The Best Dry Erase Board Games Ever, And How To Play Them

Wed Feb 12 2014

What Else Can We Use Whiteboards For?

Sure, whiteboards for businesses have many uses, but they can also be used for fun. I know from my career personally that work can become stressful, so it's good to have a change of pace once in a while with some entertainment.

Schools also use whiteboards to enhance the learning process for students all over, but they can be used for entertainment as well, in terms of playing games. Especially in schools, whiteboards can be used for students to play games, and here are some that can be enjoyable for both students and teachers alike.

Some of the Best Whiteboard Games for Kids

  1. Earthquake – This is a classic trivia game that is easy to play, and will undoubtedly be fun for everyone in the classroom. To play 'Earthquake,' grab your marker and draw a grid on the whiteboard that is 5 by 5, labeling each column with the letters A through E, and each row from one to five. Each square will have a question in it, a question that students won't know until they actually pick a particular score, However, it's important to remember that prior to starting the game, the instructor must secretly pick three squares on the board that don't have questions. These squares will be known as 'earthquakes,' where students will lose points for selecting that square.
  2. Win, Lose, or Draw – If you like to draw, then this game can be a blast for everyone. To play, a student is to draw a picture while the other students take guesses as to what is being drawn. Whoever can guess correctly gets a point, and is up for drawing the next picture!
  3. Jeopardy – One of the longest running television game shows in history can also be played on a whiteboard. Students will have to really think and use the knowledge they have learned to score points. To play, divide the whiteboard into columns to designate spots for both vocabulary categories and point value rows. From there, divide everyone into two teams, with teams selecting a category and a point value. They will be given a clue or definition, and must give their answer in the form of a question, just like on the show.
  4. Hangman – One of the simplest, yet most classic games is Hangman, and its simplicity makes it a great whiteboard game. To play Hangman, lines will be drawn out in a row, to represent blank letters and words. Students have to guess letters, and for each correct letter guessed, they will be an inch closer to figuring out the word or phrase that they've been given. However, students don't get that many chances to guess the correct letters. Students will have approximately six chances to figure out the mystery word or phrase!
  5. Super Egg – This is another highly educational game where two eggs are drawn on the board, and then each are divided into six sections. The instructor asks questions, and if a team gets the answer correctly, then they're allowed to color in one of the six sections of the egg. Once their egg is completely shaded in, they can draw whatever they like, imagining that it hatched from the egg!

Are there any creative whiteboard games that you've played or can think of? Share them with myself and our readers in the comments section below!

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