New Board Game: Squares!

(If you’re not into Halloween, here’s the regular version.)

Snakes & Ladders is really fun, and a great review.

But printing out board games for every theme can be a bit tough!

So Gaz has come up with this really great board game that you can print once and then use to review as many, or as few, Halloween themes as you like e.g. Haunted House rooms, Halloween monsters, Skeleton Body Parts etc.

1. Put piles of any mini cards you want to review on the orange, purple, green and orange squares of the “card sheet.”

2. Then when you land on one of the coloured squares on the game board you have to pick a card from the card sheet and say what’s on the card or make a sentence from it.

This way you can mix any Halloween themes and you only need one game sheet.

Plus Gaz has also made up some counters (included above) and also a huge version that you can make by printing out the board in 4 A4 parts!

Cool eh! What do you think?

P.S.  If you’re into board games, we’ve got an even better one brewing over on the forum!

P.P.S. The CD version of the Teacher’s Set goes up in price on Monday (Oct 17th) so if you’re interested, get your order in ASAP!

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

10 Responses to “New Board Game: Squares!”

  1. Margit

    Wooooooohu! すごい!!!!!This looks really cool. My two printers are going a bit crazy recently, and Halloween is far too soon.
    And I love the counters.

    Thanks!

  2. Gumby

    You must have been reading my mind. I was just going to do a search for the regular ones when I saw this blog post. I definitely prefer this one! Thank you again.

    And for those who have yet to check out the forum, the NEW board game is fantastic and is made in a way that teachers can find creative ways to recycle previous themes. Richard and Gaz never cease to amaze us.

  3. Carol

    I agree with Margit, super cool!!! I’m so thrilled my HS kids haven’t really studied Halloween so I’m going to genkienglish Halloween them!!! Magnificent work TAZ!!!

  4. richard

    Thanks for the forum plug Gumby, I’ve got lots more to put up there soon!

  5. Liza

    I really like this one. Printing out board games and cards can become really pesky. This is a great solution. Thanks to both of you.

  6. Carla Chazottes

    Tks for all these games. It’s really a lot of fun to play them with the kids. I’ve got several little groups and they told their parents that they just played games while talking English. They have no idea that they’re learning at the same time and really quick.
    I played the Halloween skeleton game, it was big fun and next week I’ll try the snake and ladders and the Uno beards game.
    Thanks a lot, teaching is really fun and efficient with Genki English

  7. sussie

    Wonderful! And i love the big version, this will be really cool to use!

  8. Martin Wenzel

    Yeah, I just hope I can print this out nicely on the school printer…I was trying to print out the two Halloween one card games but the colors were not shooting out on all cylinders… 🙁

  9. Astrid

    Hi ! I just want to pop in and say a BIG thank you!

  10. Philip Foster

    Hi, quick question. How many cards for each colour would you recommend for a group of 4 or 5 students? I’m teaching in Japan and usually break the large classes down into small groups.

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