Posts Tagged ‘theme’

Wordspark #014: Junior Blockbusters.

Friday, August 12th, 2011
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I’m a bit of a sucker for board games. My friends will tell you that whenever we meet up, there’s a certain point in the evening when my eyes start shifting to the games on the shelves. It’s a fine art. I can judge to within a 7 minute window when people are likely to agree to Blockbusters.

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Years ago I bought the Blockbusters game from a charity shop not realising it was the Junior version. (Imagine my disappointment when I realised my error, with questions like ‘What ‘F’ does a tadpole become?” Even a seven minute window wasn’t going to help me this time.

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However, the game has redeemed itself by providing the source material for what can be either a fun warm-up exercise, a means to start class discussion into theme, to explore the elements of story arcs or as an exercise in brevity. How? Well, each card has twelve one-word answers. Here is an example:

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