Interactive ESL Game: Volcano Escape
Primary School and up
Teams race to be the first to reach the boat and escape the island before the volcano explodes. Good luck!
About this Game
Volcano Escape is an ESL board game that tasks your students with escaping a dangerous island before its volcano erupts! The problem...there's room on the escape boat for only one team. The first team to reach the win space escapes the island and wins!
Try before you buy.
Download the free demo for this game as well as
other games from Happy Everyday English here.
Demos are timed and end after a few minutes, but
otherwise they are the same as the full game.
How to Play Volcano Escape
Choose any optional rules that you'd like to implement when playing the game.
Start the game by moving one game piece to the start space for each team that will play.
Determine play order: will teams go one by one or will they all play at the same time and compete to answer questions?
Ask a question.
The team that answers rolls the dice. Move that team's token equal to the number of spaces revealed.
If the piece stops on a space with an arrow, follow the arrow to its destination (either gaining ground or losing it).
Repeat until a team reaches the escape boat.
Click win. Choose the team that won. The volcano erupts and the winning team escapes.
Game Modes Available in Volcano Escape
Team Mode: Teams compete to answer questions and escape the island before the volcano explodes. There's only room for one team to escape on the boat so they must be fast!
Optional Family Team Mode: Select how many of a team's token must reach the boat for that team to win. The pieces represent a team's family. The entire family must escape to win. For a longer game, you can select a higher amount of pieces. For a normal game, simply select one piece.
Optional Arrows On/Off Team Mode: The arrow indicators can be customized to fit your needs for the game. There are several different layouts that you can choose from. This also includes turning them off completely as well as randomizing them with every roll of the dice. Things can get pretty crazy with these arrows!
The games available from Happy Everyday English can only be played on Windows computers.
No installation necessary.
No internet connection needed to play.
Randomized and animated gameplay
Built in sound that can be turned on or off
Set the game arrows to on or off. If turned on, you have many different options to choose from.
Set how many game pieces must reach the end to win.
Maximum number that can be rolled on the dice. You can set the lowest number to be rolled on the dice to five and the maximum number to eight. Select a lower number for a bit of a longer game and higher number for a shorter game.
Two to Six Teams can play in Team Mode
Question Prompts: There are four question prompts that you can use when playing this game. You can change between these at will. The game download includes directions on how to prepare prompts 2-4.
No prompt: Simply ask a question to your students without a prompt in the game. Ask any question you like. Using this mode takes no preperation before starting the game.
Text Question Prompt: Prepare text questions and answers in advance using the included text document file. This prompt will display your prepared questions when playing.
Picture Prompt: This prompt displays pictures that you've prepared in advance.
Keyword Prompt: This prompt displays a set of keywords that you've prepared in advance.