The big list of classroom language for playing games
Roll a/ the dice
Winner (= First place)
Second place (= Runner up)
The wooden spoon (= Last place)
(Flip/ Toss a) coin/ Heads or tails?
Paper scissors stone/ Rock paper scissors
(Move) clockwise/ anticlockwise (= counter clockwise)
Pass (to the next player)
Minus one point/ Take away a point
Shuffle/ Mix (up)
(My/ Your/ His/ Her/ This team's) turn
Add up (the points)/ The total (score)
Round one/ The first round
Playing board games
Throw/ roll the dice (and move around the board)
You need one counter each (for example, an eraser or a coin) Whose turn is it? / Who's next?
Is it my turn? / Am I next?
It's your turn. / You're next
Place your counter on start/ the first square/ Choose a different counter each and place it on "START". The player with the highest number goes first
Play rock, paper, scissors to see who goes first
If you land on this square go back three squares/ take a card/ do the thing that is written there/ do the challenge that your partners set you Take it in turns to throw the dice.
Move forward three squares.
If you throw a 6, have another go/ throw again
You need a board, a dice and a counter each. (Ask me nicely for those things) What colour counter do you want/ would you like?
Playing card games
Face down (on the table)/ So you can't see them
Face up/ So that you can see them
In a pack/ Two packs
Spread across the table/ floor
Deal out all the cards
Give (three/ four/ five/ an equal number of) cards to each player (and put the rest in a pack in the middle) Shuffle (thoroughly)
Take a card from the pack (when it is your turn/ if you can't go) The person with the most/ least cards is the winner
Pick a card (from this pack)/ Take a card from the top of the pack Take five cards, but don't look at them (yet)
You can look at the cards, but don't show...
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