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Title: Board game templates
Post by: jehall on May 17, 2010, 01:09:44 pm
I don't know about everyone else's classrooms, but my kids and co-teacher love board games. I'm always trying to find printable board games that relate to the lesson, and usually I just google "ESL board games "topic name", which is hit or miss. Does anyone know an ESL site that has printable board games.

On another note, I found a great create your own word search site in my search.
http://www.armoredpenguin.com/wordsearch/
Title: Re: Board Games
Post by: JC49 on May 17, 2010, 02:06:10 pm
Mes english site has board game maker. Discovery.com has cyptrogram makers.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Board Games
Post by: majorcablue on May 17, 2010, 03:18:27 pm
Try tools for educators
http://www.toolsforeducators.com/boardgames/

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Board Games
Post by: kerrym on May 17, 2010, 07:47:19 pm
MES ENGLISH lets you create a variety of board games related to specific vocabulary. Easy to use and free.
Title: Re: Board Games
Post by: jehall on May 18, 2010, 03:13:19 pm
Thanks a lot, everyone. I have mixed feelings about board games as learning tools, but my Co-teacher loves them.
Title: Re: Board Games
Post by: sheila on May 19, 2010, 11:06:07 am
Here is a board game template that might work for you.  If you'd like to check out how I've used it, look at Gr. 5 Lesson 6.  Then, you can insert whatever pictures or phrases you'd like.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Board Games
Post by: jehall on May 20, 2010, 01:10:08 pm
Thanks a lot for everyone's help!
Title: Re: Board Games
Post by: shteeven on April 07, 2011, 10:35:35 am
Ya, these are sweet.
Title: Re: Board Games
Post by: shhowse on April 07, 2011, 10:42:56 am
eslprintables.com has quite a few premade board games for many topics.
Title: Board games (themed)
Post by: DWAEDGIMORIGUKBAP on June 23, 2011, 07:17:57 pm
Good for speaking practice (also good for when poor old teacher is a bit tired and just wants to 'supervise..')

Mak the games last longer by putting them in pairs or 4 to a board adn flipping coins - 100won = 2 spaces, the picture of King Sejong = 1 space.

More to come....

Title: Re: Board games (themed)
Post by: DWAEDGIMORIGUKBAP on June 23, 2011, 07:19:25 pm
Few more,

To be honest I shouldn't have posted them in elementary coz a lot of them would be good for mid schol and even first two grdes of high school with low level learners...

Well if mods want to move it that's cool.  No way I'm undoing all that posting and re-doin it, sorry...

BTW - you can open up a lot of the word ones an change the vocab / re-write the questions

Title: Board game templates
Post by: weirdgirlinkorea on December 19, 2011, 10:22:29 pm
I'm turning into a board game creator junkie, so I am going to add a bunch of board game templates I create and post them here. When possible I will include the fonts that I use.

I have about 4 templates. Tonight I will post the two I have at home. Tomorrow I'll post the other two.

1st one Angry birds with font. 3 players or more needed.

It's a template, so here are some details not written on the game. I left the point system open, but what I imagined is points for every space (varying up to 5 points, lowest 1 point). As long as they speak/answer the questions in English, they can collect points. The first person to land on finish is the winner, and the person with the most points is second. Obviously, you can change this however you want.
EDIT: My CT came up with a way to decide the winner for this template. They have 10 mins to play. First one to finish is the winner. If there is no winner in 10 mins, the one with the most points wins. Enjoy!

I added a PDF sample of a finished one.

EDIT: 4/17/12 I added another template a copy off of the Sorry! board game. You can make your own rules, however, what I envisioned was each student would have a colored game piece corresponding to the clouds. They finish when they reach the star clouds or when 10 mins is up, the student with the most points wins. You will have to replace the school name though.  :P

I added yet another game. This one is a simplistic game compatible with 1st period vocab and key expression introduction as well as for low level learners. It's my version of Tic Tac Toe with a slight twist. Instructions included in the game, but as always if you have problems or need help, just PM me.

