Since you’re reading this blog post, you probably already know the basics of Baamboozle.
But if you’re a subscriber to affordable Baamboozle+, our prestigious premium platform, you get a whole tasty load of extra juicy benefits. Pros and perks include many additional ways of playing our games, a bunch of extra game-changing power-ups, and a whole lot more.
So in this variety-packed blog post, we’ve brought you some helpful details on the seven (and counting!) extra gameplay styles you get with Baamboozle+. Read on!
As you probably already guessed from its optically-alluding name, Double Vision is all about the fast and frantic use of your powers of observation.
First up, you pick any of our great games… and you select the Double Vision version of that game. The images and gifs from whichever game you choose are then placed on the faces of two side-by-side tiles.
But here’s the thing: only one of those images appears on both tiles per turn… and your students are tasked with swiftly identifying the matching pair.
Apart from just locating the matching pairs, you have lots of options for adding more multi-layered excitement and education. You can ask students to answer questions about the matching image… or come up with a picture-related question of their own… or even try to relate the matching picture to the winning image from the previous round.
Double Vision is a handy way to get students thinking around various versions of whatever topic you’re studying… but while engaging with a totally different activity. If you’re trying to work on your students’ concentration, response speed, or powers of perception, Double Vision is the perfect solution.
And because you’ll probably play this fun-filled activity with different games every time, no two rounds of Double Vision will ever be the same!
Snakes & Ladders
Alright, you’ve probably played Snakes & Ladders. But we’re pretty sure you’ve never played anything quite like our Snakes & Ladders.
When you play the Snakes & Ladders version of one of our games, your students need to answer a question at the beginning of each round.
If they answer correctly, they get to take a much-deserved turn. If they don’t answer correctly, there’s no turn, no fun, and hopefully no tears.
And just like in the original game, it’s a non-stop race to the end of the board!
But beyond all the normal stuff, we’ve added loads more layers of enthralling fun:
- The layout of the board changes for each and every game
- Students can choose from ten different animated characters to play with
- … and they even get to name those cute and kooky characters!
- The game features the pros and pitfalls of four different game-changing power-ups
- You can customize the board in a huge number of ways (including the size of the board, the things your students might find on it, and plenty more).
In short, we’ve made Snakes & Ladders much more fun, much more engaging, and way more customizable than it’s ever been before!
If you’re looking for versatility, you’ve found it. Just like with Double Vision, this game isn’t just about answering questions; it’s also about exploring images in endless different ways.
With our very own version of Story Dice, here’s how things work: you choose a game, you choose the Story Dice version of that game, and the gifs and images from the game are placed onto the faces of (between 1 and 16) Story Dice.
All pretty simple. Or at least it’s all pretty simple so far.
From here, things get much more interesting, and you can play with our tricky little Story Dice in almost-endless ways…
Use the pictures to encourage some questions. Ask your little learners to construct a story involving the on-screen images. Challenge your students to come up with some image-based comparisons. Employ the pictures as inspiration for a speedy game of charades.
And that’s just the beginning. But, in short, you can use our Story Dice in loads of different ways—they’re way more versatile than anything similar you might have used before, and you’re only limited by your own crafty creativity. For bundles more engaging inspiration, we’ve covered many more wacky ways to use our dice here.
Our Story Dice are great for getting all imaginative… and they’ll easily inject some fun and energy into your classroom.
Remember that retro tile-flipping classic you played when you were a kid?
We’ve brought it back, but this time, Baamboozle style!
When they play our games Memory-style, your students click through the numbered tiles to find matching pairs… and every time a team finds a pair, they get some precious points! If you or your students are tired of question and answer sessions, it’s our ready-made remedy.
This activity is great for working on attention, focus and concentration.
If you have an unruly rabble of loud learners, this game gets all of them concentrating and paying attention, even when it’s not their turn—when they play this game, students learn that concentration is the key to success. And they also learn that fervent focus pays off!
This gameplay style is also (of course!) great at improving memory skills, ideal if you’re trying to work on your students’ much-needed powers of recall.
Best of all, it’s a great way to get your lessons off to an energetic start—lots of Baamboozle-using teachers like employing this game as a fast and frantic warm-up exercise to wipe the yawns and groans off their students’ tired faces.
Four in a Row
Another retro slice of fun, we’ve taken the old ‘Four in a Row’ classic (or ‘Four in a Line,’ or ‘Connect Four,’ or whatever else you might want to call it), and we’ve turned it up a notch.
When your students play this game, they need to earn their tiles by correctly answering questions. If they don’t get a question right, they don’t get their greedy mitts on a sought-after tile… so one slip of knowledge, one wrong answer, and the whole game changes, potentially leaving your students trailing behind the competition.
With Four in a Row, students are rewarded for what they’ve learned and remembered. Those with greater knowledge have a big advantage, giving students an incentive to listen up and learn during class.
Because this one is a multi-faceted game with several exciting elements, it’s good for older learners… and because it can take a little while, it’s great for longer lessons, or when your students have earned a hefty portion of in-class excitement.
Tic Tac Toe
Our upgraded and updated version of Tic Tac Toe works pretty similarly to Four in a Row.
Again, your students only get to scribble a symbol onto the interactive grid when (and if!) they correctly answer a question—so concentration throughout the lesson pays off, and those with greater knowledge have a better chance of glory!
If you’re looking for a speedy game, this is a brilliant option—assuming your students know their stuff, it’s rarely going to take more than 10 or 12 turns.
Because of its quick-fire style, it’s a good game for filling in short gaps when you don’t have time for a longer activity. If you have five minutes to spare at the end of a class, this fun-packed version of Tic Tac Toe is an excellent solution!
No matter the consensus, bingo isn’t just for gray old grandmas—and lucky for you and your students, we’ve modernized the timeless classic and brought it into your crazy classroom!
The newest addition to our educational arsenal, this game is one of the most immersive and interactive of all our options, perfect if you’re on the hunt for a lengthy activity.
When they play our version of bingo, each of your students first needs to create their own bingo card, for an extra layer of fun. They can either concoct their own card from the depths of their imaginations, or use one of our simple-but-exciting templates.
But here’s where we serve up a big Baamboozle twist… all of the bingo squares are filled with answers related to whatever you’ve been working on in class—and instead of calling out numbers, you instead call out clues and questions. To cross the spaces off their grids, your students need to be thinking fast, quickly conjuring up the answers to your questions before then marking off those answers as swiftly as possible.
This game is perfect for older kids, longer sessions of fun, and solo play. While all of our other game styles are team-based, this one is for solo mavericks keen to go it alone. Because of that, it’s excellent as a prize-awarding activity where the winner takes all.
Compared to our basic but brilliant original Baamboozle platform, Baamboozle+ offers many more games, power-ups, and ways to learn and have fun in the classroom. And just like its free-to-play cousin, it removes loads of hassle and stress from your life, as we’ve already done the planning and prep!
We’re adding new features all the time, so our games are always evolving and adapting. With your fun-loving friends at Baamboozle, nothing ever gets staid or stale, and you can always rely on us to keep serving up freshly-cooked slices of educational excitement.
Catch all the details here, give Baamboozle+ a go, and see if it can help you to squeeze even more fast-paced fun into each one of your classes!
Thanks for reading, you innovative educator, and we’ll see you next time!