Go for the Goal
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Soccer-themed board game
Game materials included in downloadable file
Low prep and easily editable
Play as a reading or a speaking game
How to Play
Students play this game in pairs and each pair gets a game board and a soccer ball.
They put the soccer ball on the "Start Here" circle. One student is Player 1 and the other is Player 2.
When the game begins, students will do rock, paper, scissors.
The winner will move a certain number of spaces toward their goal depending on what they won with and say a word/sentence according to the box they landed on. Example: Player 1 wins with scissors, so they move the soccer ball 1 box to the right toward their goal. Then in the next round, Player 2 wins with rock. They then move the soccer ball 3 spaces to the left toward their goal.
They continue to do rock, paper, scissors until somebody reaches their goal.
When someone scores a goal, they start over in the "Start Here" circle.
The first student to score 3 goals is the winner!
To play as a speaking game, use images in the boxes. To play as a reading game, use words or sentences in the boxes.
To increase or decrease the time of gameplay, feel free to adjust the number of goals to win.
(based on experiences from me and other teachers)
Variable. The game doesn't have a set ending. I usually just let students play until class time is up (usually about 10-15min). However, occasionally I set point goal such as whoever scores 5 goals first wins.
Time: 20min; Students: 10; Skill Focus: Review; Finished: Yes (Used for the online class, so added added the animation of the ball appearing on the field where the team stopped - this also helped to save the progress. To win, one of the teams had to score 3 goals.)
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