4/17/12 Added bounce back game. Instructions are included in the powerpoint on the 2nd slide. If you don't understand how to play, just message me.

EDIT 10/5/2013 Added a scorecard compliments of Lawrence. One is plain with no graphics and the other has the angry birds on it. Thanks, Lawrence!
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: weirdgirlinkorea on December 19, 2011, 10:38:03 pm
Harry Potter template with fonts.

Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: weirdgirlinkorea on December 20, 2011, 12:49:27 pm
Basic Pororo game template.

they have to land on finish to finish. Bombs mean everyone goes back to start. They can move in any direction to get to finish.
Might be best suited for younger ones since it's so simple and because of the theme.
No special fonts used.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: weirdgirlinkorea on December 20, 2011, 12:56:26 pm
Incredibles board game template with font.

How to play is on the game. They must go clockwise UNLESS they land on the ladder space (shortcut).
HP is the same game different theme.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: RufusW on December 21, 2011, 09:47:53 pm
Cool idea for resources; gets them away from the TV and everyone's talking.

I've used a few myself but they work differently.  The board has letters or numbers.  The letter/number corresponds with target language you can place on the board (Q&A, vocab).  The Ss need to use the correct language when they land on the letter.  +3 is move 3 places forward etc.  They can go around the board as many times as you want :)

Print A3, laminate and they can be used with any lesson.  I've included some pieces to play with too.  I'll put some more up soon.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: bekaneri on December 28, 2011, 04:53:20 pm
Thank you so much for the board game templates. I have small classes so they are perfect for me to monitor and make sure they are using the target language. I often join in with them playing and make blatant mistakes and then they correct me. It's a good time had by all.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: whisk2012 on March 05, 2012, 02:31:56 pm
Way way cool. Thanks so much for sharing.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: B-ri on March 13, 2012, 07:54:42 pm
Got to use this twice this week, thx.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: Ochodnid on March 28, 2012, 12:14:45 pm
Thanks for posting all of your amazing games. You put some time into these and I thank you for making my life simpler. My students will love them. I promise not to take credit for them but you will be referred to as my "friend." lol
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: weirdgirlinkorea on March 28, 2012, 12:42:53 pm
Thanks for posting all of your amazing games. You put some time into these and I thank you for making my life simpler. My students will love them. I promise not to take credit for them but you will be referred to as my "friend." lol

You're welcome! LOL...and thank you, 'friend'.   ;D
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: beano1982 on June 01, 2012, 08:12:49 am
here are some board games that I made I hope them help some people.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: weirdgirlinkorea on June 01, 2012, 01:41:54 pm
Beano,
Your games are awesome! Thank you!
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: sylvester84 on August 08, 2012, 09:10:10 am
it is incredible. thank you for great materials. :)
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: Vedas on October 29, 2012, 09:43:53 pm
A board game concept I just came up with. Used pictures from google and made the template myself. Tested it at home but haven't tried it with a class yet. Worked well though!

Goal: To reach the haunted house in the middle.

Rules:
Players begin at "Start".

You roll a die and move in any direction.-- After every roll you can choose to go left or right.
The colored squares (black, blue, red, orange and purple) are "jumping" or "ghost" squares. --when you land on it you jump to the other square of the same color.
You want to land on the square that says, "roll 1 or 3". Once you land on it you can stay there until you roll a 1 or 3 to cross the bridge to the haunted house.

The "ghost" squares cause you to jump between the outer and inner track.

Variation:
After reaching the haunted house you can then go back to "start" and try to reach it again. Every time you reach it, you get one candy from the teacher or one point.

Students have to say what the picture is when they land on it.

Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Thanks and enjoy.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: jasontsing on January 25, 2013, 11:51:05 am
you guys are greatly awesome!
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: maxwellbeaudry on March 26, 2013, 08:55:09 am
Definitely going to use this. Thanks! 
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: aklimkewicz on March 29, 2013, 03:10:33 pm
My girls went gaga when I brought Hello Kitty stickers to class, so I decided to whip up a quick Hello Kitty board game template. It features Kitty's grumpy cousin, Hell No Kitty!
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: Socrates2080 on April 29, 2013, 11:45:25 am
I found this Jeopardy style game on here which made an excellent midterm review game for both 1st and 2nd grade middle school students. It also took up most of the class. I'm sure it's pretty easy to modify for multiple levels or class ideas. As a bonus round I had groups draw a card from the final set of Mr. Bean cards in the fact or fiction game. It was a lot of fun because the students earned points during the jeopardy section, but the bonus round had them switching, destroying, and adding points. So the winner ends up being chosen by chance and of course they got candy.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: Plaswuff on August 26, 2013, 01:39:50 pm
I wish I could use board games in my class. The kids never use the target language - any ideas on how to sort this?
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: weirdgirlinkorea on September 30, 2013, 05:46:40 am
Sorry for the late reply.

If you have a great relationship with your CT or no CT, then you can do a class format like this:

Run a warmup video with the key expressions in it and ask the students what they did they hear. Do it 2 or three times (with a very short video or once with a lengthier one) Then hand out vocab and key expression worksheets and go over each vocab and expression with them.
Asking for volunteers (this worked for me but I also gave stars for participation) or call on students to tell you and your CT the Korean meaning of the word or expression and to repeat the English word or expression.
After that, if you use a book go over the required material there (however you have it worked out at your school with your CT), then move onto the game, board games with key expressions shouldn't be used until 3rd period or beyond of the chapter so they have time to absorb. If you don't see your students very often this routine could be a challenge. I had a great school and was given a schedule that allowed me to see my students for ALL of their English classes, but I didn't teach 6th grade.

I hope this helps. Game board games (as I am sure you know) should be used as reinforcements, so if they just aren't getting the material, the game board games will do more damage than good because they'll get frustrated and give up.

If you don't have a reward system consider creating one, especially if your Korean ability is low or non-existent. I am actually against them now but it is a great motivator when you have a language barrier.


I wish I could use board games in my class. The kids never use the target language - any ideas on how to sort this?
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: jclarkwriter on March 06, 2014, 03:25:03 pm
Minecraft Board Game created in Powerpoint for practice of "I want to join..." and "I'm in the ___ grade."

Should be good for speaking practice, and hopefully the kids will get a kick out of it. Mine LOVE Minecraft.

Modify as desired. :)

(Also, nothing is grouped or locked in place or anything, mainly because I'm using Korean powerpoint and have lost all technical capabilities. So, beware when you do start moving things around--it's going to be a bit of a pain.)

**Also posted in the section for the Book 1, Grade 6, Cheonjae textbook. I just figured it would be useful here as well.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: jen7jack on April 08, 2014, 01:20:34 pm
It features Kitty's grumpy cousin, Hell No Kitty!

Seriously . . . laughing so hard . . .  :laugh:
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: addeasis on June 16, 2014, 09:32:49 pm
Here is my contribution: A Frozen-themed board game! It runs on a point system (which represents English expressions) and some paths are determined by rock paper scissors. Player wins by having the most points. Player doesn't get points if they don't read/say the expressions. I've played this with my 3-6th graders with success, they follow the arrows on the board but it's good to remind them which direction to go. Especially remind them that when they lose RPS on the roundabouts, they keep going in the circle until they win. (Some students use the strategy to keep going in a circle to gain more points)

Students roll the dice to move through the board and you can choose to have them end their turn on the RPS and they start their turn again after winning and losing or they just RPS mid-turn (i.e. One student is one space away from RPS space. Rolls a six. He/she moves one and ends turn. Next turn, Roll then RPS to determine which path Student moves.
OR One student  is one space away from RPS space. Rolls six. Moves one RPS then move remaining five turns after results from RPS) 

Marshmallow can represent all points going to zero or returning to start or miss a turn (again I left it up to you to see how you can make it more interesting)

The PDF is the board game itself, and the PPT is the board game sheet I pass out to the students to remind them about the rules and English expressions.

