GAME # 2: BOOM!

Photo by Jens Johnsson

This game is an adaptation of the game The Kings Chair published by Gertrude Nye in 1966.  Here is what she proposed:.

The original game was meant to practice numbers in the TL.: 

With numbers:

Students will be seated in a circle.  Teacher will begin the game but them will remove him/herself from it.  The group decides upon a “forbidden” number, e.g.2. Then the players begin to count in turn, but no player must ever mention any number containing 2 or being a multiple of 2.  Instead he/she must say “Boom”. Whoever fails to do this is eliminated from game. The game continues until all but one player have been eliminated. When having only two students left I allow the other students to try to distract them saying random numbers in the TL or just “Boom”.

The game can be more complicated by having two forbidden numbers or multiples of it.

See video here for a better idea on how the game works.

With conjugations:

Students will be seated in a circle.  Teacher will begin the game but them will remove him/herself from it.  The group decides upon a “forbidden” conjugation, e.g.TÚ. Then the players begin to conjugate a verb given by the teacher in turn, but no player must ever mention the “TÚ form”.  Instead he/she must say “Boom”. Whoever fails to do this is eliminated from game. Once students have completed the conjugation for the first suggested verb, the teacher will give a new verb or simply ask them to continue conjugating the same one but in a different tense.

The game can be more complicated by having two forbidden  conjugations

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