16 Great games that make language easy

16 Great games that make language easy
Play at home
Play on your travels
Play at school
Play for fun
16 Great games that
make language easy
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CONTENTS PAGE
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CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION
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WHY KLOO® WORKS
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HOW IT WORKS
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KLOO® PRODUCTS
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THE GAME BOARDS
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GAMES TO PLAY
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GAMES DESCRIPTIONS
GAMES INDEX
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CLASSIC KLOO®
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UNDER STARTERS ORDERS
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PENALTY SHOOT OUT
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BETCHA DON’T KNOW
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PATIENCE OF A SAINT
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CHIN CHIN
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GIST
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SQUEEZE BOX
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SURVIVOR
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PRISONER
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HOSTAGE
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WILD KLOO® CHASE
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MATCHMAKER
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KLOO® REVISION
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DUMP ‘EM
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LAST WORD
28 & 29
KLOO® TOP TIPS
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CONTACT DETAILS
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HELLO
Dear Language Learner
Welcome to the KLOO® card playing language system. With KLOO® you don’t have to study, work or write
to learn a language. Just play and have fun.
This e-book is designed to show how and why KLOO® works and also give you the rules to a range of
different games you can play. Some games are quick-fire, simple and ideal for children. Others are more
involving and require some deep thinking. Whatever games you choose, your language skills will grow
naturally.
We are confident that you too will love playing KLOO® games and, what is more, you’ll love how fast and
how easily you will start speaking your chosen language. In fact, with KLOO®, you can expect to:
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Learn to speak a language at least 200% faster.
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Start creating proper sentences in seconds
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Learn without studying, working or writing — instead just play and have fun
The Golden Rule
The one Golden Rule of KLOO® is to PLAY. The more you play, the more you learn. That’s it – all the rest
will follow.
So enjoy KLOO® , share with others and have fun. If you have enjoyed playing KLOO® please tell others
about it – and please tell us too!
The KLOO® Team
PS If you’re going on holiday, don’t forget to pack away your KLOO® with you. It’s the perfect travel
companion. Bon Voyage!
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“You want to play it, learn and win.
I recommend KLOO® to everyone.”
WHY KLOO® WORKS
KLOO® has taken the proven five principles of language learning and embedded them in a game system.
These principles of language learning are independently corroborated by language experts.
By using the right language principles you are guaranteed to learn much faster. Below we show you the
five language principles and the different learning methods that are available:
Methods
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KLOO®
DISCOVERY
LEARNING
CONTEXT
FUN
REAL PEOPLE
GENERATIVE
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The best way to learn is through DISCOVERY LEARNING. That is the natural way we learned our
first language. Hardly any products use this. Discovery Learning involves discovering what you
want to know, when you want to know it. Some scientists call this the “Aha! Moment” or “Eureka
Moment”. It’s when you “get it”. This is how our brains are hot-wired to learn a language.
2.
CONTEXT is crucial. By putting words into context you give your new vocabulary meaning.
Meaningfulness is a central plank for getting words into your LONG TERM MEMORY. The best
technique for learning words is to seek the meaning of a word (because you need to know it) and
then use it in a sentence. Using it straight away helps to lock it in.
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WHY KLOO® WORKS ...continued
3.
FUN is a hugely important factor but often overlooked. Many people give up learning a language
because it becomes a chore. However if you enjoy it, you do it more often. The more you do it, the
more you learn. KLOO® is definitely FUN.
4.
REAL PEOPLE means interacting with real people as opposed to learning from screens or audio
devices. We learned our first language by talking with other people and all research shows this is
the best way. Speaking with others will massively reduce your learning time. The person you are
interacting with does not have to be fluent. A friend, parent or colleague who is willing to interact
and learn with you will make a big difference.
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GENERATIVE means learning how words fit together to make a sentence rather than as
unconnected words (as in vocabulary lists). If you learn how to use words in sentences you rapidly
build up the number of ways you can express yourself. With just one deck of KLOO® you can make
nearly 3 million sentences.
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HOW IT WORKS
The reason KLOO® works is that it has been designed to perfectly replicate the process of Discovery
Learning that unlocks our natural ability to learn a language. At the top of each card is an un-translated
foreign word. The translation for this card can be found at the bottom of another card – so you have a
chance to discover it!
In a KLOO® game, you will seek the meaning of a word (to
score), then discover it, then use it (in a sentence.) This
process helps lock the new word in your long term memory.
The SEEK – DISCOVER – USE – REMEMBER method is what
makes KLOO® different from other language tools and lies at
the heart of its success. Experience how you easily start
learning a foreign language without ever feeling like you’re
working or studying. That’s because you are using the same
process you used to learn your first language.
Play a Blue Card Next
Create sentences within one minute of playing
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Making a sentence with KLOO® couldn’t be easier. Simply follow the
colour cues on each card to know what colour card to play next and make
a sentence.
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No need to study grammar for hours, days and weeks.
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No need to know the difference between nouns, pronouns and prepositions.
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Just play!
It is so motivating to be able to create sentences in a new language within seconds. The KLOO ®
colour code system makes talking in a new language easy, instinctive and fun.
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KLOO® PRODUCTS
The KLOO® language programme is based on a multi-deck card system. Each deck teaches you new words
and new aspects of your chosen language. Uniquely with KLOO®, you can start playing with any deck.
Once you have become familiar with all the words in one deck, move on to the next one.
By learning with KLOO® you will learn hundreds of common place words and easily be able to create tens
of thousands of everyday phrases and sentences. You can learn at home or take them with you on your
travels. You can play solo games – or play with other people. It is totally up to you.
