Blog > Michael's postbox game!
You might have heard of a game called “Yellow car”, in which participants say yellow car! as soon as they spot one on the road. It’s a bit silly, truth be told, but it helps pass the time on boring stretches of commute or roadtrips.
The last time we were in the UK, Michael (aka gibsonms) introduced us to a postal-themed variant of the “Yellow car” game… using postboxes! It’s brilliant for short trips and we cannot stop playing it wherever we go, so we thought we’d share it with you.
Here are the rules:
- It’s simple, really: when you see a postbox, say “postbox!” and add a point to your total.
- If you see someone posting something on that postbox, wow, how lucky is that! Two points for you!
- If someone calls a postbox but it turns out that there isn’t one there, then that person loses a point…
- And if you see the postman clearing the postbox, well… you win for that journey! 😀
Lots of variations can probably be added to make it more complex and keep you and your kids entertained, like spotting a post office or a golden pillar box (if you’re in the UK) so feel free to add or suggest new rules as you discover them!
Who’s ready to play? 📮