It is a fantastic game that I play with my tutoring kids. They love it because it gives them a sense of adventure as they as an army of knights fight against monsters. It is a very fun way of learning or reviewing words.
How to Play:
The teacher or tutor puts one monster onto the battlefield. The child puts the required number of knights onto the battlefield to defeat the monster. Then the child flips up the knights to see what words are there. If the child recognizes the words and can say them, the knights are victorious. If not, the monster is victorious. In battles with monsters that require more than 1 knight to defeat them, it??all or none. That is, all the knights must be victorious or they all perish!
Victorious monsters go into the victorious monster pile and victorious knights go into the victorious knight pile. After all of the monsters have gone into the battlefield once. The child counts the surviving knights and then mixes ALL of the knights up again and draws at random the number of knights that survived. (Mixing all of the knights together is important to ensure that the child will get some words they are uncertain of i.e. some of the losing knights from the last round). The teacher gets to put the victorious monsters back onto the battlefield. The battle ends when all of the knights or all of the monsters are dead. If the king dies, then the knights automatically disband and lose the battle.(1)
Go to the website to download the word/knight cards and the monster cards. Students can either battle against the fearsome skeleton army or the terrifying goblin army!
(1)Go to Website