I have seen several versions of the game “Bang”, “Zut”, “Caramba”, etc. on the Internet lately. The basic premise is that points for answering a question correctly in the game are not guaranteed, but rather the player or players may get points, lose points, take points from another team or give points to another team.
I like this type of activity because it keeps the points fluid and constantly changing. This can be done on cards in box. This is great because the teacher can use any topic and ask the questions orally to review a topic. When a team answers correctly they take a card out of the box. The cards have the following on them:
- 1 point
- 2 points
- 3 points
- Lose two points (Bang, Zut, Caramba)
- Give 2 points to another team
- Take 1 point from another team.
You can pull out the box anytime and use it with review questions. After the initial creation of the cards in the box there is almost no prep if the questions are asked orally by the teacher. I have also created a powerpoint version of the activity where teams choose a number and when clicked one of the possibilities above is revealed. I call this version “At Your Own Risk!”