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Top Card & Board Games to Play on a Rainy Day

When you plan your RV trips, you plan lots of exciting things to do and places to go, for meals and camping out. You have activities in mind to take up every moment of the day. But what do you do when that summer storm blows in? Especially if you’re traveling with kids, a day stuck in the RV can seem like a special kind of torture. For the unexpected rainy day, make sure you pack a few of these games, just in case. The day will fly by with all that family fun!

Standard Card Deck

There are tons of games you can play with just a simple, standard deck of 52 cards. Crazy 8’s, Rummy 500, Gin Rummy, Go Fish, War… the list goes on and on. Card games don’t take a lot of setup and many don’t take a whole lot of skill. A deck of cards should be on every RV packing list.


Clue is a great family game that will keep you occupied for hours. The game requires some thought and skill, giving your brain a good workout. Solve the mystery and win the game!


For the marathon game players, Risk is the ultimate choice. This game is better suited for older children or adults, but the youngsters can play too on teams or with some adaptations to the rules. The rules are a bit complicated but once you get going, the game will take off and can last for days.


A great card game that takes up just a little space is Uno. There’s no limit on the number of people who can play and the game is simple. Make up your own family rules or put variations on what’s already there. This game is as diverse as the people who play it.

Trivial Pursuit

There are many versions and formats of this game, from the super difficult original, to the Harry Potter or Disney themed games. Again, there’s minimal set up and all your need to win is your brain and knowledge of just about anything!


Another game that can last forever is Monopoly. Everyone in the family can get in on this game and it’s easy to set aside and come back to later. The rules are simple and setup is minimal. Just make sure you keep your eye on whoever is running the bank!