Card King

It's basically Cards Against Humanity, but for students.

Submitted by NaganoSarah

May 6, 2022

Estimated time: 10-20 minutes

The rules are the same as the popular game Cards Against Humanity. Explaining the rules was a bit difficult, but once they played for a few minutes they seemed to really enjoy the game. This was made for my JHS 3rd graders as a textbook review, but can be used for SHS as well.

Prep:
- Please check the cards I've highlighted in yellow. They either have identifying information (that I've removed from these files) or they have textbook-specific references. The students really enjoy having cards that reference things in their town/school, so add more if you can think of any!
- Print the cards double-sided. I printed them on plain printer paper and that has worked fine, but you may want to print on cardstock or laminate the cards if your students are particularly rough.
- Each deck should have one set of question cards and one set of answer cards.

How to play:
- Separate the class into groups of about 4.
- Use the PowerPoint to explain the rules of the game. It uses irasutoya images and a lot of animations, so hopefully it will be easy for your students to understand. It might be useful to go over the rules with your JTE first so they can clarify any questions/confusion.
- There are two types of cards: questions and answers. Everyone starts with 3 Answer Cards in their hand.
- Janken to see who the first Card King is. The Card King pulls a random Question Card.
- Everyone else chooses an Answer Card and places it face down in front of the Card King. When all the answers are in, the Card King reads the Answer Cards and chooses the funniest card as the winner.
- The winner keeps the Question Card and they are now the Card King.
- Before the Card King pulls another Question Card, everyone pulls another Answer Card for their hand.
- When the game is over, the winner is the one who has the most Question Cards.

After explaining the rules, I usually set a timer for about 15 minutes to use it as a warm-up. You can play for longer if you want!

The second time we played, I let the students make some of their own cards before playing (the last two slides of the PowerPoint).

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