(updated: I included the PPT that I made the Frozen board game with, sorry for the late response)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: weirdgirlinkorea on June 17, 2014, 01:34:59 pm
Totoro board game...
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: ehenness on July 03, 2014, 03:29:55 pm
I used this to have students practice directions. No dice required.
A fair bit of prep if you have a larger class to cut out the cards, but students seemed to like it. They can use erasers as game pieces if you don't have your own.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: Seoulteacher on July 22, 2014, 10:09:39 am
Here's a Talking Battleship game I modified from misterfisticuffs' G6L5 post to have spaces for vocabulary words only. I plan on using it for my low level summer camp students and as a filler for classes as needed.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: obiiwon on September 22, 2014, 07:57:26 am
awesome post, i was actually wondering if there was any chance that you might be able to do a brief tutorial on how to create these games?
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: weirdgirlinkorea on September 22, 2014, 12:09:19 pm
Obiiwon,

What kind of tutorial? In person? Online? Through email? Either way, sure! I'm not sure if others used the same approach but it appears the approaches are similar so I'd love to help!

Just pm me.

awesome post, i was actually wondering if there was any chance that you might be able to do a brief tutorial on how to create these games?
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: Paul on September 22, 2014, 02:53:19 pm
awesome post, i was actually wondering if there was any chance that you might be able to do a brief tutorial on how to create these games?

Generally, the trick to making gameboards is to use Powerpoint. Yes, its not what its designed for but practically every school or hagwon you encounter will have a copy (can't say the same for Publisher) and it exports to PDF for ease of transfer between PCs without font mismatches or the like.

Really, the only special step involved is setting the papersize to A4. Simply go to the Ribbon at the top and select 디자인, then 페이지 설정 which is the option on the far left. A4 is in the top left dropdown box. Choose landscape or portrait. Then just doodle up your game board using the stock standard array of Powerpoint tools.

The other alternative if you're artistic and less technically inclined is to grab a nice felt tip pen, some paper and a ruler and make a blank board by hand, pretty it up, scan it in, then drag and drop the image on an A4 Powerpoint document. Stretch it to fit the whole page and stick a floating table over the top of any blanks on the board so you can easily drag and drop images or type vocab in later. Save for re-use.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: HORI TAKUMA on February 09, 2015, 01:44:24 pm
Thanks :smiley:
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: jneilsen on February 17, 2015, 05:58:32 am
I am really excited to integrate some of these into my Spanish classroom
Title: Sudden Attack Board Game
Post by: jandres549@gmail.com on March 25, 2015, 03:14:59 pm
I don't remember who put together the Kung-fu Panda board game (you are awesome), but I used the layout to create a Sudden-Attack themed one. Ran through it several times at my all boys school and they loved it. First, the kids say a sentence using the target pattern of the day, then take a turn.We played as a class with the board on the presentation screen.  If you play this way, use large tape-backed red and blue game pieces, and a single die.

Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: amores on April 17, 2015, 02:49:16 pm
Cherry Blossom board game :)

