Best Bomb Games by Kyle Ludeke, Jennifer Yong, Laci Teacher, Stemarty, and Goyangi
These awesome bomb games were tried and tasted many times, and found on waygook.org. I provided credit for the bomb game makers!
If you’ve never played a bomb game before, it’s good mainly for elementary-younger middle schoolers. The concept is that students answer questions (usually the standard is 20 questions).
There’s a lot of bomb games out there, from simple ones to super interactive and complicated ones. Some even feel like real video games. You can definitely find a lot more bomb games, especially on waygook.org, but I’m just going to share the ones I’ve played and my friends have played, and that all our students have loved the most.
- White boards, markers, erasers (if you want the students to practice writing)
Bomb Game Rules
You organize students into teams, and go in order of teams. In a bomb game usually students can: earn a random number of points, can steal points from another team, can swap points, can lose all points, or worst of all they can get a…BOMB. A bomb means all teams lose ALL points. There’s a lot of bomb game variations, so make sure you play through ahead of class to make sure you understand how it works.
Here’s some things you may want to consider doing depending on how you want to play the bomb game:
- Allow students to create team names (I usually just assign numbers, but they may like making names too!)
- Play with white boards (if you want them to practice writing. If not, or if they are too young, you can just let them “say” the answers instead).
- The good thing with bomb games is you want to always change the questions depending on the subject. It’s mainly for unit or lesson review. So you can make all sorts of questions: quiz them on vocab with photos, have them unscramble words, have them fill in the blanks, multiple choice, etc. You can focus on reading, writing, speaking, listening, almost anything you want! You make the questions~
How to Play Bomb Games
To play you let the team whose “turn” it is to select a letter, and answer the question. Here’s a tip…
I usually have all teams answer questions– this is to make sure all students in class are involved. For correct answers, I give 1 point. The team, however, whose turn it is, gets the 1 point if they answer correctly, plus whatever additional points get earned on their turn. If the students answer incorrectly, they don’t earn any points, and their “turn” ends. No matter what result, I always have all students read the correct answer after each question.
Note, some of these games I’m sharing aren’t completely blank. They have questions made already from my previous lessons ^.^ Just delete and make sure you change all questions for your classes!
I’m organizing the games in order of most simple (least interactive) >most complicated (most interactive). If you’ve never played a bomb game before, I suggest starting out simple and working your way up!~~
Now without further ado…I present the best bomb games I’ve found, that my students went completely crazy over!!!!
by Laci Teacher
This is a very standard Bomb Game. It has the typical point earning system for bomb games. It’s just fun for students because a lot of Korean kids are absolutely obsessed with super heroes, especially Iron Man!
by Kyle Ludeke
Another super hero bomb game! This one is slightly more interactive than the Iron Man game. You catch “villains” for points and can randomly come across slides with “3 presents” from the Joker. Students can pick 1 present randomly to see the outcome.
Super Mario Bros. Classroom Blast
By Jennifer Yong
This is a pretty standard and simple 20 questions bomb game. Students choose a “mushroom” with a letter on it for their turn. They can earn points, swap points, etc. and also instead of points, a random slide with 3 boxes with question marks will come up! The team chooses a box to determine their outcome 🙂
This bomb game is really cute with great graphics from the Hayao Miyazaki movies, plus it’s really interactive compared to other bomb games. There’s the typical point earning system, but it also has a lot of the “choose” slides, where students pick a random character to earn a random outcome.
It’s also more like RPG (role play type video games), because students will encounter random locations (like in the 3rd photo above), and can choose to go inside a house, cave, or even ride a bus! Their decision determines their points and how their “turn” will end ^^ My kids really love this game, and it’s one of my person favorites.
By Kyle Ludeke
This is another really fun one! Kids really love this, I mean, who doesn’t love Pokemon? This bomb game has your standard way of earning points, but is great because depending on what Pokemon is inside of the clickable pokeballs, students can earn different amounts of “XP” or points. Team Rocket also makes an appearance, and students also can get random screens with 3 pokeballs, where they have to choose one!
Also this bomb game, and the following are large and come in folders, so they’re on Fulbridge’s Google Drive. Be sure to download all the font files in the folders, and keep the PPT game saved with the music files in the same folder for them to work together!
This bomb game is similar to the Super Mario Galaxy, and is made by the same creator. It has 2 levels, but, the fun element to this game is that it’s also similar to Mystery Box games (you can see this game in my 5 Best Tech Games post HERE).
It’s mystery box + bomb game in one. If the students choose to open the random box, they can either have something good, or bad happen to them!! 🙂 This game is probably the most interactive out of all of the bomb games in this thread~