Cross The Sea Beshalach Game
Create a sea-crossing adventure at your shabbos table! Just print out the game and you will enjoy a meaningful shabbos meal with your family, discussing and reliving this week's parsha!
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Game Objective: Teams need to cross all of the shvatim pieces over to their side of the table by answering the questions correctly.
Print and cut out game pieces.
On the table: 1. place the question cards in a pile, faced down. 2. Set six of the shvatim cards on one side of the table and six shevatim cards on the other side of the table. If you have a blue table runner, you can put that down to be the "sea" separating the two sides of the table.
NOTE: There are a range of questions, some easy and others more challenging. This is to cover all ages. Feel free to skip a question that might be too challenging for the age group playing.
Divide the table (or group) in half, lengthwise.
Choose the team that will begin first.
On the team's turn, someone on the team will draw a question card. The team has 10 seconds to answer the question.
If the team answers correctly, they get to bring one of the "shvatim" cards over to their side of the table.
If the team answers incorrectly, they don't move any pieces, and it is the end of their turn.
If the team does not present their answer after the ten seconds have passed, both teams can respond. Whichever team guesses the correct answer first, gets to move a piece from across the table onto their side.
Continue taking turns and playing.
There are two ways in which the game can end.
The first team that manages to move over all of the opponent's cards to their side of the table, by answering the questions correctly.
When the pile of cards are finished, both teams count their shvatim cards. The team with the most cards on their side is the winning team!