3 ways to play at home
1. Play with a partner
1. 2 players face the screen (TV, computer, or iPad).
2. Begin with a collection of “points” (blocks, coins, etc.) in the middle of the 2 players. Any amount is fine; please note the more points you begin with, the longer you will play.
3. Using either AUTO or CLICK play options, players will try to answer correctly before their opponent every time the slide advances. Every time a player answers correctly first, they take a point from the pile. Play continues.
4. When a player sees a Knockout slide, they put one point back in the pile. A Free Pass slide means the player earns one point for free. Pick a Pal means they also can earn a point from the pile.
5. Game play continues until the points are gone. Players count the points and the winner is the one with the most points.
View an example below:
2. Independent Practice
Students can play independently at home; although the rules and game will look a bit different.
Option #1: Using building materials like LEGO, students build the biggest tower possible.
1. Students advance through the game slides. Every time the student answers a question, a building block is added to the tower. Knockout slides mean a block is taken away; whereas, a Free Pass or Pick a Pal slide means a “free” block is added to the tower.
Option #2: Using writing materials, students record the answers to each slide.
1. For younger players, the goal should be general practice: writing letters, numbers, etc. in whatever format is comfortable for them. For older players, you may wish to download this answer grid to organize their responses.
2. As slides advance, students simply write the answers down on the paper or dry erase board in front of them. Adults can “grade” their answers after, or this time can serve as simple practice. For this format, you can get as creative as you wish with Knockout, Free Pass, and Pick a Pal slides, or you can choose to ignore them altogether.
3. Play with a group
This would largely resemble the rules for play in a classroom. Check out the rules here; if you have enough players, you can use this format. If you don’t have enough players, follow the 2-player rules.