Working on a post over on Reddit, I just came up with this idea for a game. No, not a #hashtag game, an actual physical game that teachers can use in the classroom:
I call it Death Bingo. Let’s say that you’re studying Hamlet. There are … 21? characters if you count Yorick and the Ghost. So maybe we just do a 4×4 grid. That leaves enough variety that each card will leave a few characters off.
Each grid is randomly populated with character names. If you get Ghost or Yorick, free space! Woe to you if you see names like Voltimand, Cornelius and Reynaldo.
Now start working your way through the play. Every time a character dies, put a big red X through his or her space.
Whoever gets 4 in a row first wins!
Does not work well with the comedies.