Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Room 5 plays the War Game

As an introduction to our new Inquiry topic into War, we played a game created for the class to learn all about World War 2. The learning objectives of the War Game were:

  • Understand the Allied and Axis powers during WW2
  • Understand what military was made up of
  • Understand and use resources during the war
  • Understand how machinery was produced during the war
  • Understand the strategy of battle and allying together
Students had an awesome time playing the game, working together and trying to achieve their objectives. During their turn, countries had to do different actions according to what they rolled on the dice.  They either collected resources or military cards (soldiers, tanks, warplanes, navy warships) or battled an enemy. Room 5 students really enjoyed going to battle with an enemy at the battle table.

In the end, the Axis powers of Germany and Japan completed their objectives first and won the war.

Below you can find the overview of the game and photos of students playing.

Would you be interested in playing this game too?


  1. Hi there its Tane MacDonald, I really enjoyed the game idea it had a lot of good ideas,rules,and I bet you learnt a lot of World War 2. Did the cards have real pictures of different planes tanks barracks and troopers? bye!

    1. Hi its Tahu from Ahipara school i really enjoyed your ideas on your game it had lots of rules and it looked fun nice job keep up the good work!.

  2. Hello room 5,its Taylor here from Ahipara school I really liked this post about a new game your class learnt,this looks enjoyable and fun! KA PAI!

  3. Hi room 5 that's cool that you guys have been doing war. Games to Learn about the war Maybe you guys should go online and watch some online videos about the wars. Good job

  4. Hi guys,
    Thank you so much for all the comments. We have been learning a lot about both World War 1 and World War 2 including what caused the wars and why people signed up to fight in the war. We have been watching quite a few videos about the wars as well and they have been very interesting.
    What do you reckon we should learn next?

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  6. Hello room 5!
    That sounds like an awesome game! We have been learning and reading about the war too. How did you find out about this game?
    Kai pai
    from Teal at Ahipara school

  7. Hi room 5, this war game looks fun and I think it would be a good way for people to learn about WW2.
    Skye from Ahipara School