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“SHOTGUN!” The Road Trip Game: Rules and Instructions for How to Play

“SHOTGUN!” The Road Trip Game: Rules and Instructions for How to Play

Objective of “SHOTGUN!” The Road Trip Game

The objective of “SHOTGUN!” The Road Trip Game is to score the most points by the end of the game.

Setup for “SHOTGUN!” The Road Trip Game

  • Choose a player to be the reader. Obviously this player should not be the driver. You can also choose to rotate who is the reader.
  • The reader takes the deck of cards.
  • Choose another player to be the scorekeeper. They will keep track of the points scored by players during the game.

Playing “SHOTGUN!” The Road Trip Game

The reader starts the game by drawing one the cards and reading it out loud. What you do next depends on the type of card that you drew.

Dashboard Cards

When you draw a Dashboard Card, players will have to complete some sort of challenge. You will place the card off to the side (the game recommends the car’s dashboard) and the players need to try and remember these cards for when the given situation comes up. When the given situation comes up, the first player to complete the challenge receives the corresponding reward from the card.

Dashboard Card in Shotgun! Road Trip Game
Once this card is drawn, the next player to receive a phone call loses a point.

Discussion Cards

Read the Discussion Card out loud. The players will then discuss the topic printed on the card. You cannot earn points from Discussion cards.

Discussion Card in Shotgun! Road Trip Game
When this card is drawn, all of the players will say what they are most looking forward to once you reach your destination. No points will be rewarded from the card.

Just For Fun Cards

Read the card out loud for the players. Each player provides their answer to the card. No matter what answer you provide, none of the players receive any points.

Just For Fun Card
The players will discuss which fictional car listed on the card they would like to have. No points are awarded from the card.

Pause Cards

The reader reads the card out loud. All of the players do what the card says. You cannot earn points from this type of card.

Pause Card
When this card is revealed, if there is a dog in the car you should check on it.

Quick Cards

The reader will read out the question printed on the card. The first player to give a correct answer earns a point.

Quick Card in Shotgun! Road Trip Game
For this quick card the players are racing to say the words printed on side-view mirrors. The first person to correctly say the phrase earns two points.

Miscellaneous Other Cards

The game includes other cards that don’t fit into the categories above. Follow the instructions printed on the card and give out points as instructed on the card.

Card from Shotgun! Road Trip Game
When this card is revealed, anyone who brought a book along scores one point.

Winning “SHOTGUN!” The Road Trip Game

“SHOTGUN!” The Road Trip Game ends when you either reach your destination or the players get sick of playing the game (get “road trip insanity”). The player that scores the most points wins the game.

Components for Shotgun! Road Trip Game

Year: 2022 | Publisher: What Do You Meme? | Designer: Elliot Tebele | Artist: NA

Genres: Card, Family, Party

Ages: 12+ | Number of Players: 2+ | Length of Game: 30 minutes+

Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: Moderate-High

Components: 200 cards, pouch to store cards, instructions

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