Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Prodigal Son File Folder Game



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.






The Prodigal Son File Folder Game: The objective of the game is to get to the father hugging his lost son.

Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.









Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Prophets Game



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this game are not my own.


I adapted a version of this game: Passages of the Prophets





The Prophets Game: The object of the game is to be the first player to go from square number 1 to square number 80. Age 5 to adult.


Need:

Playing piece for each player
1 die
Question Cards
Game Board


Set Up: Place your game pieces near square number one. Shuffle the deck and place it face down in a small basket near the game board. Put an empty basket nearby for the discards.


Rules: Basically the game is like Chutes and Ladders. Roll the die and move the corresponding number of squares. Each player gets one roll each turn. If you land on a square with an arrow on it, follow the arrow to where it ends. Arrows can go up or down. If you land on a prophet square, the person on your right picks up a Question Card and reads it out loud (if they cannot read it, someone else can read it for them). On each card is a question about a prophet from the Bible. If you answer correctly, you get to take an extra turn. If not, the game moves on to the next player. (For younger students they do not have to answer a question, they get to take an extra turn.) The first player to square #80 is the winner. You must land there by exact count. If your roll takes you past square #80, don’t move. Try again on your next turn.



Directions- Print out Directions. Keep inside file folder for safe keeping.

Game Board- Print game board on legal size paper (8.5” x 14”). Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of a legal size file folder or a piece of cardboard.

Question Cards- (Use these cards or make your own to make it more personalized.) Print Question Cards out on card stock. Cut out Question Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your students’ abilities. There are 80 question cards for you to choose from.

*Playing pieces can be coins, colored buttons, game pieces from other games, fish rocks for the bottom of aquariums, craft foam cut into shapes, glass rocks for vases, etc. You can paint small objects such as rocks, small plastic tops or caps, etc. You can also buy pawns at game stores.

*You can also use a large circle hole puncher and make your own game pieces using card stock, craft foam, etc.





Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Pride (file folder game)





Pride File Folder Game: Land on a space that says PRIDE and identify whether the situation is about pride or being humble. Land on a Peacock picture you tell about a time you were full of pride. Land on a Humble Pie picture you must tell about a time you were humble.


Introduction: Write PRIDE on the board. Say: Pride is a feeling of superiority. This haughty attitude is shown by someone who believes they are greater than, more important, more deserving, or more qualified than anyone else. This arrogance deceives us and tries to make us believe that we do not need God or others and we only need ourselves. Another face of pride is self-righteousness. Self righteousness is setting oneself above others and letting everyone know that they are better than others. It is the belief that says, “My way is right and no other way is right.”

Pride hardens the mind and refuses to hear the wisdom of anyone. It closes us off from others and from God; it rejects all other wisdom. This closed mindedness brings consequences. Rejecting God’s help and direction hinders our spiritual growth, making us less useful to Him. Pride blackens the soul and if it goes unchecked, it can lead to the hardening of the heart that condemns those who refuse to accept anything greater than them.


This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.




Directions- Print out Directions and put in folder when not playing game.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards- (Use these or make your own.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

Tokens- (Use these tokens or make your own). Print out several pages of Tokens on card stock. Cut out Tokens. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Monday, April 16, 2018

Potty Mouth (Catholic) game



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.





Potty Mouth: Using the Lord’s name in vain is like fingernails scrapping down a chalkboard. God hears us when we take his name in vain and it must break his heart when his name is used in such a manner. This game focuses on how we sometimes do not have respect for God and God’s name.



Place your marker on START. Players roll the die and move their marker that many spaces indicated on the die. If you land on the picture of a toilet plunger, things have backed up and you must back up 2 spaces. Land on the toilet paper, you lose a turn. If you land on the picture of the toilet brush the player to your left draws a card and reads it out loud. On each card is a question about the 2nd commandment: Thou shall not use the Lord’s name in vain (Catholic). If you answer the question correctly, you stay where you are. If you are not correct, you must move to the urinal for having a potty mouth. On your next turn you are asked another question and you cannot move off the urinal until you answer a question correctly. If you answer a question correctly, you may resume your position on the game board. If a player lands on a picture of a toilet bowl cleaner, they must change places with the player that is positioned last on the game board. The first player to FINISH wins.


Directions- Print out Directions and cut out. Glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards- (Questions are in MS Word and can be changed easily to whatever you want. Feel free to change the questions or use your own.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. *Use only the Game Cards that are age appropriate.





Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Plagues File Folder Game






This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


The Plagues: The objective of the game is to collect 10 plague cards by answering questions about each plague. The first player with all 10 plague cards, wins.


Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Plague Questions- List of questions to ask students.

Plague Cards- Print out several Plague Cards out on card stock. Cut out Plague Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Saturday, April 14, 2018

Plague Cards



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.




Plagues
Cards for Memory, Go Fish and Sequencing. Print out 2 copies, cut out, laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this game are not my own and are from various internet sources.)





People of the Bible Game



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


People of the Bible Game is based on the game Inklings.




People of the Bible Game: For 2 Players or 2 Teams. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

A fun and exciting way to learn about the people of the Bible. The players are asked "Who am I?" questions based on increasingly easier clues. More challenging clues earn more points; easier hints win fewer. If you spin a 1 or 4 either “Answer or Sell” the question to an opponent. Spin a 2 or 5 and “Draw A Card” and follow the instructions on the card. Spin a 3 for “Playoff” to take on your opponents in answering the question. Spin a 6 to get a chance to bid on who gets the question. There are 200 Clue Cards. The first player or team to earn 55 points and answer the last question wins!



Need:

Draw Cards
Clue Cards
Spinner
1 Clue Card Holder
120 Point Chips (in three different colors)

*You can also use a large circle hole puncher and make your own chips using card stock, craft foam, etc. Poker chips and plastic milk jug caps can be used as well.



Directions- Print out Directions.

Spinner- Copy and cut out the spinner wheel and spinner. Glue spinner wheel to cardboard and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make it last. To make a strong and simple spinner, cut it out of a plastic lid. Attach the spinner to the spinner wheel with a brass fastener. Be sure to not fasten the spinner down too tightly so it will spin properly.

Clue Card Holder- Print out Clue Card Holder on card stock. Fold Clue Card Holder in half on the line.

Draw Cards- Print Draw Cards out on card stock. Cut out Draw Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Clue Cards- (Use these Clue Cards or make your own to make it more personalized. Clue Cards are in MS Word and can be changed any way you like.) Print Clue Cards out on card stock. Cut out Clue Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities. There are 200 Clue Cards for you to choose from. Note: Please take in consideration that I am just a Mom and I'm providing these clues to the best of my abilities. I tried to make them as accurate as possible, but I know I probably made a few mistakes and it was not intentional. (Questions taken from a Catholic Bible.)





Thursday, April 12, 2018

People at Church



Who are the people at church? What do they do? Here are a few games for students to learn about the people at church.



These games below are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


People at Church Cards- Show each People at Church Cards to the students and have them identify the person(s) and what they do. (Altar Servers, Cantor, Choir, Eucharistic Ministers, Greeter/Usher, Lector, Musicians, Priest). They can also play Memory or Go Fish with these cards.

If the students need help:

*Give them a clue such as saying out loud the first syllable of the word.

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the person(s) and say what they are called. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:

Who are the boys and girls that help at Mass? (Altar Servers)

Who are the group of singers? (Choir)

Who is the person who sings solo (alone) and leads special parts of the Mass? (Cantor)

What do you call the people who play musical instruments? (Musicians)

Who helps the priest administer (give out) the Body and Blood of Christ? (Eucharistic Ministers)

Who reads the first and second readings? (Lector)

Who says hello and make us feel welcome in the church? Who guides us to our seats and helps collect our offerings? Who hands out the church bulletins? (Greeters/Ushers)

Who leads us to celebrate Mass? (Priest) What is his name? (Father _______)



Who am I?: (Card Game)

Directions- Children can play Memory or Go Fish with the cards by matching the pictures of people from church with the correct name.

Blank Cards- To use to play the game.






Who am I? File Folder Game: (for younger students)- Place your markers on START. The player rolls the die and follows the directions. If you land on a space with a person’s job description (even if you were told to go back) you read it out loud and you must say who that person is. (If they cannot read, the teacher or someone else can read it for them). If you are correct, you stay where you are. If you are not correct, you go back two spaces and read that job description and say who that person is. If you are correct, you stay where you are. If you are not correct, you go back two spaces, etc. If you land on a picture of a person(s) you must say who that person is. Same rules apply for the picture identification as well. The first person to move around the board and land on FINISH wins. Continue playing to find out who comes in second, third, fourth, etc. place.

Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.






Who am I? File Folder Game: Identify the person at church by their job description.

Place your markers on START. The player rolls a die and follows the directions. If you land on a space with a person’s job description (even if you were told to go back) you read it out loud and you must say who that person is. If you are correct you stay where you are. If you are not correct you go back two spaces and read that job description and say who that person is. If you are correct you stay where you are. If you are not correct you go back two spaces, etc. The first person to move around the board and land on FINISH wins.



Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Spinner- Make spinner according to the directions.





Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Penitential Rite File Folder Game



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


Penitential Rite file folder game is based on Alquerque which originated in the Middle East as the game Quirkat. Alquerque boards are carved into the stone slabs which form the roof of the great temple at Kurna, Egypt. The Arabic author Abu al-Faraj al-Isfahani mentioned Quirkat in his 24 volume work Kitab al-Aghani ("Book of Songs") c. 950 AD. Alquergue migrated to Europe when the Moors invaded Spain. It was named Alquerque (the Spanish form of El-Quirkat) in the Alfonso X Manuscript which was written between 1251 - 1282 at the command of Alfonso X, King of Leon and Castile. This game is the ancestor of modern day checkers (Draughts in the UK) when it evolved to being played on a chess board instead of the standard Alqerque board. The Madagascan game Fanorama may have evolved from Quirkat. (From boardgamesoftheworld.com).


Penitential Rite File Folder Game: For 2 Players or 2 Teams

The idea is to answer questions about the Penitential Rite so you can remove one or more of your opponent’s pieces. The goal of the game is to remove all the opponent’s pieces.





*This game is in accordance with the new Roman Missal that was implemented on November 27, 2011.


Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and put inside file folder for safe keeping.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards- (Use these cards or make your own.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

Game Pieces- (Use these Game Pieces or make your own.) Print out Game Pieces on very thick card stock. Cut out.

*You can also use a large circle hole puncher and make your own game pieces using card stock, craft foam, etc.





Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Name That Parable Game



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


Name That Parable Game: The first player to complete their puzzle and tell what parable the puzzle depicts, wins.

Directions- How to play the game and spinner.





Monday, April 9, 2018

Nicene Creed File Folder Game



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


The Nicene Creed File Folder Game: This game can be played individually or in teams.

The objective is to be the first player to get all four of his or her color pawns from his or her START location to his or her HOME space. Players must do this by answering questions about the Nicene Creed and rolling the die.



*This game is in accordance with the new Roman Missal that was implemented on November 27, 2011.



Set Up: Print game board on legal size paper (8.5” x 14”). This game can be played individually or in teams. Each player gets 4 pawns of the same color. Players put all 4 of their pawns off of the game board near their START space. Next, shuffle the deck and place it face down in a small basket near the game board. Put an empty basket nearby for the discards. Players choose who will go first and then game play goes counterclockwise. Players can roll the die and have the person with the highest number go first.

How To Play: Each player has his or her own "'START" location and "HOME" location. Players choose a color and put their corresponding pawns off of the board near their START square and take turns answering questions (the first person to their right reads the card) and rolling the die. Players must answer a question correctly to roll the die. Players must roll a 1 or a 6 to place their pawn on their corresponding START color. If a 1 is rolled, the player moves out and sits in their START space until it is his turn again. If a player rolls a 6, then she gets another turn to roll. Players move their pawns counterclockwise around the game board until they reach HOME. An exact number must be rolled on the die to enter home. If a player cannot roll the exact number and has no other moves, play passes to the next person. During game play, you can jump over another player but if you land on another player's space, you must BUMP that player and they must put their pawn off the game board near their START space. Players can not BUMP their own pawns off the game board. If the only way to complete a move would result in a player bumping himself, the pawns remains in place and the player loses his or her turn.

If someone happens to be on your START space if you roll 1 or 6, BUMP that player. If a player lands at the start of a slide (except those of its own color), they immediately move to the last square of the slide. All pawns anywhere on the slide (including pawns on the "end spots" of the slide) are BUMPED. If you land on a slide of your own color, do not slide, just stay put on that square. HOME are the "safety zones" and access is limited to only that player of the same color. Pawns inside the zone are safe from being BUMPED. The first player around the game board and brings all their pawns to HOME wins.


Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of legal size file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board on legal size paper (8.5” x 14”), trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards- (Use these cards or make your own.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

*Pawns can be coins, colored buttons, game pieces from other games, fish rocks for the bottom of aquariums, craft foam cut into shapes, etc. You can paint small objects such as rocks, small plastic tops or caps, etc. You can also buy pawns at game stores.





Sunday, April 8, 2018

Leaping Frogs



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.




Leaping Frogs File Folder Game: The object of the game is for the player (the frog) to get to the Pharaoh’s Palace first. The players roll a die and follow the directions on the space they landed on. If the player lands on a space that is already occupied by another, BUMP that player back to the START space. The first frog to the Pharaoh’s Palace wins.

Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.





Saturday, April 7, 2018

Climb Mount Sinai






This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


Climb Mount Sinai File Folder Game: Be the first to climb Mount Sinai and win!

Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.





Friday, April 6, 2018

Moses Says File Folder Game





This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


Moses Says File Folder Game: Let’s see how well you can follow directions.

Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Spinner- Make Spinner according to directions.





Thursday, April 5, 2018

Moses in the Bulrushes



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.




Moses in the Bulrushes File Folder Game: The players spin the spinner and follow the directions. If the player spins “Leader’s Spot”, they get to move their marker to where the leader is and share that spot. The first player to the princess wins.


Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Spinner- Make spinner according to directions.





Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Moses File Folder Game





This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


Moses File Folder Game: Review of the Life of Moses (Bulrushes to the 10 Commandments)

Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards- Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Mortal vs Venial Sin File Folder Game



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


Mortal vs Venial Sin File Folder Game: Follow the directions on the space that you land on. Along the way you will encounter many obstacles and temptations that you have to face. The first person to move around the board and land on the picture of the church with the exact number wins.



Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Question Cards- Print Question Cards out on card stock. Cut out Question Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.








Making the Right Decisions



*These game are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?)

Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, “What Would Jesus Do?” it will make it a lot easier.


Put the Game Cards in a small basket near the game board. Place your markers at START. The player spins the spinner and follows the directions. If you spin to move ahead 3, 4, or 5, you move ahead that many spaces. During your turn be careful because if you place your marker on any space in the maze you must continue in that path even though it might be the wrong way to go. On your next turn however, you can change directions and get on the right path to FINISH. If the player spins WWJD you draw a Game Card and read it out loud. The Game Card might have a “What Would Jesus Do” (WWJD) situation and you must tell what the right thing for you to do if you were in that predicament. If you are correct, you move ahead 3. If you are not correct, you stay where you are. The Game Card might also have a colored square on it that the player must move his marker to and continue playing the game from (don’t lose your temper because that’s not what Jesus would do).

Directions- Print out Directions and cut it out.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards- Use these or make your own. Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Spinner- Make spinner according to the directions.




Moral Dilemmas Card Game:

Why do problems come into our life? People face problems every day. Some are harder than others. There are many choices that the person can have to solve his/her problem, but which one is the best? What would Jesus want us to do?


6 pages of cards


Place the Game Cards on a table. Toss a coin to find out who goes first. The player then draws a card and reads the moral dilemma, but does NOT say what he will do. The players then write down what they would do and why on their piece of paper (a sentence or two should suffice). Each player then shares what they wrote with the group. Discuss the answers that they have written. You could ask, “What do you think of Steve’s answer?” or “What is the worse thing someone could say or do in this situation?” or “Why do you think that answer is the right thing to do?” Etc. You can also have the players relate each issue to a commandment to help them decide what to do. When appropriate, reinforce a variety of ways to say or do things properly. Have them vote on which answer(s) is the best. The player(s) with the best answer receives a point (token). The player with the most points wins the game.


Directions- How to play the game.

Game Cards- Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. *Use only the Game Cards that are age appropriate.

Tokens- Print out several pages of tokens on card stock. Cut out tokens. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Sunday, April 1, 2018

Mass Review File Folder Game



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Mass Review File Folder Game is based on the traditional Reversi board game of strategy for 2 players enjoyed all over the world. Game play typically takes place on an 8 x 8 grid game board. At the start, each player commands 2 pieces each, one player controlling white pieces and the other controlling black. As the game progresses, the 8 x 8 grid game board gradually fills up with additional playing pieces. It is not unusual for all 64 squares on the game board to be occupied by the end of the game.