You can also use a KLOO® game board to make games even more exciting and motivating. Choose from
the Race to Madrid™ or Race to Paris™ game boards – then race around the famous cities of Spain and
France. You’ll pass famous sites and attractions along the way. First one to the capital wins!
Suitable for:
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Ages 8—100
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1—4 Players
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For all the family
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Playing anywhere
What You Get:
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Hundreds of cards
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Tens of thousands of useful sentences
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16 great games
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Full instructions and game rules
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THE GAME BOARDS
You can score your KLOO® games and make them even more exciting with our Race to Madrid and Race
to Paris game boards. Race through the great cities of Spain and France enjoying the history, culture and
attractions. Kids and adults alike find them fun, motivational and educational. First one to the capital wins!
Rules
You can use a board as a straight race to the capital...or if, you prefer, you can add some extra KLOO®
rules to spice things up.
Here are some suggested variations:
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If you land on a hotel square you can ask any other player to translate a word from a translated
word in your hand. If he or she gets it wrong they go back to the nearest hotel.
If you land on a face square then the person to your left can you ask to translate any translated
word they have in their hand. If you get it right go forward two places. If you get it wrong go back
two places.
You can make some of your own rules. Be sure to let us know if you come up with some really good ones
so we can share with other KLOO® players. Most of all have fun!
Special Offer
Use your voucher card in your pack to secure a 15% discount on your game board!
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GAMES TO PLAY
One of the great things about KLOO® is that it isn’t one game – but a game system! It means you can
play up to 16 games. Many of the games are based on classic card games you can play with traditional
cards. There are games based on whist, rummy and patience. There are kids games that are fast, loud
and quick-fire (like ‘Penalty Shoot-Out’ and ‘Hostage’). There are others that are strategic (like ‘Classic
KLOO® ). You can play games on your own or with other people. Games can be set for absolute beginners
or for intermediate learners. Whatever type of game you love, there is one for you – the main difference
being that you’ll naturally learn a language as you play.
Where to begin?
We recommend you start by playing “Classic KLOO® ”. This was the first KLOO® game to be developed
and is still a firm favourite. What is more it is easy to learn and involves making sentences with Discovery
Learning – so you’ll learn fast. After you have played this a few times why not try a quick-fire game like
Penalty Shoot-Out or Betcha Don’t Know - these are great with children. After that maybe some
more complicated games like Gist or Patience of a Saint for one person. These are harder to learn and
involve higher levels of card strategy but are rewarding.
For Absolute Beginners
If you are an absolute beginner we recommend you start with “Under Starters Orders”. This solo
game will quickly build your vocabulary as well as help you become familiar with the Sentence Building
System. After a few games of this you can dip into any other game.
There are 16 games you can play with KLOO® . Full details about each game can be found on the next
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KLOO® GAMES
GAME
NUMBER OF
PLAYERS
BEGINNER
INTERMEDIATE
TYPE
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Classic KLOO®
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Build sentences
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Under Starters
Orders
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Patience
12
Penalty ShootOut
2+
Vocab builder
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Betcha Don't
Know
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Quiz
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Patience of a
Saint
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Patience
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Chin Chin
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Rummy
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Gist
2+
Whist
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Squeeze Box
1+
Word match
18
Survivor
2+
Whist
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Prisoner
2+
Word match
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Hostage
3+
Word match
22
Wild KLOO®
Chase
3+
Vocab builder
23
Matchmaker
2+
Memory
24
KLOO® Revision
1-2
Vocab builder
25
Dump 'em
2+
Memory
24
Last Word
2+
Memory
25
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To score more points than anyone else.
Use the KLOO® gameboard or pen and paper
for scoring.
Fast moving game that rewards skill and
observation. The perfect game for language
beginners seeking to create sentences and build
vocabulary.
HOW TO PLAY
Win points by creating sentences and translating words.
1.
One person is elected to deal. The cards are shuffled and cut. Each player is then dealt 7 cards. The remainder
of the cards form a Stock Pile in the centre.
2.
The player to the left of the dealer plays first and play goes clockwise from him.
3.
Using the colour code system, each player tries to create a sentence. He scores 1 point for every card he plays
to make up a sentence and 1 point for every word he can translate in that sentence. If a player cannot create a
sentence, he can play any single card he wishes.
4.
Once played, any words the player cannot translate are moved face up to the Unknown Word Pool in the
centre. Any player may translate these un-translated words to score extra points (see below) on their turn.
The player who played first in a round may translate any words in the Unknown Word Pool for extra points
after the last player has played his hand.
5.
Translated words are placed face up, sideways to create a Word Bank with the translations showing (see
KLOO® Tips). After each player has played their cards, they immediately draw the correct number of cards
from the Stock Pile to return the number of cards in their hand to seven.
6.
When it is his turn, a player can translate a word from the Unknown Word Pool to score 3 extra points. This is
added to their score for the round. The translated word can be separate from the player’s sentence – or be a
part of it. If it is part of a sentence it still only scores 3 points (one for the card and 2 for the translation).
7.
Scores are noted as play continues. When a player has played all of his cards and the stock pile is exhausted,
then the game stops - even if in the middle of a round. Players have 2 points deducted for each card that they
hold in their hand that they cannot translate. 1 point is deducted for each word in their hand that they can
translate.
8.
All the cards are then collected, shuffled and dealt again by the player to the left of the last dealer.
9.
The game continues until a player has been round the KLOO ® game board the agreed number of times and
reaches home first or, if using pen and paper, the player that reaches the agreed amount of points first e.g. 50.
