Bonus Teacher Edition Episode: Halloween ESL Games – 025
Dustin gives a quick breakdown of three different Halloween ESL games you can play to practice and improve your English. Be sure to listen to the episode to learn about the three games: Werewolf, CS Files, and Nyctophobia.
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ESL Halloween Game #1: Werewolf
In “Werewolf”, you are either a werewolf, scheming to eat all of the villagers, or a villager struggling to stay alive. This game is a secret role game, where no one knows your role. If you are a werewolf the rest of the villagers have no idea, and you need to keep it secret. This is a great game for practicing English conversation and learning to formulate opinions. Let us know what you think of the game in the comments below!
Listen to the full episode: Werewolf – 001
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ESL Halloween Game #2: CS Files
“CS Files” is a fun murder-mystery social deduction board game. You need to figure out who the murderer is! This game is a secret role game, where no one knows who the murderer is. If you are the forensic scientist you must give clues to all of the other investigators (players) so they can figure out who the murderer is. If you are the murderer you will choose a “means of murder” (murder weapon) and “key evidence” (clue) to commit the murder. You need to convince the other players that someone else is the murderer. Let us know what you think of the game in the comments below!
Listen to the full episode: CS Files (Deception Murder in Hong Kong) – 004
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ESL Halloween Game #3: Nyctophobia
“Nyctophobia” is a unique game because you play the game blindfolded! You need to wear blackout glasses and you cannot see the board as you play trying to escape the killer. Imagine the level of communication required to survive the game and make it out of the forest alive! This is a great episode for communication, practicing spatial directions, and collaborating with your team.
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