"Mafia" game template with Journey to the West theme for Chinese classes

"Mafia" game template with Journey to the West theme for Chinese classes
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"Mafia" is a game that can be played in a world language classroom. The teacher takes the role of the narrator who guides game play. I learned about the idea to use "Mafia" from Spanish teacher, Martina Bex, at http://martinabex.com/2015/04/16/mafia-the-tci-game-of-all-games/

This product has two files (zipped together), both of which are in Microsoft Word format, created on a MacBook Pro.

In this version, no "killing" occurs. Instead, each "night" (turn of game play), a monster steals a person. The Monkey King, Sun Wukong, is the "doctor," who attempts to rescue that person. The "travelers" (representing Tang Seng, Zhu BaJie, and Sha Seng) replace the "police," and the bad guys, the monsters, replace the "mafia." The goal of the game for the monsters is to catch all the people; the goal of everyone else is to catch the monsters first.

To learn how to play please see my blog post:
I also wrote about "Mafia" for FluentU.com: http://www.fluentu.com/chinese/educator/blog/chinese-classroom-games/

I have found "Mafia" a nice change of pace and a fresh way to provide students with Comprehensible Input in Chinese. A video of my students from Chinese Novice (aka level one high school) playing during class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQh4YnQRqQE

Chinese teaching blog: http://tprsforchinese.blogspot.com/
Chinese teaching-related video channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFtCASxFEa9ym88EUrWZxFQ
Twitter: @DuYanzi
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3 pages
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Lifelong tool
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