Printable games for kids

This Is Goldie

a board game for kids learning English

Language aim: introducing others in English.


  • To play the game, you need a game board, a coin, and a place marker for each player.
  • Print out a game board and markers (you can use buttons or pawns instead). If you want, you can stick the printout onto the heavy paper. Laminate for future use.
  • Before playing the game revise or pre-teach the names of all the items on the game board.
  • Our printables are in pdf format. To download them, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

how to play

This is a simple game for 2-4 players (or teams), played on the board with picture and word clues, and some special squares (e.g. Go ahead two spaces).

  • Decide who starts and who comes next.
  • Take a turn by flipping a coin (heads = move 1 space; tails = move 2 spaces).
  • When you land on a square with the alien, try to introduce her / him by giving the proper name (e.g. This is Goldie). Then add some details (e.g. She is an alien). To do this, use the phrases from the game board. You can use the phrase only once.
  • If your answer is correct, don't move.
  • If your answer is wrong, move back one space.
  • The winner is the first player to reach the finish.