This is a Niigata Prefecture territory collecting map inspired by UonumaRobert's "Battle for Japan" and NeonNeptune's "Battle for Gunma" and is played essentially the same way. I didn't include any of the special cards like they do, just a map of all the cities set to work the same way.
This is my first time making anything CLOSE to this complicated in PowerPoint, so some things might not be quite right, but so far it is working well for me. Please let me know if you run into any problems!
Thanks to the suggestions of my lovely fellow Niigata living people, I have improved the map so it is no longer precarious to select cities. Just click on the name and they will change color. Thank you for all the feedback!
How to Play:
- Decide what questions you want to use and how you want students to answer (for example, print a sheet of questions and read them out, students raise their hands to answer)
- Explain that the students can get a city for their team by answering a question, but the city must touch a city they already have (doesn't apply for first city of course). Niigata has two lovely islands, Sado and Awashima, so those don't touch anything but play as if they are connected to Niigata City and Murakami respectively.
- Explain that if a team wants a city from another team, they must janken or roll dice for it. My students love the drama of jankening for territory but you can use dice too (1-3 don't get city, 4-6 get city).
- Divide the class into 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, or 12 teams. There are three colors so try to get an equalish amount of kids in each. The teams are Toki, Albirex, and Lerch.
- When ready to play, change to the map slide.
- When students answer a question, let them pick a city. Use something with a keyboard and track pad or mouse to cycle through to the correct color (including white for if you hit the wrong city). Click on the name of the city to change the color. Since I accidentally go to the next slide sometimes, I included a "whoops!" slide after the map. You can just click the up arrow to return and all the colors should be correct.
- When a winner is selected, go to the winner slide by clicking on their mascot. If you click again they should do a spin.
Thank you so much to UonumaRobert and NeonNeptune for both inspiring me to take this on and providing enough instructions in your games for me to replicate it!