This is fun game that students love playing. Without making it look like vocabulary or grammar "work", students will be challenged to give synonyms, antonyms of various descriptive adjectives, as well as age, nationalities, hair and eye colors.
PREP WORK BEFORE THE GAME
1. Print the game board, the answer key, good and evil minions.
2. You will need 1 board, 1 answer key, 20 good and 10 evil minions per group.
3. Bring 1 dice and 2 game pieces (coins work too) per group.
HOW TO PLAY THE GAME
1. Divide your students into groups of 3 (that’s ideal but groups of 4 would work as well)
2. Designate an answer master whose job is to check the answers provided by other players using the answer key.
3. Have other students in the group put their pieces anywhere on the board and roll the dice taking turn. Student can "go" in any direction.
4. Their task is to carry out correctly the “task” from the square on the game board.
5. If a student gives a correct answer, they get to save a “good” minion. The answer master will check the answer for correctness. If a student gives an incorrect answer, they get an “evil” minion.
6. When the game is over, students count how many “good” and “evil” minions they have. Each “evil” minion cancels out each “good” minion. The student with the most “good” minions wins.
N.B. I have each group play 3 rounds, so that with each new round they rotate the answer master. At the end of the 3rd round, the player with the most “good” minions is the winner.