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Cave Raiders

Download game fonts HERE and HERE

Having trouble downloading the PowerPoint version or editing the Google Slides version? CLICK HERE

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Game Features

  • Exciting, dynamic gameplay

  • Based in an Indiana Jones-type universe

  • Minimal prep work and simple game mechanics

  • Six types of rewards/punishments

  • Works best with a target language that is Q&A (see Variations below for details)

How to Play

  • I usually play this game with teams, but feel free to play with pairs or individually depending on your class size.

  • For this game, in each round one team asks a question using the vertical boxes and chooses another team to answer using the horizontal boxes.

  • Where the two lines meet will be a cave. However, only one team can go in the cave and get the treasure.

  • So, the teams battle! One student from each team is chosen to do Rock, Paper, Scissors.

  • The winner gets to go in the cave and receive the reward (or sometimes punishment) for their team (the teacher clicks on the cave to go in).

  • The game continues until time is up or all caves are raided.

  • The team with the most coins at the end of the game wins!

  • Further instructions on how to play and edit the game can be found in the notes section of each slide.


  • I usually use this game with a target language that involves a question and an answer (ex. Are you happy? No, I’m sad. OR What time do you get up? I get up at 7:30.). However, you can also simply put vocabulary words or even letters (to practice phonics) in the boxes and have each student/team say the word or letter in the box they choose.

  • If you are looking for a similar game to use with a target language that is just sentences (not question and answer), I recommend you check out my Pirates of the Classroom game.


STUDENTS: 1     TIME: 20min     SKILL FOCUS: Speaking     FINISHED GAME?: Yes

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