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Changed Kings Cup to "King's Circle" Speaking Game
« on: June 10, 2015, 03:19:11 pm »
I recently played Kings Cup and was reminded of how fun it was, so I thought of a way to adapt it into class and made it a conversation game.  My kids had such a great time, I thought I'd share.  Feel free to change the rules to accomodate your kids or however way you're familiar with playing this game.

You will need a deck of cards and the rules sheet.

I started the class by asking the students to give me 15-20 English words that I wrote on the board.  After I wrote them down, I explained to them that each card has a role and went through the role of each one. We practiced the rhymes, categories, making a rule, thumb master and questions so they can be familiar with it.  There are too many cards for them to remember every single rule, so I told them that the only ones they need to remember are the Ace card (where everyone must stand) and the 7 card (where they put both of their arms up). Everything else, we can refer to the rule sheet as we go. Rather than the penalty be drinking, the kids were to form a sentence using least one word that I wrote on the board.   

My high school is fairly small, 7-12 kids in  each class, so it was really easy to play with them. I've never played this game with more than 15 people, so not sure how successful it will be.  There are so many variations of this game, but here are the rules for those of you who aren't familiar with it:

http://www.wikihow.com/Play-the-Drinking-Game-King's-Cup

Played this game in 4 classes and I didn't finish the game in any of them, but my students said some hilarious sentences and made some crazy rules. Hope you guys have as much fun with your students as I did.

Enjoy!
« Last Edit: June 10, 2015, 03:21:45 pm by faye.saechao86 »


  • Rafiqua
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    • January 05, 2013, 04:15:41 pm
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Re: Changed Kings Cup to "King's Circle" Speaking Game
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015, 10:45:02 am »
What does J- "back" refer to?


Re: Changed Kings Cup to "King's Circle" Speaking Game
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2015, 11:25:36 am »
 It goes back to the person who drew the card last. They have to form a sentence. 


  • BigGuy
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Re: Changed Kings Cup to "King's Circle" Speaking Game
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2015, 02:11:55 pm »
This is brilliant! Tried it with my High school students and they LOVED it! Thanks again!


Re: Changed Kings Cup to "King's Circle" Speaking Game
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2015, 12:29:34 pm »
You're welcome! I'm glad someone else was able to do it with their kids.


  • adelle56
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    • August 28, 2014, 09:49:49 pm
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Re: Changed Kings Cup to "King's Circle" Speaking Game
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2017, 07:24:39 pm »
Do you play just one game with the whole class all sitting in a circle? I think I would have to break up my classes into groups!

Also 9-rhyme... what does that mean? hehe


Re: Changed Kings Cup to "King's Circle" Speaking Game
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2017, 10:01:55 pm »
I did, but I only had about 7-12 students in each class. You may need to break them up into smaller groups.

9-rhyme- One person says a word and the next student has to try and find a word that rhymes with it.


  • ak1700
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    • February 27, 2017, 07:47:20 am
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Re: Changed Kings Cup to "King's Circle" Speaking Game
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2022, 01:20:53 pm »
I thought I'd add my version of this game as well. I have a PPT which explains my rules (a little different than the real game and op) as well as a slide that can be printed out and laminated as a reference.

I've played 2 ways; first is letting the teacher or students choose the penalty in advance, which is similar to the original game.
The second way is my personal favorite. I've compiled a list of penalties (about 40 total, more than enough for playing an entire class period) which can be printed, cut out, and put into a box or something. My co workers loved the penalties so much they saved them to keep as random class penalties for regular classes.
This is a great filler game and all my students have loved it (co teachers and adults as well haha). Everything is easiy to edit and no need to credit me for anything.
I usually teach smaller classes (8-12 students) but with larger groups I spend a class just teaching the rules and practicing. After that, we make teams and play in groups after rearranging the desks. Students always ask to play it whenever we have free periods.
Happy teaching!