100+ Free Printable Board Games and Templates

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This page includes over 100 printable board games and board game templates on many topics. These printable board games are great for kids and beginner ESL students. 

Download and print one of our ready made board games or use the blank board game templates to add your own words and pictures.

All of the printable board games on this page are based on the topics that you typically find in beginner English language lessons. 

Below you will find 4 different board games on over 25 different ESL topics.

Playing board games in your English class can be very beneficial to students. First of all, games are fun and students, especially young students, learn best when they are enjoying themselves. 

Secondly, playing board games reduces teacher talking time and give students an opportunity to speak using the target language. 

See below for the printable board games / templates currently available.

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Printable Board Games and Templates

The Dice Board Game

ESL Board Game - Can Can't

Download one of the printable board games by clicking on the download link below.  To create your own dice board game, simply download the blank board game template and insert your own pictures and / or words. 

How to Play

This is a simple, but incredibly fun printable board game. To play, each pair of students needs ONE DICE. 

Students take turns in rolling the dice and moving their eraser. Then, students should make a dialogue with their partner based on the image in the square. 

The aim of the game is to get to the center star to earn a point. After winning a point, that student then goes back to the start and begins again. 

If a student lands on the red square, they must go back to the start. If they land on the green square, they can move forward 2 spaces. 

And, if they land on the ‘Change Places’ square, then the student will change places with their partner. 

This is a great activity to get students speaking using the key vocabulary and target expressions. 

Make sure to practice the key expressions together as a class before playing this board game.  

Click on the topic you are teaching to download a ready made board game. Or, download the board game template PowerPoint to add your own words and pictures.

Race Around the World Board Game

ESL Board Game - Prepositions

To create your own ‘Race Around The World’ Board game, simply download the blank board game template below and add your own images. Alternatively, download one of our ready made printable board games on many topics.  

How to Play

In this printable board game there is no need for dice. All students need is one eraser each (or something small to use as their game piece. 

This board game is best played in pairs. Students will ‘race around the world’ and the first student to make it all the way round is the winner. 

One student will go clockwise, and one student will go counter-clockwise

Both students start at the bottom and then play Rock, Scissors, Paper. The winning student can then move their game piece on square. 

Then, the students should have a dialogue using the target language based on the image in that square. 

This game requires almost no preparation. Simply print the board game and practice the key expressions with your students before they start. 

TIP: To make the game last longer, tell students that once they make it all the way around the world, they get 1 point. 

Then both students should start again. The first student with, say, 5 points is the winner. 

Type in your own words into the blank template or download one of the ready to use board games on many topics. 

The Spinner Board Game

ESL Board Game - Plural Nouns

Download the blank board game template below and add your own images to create your own printable board game. 

How to Play

This printable board game is best played in pairs. Each pair of students needs one paper clip and one pencil

Students must place the paper clip in the center of the board game, and place their pencil in the center of the clip. Then students will take turns in flicking the paper clip to make it spin. 

The board game is made up of 8 sections. The numbers at the bottom of each section are the points.

One student should spin the clip and then make a dialogue using the word that the clip lands on. Then he/she should write down their points, and then it’s the next students turn. 

The student with the most points after, say, 5 minutes, is the winner. 

As always, make sure to practice the target expressions before starting the board game.

Print one of our many ready to use spinner games or download the blank board game template to add your own words and images. 

Flick The Eraser Board Game

ESL Printable Board Game

Add your own images and words to the blank template below to make your own ‘eraser flick’ board game. 

How to Play

This printable board game is best played in pairs. For this game students need an eraser (or something they can easily flick with their finger), and a colored pencil /crayon each.

One student should place his eraser at the bottom of the page. Then, he/she should flick the eraser up the board game using their finger. 

If it lands on one of the images, then the students should make a dialogue based on the image in that area. 

Then the student that flicked the eraser should color in that hexagonal shape (or write his/her name in it). Then its the other student’s turn. 

The game ends when all the shapes have been colored in. The student who colored the most hexagonal shapes is the winner.

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