Students start at the pink flower and are trying to reach the white flower. They go around the board reading the sentences/saying the expression. If they land on the square with the up arrow, they can move to the middle of the board. If they don't land on it, they have to go around the board another time. Once they reach the box in the middle, they will roll the dice again on their next turn. If they get a 1-4, they read the sentences shown. If they get a 5 or a 6, they can move to the white flower and win the game.
Title: Adventure time board game template
Post by: viva_wanderlust on June 11, 2015, 07:57:58 am
Here is an Adventure time board game I made to help students practice speaking the expressions " I like _______." Help Yourself. You can change the pictures or insert key expressions instead to fit your chapter.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: HORI TAKUMA on July 01, 2015, 10:03:34 am
Thank you?
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: smiling123 on July 26, 2015, 07:45:15 am
thank you for nice board game .
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: kaichi on September 22, 2015, 03:15:52 pm
Here's a Chuseok board game I made for my kindergartners. Thought it might be of use to someone on here!
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: Henali on September 25, 2015, 05:52:30 pm
Made this simple game right after my kids were really into Inside Out. I assign target vocab to the letters of the alphabet on the game.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: alistairrwillis on February 25, 2016, 11:58:19 am
Here are two A3 sized game boards with Spongebob and Doraemon themes. I use these boards by making up sets of 12-20 question cards (not included) for each group. So the boards can be used for any topic. When a player lands on a question square, they have to answer the question.

Need cutting out and laminating.

Hope they are useful.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: tccostello on May 03, 2016, 01:17:54 pm
Hi.  While these don't have such a fun theme as a lot of the board games here,  Here are a couple simple, easy to edit/adapt board games, that get students to perform 2-sentence dialogues

5th grade 5.5
A) Whose _____ is this?
B) It's ______'s (B draws a card)

4th grade 5.2
A) What (are you/is he/is she) doing?
B) I'm/He's/She's _______ing
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: gaelynwrites on May 04, 2016, 07:12:48 am
Here are the words with hands and feet for twister is you want to print them. I do and my computer at work is being crazy so I'm using this to print. But feel free to use.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: yirj17 on May 16, 2016, 08:38:21 am
A simple Mario/Minecraft themed board game. The colors of the spaces can each be assigned a key expression for the student to speak before ending his/her turn. I used flashcards from previous lessons to randomize things further.

Ex. land on a blue space-- "Do you like _______?" The player draws a card to fill in the blank and says, "Do you like soccer?" The other players respond appropriately. Or, there can be one key expression and each color can be assigned a different response. It's flexible.

The mat for the flashcard piles-- you can insert the key expressions before printing but I left them blank, laminated them, and just used whiteboard markers to reuse them for different grades.

I've used it for both middle and elementary levels and it's gone over pretty well.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: Kang Ran Young on October 12, 2016, 09:20:26 pm
Good!!! Thanks
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: Sarah44 on October 08, 2017, 12:05:46 am
GOOD ~ :)
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: fox2427 on October 10, 2017, 07:35:04 pm
Thank you for your templates. I really need them.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: minjy12 on December 24, 2017, 08:06:16 pm
GOOD!
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: min07677 on January 24, 2018, 05:32:56 pm
It's very useful! Thanks :-*
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: sprit6546 on March 04, 2018, 07:00:11 pm
Good Material!!!
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: underground on March 08, 2018, 10:34:11 am
thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: eunsep on March 19, 2018, 11:56:40 am
Good!!
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: sakim on April 01, 2018, 07:05:19 pm
great!
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: lenasmile0 on May 19, 2019, 08:14:39 pm
thank you for your helping! it's good to me!
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: 이현지 on August 30, 2019, 11:37:59 pm
great!!!!!
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: lsel22 on September 12, 2019, 09:00:12 pm
I don't know about everyone else's classrooms, but my kids and co-teacher love board games. I'm always trying to find printable board games that relate to the lesson, and usually I just google "ESL board games "topic name", which is hit or miss. Does anyone know an ESL site that has printable board games.

On another note, I found a great create your own word search site in my search.
http://www.armoredpenguin.com/wordsearch/

Thanks a lot
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: ki on November 04, 2019, 03:41:02 pm
I think it can be used for any unit. It looks useful. Thank you.
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: judyssam on March 19, 2021, 07:32:07 pm
 Good for speaking!!
Title: Re: Board game templates
Post by: lamant21 on May 03, 2021, 05:34:49 pm
Thanks a lot! Hope to use these soon!