 10 champion. Each hand you must win is made up of different criteria. It’s addictively frustrating as often you can be so close when the other person wins. I’m currently the undefeated champion of Phase 10, but who knows what will happen on this holiday?

Top 5 Games To Take On Holiday

What do you think of my top 5 games to take on holiday? What other games do you take on holiday with you? Are there any there that you might consider for your next holiday?

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12 thoughts on “Top 5 Games To Take On Holiday

    • Sally Sally says:

      I love jenga too. It gets so competitive. I’ve seen they do a giant garden version too which also looks a lot of fun.

  1. LOVE Uno – Jenga is always frightening because of the loud crashes! Never heard of Exploding Kittens, but it sounds like Old Maid!

    • Sally Sally says:

      Exploding kittens is so much fun. It is a bit like pairs with special cards. I love card games so much on holiday.

  2. Everyone else seems to get bored of Uno before me – I love it! Need to check out exploding kitten, Sounds hilarious. #lifelovinglinky

    • Sally Sally says:

      I love Uno. I could never get bored Kaye. You should definitely get phase 10 then, as this is a much longer game.

  3. Avatar Laura says:

    I’m a huge fan of Jenga and Uno but haven’t heard of the others – will have to look out for them.

  4. Awe i LOVE Uno! I used to play it all the time when i was a kid. I’ll need to buy a pack of cards to play with Agent M during the Summer holidays

    Thanks for sharing on #AnythingGoes


    • Sally Sally says:

      Uno is one of my absolute favourites. You’re never too old for it. We’ve got Uno extreme too which is a random shuffler and firing game. It’s a lot of fun.

  5. Avatar Monica Gilbert says:

    I love Phase 10. I remember my parents playing progressive rummy with aunts and uncles when I was a child, and Phase 10 is similar to that game. It reminds me of my childhood in a fun way.

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