HOW TO WIN
POINT SUMMARY
The First Person to get round the KLOO
1 Point for each car player correctly in a sentence
board or win an agreed number of points 1 Point for each word you can translate in a sentence
wins.
3 Points for any word you can translate in the Unknown Word Pool
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1
To get rid of all your cards from the centre.
Just KLOO® cards.
For anyone used to solo patience games, this
game has a familiar feel. You have to move
cards away from the centre to win. The rules
are simple—but getting out isn't! This is an
ideal game to start learning your language.
HOW TO PLAY
The cards are shuffled and cut.
Beginner variation
Create 8 columns of 7 cards, all facing up. You must create and translate sentence sequences of at least 2 cards using the
colour code system. To be considered a sentence, your sequence must contain a verb (usually a red card). To make a sentence,
you can move a single card from the top of one column onto a card that is on top of another column as long as it follows in the
SBS colour sequence and you can translate both cards. You may continue moving cards to build the sentence as long as you
wish. When you have completed your sentence and can translate all words in that sentence, you may move the whole
sentence away from the playing area, face up, on their sides with translations showing to create a Word Bank. If you manage to
move all your cards away you win. If you fail you lose.
Variation – intermediate
When you move your complete sentence away – you turn them upside down (i.e. do not create a Word Bank). To ensure you
can exit the game make sure you know and remember the translations on each card before you place them face down!
Variation – more advanced
When dealing the cards, place the first row face up, the second row face down, alternating until you have 4 rows facing up and
3 rows facing down.
Play as above. When a face down card is revealed (by playing the card over it), you can turn over the face down card and play
it.
Variation – more advanced still
To add extra difficulty, combine this variation with the intermediate one above.
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2 Players
To score more penalties than your opponent
and knock them out.
Just KLOO® cards.
Simple, high drama game based on a football
penalty shoot-out. Some skill is required in your
player selection. Great for football enthusiasts.
Builds vocabulary.
HOW TO PLAY
1.
Each player is dealt 11 cards. This is your football team.
2.
From your 11 cards select 5 cards that you think your opponent is least likely to correctly translate to take the first five
penalties.
3.
The first player asks his opponent to translate the vertical translated foreign word on his card. If he gets it right, it is
saved. If he gets it wrong, you score a goal.
4.
The second player then asks the first player to translate a word.
5.
This continues until all five cards have been played.
6.
After each player has taken 5 penalties, the player with the most goals is the winner.
7.
If after 5 goals they are drawing then the game moves to sudden death. Both players select one of their six remaining
cards and again ask the other player to translate. If one player scores and the other doesn’t, then the one who scores is
the winner. This process continues until a winner is found. If all 11 cards are used up, players draw alternate cards from
the deck until a winner is found.
HOW TO WIN
After each player has taken 5 penalties, the player with the most goals is the winner.
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Score more points than your opponent.
Just KLOO® cards but the KLOO® game board
for scoring and more fun.
Ideal game for revision, building vocabulary,
finding gaps in knowledge and quick-fire quiz
fun.
HOW TO PLAY
1.
Players cut to determine who deals first. Highest wins and aces are high. Winner elects who deals.
2.
The cards are shuffled and cut.
3.
Seven cards are dealt to both players and players look at their cards.
4.
The non dealer starts and is known as the first player. He asks the opposing player if he knows what the meaning of one
of the translated foreign words in his hand is.
5.
If the second player knows the meaning, he wins the card and the card is passed over.
6.
The second player places the won cards next to him in a pile. The pile is used to keep score.
7.
The first player picks up a card from the top of the Stock Pile to replace the one he just lost and asks another question.
8.
This continues until the second player gets the answer wrong or does not know.
9.
At this stage, the players now swap cards.
10.
The first player gives the second player the card he got wrong. While the second player gives the first player any card he
wishes.
11.
The second player now asks questions of the first player.
12.
Play continues until a player has runs out of cards.
13.
At this point the player with the most cards in their score pile is declared the winner.
HOW TO WIN
Be the player with the most cards in your score pile.
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To get all of your cards into the centre.
Just KLOO® cards.
A variation classic solo patience game, this game
has an appealing layout. It doesn't take that long
to play—but is frustrating as getting out is tricky. A
wonderful and motivating way to build your
vocabulary as you build lots of sentences.
HOW TO PLAY
Wonderful game to play and learn while you have some spare time on your hands.
1.
Cards are shuffled and cut and then dealt into nine piles of three cards, face up with translations showing. The
remaining cards form a Stock Pile.
2.
You can move cards to create complete sentences as defined by the colour code system. If you have at least three cards
forming a complete sentence sequence then you can clear those cards away and put them in a Word Bank (placed
sideways with translations showing) as long as you can translate all cards in the sequence. Sequences must contain a
verb (red card). Any card (or card sequence from another pile) can be played into the space left behind. (TOP TIP: spaces are best filled by cards that start a sentence sequence).
3.
Legal moves are:
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You can move any top card onto a card that would appear before it in a sentence sequence as long as you can translate
both cards.
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You can lift more than one card in a fan and place them on a card that would appear before them in a sentence
sequence, as long as you can translate all the cards and all the cards are in the correct sequence.
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You can place any single card into a space as long as you can translate that card.
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You can place a sentence sequence of cards in a space as long as you can translate all those cards.
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You can clear a sentence sequence away if it contains at least three cards and you can translate all those cards, and the
sentence contains a verb (usually Red cards).
4.
