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News: I-spy a really unpopular question: Are we nearly there, yet?

AN iPhone may be among youngsters’ top 10 must-have gadgets but the age-old, and technically simpler, game of I-Spy has emerged as their favourite in-car game.


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AN iPhone may be among youngsters’ top 10 must-have gadgets but the age-old, and technically simpler, game of I-Spy has emerged as their favourite in-car game.

The challenge, in which players compete to be first to spot a car or record the most of a particular type or colour in a given time, tops the list of time-killers for bored kids, in a survey by Vauxhall.

It is followed by Next one to see and How many car brands spotted in one minute.

Even the ancient ritual of hand-waving has survived the popularity of high-tech distractions such as videos and tablets, posting an impressive fourth place in the survey.

But not all is sweetness and Eddie Stobart truck bingo. The survey also uncovered the most off-putting niggles that long car journeys with children can bring. Over half of respondents (52%) loathed siblings fighting in the back of the car, and nearly half (45%) disliked the constant question: “Are we nearly there yet?”

 

Vauxhall Motors ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ top 10 games played in the car:

  1. I-Spy
  2. ‘Next one to see’
  3. How many car brands spotted in 1 minute
  4. Waving at other drivers
  5. Registration-plate alphabet
  6. Car snooker
  7. Times-table tests
  8. Playing cards
  9. Numberplate cricket
  10. Eddie Stobart truck bingo

 


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