Scattergories are always fun whenever you lay it with your friends or even by yourself. It is because the game is easy to play even though it has so many great benefits such as making your brain always active and engaged. Meanwhile, if it is played by some people, then the game is the perfect way to pass the time together. The game is also easy to prepare. In fact, you only need papers and also a 20-sided letter dice. If you have those materials, then you can make your own board game of Scattergories complete with the scattergories lists 1-12.
There is one simple rule, the more unique words you write, the more points you get.
Yes, it has to be unique. It means that if the words you wrote are the same as the words written by another player then, the words will give you no score. Else, you cannot provide more than one answer in each line of the answer sheet. But, you can earn two or more points if the answer is phrases. In Scattergories, there are two versions. The difference is in the category lists on each card. There are 4 lists of 12 unique categories and 2 lists with 16 unique categories.
Scattergories is not only for those who want to pass the time but also it can be used as a fun way to teach. As a teacher, the game can be used as a way to teach something new or to check the pupil’s performance. If you want to use it in the classroom, then you need to do some adjustments. The first thing is about the category. Choose the category based on what you want to check, like the vocabulary or the grammar. Then, instead of having a dice to pick the key letter, you decide the letter. Once you say the letter, then you and your students will write down all the things based on the scattergories lists 1-12.
Game categories can be a very good way to activate or to expand the vocabulary, especially for teachers. Taken from the Scattergories game, this game will use the scattergories lists 1-12 as the vocabulary that you want to activate or expand. The categories are like animals, famous people, fruit and vegetables, jobs, things you find in a cupboard, or things that are on Christmas. After you mention the key letter, then you and your pupils should fill out all the categories with words that are started with the mentioned letter. The unique answer will get 15 points and the same answers will get 10 points and if it has no answer or the answer is wrong then they will get 5 points.