Rand McNally Boredom Busters Travel Games Review

By Shannon Gosney
In Product Review
September 22, 2009

Road trips can be a lot of fun….until members of your family get bored! Kids start crying or bickering with one another. Adults are squirming just as much as the kids and you just can’t play the ABC game anymore! Well, Rand McNally is here to make your road trip more fun!

Rand McNally, an American company that has been helping families connect for more than a century, has just introducted a series of fun games and activities that will keep kids entertained and families connected in the car. Boredom Breakers products are a great alternative to portable DVD players and handheld video games that many families have used in times past to keep their kids busy in the car. The products are designed to encourage conversation, create laughter and fun, and bring families together by making the time fly by for moms, dads, and kids on the go!


Thanks to Role Mommy and Rand McNally, I had the opportunity to review 3 games: Story Starters, Car Karaoke, and Car Game Countdown. My favorite of the games I received to review was the “Story Starters” Game. Kids love the opportunity to have the spotlight and share their imagination! You’ll have a blast trying to keep the story creative and your car trip together will be a fun rewarding experience!

There are five different games, including:

Story Starters: Packed with 72 minutes of funny stories, mysteries and games, this interactive CD will be an instant road trip hit. Story Starters combines the best of classic radio-style drama and audio effects to get families telling stories together. Hearing is truly believing! (This one is tons of fun! See how creative you and your kids become!)

Car Karaoke: Mom can sing lead and kids are back-up vocals. Just pop in the CD with 12 classic rock, pop, and kid favorite songs. Includes everything needed to be a rockstar: an inflatable microphone, rating cards, and three lyric books. Choose from favorites like “Build Me Up Buttercup” or “Twist and Shout,” to see who’s got the pipes in the family. Earplugs not included! (This one is just flat out hilarious! You won’t feel as bad when you aren’t the only one singing off key – lol!)

Car Game Countdown: Car games are fun, but they are even more outrageous when you’re trying to beat the clock. Car Game Countdown includes a car-shaped digital timer with electronic sound and laminated dual-sided game cards featuring 18 games on a clip ring.

Travel Card Games: Travel Card Games features three great games to pass time and start conversations. Includes a slim storage box to easily stow in the backseat pocket.

Magnet Message Makers: Magnet Message Makers is a mess-free way to get the kids and the car ready for the road . It includes two reusable and removable magnets that will not harm your vehicle and five sheets of removable stickers for decorating the magnets. “Florida or Bust!”

You can purchase Rand McNally Boredom Busters at the Rand McNally Store or on Amazon.com.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Role Mommy on behalf of Rand McNally and received a variety of Boredom Busters so I could write an honest review.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

3 Responses to “Rand McNally Boredom Busters Travel Games Review”

  1. Shawn C. says:

    Ooh this looks really great for our long car rides! I think my kids would love Car Game Countdown! Fun! And it could help save my sanity!!! LOL!

  2. That perfect article. THANKS! You guys do a great blog, and have some great contests. Keep up the good work.

  3. r4 ds card says:

    Wow Rand McNally is here to make our road trip more funfair. That’s great, I really fascinate with this review for purchase this games. Now I pan to purchase it from Amazon stores.

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