A new super project from my 5th grade super students Arseniy Safonov and Yulia Shumova done under my persistent supervision is here for you to download, print, and play! It is called “Countries of the World”, and it is, as you can see that in the title of the post, a board game.
The “Countries of the World” board game looks like a map of the world and has 50 squares, or steps, around the world. The travel starts in Madagascar and finishes in Russia. The goal of each player in the game is to finish first. Each person or team who plays the game must have a counter, that is a small object to mark their place on the map.
HOW TO PLAY:
- Put the counter(s) on START.
- Throw the dice and make as many steps as the dice shows. For example, you throw 4. You make 4 steps.
- You step on certain number, take the card with the same number and read the question on that card. For example, you step on number 4, take card 4 and read “What is the capital of Kenya?”
- You answer the question and check the right answer on the opposite side of the card. Check the right answer for question 4 now!
- IF YOUR ANSWER IS RIGHT, you move one step forward and wait until it is your turn again.
IF YOU GIVE A WRONG ANSWER OR DO NOT KNOW THE ANSWER, you check the opposite side of the card to remember the capital and stand where you are now making no further steps until it is your turn to throw the dice again.
- IF YOUR ANSWER IS RIGHT AND YOU ARE STANDING ON THE SQUARE WITH AN ARROW, you do not move one step forward but follow the arrow. If you give a wrong answer or no answer at all, you check the opposite side of the card to remember the capital and stand on the square with the arrow making no further steps until it is your turn to throw the dice again.
- If you give the right answer and move one step forward to a square with an arrow, you do NOT follow the arrow but stay on the square with the arrow.
- If you give the right answer, you can always move only one step forward.
- If you give a wrong answer or no answer at all, you always stay on the same place and never go back.
You can play one-to-one, in pairs or in teams, or there can be three or more individual contestants in the game. You can even play alone, if you are interested in learning the countries of the world and their capitals!
You can download all the printable materials of the game right from this page. You can even print your own questions for the game, if you want to change these.
Throw the dice!
Play the game!