Absolutely English!

Vocabulary, Phrases and much more


The game features Challenge cards and 53 Questions cards each in five colors on Grammar, Vocabulary, Phrases, This & That and General Knowledge as well as an Open Floor Trading card for each top and Pot Luck cards. You want to be the first player or the first team to collect all cards according to the current challenge card and answer the final question.

First of all, each player chooses his personal level of difficulty out of five, roughly equivalent to School Levels Five to Nine, that is, of knowledge levels Elementary to Fluent. Then each player or each team draws a Challenge card. You roll the die and your left neighbor reads you the question or directive according to your personal level from a card in the color determined by the die; if you answer correctly you receive the card. Instead of using the die you can swap two cards already collected for a card in a category you still miss, but to get the card you must answer correctly again. Pot Luck cards are event cards, and the Open Trading Floor cards initiate a Trade Minute for all players, each player can swap cards with all other players.

When you have collected all necessary cards according to the challenge card the other players choose the category for the Grand Finale. If you answer correctly you or your team win. As a version you can play without Challenge cards, and simply collect one card per category and answer the Grand Finale question.

Not really a game to teach you English, more a game to practice English, with fun and enough traps for fluent speakers, too. A language game with lots of fun and lots of information!


Players: 2-16

Age: 12+

Time: 45+

Designer: Fay McSween, Kelly James


Price: ca. 25 Euro

Publisher: Piatnik 2012


Genre: Language game and quiz

Users: For families

Special: Many players

Version: multi

Rules: de en

In-game text: yes



Elementary knowledge of English is essential

Good for families due to selection of personal difficulty levels

Attractive questions from daily live


Compares to:

Other language learning games


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 1

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 3

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 3

Interaction (brown): 1

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0