Once you have exhausted all moves you can turn over every third card in your Stock Pile. You can play the card into a
space if you can translate the word, or you can play it onto another card as long it is in the correct sequence and you can
translate both words.
5.
If you cannot play your card from the Stock Pile you place it on a Waste Pile. Then turn over the next third card until you
have been through the Stock Pile.
6.
You may play a card from your Waste Pile in the same way, if you can translate it. Once a card is turned over from the
Stock Pile, that card must be played before a card can be played from the Waste Pile.
7.
Once you get to the end of the Stock Pile you take the Waste pile, turn it over and start again.
HOW TO WIN
You win the game if you move all the cards from your Stock Pile into the centre and then all the cards from the centre into
the Word Bank. If you cannot, you lose.
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2—4 Players
To score the most points.
Pen and paper or use the KLOO® game board
for more fun
This game is based on the classic game of
Rummy. Your objective is to create sets of cards
(sentences!) to score points. This is a highly
strategic game that requires wits and knowledge.
HOW TO PLAY
1.
Each player draws a card from the deck. The player with the highest first letter of the main word is the first dealer
(where a = 1 and z = 26).
2.
The deal passes to the left in subsequent deals. The cards are shuffled and cut. Cards are dealt, one card at a time, face
down, clockwise until each player has the following number of cards: 2 players receive 10 cards each, 3 or 4 players
receive 7 cards; 5 or more players receive 6 cards.
3.
The rest of the pack is placed face down in the centre to create a stock pile.
4.
The top card of the stock pile is turned over and placed beside the stock pile to create a discard pile.
5.
Play moves clockwise starting with the player to the left of the dealer. On his turn each player has an opportunity to take
the top card from the discard pile and add it to his hand or, alternatively, take a card from the top of the stock pile. At
the end of his turn he must place a card from his card onto the discard pile. Cards on the discard pile are spread so that
the top word and the translated words are visible.
6.
Between drawing a card and discarding a card, each player may form a set of 3 or more words in the correct colour
sequence (as defined by the colour code system) to form sentences. He may also form a series of word matches of two
or more cards, consisting of cards that have the translation of another card. Word matches and sentence sets are
played face up on the table in front of the player.
7.
Players may add a card or cards to their own sentence sets or word matches or lay off against other people’s matches
and pairs. A laid off card is laid down face up in front of the player that played it.
8.
Scoring happens as the game is in progress. Players receive 1 point for each card played in a set or match and a further
point for every word in a sentence set they can translate as they lay down. Any un-translated words are placed above
the laid down fans of the sentence sets to indicate it is un-translated. Any player may translate this card on their turn to
score two extra points. The card is then placed back into the fan of the set.
9.
When a player plays all of his cards he shouts “Out”. At this point 1 point is deducted from the scores of the other
players for every card they still hold in their hand.
Variation: It can also be played that once a player has laid down his first set or word match, he can thereafter pick up all cards
from anywhere in the discard pile
HOW TO WIN
POINT SUMMARY
The winner is the first player to reach an
agreed number of points e.g. 50 points,
or the first player to reach home on the
KLOO game board.
1 point for all cards in a translation match
1 point for each card in a sentence set
1 point for translating each word in a sentence set
2 points for translating an un-translated word
-1 point for each card left holding in your hand after someone is out
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2+
To win the most points.
Pen and paper to score or use the KLOO ® game
board for more fun.
Fast moving whist, trick taking game that requires
cunning, sharp tactics and knowledge. Players
need to learn words fast in order to win tricks and
thwart their components. This version is a hit with
all ages.
HOW TO PLAY
1.
One person is elected to deal. The cards are shuffled and cut. Each player is then dealt 7 cards. The remainder of the
cards form a Stock Pile in the centre. the players may look at their cards.
2.
The player to the left of the dealer plays first and play goes clockwise from him. The top card of the Stock Pile is turned
over. The colour of that card is trumps.
3.
The first player plays a card from his hand that he can (hopefully) translate. The values of the cards are subject to the
player being able to translate the cards. If they cannot translate then the card is not “empowered” and will be beaten by
translated cards of whatever value (see below for values). Un-translated cards will immediately be placed in an
Un-translated Word Pool for other players to translate (see below).
4.
The normal rules for winning tricks apply (see KLOO ® Tips on winning tricks). Subsequent players must follow the colour
of the lead player if they can. If they cannot follow colour they can play a trump card or discard a card. For cards of the
lead colour, the highest value first letter of the “main” word (where a = 1 and z = 26) wins the trick unless it is trumped –
in which case the highest valued trump will win. The winner places these cards horizontally with the translations
showing to create a Word Bank (see KLOO ® Tips) for all players to refer to.
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If a player cannot translate his card, the winner will be the person who plays the highest ranking card, that he can
translate.
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If no one can translate their cards, the winner will be the player that would have won the trick on card values alone.
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Two cards of the same value will go to the second letter, then the third letter etc. to determine the winner.
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On the rare occasion that the winning cards are the same word then the first card played wins.
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The winner of the trick scores 2 points and it is noted down on a score pad or they move their piece on the KLOO ®
game board.
Un-translated cards are placed into an Unknown Word Pool as they are played. Subsequent players can translate these words
to score 1 point, when it is their turn to play. The score is noted or they move their piece on the KLOO ® game board. The
translated word is now placed in the Word Bank with its translation showing. The player who played first in a round can
translate any words left in the Un-translated Word Pool after the last player has played.
