Mattel Games For Your Next Road-Trip! (Review & Giveaway)




Around this time of year, the husband and I usually already have a plan on what we want to do with the kiddos for our summer trip. We try to go somewhere together at least once during the summer to spend some fun quality family time with each other. We try to go somewhere that's affordable and not too expensive as all of our kiddos are summer babies. This year we're looking for something that's not too long of a drive because last year we did a road trip to Alabama for a family reunion and that took about 3 days to get there with stopping at night to sleep. This year we want to go somewhere that's a little bit closer to home and not as expensive as our oldest is graduating from grade eight and we're having family from out of the country come visit.

As a mom of three, I try to pack everything we need during road trips to make sure our drive and hotel stay is as comfortable as possible when we're away from home. This includes bringing lots of snacks to munch on, a few toys for my youngest to keep busy, electronics to entertain all three kiddos with movies and music they can watch and listen to while we're on the road and also games to play while we're staying in the hotel. This gives us something to do at night before falling asleep instead of just watching the hotel TV or being on our phones the entire time.

We love bringing card games with us as they don't take up much room and can easily fit in my purse to play just about anywhere.

If you follow us on Instagram, I shared a few weeks ago in our stories that we were sent some card games and board games from Mattel. They sent us Skip-Bo, Uno and the newest game, Dos. Uno and Skip-Bo has been a family favorite for years and we play it at least once a month with the kids when we have a family game night.



Skip-Bo is the ultimate sequencing card game from the makers of UNO! The Ski—Bo “wild” cards break up static situations and may be played as any number. Use these cards wisely, the first player to deplete all of his or her Skip-Bo stockpile cards is the winner. Skip-Bo is retailed for $12.99.

UNO is the classic card game that’s easy to pick up and impossible to put down! When you’re down to one card, don’t forget to shout “UNO”! The first player to rid themselves of all the cards in their hand before their opponents wins. It’s fast fun for everyone and retailed for $8.99.

UNO has a new best friend, DOS! In this fun game, two is more important than one and numbers are king! Just like UNO, DOS is a race to get rid of your cards before your competitors do. The first person to 200 points is the winner! In a fun twist, now when you’re down to two cards, don’t forget to yell “DOS!”. DOS is retailed for $8.99.

All three games have been played a number of times with the family and the newest game DOS is pretty fun to play. We had a blast learning the rules and playing the sister game to UNO with the kids. It's a bit different than UNO, but just as fun and entertaining.  It's become one of our favorite card games to play with the kids and I can't wait to take it with us during our trip this summer. 



We're excited and have teamed up with Mattel to offer one of our Canadian readers a chance to win all three card games to enjoy and take with your family on your next road trip. Comment below and share with us your go to essentials to pack when going on a road trip.

UNO, DOS and Skip-Bo can all be purchased at Indigo, Toys R Us, Walmart and Amazon and for more information about these games, be sure to head over to MATTEL!



Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received the above mentioned card games at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

45 comments:

  1. I honestly never travel without skipbo! It’s a great all ages game that is so entertaining. Great for small (family) or large (whole baseball teams) groups.
    I should probably try DOS.

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  2. We would bring Skipbo. So much fun for the whole family!

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  3. Kleenex and travel sized games are our travel essentials.

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  4. My go to essentials I pack when going on a road trip is paper towels and cards games like Skip-Bo

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  5. Snacks, baby wipes, sunglasses, extra clothing for every one.

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  6. My essentials are travel sized games,towels for messes, drinks and snacks.

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  7. Travel essentials for us include: snacks and drinks, games, pillows and baby wipes for the messes :)

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  8. I like to pack snack foods and games to keep everyone entertained on the trip.

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  9. We do a big road trip to Palm Springs every year (from BC) and the essentials I pack are snacks, refillable water bottles, baby wipes, a roll of toilet paper, headphones, tablets (the kids get to watch movies during nighttime driving), a deck of cards, travel Yahtzee, travel Connect4, our GPS, a couple of towels (in case we stop at the beach), sunscreen, camera, a blanket, notebooks for each child and a shared bag of crayons etc., 2 new books each, the kids' stuffies, bandaids, tylenol and gravol. I'd love to add these card games to our travel kit!!

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  10. When we drove across this glorious country from Victoria, with 4 daughters with us (4 - 14) and our go to items were: a first aid kit, drinks, snack foods/fruit wipes, books with wordgames, colouring books, crayons and pillows so everyone was comfy for the long ride to Ontario!

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  11. I would pack snacks, water, some little toys and travel games.
    Florence Cochrane

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  12. Snacks, Water, Tablet and card games

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  13. snacks, drinks, paper towels, sun screen, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, sun hats

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  14. comfy pillow, snacks and I like to have my sleep mask.

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  15. I pack a cooler with drinks, snacks a pillow dvd player that can be used in car

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  16. Snacks, drinks & hand wipes are essentials along with some entertainment like books

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  17. Snack, wipes and portable DVD player.

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  18. Water, snacks, and more water. And change for coffees!

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  19. We always have a few family friendly audio books, yummy snacks and car games!

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  20. I like to bring a variety of activities -- toys, books, also favourite stuffies, snacks and water.

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  21. Snacks, Water and Travel games is what I would pack.

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  22. We pack snacks, water, juice and DVDs!

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  23. We always pack snacks, water, notepads & pens, and our Catchphrase game!

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  24. Packing extra bags and paper towels is essential

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  25. Camping essentials for us includes waterproof gear, lots of extra clothes and things to do inside in case of rain. We have an Uno deck (missing several cards at this point) that comes with us often. We've never played Dos or Skip-Bo.

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  26. Our go to's are baggies of various sizes to store lots of thing, or keep things dry if raining. Deck of Cards and sunscreen

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  27. UNO would be easy to play on a road trip with the grand kids. We bring plenty of snacks and unfortunately the tablets to keep the kids occupied. Makes for a quiet drive.

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  28. Our road trip essentials are snacks and drinks, deck of cards, books, and wipes and extra clothes

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  29. My go to travel essentials include snacks, water, wet wipes, books, and a game or two.

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  30. snacks, drinks and paper towel to clean up the spills.

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  31. I make sure to have plenty of snacks and drinks for my granddaughters.

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  32. Oops. I'm not from Canada, but I always take my Chaco sandals and sunglasses.

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  33. I always pack games. We pack car bingo, pack of cards, Skip-Bo, and a cribbage board. and don't forget the snacks.

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  34. Books, car bingo boards, movies, games and lots of snacks

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  35. Water, snacks, music and books.

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  36. Are must travel essentials are usually food related, but if we plan on staying on a hotel, we bring our own sheets.

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  37. My essentials are games and snacks.

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  38. Travel essentials are snacks, something to read, jackets/sweaters, sunscreen and bug spray.

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  39. My essentials are snacks, drinks, and a book.

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  40. Snacks, baby wipes, plenty of water board games and UNO some of our favorites and must haves

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  41. When we travel with our grandson we bring colouring books, card games and books.

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  42. snacks, drinks, wet wipes, plastic bag (for garbage and motion sickness, things to entertain the kids

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  43. Our travel essentials are snacks/water and gaming device for entertainment when waiting.

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  44. Snacks and water along with games.

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