Sorry – Brain Break Games

BreAnn FennellBrain Break Games

Do you have dusty board games on the shelf? Upcycle this classic into a game that could be played using any subject!


Sorry is a board game that consists of rolling a die and moving primary-colored pawns spaces for the desired destination of “Home”. Using the game as prescribed would be effective in a primary setting to practice social skills, taking turns, color identification, and number sense. For older students, playing this game with two decks of cards on teams for review adds just enough competition to take learning to the next level.

What you’ll need:

  • A Sorry classic board game
  • Card Stock to cut into game cards

Prep work:

You can take the classic Sorry game board and create your own cards. You could also play this game digitally using an image of the Sorry board and placing it on Google Docs. I used an online die using a YouTube video on the slide. The game pawn pieces can be moved easily if you do not put the presentation in slideshow mode.

How to play:

  • You can play up to 4 players. Or split the players into teams if you are playing with your class. 
  • Each player will answer a question. Click on the pile of silly or serious questions for digital play or put cards into two piles for classroom review.
  • You must roll a 1 or a 6 to move a piece out of start. 
  • If you have more than one piece out, you can split your roll (For example, if you roll a 5 you can move one piece 2 spots and another piece 3 spots).
  • If you land directly on another player’s piece, they must go back to “start”.
  • If you land directly on the slide arrow, you can slide forward to the dot.
  • Nobody can get you if you’re in the safety zone.
  • Every person that gets the answer correct (or just answers a question for Brain Break) will roll a (virtual) die and move that many places.
  • The first player to get all of their pieces to “Home” wins!




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