The winner of the most number of points plays first in the next round and chooses trumps. If 2 or more players score the same
number of points then they split the pack to decide who chooses trumps. The highest letter of a word that a player can
translate wins. An un-translated word is beaten by a translated word of whatever value. If no one can translate then the
highest letter wins. Any un-translated words from the cut are placed in the Un-translated World Pool. Translated words go back
in the Stock Pile.
Once all 7 cards have been played, another seven cards are dealt from the Stock Pile. The Unknown Word Pool and Word Bank
remain face up on the table. Only when the Stock Pile is exhausted are the words in the Word Bank picked up and shuffled and
dealt again.
For scoring points, the “main” word is considered to be the word that comes after pronouns or definite and indefinite articles –
or a word on its own. In the example in Italian of il gatto in Italian (the cat) for instance, the scoring word is “gatto”, not “il”)
HOW TO WIN
POINT SUMMARY
The first person to reach an agreed target 2 Points for winning a trick
(e.g. 100 points) or reach home on the
1 Point for any word you can translate in the Unknown Word Pool on your turn.
KLOO game board is deemed the winner.
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To get all the cards into one face up pile.
Just KLOO® cards.
A solo patience type game of skill and
observation. It is simple but can be frustrating
as you try to merge the card into one deck. A
great way to build your vocabulary.
HOW TO PLAY
1.
Cards are shuffled and cut.
2.
Play starts with a deck of face down cards. Cards are turned over to face up one at a time. Each card is placed to the
right of the one played before.
3.
If the card is of the same colour of any of the three cards to the left of it, it can be placed on top of that card as long as
you can translate both cards.
4.
Cards can also be placed on top of any of the three preceding cards if it is a “pair” of that card (i.e. if one card has the
translation of the other, whichever way round).
5.
Play continues until you get all cards into one pile and you win. If you fail to get them into one pile, you lose.
TOP TIP: take note of and memorise translated words before they disappear under another card!
HOW TO WIN
You win when you get all your cards into one pile
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2+
To win the final hand and eliminate all players.
Pen and paper to score or use the KLOO ® game
board for more fun.
A fast moving variation on Whist. This game
requires cunning and sharp tactics mixed with a
little bit of luck! Kids and adults alike love this
game.
HOW TO PLAY
1.
One person is elected to deal. The cards are shuffled and cut. Each player is then dealt 7 cards. The remainder of the
cards form a Stock Pile in the centre. Players may look at their cards.
2.
The player to the left of the dealer plays first and play goes clockwise from him. The top card of the Stock Pile is turned
over. The colour of that card is trumps for the first round.
3.
The aim is to eliminate all other players from the game.
Empowering a card
4.
The first player plays a card that he can (hopefully) translate. The values of the cards are subject to the player being able
to translate the cards. If they cannot translate then the card is not “empowered” and will be beaten by translated cards
of whatever value (see values below). Un-translated cards will immediately be placed in an Un-translated Word Pool for
other players to translate (see below).
5.
The normal rules for winning tricks apply (see KLOO® Tips). Subsequent players must follow the colour of the lead
player if they can. If they cannot follow colour they can play a trump card or discard a card. For cards of the lead colour,
the highest value first letter of the “main” word (where a = 1 and z = 26) wins the trick unless it is trumped – in which
case the highest valued trump will win. The winner places these cards horizontally with the translations showing to
create a Word Bank (see KLOO® Tips ) for all players to refer to.

If a player cannot translate his card, the winner will be the person who plays the highest ranking card that can be
translated.

If no one can translate their cards, the winner will be the player that would have won the trick on card values
alone.

Two cards of the same value will go to the second letter, then third letter etc. to determine the winner.

On the rare occasion that the winning cards are the same word then the first card played wins.

The winner of the trick scores 2 points and it is noted on a score pad or they move their piece on the KLOO ®
game board.
6.
Un-translated cards are placed into an Unknown Word Pool as they are played. Subsequent players can translate these
words to score 1 point, when it is their turn to play. The score is noted or they move their piece on the KLOO ® game
board. The player who played first in a round can translate any words left in the Un-translated Word Pool after the last
player has played. Words in the Pool that are translated are immediately moved to the Word Bank.
7.
The winner of the trick plays first in the next round and chooses trumps.
8.
Once all 7 cards have been played, the player with the most points can choose trumps in the next round and leads with
he first card. If 2 or more players score the same number of points then they split the pack to decide who chooses
trumps. The highest letter of a word that a player can translate wins. An un-translated word is beaten by a translated
word of whatever value. If no one can translate then the highest letter wins. Any un-translated words from the cut are
placed in the Un-translated World Pool. Translated words are shuffled back into the Stock Pile.
9.
In the subsequent round, everyone’s points are put back to zero and six cards are dealt out from the Stock Pile. The
Unknown Word Pool and the Word Bank remain on the table.
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2+
To win the final hand and eliminate all players.
Pen and paper to score of use the KLOO ® game
board for more fun.
A fast moving variation on Whist. This game
requires cunning and sharp tactics mixed with a
little bit of luck! Kids and adults alike love this
game.
HOW TO PLAY ...continued
10.
In each new round, one less card is dealt out (so 5 cards in the third round then 4 in the fourth round etc.) until players
receive just one card.
11.
If at any stage a player gets no points in a round, then they become a “Dog” and they receive only one card in the next
round. They can see and play this card at a time of their choice, provided it is their turn. As a Dog, they may not score a
point by translating a word from the un-translated Word Pool. If they fail to win a trick again, they become a “Blind
Dog” when they receive a single card in the next round which they cannot see but can play at a time of their choice
provided it is their turn. If he still fails to win a trick then he is eliminated from the game – a “Dead Dog”. If, however,
they do win a trick as a Dog or as a Blind Dog then they are back in the game and are dealt the normal number of cards I
n the next round.
