Bill’s Games is a website started by Bill Kendrick who was a Computer Science student at Sonoma State University California way back on December 3, 1998. Kendrick currently works in Davis, California, as a webmaster and CGI programmer.
There are five categories of games here: Card Games, Puzzles, Word Games, Board Games and Mazes.
These games ideal for individual, partner or group activities. Students can find puzzles, brain busters, ad-lib stories and share strategies and solutions with each other and the class. Problems are ideal for newsletters, contests, bell work, challenges. Most of the games are classic “oldies” with some twists. The Hangman game has 14 categories to choose from (including choosing your own word to play with a friend) for a total of 5972 words and phrases! The Brain Teasers use words and shapes, and their positions, to make out the word or saying. WordScram is a word puzzle game where each player takes turns trying to make words out of a collection of randomly-picked letters. You can only use each letter only once, and the word must be in English. There is also a timed version. Or, if you need a handout, go to the Maze Generator and create a maze and print out. It’ll keep your students busy for a while!
These simple to use games are great for those students who need a challenge and especially for those indoor recesses. And if you’re having “one of those days” in the class, have some fun yourself on Bill’s Games.