We’ve all been in those awkward long road trips with families where everyone is quiet or the endlessly long to and from work. Instead of being bored or having massive fits of road rage, a quirky mobile game you play with your voice called Drivetime helped me have consistent relaxing and fun drives. So much so that I felt the need to write a piece about it.
Drivetime’s primary mode is Drivetime Trivia. Every Monday through Friday, there’s a free episode led by two charming hosts that come up with a variety of questions based on anything you can think of from what’s in the news to 80’s music. What I found refreshing was that you could play other “Drivetimers” who recently played that quiz category as well as your friends. There are even leaderboards that you can check out and compare with your friends to show off who the most knowledgeable Drivetimer is.
As I mentioned before, the entire quiz is voice-controlled, so you don’t have to worry about tapping answers while driving (not that any of you should be touching your phone while driving in the first place). Quizzes can last around 45 minutes, so you won’t have to worry about your fun running out too quickly on the road, especially since there’s a new set of questions every day. I have to admit, some of the questions are pretty hard, but that’s part of the fun. I got to brag about how much more I knew about 80’s music than my boss…even though most of my answers were “educated guesses.”
If you want even more content, you can access every Drivetime Trivia episode made as well as other game modes for $9.99 a month or $99 a year. The different game modes include Masterpiece, a choose your adventure similar to the Telltale Series of games, Tunetime, where you listen to some music to guess the song name and artist, Blackjack, Would You Rather?, U.S. Capitals, and World Capitals. There’s even a Jeopardy! mode that has questions directly from the show hosted by no other than, Alex Trebek! It’s like being part of Jeopardy! right in your car. I feel this warrants the price with the endless amounts of content that can last you for more than a year while you drive.
If you’re like me and hate those long drives, give Drivetime a try. I’m one of those commuters who gets road rage quickly and unfortunately gets a bit sleepy during my morning drive. Drivetime has helped me stay alert and relaxed when I drive. Most importantly, I can say driving has become more fun for me, especially since I live in Los Angeles – the WORST place to be a commuter.
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