WORD UP Home Edition: EFL board game for English learners by Matt Errey

Rated 4.88 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)


Learn English, have fun!

“One the greatest English learning tools ever! Great fun and very educational!” C Becskehazy, English Learner

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No-risk 60-day Money-back GuaranteeAn easy-to-play, fun and exciting EFL board game for learners of English. Each game contains thousands of quiz questions graded into 5 levels (beginner to advanced) with all the answers included. Players of various ages and abilities may play together, each answering questions from their own level.

  • Beginner to Advanced
  • 160 question sheets
  • 4,480 questions plus answers
  • 1 board, 6 player pieces and 6 question sheet holders
  • 20 Word Up cards, 80 scoring tokens and 2 dice
  • Rules of Play plus Guidelines for Teachers
  • For 2 to 6 players or teams


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Matt Errey - Creator of Word Up
Matt Errey – Creator of Word Up

The EFL board game WORD UP was first released in 1992, and has now become the world’s best-selling EFL game. The latest editions are being used in over 70 countries in homes, schools, universities and language institutes including the British Council, EF, ELS, Inlingua and many more.

What does the WORD UP EFL board game test and develop?

  • speaking, listening and reading skills
  • vocabulary and spelling (British and American)
  • phrasal verbs and collocations
  • idioms and proverbs
  • grammar and usage
  • general knowledge – history, geography, science, the arts, sports, etc.

How does WORD UP help students?

  • provides a meaningful, non-threatening context for language practice and acquisition
  • creates a positive attitude towards learning English
  • encourages students to interact and communicate
  • helps students feel comfortable with group activities
  • boosts confidence in ability to use English in ‘real life’

How does WORD UP help teachers?

  • makes classes fun and interesting
  • creates a friendly and relaxed atmosphere
  • gets the whole class speaking and listening
  • develops strong class cohesion
  • strengthens rapport between teacher and students
  • revitalizes class enthusiasm for learning
  • can be used many times with the same students
  • no preparation needed
  • your employer will see you as a dedicated professional willing to obtain innovative classroom materials

How can this EFL board game be used?

  • as an enjoyable way for learners to improve their English at home
  • as a fun and useful activity for an entire 45-90 minute class
  • as a 20-30 minute activity within a longer class
  • as a start-of-term ‘ice-breaker’ to help students get to know one another
  • as a fun break from regular study at any time during a course
  • as an enjoyable end-of-term activity
  • as an instant activity for teachers filling in for colleagues at short notice

Additional features:

  • ESL Resource Awardsuitable for a wide range of ages and levels
  • players of different levels can play together
  • playing time can be fixed to match class time
  • for up to 6 individual players or up to 12 in teams
  • answers to all questions included
  • all materials packaged in an easy-to-carry box
  • no additional equipment required
  • made of high-quality, long-lasting materials
  • easy to set up and can be used anywhere
  • comprehensive ‘Guidelines for Teachers’ included
  • 60-day money-back guarantee

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8 reviews for WORD UP Home Edition: EFL board game for English learners by Matt Errey

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ian Hewitt. Author of ‘Edutainment: How to Teach English with Fun and Games’

    I have now used this game for junior high school, high school and companies and it is always a big hit … works really well.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    K. Caporale (verified owner)

    I was leary to purchase Words Up, sight unseen, and very pleasantly surprised when my students played their first game and really enjoyed the experience. It’s a different vehicle for learning English and a nice change of pace. The game is well thought out and challenges many categories of critical thinking. The box could be made of sturdier cardboard but all other pieces and components are of good quality .

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Andreas Grammatico, Italy

    I bought Word Up to play at home with my friends and family and I am glad I bought it. Because it is a fun way to learn English and always improving just by playing games with my friends. So I think it is good for anyone if you are learning English. My friends all love it too and some have bought it too

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    C Becskehazy

    This has to be one the greatest English learning tools ever! Great fun and very educational! Thanks 🙂

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Ednie-Lockett

    I am a Director of Studies at a language school in Australia. One of our teachers recommended Word Up as a great way of changing things up and recharging the students. Since getting Word Up we have used it with each of the levels from Elementary to Upper Intermediate and it’s been popular with both teachers and students. It is possible to use the questions purely as a quiz if you don’t have enough time to set up the board game and the rules.

    There are very few board games that can be used in the ESL classroom with any real connection to language development without a lot of extra adaptation from the teacher. Word Up is one of the very few that builds language learning into a fun board game format. I would recommend it to any school.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rosa crespi (verified owner)

    As a teacher of English, I’ve been using Word Up over the years and I still find it an inspiring way to get students involved in the language and have fun at the same time!! The best game ever!!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sunho (verified owner)

    Learning English while playing games might be what everyone wants to do in their English learning journey. This game definitely helps English learners get motivated, encouraged, and challenged while having lots of fun playing!

    I use this game when I help my students learn English and they love it very much!

    This is one of must-have English teaching materials for English teachers.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Greg Smith (verified owner)

    I agree with the many positive comments already expressed above particularly by K Caporale and Daniel Ednie-Lockett. It gives a good change of pace and lift in interest. The game provides a fresh way to access vocabulary and focus the class. I train international adults at their workplace and it works for us too by including different levels of proficiency. I feared it would bring out a competitive spirit but all enjoy the game and respect each others’ foibles. I suggest you include the Scrabble tile boards in the kit too.

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