Shuffle the cards and place them all face down on the table.
To guess the title word on each card with as few clue words as possible, therefore gaining maximum points.
How to play
- Player A picks up a card and reads out the first clue word on the card, eg ‘give’.
- Player B then tries to guess the title word, eg ‘PRESENTS’, from that first clue word. If Player B guesses correctly 4 points are awarded, which should be noted down on a piece of paper.
- If the guess is incorrect then Player A reads out the next clue word on the list, in this case ‘children’. Again player B guesses at the title word, if the guess is correct on the second clue word they receive 3 points, if the guess is incorrect Player A reads out the next clue word on the list.
- This process continues until either the title word is guessed or the end of the list of clue words is reached.
- The points available to win descend with each clue word read out, eg if a pupil guesses the title word on the first clue word they receive 4 points, second clue word 3 points, third clue word 2 points, fourth clue word 1 point.
- Players then change roles so that Player B reads out the clue words and Player A guesses the title word.
- The game finishes when all the cards have been used.
The winner is the player with most points at the end of the game.
If you think some of the words will be too difficult for your class, you can remove the cards. You can also use the 4 blank cards to produce your own vocabulary sets.