Want to give your kids a geography lesson about the United States before you hit the road?There’s a great game called Mad Dash! To play, each player gets a map of the U.S. and must complete a path across the country by linking together cards representing the 50 states. Each card carries a different point value, and players rack up their scores by forming out-of-the-way routes or making it from one coast to the other.The game is perfect family fun. The recommendation is for ages 8 and up. My soon-to-be eight year old fell in love with the game. My tween likes it, too.An added advantage is that the box is small enough to take along whatever mode you’re traveling.