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Board games

  1. 1. BOARD GAMESBOARD GAMES Building up teaching school materialsBuilding up teaching school materials Cecilia Maller ACecilia Maller A
  2. 2. • What is a Board Game?
  3. 3. A Board Game…. 1. It is a game played with counters or pieces that are placed on, removed from, or moved across a “ board”.
  4. 4. 2.They are pieces moved on a premarked surface, usually specific to that game.
  5. 5. Types of Board Games • There are different types of them. 1.Many games simulate aspects of real life(e.i. Monopoly- simulates the real state market)
  6. 6. 2. Other games only attempt to imitate reality. These games may include: • -Abstract strategy games • (eg. Chess) • -Word games(eg. Scrabble),etc
  7. 7. • Historical facts: -Played in most cultures and societies throughout history.
  8. 8. • Senet found in Egypt, is the oldest BG known to have existed, having been pictured in a fresco found in a tomb (3300-2700 BC)
  9. 9. • These games can be the oldest board games found ( belong to the Jirof civilization)
  10. 10. • When did they become popular?
  11. 11. • Widely popular among the general population early in the 20th century.
  12. 12. • When the rise of the middle class with disposable income and leisure time made them a receptive audience to such games.
  13. 13. • This popularity expanded after the Second World War, a period from which many classic board games date.
  14. 14. What happens nowadays? • Many BG are now available as COMPUTER GAMES, including the option to have the computer act as an oponent
  15. 15. With the internet, many BG can now be played online against a computer or other players, even play in real time!
  16. 16. Recommended sites: • http://www.eslhq.com/forums/worksheets/esl- worksheets/board-games/. • ESL Fun Games & Activities at ESL Games World http://www.eslgamesworld.com Free ESL Games, Online Interactive Games, Printable Board Games, Card Games, Powerpoint PPT Games and Game Templates to Build your own games. Hangman, Snakes and Ladders, Jeopardy, Wheel Game and more.
  17. 17. • http://www.english- 4kids.com/boardgames.html. • Really cool: http://www.esl-galaxy.com/board.htm
  18. 18. Example:Word Skills Board Game: Words Skills is : • a fun game , • easy to play , • can be used to review word skills. • Example: indicating the beginning sound of a word, the ending sound of a word, middle sound of a word, rhymes, synonyms, and antonyms.
  19. 19. Can be used as : •a stand alone board game, or •as a supplement for reviewing the 7 core phonics units at Lanternfish ESL (or any other similar phonics program).
  20. 20. • Why Word Skills? They are a valuable tool for students: *they set out on the road to becoming independent learners!!
  21. 21. •Being able to talk about words is an essential skill language learners will need . Why? they interact with their teachers to figure out spelling, pronunciation, and meaning of new words they encounter.  
  22. 22. • The words skills include: • identifying beginning sounds, middle sounds, ending sounds, • rhyme, • synonyms, antonyms and, • if you use one of the advanced versions, spelling and past tense of words.  
  23. 23. http://bogglesworldesl.com/wordskillsgame.htm
  24. 24. And now…. • Make your own Board Game.

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