(For scoring points, the “main” word is considered to be the word that comes after pronouns or definite and indefinite articles
– or a word on its own. In the example in Italian of il gatto (the cat), the scoring word is “gatto”, not “il”)
HOW TO WIN
POINT SUMMARY
The winner is the person who wins the
last round or has eliminated all other
players.
2 Points for winning a trick
Points are set back to zero on each round
1 Point for any word you can translate in the Unknown Word Pool on your turn.
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To capture as many cards as possible to score
points.
Pen and paper or use the KLOO® game board
for more fun.
A fast moving, matching game which requires
surprising levels of skill. “There has been a prison
breakout and rogue KLOO® cards have escaped a
high security prison. Your aim is to capture these
scoundrels and put them back behind bars”.
HOW TO PLAY
1.
One person is elected to deal. The cards are shuffled and cut. 6 cards are dealt alternately to each player. 6 further cards
are placed face up on the table – these are the scoundrels that must be caught. The remainder of the cards form a Stock
Pile in the centre.
2.
The non dealer plays first. Cards can be captured in two ways.
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He can match the colour of a card in his hand with a card on the table. However, he must translate both
cards to make the capture. Furthermore, if the card is a verb (usually red) it must also match in person (i.e.
match “I, you, he / she, we, you pl, or they” versions of the verb). If the card is brown (i.e. a noun), then it
must also agree in gender – masculine of feminine.
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He can also match translations pairs (i.e. if one card shows the translation of the other – whichever way
round).
3.
If a card matches the colour of one card and in translation of another card, you can capture two prisoners at the same
time – as long as you can translate all of the cards. Cards captured are placed near the player that won them, face up
and laid horizontally to form a Word Bank (see KLOO® Tips for more on Word Banks). After playing their card it is the
next players turn. If a player cannot capture a prisoner he must play a card from their hand to the table to become a
prisoner and it is the next players turn.
4.
At different times there will be different numbers of cards on the table. If a player clears all the cards on the table he
calls “in the slammer” and earns an extra 3 points. All points are noted on the score pad or pieces are moved on the
KLOO® game board.
5.
It is the next players turn when a table is cleared. The next player must play a card to the table when the table has been
cleared by the previous player as they have no scoundrels to capture.
6.
Players play all their cards in their hand until they are all are played, when another 6 cards are dealt to each player. Play
continues until four hands of 6 are dealt to each player.
7.
The remaining eight cards are played to the table as the last eight prisoners (master criminals) which are placed above
the others. Players earn two points for capturing a master criminal.
8.
Any cards left on the table are said to have escaped and do not score for either player.
9.
Once the full deck has been played, all the cards are collected, shuffled, split and dealt again.
10.
First person to get round the KLOO ® board or win an agreed number of points (e.g. 50 points) wins the game.
HOW TO WIN
POINT SUMMARY
The first person to get round the KLOO ® All colours (except below):
board or win an agreed number of points
Yellow cards
(e.g. 50 points) wins the game.
Purple cards
1 point
2 points
2 points
Green cards
2 points
Clearing a table
2 points
Last 2 cards per card
2 points
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3—4 Players
To get rid of all your cards by matching them off.
Pen and paper to score or use the KLOO ® game
board for more fun.
A matching game with a twist. The game involves
releasing foreign words “held hostage” by other
players. This is an ideal game for beginners who
want to become familiar with a language and
build their vocabulary.
HOW TO PLAY
1.
One person is elected to deal.
2.
The cards are shuffled and cut.
3.
All cards are dealt and players may look at their cards.
4.
The player to the left of the dealer plays first and thereafter, play moves clockwise.
5.
The aim is to match translation pairs (where one card provides the translation of another).
6.
The first player asks a player of his choice if he has a specific un-translated word that the first player has the match by
saying “I believe you are holding the foreign word (say foreign word) which means (say translation) hostage – I demand
his release”. If the other player has the matching card he must pass it over.
7.
The winning player places the translated matching card from his own hand face down. The card he won is placed face up
sideways to create a World Bank (see card instructions for more on Word Banks) for all players to refer to. The player
may then match an un-translated word in his hand with the translation of the one in the Word Bank. If he finds a match,
the one from the Word Bank moves face down on to his pile, while the one from his hand replaces it in the Word Bank.
This process may continue until a player does not have the asked for card and says: “Sorry, you are mistaken”. The play
then moves to the next player to the left who can first match any cards in the Word Bank, then ask players if they hold a
foreign word hostage.
8.
The first player to get rid of all their cards wins.
HOW TO WIN
The first player to get rid of all their cards wins.
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3 or more, but the more the merrier.
Be the last one in a game.
Just KLOO® cards.
Fun kids game that is fast moving and builds
vocabulary—built loosely on the game “Chase
the Ace”.
HOW TO PLAY
Each player starts with three lives one of which they forfeit if they lose a game. If they lose all three lives they are out of the
game. The last person in the game is the winner.
1.
The cards are shuffled and one card is dealt to each player.
2.
The aim is to not have the lowest value card.
3.
Cards are valued by the first letter of the main word where a = 1 and z = 26. In order to be able to “activate” the full
value of your card you must be able to translate it (see scoring below).
4.
Starting with the player to the left of the dealer, players may trade their card with the player to the left.
5.
He offers it face down to him and says “trade”. The players then exchange cards.
6.
