How to play
The game is for 2-4 players. Every player starts with 20 tokens in the same colour. The aim of the game is to get rid of the most tokens possible by using quality phrases while answering questions.
The first player throws the dice twice and reads out the question with the two numbers (e.g. 2 and 5 is question 2.5). Then the player has 1 minute to place tokens on the phrases on the streets that he/she will use while answering the question. When the 1 minute is over or the player is ready, he/she answers the question in minimum three sentences and this way gets rid of all the tokens on phrases used in the answer. Each player in turn throws the dice, puts down tokens and answers the question. The tokens remain on the phrases occupied. If a player cannot put down any tokens, the next player in turn can take the question.
Use the colour-dice for privileges or penalties (yellow – you can place double tokens on a phrase; green – go on as usual; red – you miss a round; black – take back 2 tokens; blue – you can use a phrase already reserved; white – reverse).
Feel free to change and create new rules to adapt the game to the learners’ needs. Teachers and learners of English are very creative! Have fun!
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