Mass Review File Folder Game: For 2 Players or 2 Teams

* The idea is to answer questions about Mass so you can trap one or more opponents’ pieces between two of your pieces. Those opponents’ pieces then change color to become your pieces.

* The game ends when both you and your opponent cannot play another piece, or if every square on the board is filled, the game is over. You count up the number of black pieces and the number of white pieces and the winner is the one with the most pieces.





*This game is in accordance with the new Roman Missal that was implemented on November 27, 2011.


Directions- Print out Directions and put inside file folder for safe keeping.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards- (Use these cards or make your own.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

Game Pieces- (Use these Game Pieces or make your own.) Print out Game Pieces on very thick card stock. Cut out. Game Pieces will automatically be black on one side and white on the other.

*You can also use a large circle hole puncher and make your own game pieces using card stock, craft foam, etc.





Saturday, March 31, 2018

Participants & Liturgical Objects Used in Mass Board Game



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


Participants & Liturgical Objects Used in Mass Board Game is based on the game Patolli which is an ancient Aztec board game that takes its name from the Aztec word for bean - patolli, meaning fava or kidney bean. The game is played on a curious diagonal cross-shaped board with 6 markers and 5 beans (or sometimes four beans) as dice (these were painted with a white dot on one side). It was played all over MesoAmerica: the Teotihuacanos (the builders of Teotihuacan, ca. 200 B.C. - 650 A.D.) played it as well as the Toltecs (ca. 750 - 1000 A.D.), the inhabitants of Chizen Itza (founded by refugee Toltec nobles, ca. 1100 - 1300 A.D.), the Aztecs (who claimed Toltec descent, 1168 - 1521 A.D.), and all of the people they conquered (practically all of MesoAmerica, including the Zaptotecs and the Mixtecs). The ancient Mayans also played a version of Patolli. Patolli was very much a game of commoners and nobles alike and it was reported by the conquistadors that Montezuma often enjoyed watching his nobles play the game at court (from wikipedia.org).




Need:

5 lima beans with one dot painted on one side (or you can substitute 5 coins, 5 pieces of craft foam, etc.)
6 pawns, beans, etc. for each player
Game Cards
Game Board


Set Up:

This game can be played individually or in teams. Shuffle the deck and place it face down in a small basket near the game board. Put an empty basket nearby for the discards. Give each player 6 pawns of the same color. Players put their pawns in their colored oval. The players throw the “dice” to decide who starts the game. The player with the highest throw starts.


Rules:

The opponents make their moves by turns. To make a possible move you must answer a question (the player to your left draws a card and reads you the question) about participants and liturgical objects used in Mass. If you are correct you then roll the “dice”. If you do not answer the question correctly, your turn is over.

You start with 6 playing pieces in your colored oval. You must roll a 1 to enter a piece onto the board (you would have to have only one bean with the white mark face up and all the other beans face down which is a score of one). Players enter on the square of their color in the center of the board. Your pieces exit by rolling the exact amount needed to land on your colored square on the leg of the board (right below your starting square). The game ends after the first person gets all 6 of their pieces off the board.

Players move their pieces clockwise. When you roll you must move a piece at all possible.

5 spots you move 10 spaces
4 spots = 4 spaces
3 spots = 3 spaces
2 spots = 2 spaces
1 spot = 1 space
0 spots = no move

If you land on the purple spot at the end of the arms you must roll again, but it is your choice as to which piece you move. You cannot move to another spot that is occupied UNLESS it is one of the 8 color spots near the center of the board. In that case, the piece you land on, even if it’s your own is removed and put back in their starting oval. When you get one piece off the board, all players must give you one of their game pieces. If you roll a zero you put one of your game pieces in a pot that goes to the person who gets all their pieces off the board first. If you land on a brown triangle space (there are 8 on the board), you give each player one of your game pieces. Keep as many pieces on the board as possible to keep your options open. Landing on too many triangles can cause you to lose even if you are the first off the board.

*The ultimate objective is to move all of your game pieces off of the board before your opponent does and to have the largest number of game pieces remaining in your possession.



Directions- Print out Directions.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, cut out, assemble, trim, and glue on poster board. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards- (Use these cards or make your own.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

Game Pieces- Playing pieces can be coins, colored buttons, game pieces from other games, fish rocks for the bottom of aquariums, craft foam cut into shapes, glass rocks for vases, etc. You can paint small objects such as rocks, small plastic tops or caps, etc. You can also buy pawns at game stores.