**Added: NIIGATA Map. Whoever is in Yukiguni feel free to use the one I made for Niigata. And it seems someone else made one too! Love that this prefecture is getting more and more activities about it. Yippi!
Revised: I added the lines from Alaska to Washington and Hawaii to California (although I should have made it go to Nevada because that's where Vegas is lol JKJK)
My kids enjoyed the Battle of Japan game (linked in "inspired by"), and wanted to play it again. But, instead of Japan, I decided to introduce them to my country in the same game style. This was quite the learning curve to make, but I got it down.
I have added in state "representation" images, which might be a bit kiddish, feel free to delete them if you feel it's too much. :) *I'm sorry if its wrong. I added them in based on children state map examples online.
Be sure to check the other games for a better explanation of how to play. I will do my best to simplify the gameplay here.
A mixture of Battle for Japan and Battle of England rules.
TOOLS: Whiteboard / Marker / Eraser
Assign team colors to your group.
- The teams will answer the questions on the PPT.
- When the team has finished writing, the JTE/ALT checks the answer.
- If its OK, one team member gets to choose a state. (All teams will write the answer, whoever finishes first gets to choose first.) -1st round: the chosen state needs to be a couple states apart from the other teams. -2nd round+ : teams can only choose the state that are next to their states.
What happens if the state is already chosen ?
If the team wishes to take a state from another team, they need to play Janken or you can have them roll a dice.
ADD/CHANGE THE QUESTIONS&ANSWERS:
My way is to head to the HOME tab, click ARRANGE, click SELECTION PANE.
I labled and numbered the Q&A block as 1.Q/A 2.Q/A etc.
Click the eye or "hide" button to hide them.
Only view the one you want to work on / change.
---This way you can hide and view each question without needing to shift the boxes around.
(UGH I did this my first time and it was a pain lol until I found out this trick)
How many teams(groups) do you have?
3T / 4T / 6T
*I have made three game slides depending on how many teams you make.
Idea from "Battle for England"
If you have 9 groups
-Use 3T and assign 3 groups the same color.
If you have 8 groups
-Use 4T and assign 2 groups the same color.
If you have 6 groups
-You can decide, use 3T or 6T
Click the color Team button of the winning team to go to the congrats slide.
I will choose a state in secret, write it down. If at the end, a group took over this state, they get a sticker. Don't matter if they win the game or not. Just something I'll do for funsies with them.
I'm thinking of making one for my town here in Japan...we'll see. Gonna give my brain a rest. Muah! Hope your kids like taking over the US!