I'm going on a road trip through Spain and France this month. Hey, I deserve it!
In amongst visiting my family and friends in Catalunya, exploring the Pyranees, Massif Centrale and disappearing into nature for a while, I'm keen to play some games that will work with the trip. However, there are some criteria that must be accommodated. To whit:
Low number of Players There'll just be the two of us for the most part. Three for the first stretch of the trip, including a bunch of time on a ferry, which we could definitely play a few sessions of something fun.
Tone I'm not after playing something twisted and disorienting, a La Lacuna /DRYH, but neither something light and adventure-like. My desired sweet spot would be something explorative, thought provoking, and affecting. This doesn't preclude tough or difficult content, necessarily. A point of light would be Sign in Stranger, from what I understand of it, but I gather it isn't released.
Mode of Play We'll be driving a lot, walking a lot, and sitting crosslegged outside tents under starlight much of the remainder. A game that employs few or non-cumbersome mechanics (to this end, I guess Drama/Karma are favourable), and is light on book-keeping, or amenable to delegating this to passengers when driving, would really go a long way to being a part of the trip, rather than a fun intrusion.
I doubt anything entirely fits this bill, but I'm curious if there are some contenders, particularly in terms of the Mode of Play. If not, there should be! Road trip, supported by the Story Games Community
Finally, my trip is semi-determined at this stage (Santander->Barcelona via Aragon, Pyranees, possibly Belize, Centrale Massif, north to Paris) but not set in stone, neither. If any local gamers would be interested in crossing paths, whisper me. It could be really nice!