I've spent the past year or so trying to come up with ways of incorporating board games into the classroom. I was disappointed that these games seemed to often sacrifice learning for a fun game, or sacrificed a fun game for learning. I kept walking away feeling like they could've mastered the content faster without the game. So I decided to try to make the kind of game I was looking for. This is my second attempt at creating a game that doesn't compromise curriculum for an engaging game.
In this game you play as a detective in the 30's hired to find a missing husband. The game includes 42 general ELA questions to go with the game but it's also designed to work with any questions you come up with for your students to review.
This game was a lot of fun but a ton of work to make, if it seems to work well for people in their classroom let me know, or post feedback on what you think might improve the game. If this one seems to work well I'll probably write another game with the same characters but another mystery to solve. If it doesn't seem to work for people I'll probably try to create a different kind of game that works better. So please come back here and let me know how it goes and what to keep and what to change.
If you're interested below is a link to the first game I made, it's fun but nowhere near as put together as this one.
A Zombie Text adventure game and creative writing activity