Dragon Quest Video Game Lesson (Easy Version)

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Necessary Materials

How to play

  1. Divide students into teams of 3-5 students. I start the PowerPoint to show the video to add interest in the game.
  2. Have students choose who will answer questions 1st, 2nd, 3rd, …
  3. The first student to answer questions will stand up.
  4. Click until you get to the board game screen. The teacher will roll a 6-sided die and will click on the corresponding square.
  5. A battle screen and question will appear. The first student to raise his/her hand first and answer the question correctly will win the battle. Click the screen to end the battle and display the points the group gets for that question.
  6. The student who answered the questions rolls the die next.
  7. The winner of the game has the most points. I also give a prize (candy) for the treasure chest question and for killing the dragon. I have printed a sheet of monster stickers to give as prizes. You can even print a sheet of monsters, cut them out, laminate them, and add magnets to the back of them as prizes for students to put in their lockers or in their tin pen cases.
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Tips

  • You can edit this game to put in your own questions and points.
  • You can use 2 dice if you have less time to play the game.
  • You can click outside of the numbered squares to move the characters ahead and change level screens.
  • You can create your own PowerPoint video game using this one as a reference.
  • You can see all of the levels and questions easily in Slide Sorter mode in PowerPoint. The top half of the slides are the levels, and the bottom half are questions and monsters.

Notes:

Notes

  • This game took me 4 weeks to create, which included hunting for photos, figuring out the logistics of the workings of the game, and adding questions. Keep this in mind if you choose to make your own.
  • I have played this with many of my classes, and it is definitely popular. When I go to a new class with my computer, I now get asked “Dragon Que…?” If students talk about the lesson with other students, you know it worked.
  • All credit for this lesson goes to Melissa Noad

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