The next player then has the opportunity to exchange with the player to his left until everyone has had a chance to play.
7.
If any player is asked to trade and passes over a card beginning with a, b, or c, they must say “Chill” as they pass over.
Other players may then know if they are “safe” if they can translate and have a higher value card.
8.
When all players have had a chance to trade they must turn over their card and, if possible translate, in turn.
The loser is defined as follows:

The only person who is not able to translate his word loses.

Where there are two or more people who cannot translate their words, the lowest ranking un-translated card loses.

Where everyone can translate their words, the lowest ranking card loses.
9.
The played cards are placed face up and on their sides with the translations showing to form a Word Bank. The loser of
that round loses one life. When a person loses three lives they are out of the game. The next round is dealt from the
remaining cards.
(For scoring points, the “main” word is considered to be the word that comes after pronouns or definite and indefinite articles –
or a word on its own. In the example in Italian of “il gatto” (the cat), the scoring word is “gatto”, not “il”)
HOW TO WIN
The last person in the game is the winner.
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2+
To score more points than anyone else.
Pen and paper for scoring or use the KLOO ®
game board for more fun.
Requires focus and a good memory. This game is
based on the classic game of “memory”.
HOW TO PLAY
Here you are matching translation pairs and is, therefore, a great game for beginners wanting to build their vocabulary. Watch
how your vocabulary builds super fast.
1.
One person is elected to deal. The cards are shuffled and cut.
2.
Then all of the cards are dealt into the centre, face down, into rows and columns (7 rows by 8 columns is ideal).
3.
The player to the left of the dealer plays first and play moves clockwise.
4.
The first player turns over two cards. If one card provides the translation of the other, then the cards are said to be
matched and the player scores three points.
5.
Both cards are left face up in the position they were found. If they are not matched, the player allows the other players
to see the cards and then returns them face down in exactly the same position.
6.
The next player then plays.
7.
If a player turns over a card and it matches with an already turned over card (NB. a pair of KLOO® cards with a
translation match can still match with up to 2 other cards!), then he can score a single point for each turned over card it
matches. If the pair of cards are also a pair, he can score a further three points. All matched cards are always left face
up. The maximum number of points that be scored therefore is 5 points (3 points for a matched pair just turned over
and a further two points for those 2 cards matching with previously turned over cards).
8.
Play continues until all cards are turned over.
9.
The winner can be determined in several ways. Usually, the player with the most number of points when all the cards
are turned over is the winner. An alternative is that the player who reaches home on the KLOO® game board first is declared the winner.
10.
Players should decide how to win ahead of the game.
The game has an element of strategy in not only finding memorising translation pairs – but also determining how to score
optimum points.
HOW TO WIN
POINT SUMMARY
First person to get round the KLOO board
or win an agreed number of points wins
or the player with the most points after
all the cards have been turned over.
3 points for turning over a pair of cards where one card provides the translation
of the other (whichever way round).
1 point for finding a translation pair between a card just turned over and a card
that is already face up.
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1+
To get through a whole pack knowing all the
words.
Just KLOO® cards.
Possibly the very simplest of KLOO® games —
but very satisfying! If you manage to get
through a whole deck without making a mistake
— its time to promote yourself to the next deck.
HOW TO PLAY
1.
The cards are shuffled and cut and placed face down on the table.
2.
You turn over the top card and translate the un-translated word. If you can translate it then place the card face up on
the table. (Hint: take note of the translated word for later!)
3.
You pick up the next card and, if you can translate it, place it on top of the previous card. Continue this way.
4.
Single players win by translating the whole deck.
5.
The highest score wins for two or more players.
Variation beginner
Instead of placing each card directly on top of the card just played, place it so the translations are showing and create a Word
Bank (Look at KLOO® Tips for more on Word Banks).
HOW TO WIN
Single players win by translating the whole deck. The highest score wins for two or more players
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2+
To get rid of all your cards first.
Just KLOO® cards.
Build words into sentences and translate. You
need to play with skill to exit first.
HOW TO PLAY
1.
One person is elected to deal. The cards are shuffled and cut. All the cards are dealt face down to each player.
2.
The player to the left of the dealer plays first and play continues clockwise from him.
3.
The first player turns over a card from his deck. Cards can be got rid of by playing to the centre to create sentences or
they can be matched with cards of the same colour on other players’ Waste Piles. If a player cannot play they must place
their card face up next to their Stock Pile to form a Waste Pile. [Beginners form a Waste Pile which shows translations
for reference, more advanced players form a single pile]. Once a player places a card on the Waste Pile it cannot be
played on that turn even if he subsequently notices a move. When all the cards from a player’s Stock Pile are exhausted,
he turns over the cards in his waste Pile to form a new Stock Pile.
4.
A player can start a sentence in the centre by playing the right colour card to start a sentence sequence (as defined by
the Sentence Builder System™- usually purple or red cards) and being able to translate that card. After successfully
playing a card, the player turns over the next card and continues to play until no move can be made and discards onto
his Waste Pile. A maximum of 9 sentence sequences can be in play in the centre. Cards of the right colour in a sequence,
as defined by the Sentence Builder System™, can subsequently be played on top of cards in the centre to create longer
sequences.
5.
When there are three or more cards in a sentence, the sequence can be cleared away by a player to make space for a
new sentence to start, as long as they can translate all the words in the sentence they are clearing away. Card clearance
must happen before the player has drawn a card. The cleared away cards are placed sideways with their translations
showing to create a Word Bank (see KLOO ® Tips) that players can refer to for translations. These cards are no longer in
play.
6.
