Board Games and Board Game Templates

A great way to teach many language points in an enjoyable, relaxing atmosphere is by using board games. They can be used in any classroom environment, from one-to-one up to large classes that can be divided into smaller groups.

Below, you'll find both complete board games, devised to teach particular grammar or vocabulary and also empty board game templates that you can download and adapt for your own teaching situation.

Most of the board games are available in both A3 (297mm x 420mm/11.7in x 16.5in) and A4 (210mm x 297mm/8.3in x 11.7in) sizes and also in PDF and Word Doc formats. To download the board games, simply click on either the PDF or Word Doc icon.

On the last page, you'll also find some fun dice-shaped games that can make great fillers at the end of lessons.

Empty Board Game Templates

On this first page of board game materials, you'll find just empty board game templates. The grids/squares are there for you, but you get to decide what to write. This allows you as the teacher to print off a template, then construct a board game for your students to revise, for example, colors, past tenses, conditional, inviting/suggesting and a hundred other grammar/vocabulary/speaking topics. The limit is your imagination.

On the pages following this one are board games specifically designed to practice a particular language point.

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Board Game Template 1

Description: An empty template without numbers, giving free rein to the teacher to best decide how it can be used and adapted for the students.
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Board Game Template 2

Description: Another empty board game template, this time with a speaking theme.
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Board Game Template 3

Description: A board game template onto which you can write your own game to practice any grammar or vocabulary you wish to with your students.
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Spiral Board Game Template

Description: Don't let your students get dizzy in this board game template that's a race to the center.
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Short Board Game Template

Description: If you're short of time, this is a perfect template, with only thirteen large numbered squares that can be adapted for many uses. Using dice will end this game too quickly, so perhaps a coin (heads for one move, tails for two moves, for example) would be preferable.
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Hexagon Board Game Template

Description: A template that employs hexagonal blocks similar to a few TV quiz shows. As a teacher, you can write numbers or letters in the blocks. A team wins by joining blocks in a line either horizontally or vertically, similar to tic-tac-toe, to win the game.
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Dominoes Game Template

Description: Empty template from which you can make dominoes to practice grammar or vocabulary. For example, write out regular and irregular verbs and students have to place dominoes so that all regulars and irregulars are together.
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Symbols Board Game Template

Description: There is no language on this board game template, but a series of symbols that can be used to create a number of games to practice and revise whichever grammar/vocabulary you wanted to.

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