3 Make-Believe Games From Your Childhood

Remember the days where the only games you played solely relied on your imagination and sense of humor?

It’s crazy to think that we used to transform any environment, object, and idea into a “real life” crisis and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Not too positive what kind of made up games kids play nowadays, but I know that they will never compare to the adrenaline-rushing excitement of the games below.

Hot Lava:

There was nothing scarier than the lava monsters inhabiting your entire living room. Usually, you’re not allowed to jump on the furniture but what else could you do but jump back and forth when there is burning hot lava under you.

Before you knew it, your mind tricks you, and the lava starts splashing while the monsters are multiplying leading to more chaos and screaming.

If your neighbors didn’t know any better, they would think that your family had some serious issues. A game worth remembering, with no real logic but who needs that anyways.

Stepping On A Crack:

This game is a little twisted, and I’m not too sure how “step on a crack, and you’ll break your mother’s back” became a thing. I feel sorry for the parents that would witness their children purposely step on the crack in hopes they get injured. The game expanded beyond the parent’s backs to anyone you felt the slightest bit angry towards that day.

Very grateful that it’s not real or there would be a lot of broken backs out there right now. A game that helps you watch where you’re walking until you look up and realize you passed your destination five blocks earlier.

Boogie Man:

Similar to hide n seek you would choose someone to transform into their scariest boogie man impersonation and try to find you.

Sometimes you would even play it in the dark but probably only when your older siblings or friends forced you to. For some reason, we found excitement in getting the shit scared out of us and that’s exactly what this game did.

You thought you had the best hiding spot until they popped their head under your bed where you accidentally flinch and punch them in the eye.

Being the boogie man can be just as scary at times when you slowly make your way into a room poking your head in the most bizarre places just to make sure someone didn’t morph their body into the tiny cracks.

Even though creative abilities are dimmed growing up, it doesn’t take away from all of the priceless memories from playing them. Guarantee if we had added a little liquor and sleep deprivation we could fully convert back to those child-like minds, screaming about how hot the lava still is.

It’s nice to take a trip down memory lane, remembering the games that kept us livelily and drove our parents insane.

We have to make sure we teach our kids these, so we have an excuse to jump on the furniture and hide out for a while.

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7 Roadtripping Games You Need To Play

There comes a time in your life you have to grab the necessities and get the hell out of town for a while.

The music, snacks, and company make the road trip worthwhile but adding in these games makes the drive much more enjoyable.

Regardless if it’s an hour or twelve, there’s enough time to play one of these, if not all of them because games are fun and when you’re having fun it makes everything worth it.

Chinese Fire Alarm Game:

So you’re a bit of daredevil and want to test the odds of being honked, screamed and possibly injured for this ridiculous game. It is entirely worth it because the adrenaline rush you receive once you get into another spot is worth the spontaneous commotion.

Changing things up is a must on a road trip because everyone needs a turn at being the shotgun, DJ, and steering the entire damn thing.

Movie Game:

For all of you movie fanatics, this one is for you because you end up remembering every movie you’ve seen since birth. You have actually to know actor’s names to play, but I’m pretty sure you can just end up describing their face when you have a brain fart.

Once an actor/actress is chosen, you have to say a movie they were in and then another actor in the film, so on and so forth. You’ll be surprised how much that big brain of yours will remember when you put it up to the test.

License Plate Game:

The rules can differ in this game, but the gist is that you either tally or punch, for some of you aggressive players, when you spot a license plate from a different state. You can decide to spot out specific plates too or try to figure out any secret meaning behind the letters and numbers on the plate.

Slug Bug Game:

In this game, you have to pay attention and have a keen eye for any car remotely shaped into the Volkswagen bug form. There always comes a time when two people see it at the same time, and both of them end up getting a punch it, defeating the purpose but still a good laugh.

Battle Of The Bands Game:

Now this gets tricky because you end up being hard core judged on your music tastes but it’s nice to switch up the car DJ every once in awhile.

Once the category is decided you get sixty seconds to find the best fit and then get judged on your choice of song.

A game where you can play some throwbacks and reminisce on all the right music that played before the shit on the radio

Word Association Game:

This game ends up being hilarious because you become fascinated with the weird shit that people associate words with.

Once the first word is started, it usually goes downhill from there as you start screaming out the first bizarre word that comes to mind, often inappropriate.

Alphabetical Categories Game:

This one is harder than it seems when your category is fruit and your letter is X. It’s a fast-paced and hilarious game that makes you feel dumb when you can’t think of the most basic words, and your brain turns to mush the second pressure is on.

For any of you competitive game players, road trip games are strictly for fun so don’t get all butthurt once you realize you suck at the majority of them.

Enjoy your company, snacks, and music, and you’ll reach your destination before you even realize.

3 Games You Always Played In Class

It was always so hard to pay attention in class growing up… who am I kidding? It still is! Trying to get away with playing these games ended up being more exciting than the game itself.

Hang Man:

I am not proud of how many men I have hung due to this game because I could not, for the life of me, or his, figure out the stupid phrases.

It’s hard not to overthink when random letters start appearing on the paper and you start repeating all the vowels as you begin to panic.

The highlight of this game is when the lightbulb finally goes off in your head realizing the phrase is an inside joke or something so stupid you would have been legit pissed if you didn’t get it.

Such a fun way to completely ignore your teacher and entertain yourself by coming up with a funny word/phrase in hopes that the hanging man runs out of limbs to be hung so you can win.

Tic Tac Toe:

The fact that there is a strategy to this game makes me laugh because I always went straight for the middle spot and then it would always go downhill from there. I had no game plan but to focus on getting three in a row instead of blocking my partner.

It blew my mind when my opponent had two options of winning on either side, so it didn’t matter what my next move was. My x could have taken up the entire paper, and they would still find a way around it to win.

The rules would slowly turn into best three out of five then your whole study guide was filled with giant Xs and O’s.


This game was all about fantasizing and romanticizing your future. Your goal was to marry your crush and drive a BMW to your law firm before making your way home to your mansion with three kids.

If only it were that easy to get everything you want by blindly choosing options on a piece of paper.

The best part is when your best friend threw in a couple of options for each category and purposely chose the most repulsive spouses, jobs, and cars. You ended up having a mini panic attack when you thought your future could consist of marrying the class clown while working as a janitor and living in a shack with your thirteen kids.

The entire game was unrealistic, but it didn’t stop you from playing whenever you got the chance. Let’s face it; your wants did change on the daily at that age.

Reminiscing on these games is a good reminder that you should tap into your kid’s side every once in a while.

Guarantee if you whip out a piece of paper and start playing these games you will be in for a night of fun and laughter.

Heck, you might even remember the ideal life you wanted when you were in middle school, thanking the universe it didn’t give you what you thought you wanted.

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