Players can also play a card onto another player’s Waste Pile if their card is of the same colour as the card on top of the
other players Waste Pile and they can translate both words. A player can only move a maximum of one card on to each
of the other players’ Waste Piles per turn.
7.
On his turn, a player can also play cards from the top card of his Waste Pile as long as he can translate it. Once a card is
turned over from the Stock Pile, that card must be played before a card can be played from the Waste Pile.
8.
The winner is the first player to get rid of all his cards. If no players can move, the player with the least number of cards
wins.
HOW TO WIN
Be the player to get rid of all your cards. If no players can move, the winner is the player with the least number of cards.
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2+
The aim is to win tricks by playing the last card
in a sentence.
Pen and paper to score or use the KLOO ® game
board for more fun.
A game that requires wits, skill and observation.
An ideal game for learning new words and
building new sentences.
HOW TO PLAY
1.
One person is elected to deal. The cards are shuffled and cut. Each player is then dealt 7 cards. The remainder of the
cards form a Stock Pile in the centre. The players may look at their cards.
2.
The player to the left of the dealer plays first and play moves clockwise.
3.
In this game there will be four areas:

The Word Bank

The un-translated Word Pool

The Free for All area

The play area
4.
The first player must play a card that starts a sentence – usually a red or purple card as defined in the colour code
system.
5.
If he can, the next player must continue the sentence by playing a card as defined by the SBS. If the player can translate
the word he plays, he is deemed to have beaten the card before...if he cannot translate it then the previous card is still
winning. Play continues until a player cannot play and the last person to have played a card and translated the word
wins the trick. The number of points is equal to the number of cards in the sentence that the winning player can
translate. These points are noted on the scorecard or moved on the KLOO ® game board. Translated played cards are
used to form a Word Bank (see KLOO® Tips). Any un-translated cards move to an un-translated Word Pool (see
KLOO® Tips). Any player can translate a word in the Unknown Word Pool on their turn to score 2 extra points.
6.
If the first player in a round cannot start a sentence then he may place two cards to the bottom of the Stock Pile and
draw two from the top and play passes to the next player. This continues until someone can start the round.
7.
The player who could not play a card on the last round (and so stopped the sentence) always starts the next sentence.
8.
Play continues in this way until all the cards in people’s hands are played or no one can start a sentence. If players are
still holding cards in their hand at this stage, all of these are placed in the centre, face up, to form a “Free for All” area.
Any player can play a card from this area on their turn instead of from their hand. Seven new cards are then dealt to
each player from the Stock Pile. Play continues with players playing from their hand or from the pool. If a player cannot
follow with a card from their hand – but can from playing from the Free for All cards – he must play a Free for All card.
HOW TO WIN
POINT SUMMARY
The winner is the first player to win an
1 point for each card a player can translate in a winning trick
agreed amount of points (e.g. 100) or has
reached home on the KLOO® game
2 points for translating a word in the Unknown Word Pool
board.
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KLOO® TOP TIPS
Un-translated Word Pool
Sometimes you will not be able to translate a word. In most games, cards that are un-translated are
moved, face up, to the centre where anyone can translate them, on their turn, for extra points. So in the
example below, if you did not know that in French “un chien” means “a dog” then you would leave it on
the table. The next player could translate it and score.
Word Banks
In some games, cards that have been correctly played are placed into a Word Bank which shows the
translations. This Word Bank grows as the game progresses and players can use it as a reference to
discover words they cannot translate. To create a Word Bank simply place a card face up and overlapping
horizontally so the translations show.
A Word Bank:
Translated Words
For Reference
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KLOO® TOP TIPS ...continued
Tricks
Some games involve winning “tricks”. In these games each player will play a single card and the card
deemed to be of the highest value wins the trick. Players should, if they can, follow the colour laid down
by the first player. So if the first player pays red, the other players must play red unless they cannot
follow. The highest card of the colour led wins the trick.
However, if the player can not follow the lead colour they may discard a card or play a trump card. A
trump card is a colour that will beat all other non trump cards. Depending on the game, trumps are
sometimes decided by turning over a card from the pack, or sometimes decided by a player who is
winning. When trumps are played the highest trump will win.
The higher value card of two cards of the same colour is determined by the first letter of the main word
where a = 1 and b = 2 etc. until z = 26. So in French “noir” (first letter “n”) beats “marron” (first letter
“m”).
However in KLOO® there is a twist. To “empower your card”, you must be able to translate it. If you
cannot translate it then you will be beaten by any other card that is translated. If no one can translate
their cards then the winner is determined by card values alone.
Variations
KLOO® games are highly flexible, effective and fun way to learn. There are in fact different variations on
the games you can play to make games more or less difficult. The rules you play should depend on the
language level of the weakest player.
Below are some of the simple variations you can apply to games:
1.
Played cards are not placed in a Word Bank put placed face down so translated words do no
show...make sure you know the translations before they are turned over.
2.
For games that involve discard piles – these can be placed so that only the top card is showing
instead of being spread to show the translated words.
3.
Grammatical sense v Semantic sense: sometimes you can create nonsense sentences e.g. “I eat the
mountain”. When there are beginners in the group such sentences should be allowed until their
standard improves. However, if the standard of players is stronger, then you can agree to not permit
nonsense or highly improbable sentences. These rules should be agreed beforehand.
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CONTACT DETAILS
KLOO®. Play the game.
Speak the language™
CONTACT DETAILS
e: [email protected]
t: 01895 833 023
w: www.kloogame.com
KLOO® is a registered trademark of Finan Enterprises
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