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TID – Day 18 – This Game is Bananas!

Image courtesy of Bananagrams Name Bananagrams Players 1 – Many Play Time 10 minutes Game Style Making Words This seems like a theme to end the week. Like these last two posts, this one is all about the words. Like a free form scrabble, Bananagrams has you scrambling for words, and adding letters all the…

TID – Day 14 – Solo Effort

Name Scrabble Flash Players 1 – 3 (although teams can play) Play Time 30 seconds – Lots Game Style Making Words Sometimes you just don’t want to play with others. While collaboration is a key ingredient in my classroom, I know there are times that this isn’t necessary. I find it hard to find good…

TID – Day 11 – Shaun of the Die

Name Zombie Dice Players 2 – Many Play Time 5 – 10 minutes Game Style Play and Pass, Push your luck *CONTENT ADVISORY* – This one includes necessary Zombie defences, which includes shotgun blasts. The situation is fantasy, so I would consider this game safe for Grade 7-8 and higher. For a good party game,…

TID – Day 10 – Get Ready for the Blitz

Name Dutch Blitz Players 2 – 4 Play Time Quick and Lively Game Style Card Laying, Simultaneous Play Nothing says fast paced like Dutch Blitz. A game of stacking and claiming piles, each round is a ridiculous clash which reqrds the ones with fast hand eye-coordination. All that is necessary is the ability to count…

TID – Day 9 – Arrgh-itecture

Name Ugg-Tect Players Some – Lots Play Time Quite Variable Game Style Creating Structures, Communication I find that students gravitate towards the more active games, like Jungle Speed. The physicality speaks to them at a instinctive level, and they find it much more intuitive than a lot of the card-laying turn-based games. Ugg-tect gets them…