Games you can play on an airline trip
The summer travel season is upon us. Pick games you could play on an airliner. A few things to consider:
-Number of players: 2-3 (the seat-mates in your immediate section of the row--no playing across the aisle); alternatively a game that could play across the aisle considering foot traffic on the aisle and not interfering with the other passengers.
-Must fit on a typical coach class tray table (16.5" wide x 9.5" deep)
-Must not depend (too heavily?) on holding a hand of cards that you must hide from other players (too hard to do if you're in the middle seat)
-Not too long to play on a typical domestic flight segment (2-3 hours max)
-Playing set-up (e.g., board, pawns, etc.) must not be too suscetible to a little light turbulence*
-Must be easy to carry on (this shouldn't be too hard of a stipulation)
-Must pass screening by the TSA (e.g., Cash 'n Guns might not be a good candidate)
-Doesn't include too much boisterous activity (don't want to disturb other passengers)
-Doesn't require too quiet an environment--jets can be a little noisy
-Can be played given the limited mobility of being in a tiny coach seat with your seatbelt on and the guy in front of you reclining his seat back all of the way
*Light turbulence=too bumpy too fill your glass all of the way without liquid sloshing out, but not so bumpy that you couldn't take a sip out of it without washing your face with the contents.