With the summer holiday approaching, students find it more and more difficult to focus and ask for games. Yesterday I improvised a little and repurposed some story writing images into Dixit cards.
If you are not familiar with Dixit, it is a lovely game, played in groups & each player is given 5 picture cards. Players take turns placing one of their cards face down & giving a suggestive but not precise or too detailed description of their card. The other players also place a card face down which needs to match the given description as closely as possible. All the cards are then shuffled and placed face up. Students need to vote for the card they think best suits the description they heard & justify their choice. If all students guess the card placed down by the person who made the description, then no points are awarded. If only some students guess the card, points are awarded to the student who made the description, and to all the other players that received a vote for their pictures (1point-1vote). I feel that this type of game works well with secondary students and up at intermediate-advanced level.