Do you remember the lame games the old folks use to make you play when you went on long trips?
The "Find the 50 States" license plate game is way too complicated now with all the specialty plates the various DMVs have developed. "I got everything from Maryland except Hearing Impaired-Iwo-Jima Campaign-Terrapin-Retired!"
"I Spy" is the stupidest game ever devised. Politicians play a variation of that every election cycle.
"Road Sign Bingo" isn't too bad, but if you've finished the 2nd grade, it hasn't got much appeal.
The ever-popular "Punch/Pinch Your Sibling Until He/She Strikes Back and Play the Victim" will never fade away.
But there is a new game for the Post-Nuclear Generation: Name the DVD. This game requires the conspicuous consumption of others, namely that they have a DVD player in their car; it's playing a DVD; and they're burning more gas than you because they're in front of your car.
It's easy to play. Once the tiny screen is spotted, players squint and strain to see what's on it and the first person to correctly identify what it is gets 3 points. The first person who says "uh-uh it's 'The Goonies', dooty-head" gets hit by the driver's flailing arm.
The driver should not participate. I missed my exit because the SUV in front of me was playing a really cool vintage Popeye cartoon - the one where he beats up Bluto to save Olive Oyl.