Online compatible : Yes – As with “Noughts and Crosses”, the teacher will be the only one with a physical copy of the board in front of them. Students with beginner levels of English ability will struggle, so in order to indicate which position they would like their counter placed it would be prudent to
use the numbers of the appendix – i.e. a student who wishes to place a counter in the top right position will say 3. You will also need to teach language such as “From 3 to 6”, for students to move pieces across the board.
You will either need to hold your tablet above the appendix as your students play, or stick the appendix to the whiteboard and use magnets as counters.
Age group : Best played with students aged between 6 and 12.
Preparation time : The time taken to print appendix B and cut out the
counters if necessary
Number of players : Works equally well in groups as in private lessons.
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Objective : To be the first player to get 3 in a row, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally
Students are divided into 2 teams. Each team takes 3 counters of the same color. After deciding who goes first play begins with each team taking turns placing a counter onto an empty circle of the Appendix B board. After all counters are placed, students then take turns moving one of their counters to an adjacent circle. The game ends when three counters of the same color are in a row. The team which completes the row wins. If after 3 moves there has been no row formed a stalemate has been achieved and there is no
Counters must not jump over other counters or avoid an opponent’s circle in order to arrive next to one of their own. 2 counters cannot occupy the same circle, and students must always move a counter during their turn.
PERMISSION IS GIVEN TO EDIT AND PRINT THE APPENDICES FOR USE IN THE CLASSROOM.