The Top Ten Games eBook (which you can get free by subscribing to this blog) has proved really popular with 1,000s of downloads.
Over on the forum I was asked if I could make another book with many more of the Genki English games. Well, here it is my Top 50 Games eBook!
It’s chock a block full of all my favourite games, and whilst they are not all as effective as the main games I introduce in the Lesson Plans Book, they are all really fun and almost guaranteed to brighten up your students’ day!
I was considering making it a paid for download, but then figured I might as well put it in the Owners Club for you. If you do appreciate the work I’ve put into it then please tell a couple of colleagues about Genki English and that would make it all worthwhile.
This is the first draft and I haven’t had it proofread yet, so there might be a few mistakes or if there are any thoughts or things you’d like to see added or changed then be sure to write it in the comments below!
What do you think?
Wow, this is really good.
There are several games I didn’t know about at all and I’m looking forward to trying those. And others I had read about several times on the “game site” but didn’t really get the idea of it.
The pictures and illustrations make it so easy to understand, and I’m already having a list of things to try.
Thank you !
By the way I think there is one mistake in the “string game”:
On the bottom it says “sky” people instead of “shy” people.
Thank you so much Richard for putting all of these games into this format. It is clear, concise and a great reference for many of the games on the site. Thank you too for making it avaiable free for all of us in the Owners Club.
I just love the format! It’s cheerful and easy to read. The directions are clear. Plus, I found some new neat games!!
I think there’s an ‘a’ missing in front of ‘question’ for the ski game under number 5.
Game 36 under Target English want is missing the ‘t’
For the soldiers and ninjas game, how many ninjas can ask the soldiers a question at one time, one two, three? If they lose at RPS, do they ask another soldier at the same level? I’m not sure how to organze the ninjas for a class of 30 kids that leaves 21 ninjas….
Super job Richard!
Looks really great! Much more professional than the folder of printouts i have in my desk! Any plans to make a Japanese (etc) version too? that would be REALLY useful, and i good way to get teachers seeing GE as much more than a website i think.
I was thinking about this, but then I thought the class teachers would then just play the games without teaching the kids the new English with the songs?
Or if anyone would like to help with Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Korean versions etc. then please get in touch!
There’s always that possibility I guess, which problem/shame. For ALT’s though, they’d be really great. If I give an English version to any of my teachers and say “we’re playing this game today” I can guarantee they won’t read it and in turn won’t get involved in the class as much as I’d like. I always give them printouts from the website anyway, just it looks better presented this way ~
Yes! Brilliant! Thank you!
i’ve tried some games here to my class. All work well. My students who sometimes fall asleep during the lesson, now they awake.
I hope i can get some more.
Could I get some teaching models on video?
Hi Asif, glad you like them! There are lots of videos around the site, check out the lessons from the curriculum page!