Although many people associate travel with constant activities and little downtime, that couldn’t be further from the truth; while most trips include a lot of sightseeing and exploration, depending on your destination and how far you travel, you might also find yourself with a lot of free time on your hands. With all the games available online, there’s no reason to be bored while traveling. Keep reading to learn about the best games to occupy your time when you’re on the road.


As one of the most popular card games in the world, poker is an excellent game to play while traveling. You can bring a pack of cards with you to play poker with your travel companions, or play online poker with friends. There’s nothing quite like the strategy and intrigue of playing poker, so it can keep you entertained for hours. After a long day exploring a new destination, you can log onto your smartphone, computer, or tablet to connect with poker players online and make use of your downtime.

Battleship Armada

Chances are you’ve played this classic board game with your friends in the past. If you enjoyed the gameplay, you’re going to love the online version. The game’s mechanics are easy to learn and don’t differ much from the board game version. Your goal is to position your boat in spots on the grid that make it difficult for your opponents to find and bomb. Meanwhile, you send bombs in your opponent’s direction, trying to hit their ships. The game ends when all of your ships or all of your opponents’ ships are destroyed. The game has three difficulty settings. We recommend starting on the easiest setting until you’re comfortable with the game. 

Flight Simulator

In between putting together a list of places you plan to visit in Paisley or wherever your destination may be, you may want to consider downloading Microsoft’s gaming classic, Flight Simulator. The game puts you in the cockpit of the plane of your choosing as you hear the sounds of jet engines whilst the plane takes off. Flight Simulator has a vast map, and it would probably take you more than a decade of non-stop play to complete it, so every time you power it on, you know you’re in for a new experience. 

The best thing about the game is how much it teaches you about flying, including how to perform pre-flight checks and communicate with air traffic control. Before you know it, you’ll have top-notch flying skills and be ready to compete with other virtual pilots online as you explore the world from the cockpit window. 

Clash of Clans

While there are a lot of excellent online games for playing with your friends, when traveling, you want a game you can pick up and start playing immediately on your own. If you’ve ever dreamed of building your own clan and battling it out against other players, this is the game for you. There’s some grinding involved as you train your troops and build houses, but the game is easy to learn and hard to put down. Plus, you can play it alone or go up against opponents in the game’s online mode. 

Tetra Blocks

Tetris is a classic game that just about everyone, young and old, enjoys. If you’ve played Tetris before, you already know how to play Tetra. Your goal is to fill the spaces between the shapes as they appear on the screen. The more spaces you fill, the more points you get. The game’s difficulty increases as you reach higher levels. You’ll have to get your timing right and think about the best fit for the shapes as they fall. 

Chess Grandmaster

Chess is an intellectual workout, and playing it while traveling is an excellent way to spend your free time on the road. Your goal is to beat your opponent, and you can play against the computer in easy mode as you improve your skills.