A fun and time-flexible points game themed after everyone's favorite conbini fried chicken !

My students know that I love famichiki so I thought I'd suprise them with a famichiki game!

Below are the ways that I would use this game however these are not the only ways to use it - get creative with it and apply it any way you want :)


  • If using the 'Questions' version then you need to put your own questions and answers in (shouldn't take long).

How to play (elementary version - no questions)

  • Put students into their groups and ask the whole class a question.
  • Next, ask one student from each group to stand up and give the apporpriate answer.
  • Then, once all groups have answered, ask the standing student to pick a set of hands (1 - 4)
  • When all groups have chosen a set of hands, play the animation for the falling items.
  • Keep track of the scores on the board and team with the most points wins.

How to play (JHS version - Questions)

  • Split students into groups and give them a whiteboard and pen.
  • Show students the question on the slide and have students write down the answer.
  • Once all students have presented an aswer you can then let the groups pick a pair of hands (1-4)
  • Play the falling items animation and update the students scores accordingly.
  • Team with the most points wins.


  • It's a good idea to start each team with 5 points. It is possible to gain 0 points and then get a -2 so having a baseline number of points will avoid the issue of a team going into the negative straight away.

As always, let me know what you think. Feedback is always appreciated.

Medium files (requires an account to download) -
  • KARAAGE CATCH (elementary version - no questions).pptx (5.75 MB)
  • KARAAGE CATCH (JHS version - Questions).pptx (5.76 MB)
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    Submitted by TakoyakiTacos May 26, 2023 Estimated time: 20 minutes at least
    1. jason May 31, 2023

      This is hilarious, I love it.

    2. TakoyakiTacos May 31, 2023

      @jason Glad you like it !

    3. nkeyalt June 1, 2023

      This is brilliant, thank you very much! What an original idea, 10/10.

    4. TakoyakiTacos June 1, 2023

      @nkeyalt Thank you ! I appreciate it :) I actually used it for the first time with my ES students today and they almost brought the roof down !

    5. Danakco June 2, 2023

      This has been great fun! Works really great with special needs classes and as a quick blast kinda game with smaller first grade JHS classes. I have added some sound effects to mine including the family mart opening door sound! recommend it!

    6. TakoyakiTacos June 2, 2023

      @Danakco I'm glad that you've found use for it ! Haha, that sounds like a great extra touch !

    7. HolliAnderson June 2, 2023

      This is SO FUNNY. Im definitely going to use it!

    8. lazypanda13 June 2, 2023

      My 1st graders and special needs students loved this activity! I also like how the points are structured and revealed at the same time, it keeps the momentum going well. Thanks for putting this together!

    9. TakoyakiTacos June 12, 2023

      @HolliAnderson Thanks ! Hope it goes well for you.

      @lazypanda13 I am glad your students enjoyed it ! Thank you for the feedback :)

    10. kusobaba June 26, 2023

      This is a great game for any class, especially low ones when you want everyone to take part. It's worked well in all grades so far. Thank you!

    11. TakoyakiTacos June 27, 2023

      @Kusobaba Thanks ! I am glad you've found it to be working well for different grades :)

    12. SittingInTheCorner October 27, 2023

      my special needs JTE almost always exclusively requests this game! I am making a Halloween version of this. Thank you for the idea!

    13. TakoyakiTacos October 31, 2023

      @SittingInTheCorner I am glad they like it ! A halloween version sounds great :D

    14. bonza February 3, 2024

      Brilliant. Off to get me some karaage now...

    15. TakoyakiTacos February 8, 2024

      @bonza This game always implants the idea to get karaage in my mind... in the least subtle way :)

    16. jiggswalsh February 28, 2024

      Just a suggestion to people using this, if multiple teams get the swap chicken I get them to do janken to decide which team gets to swap rather than all of them swapping. Also, my students have long since come to terms with the posibility of going into the negative from the start in my activities... They love it! Some teams try to get the lowest score they possibly can and I sometimes give them stickers for it!

    17. jiggswalsh March 8, 2024

      I edited it to make a version with lots of "SWAP" chickens (almost one on every screen) to make it more random and it has been going really well. I let the kids choose ANY teams to swap. So that if they are in the lead (or not sometimes) they can swap other team's points to cause some mayhem.

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