Thinkopoly is a great board game that tests reading skills on a 2nd grade level. It has 4 categories that test things such as conventions, spelling, parts of speech, reading comprehension, antonyms/synonyms, affixes, alphabetical order, punctuation, text features, and other skills.
The game includes fun features such as luck cards, fake money to buy properties, and other fun features.
To start the game, each player rolls the dice. Whoever gets the highest number goes first. Players then take turns going clockwise. Each player starts on the Go! space. When it is your turn, roll the dice. Move that number of spaces. If you land on a property (a space with a name), draw a card from that color category (red, blue, green, or purple). The player to the right of you reads the card and answer choices. Answer the question. The player next to you will check to see the correct answer at the bottom of the card. For the “Contraction” cards and other cards that require you to read it, the next player will cover the answer while you answer the question. If you get the question correct, you get $1 dollar.
As you earn money, you can buy properties and place your color house on it. Only one person can own each property. The game is over when all the properties are owned by someone. The person who owns the most properties at the end of the game, wins.
If you land on the You choose a color! space, then you choose which color category card that you want to answer.
If you land on the Leave a Dollar space, then you must leave a dollar if you have one.
If you land on the Get an extra turn space, then you get an extra turn.
If you land on the Lose a turn space, then you lose one turn.
If you land on the Pick a Luck Card then you do whatever the card says. (Note: if you pick a luck card that says you get a property for free or that another player gets a property for free and all the properties of that kind are owned, then nothing happens).
There are four category colors of questions: