Many years ago when I was elementary school age, too long ago to mention, I received a game call Booby Trap as a gift. It survived my childhood and my mother handed it back to me when she cleaned out a closet. I added it to my therapy game collection and it became a good standby. The game was out of circulation for quite a few years so my students were often not familiar with it. Lately I noticed the game is back as a remake from the past and you can find some old ones on Ebay. It comes in a plastic versions and a wooden one. One of my students told me the plastic version is not as good because the pieces fly out easily. I will let you figure that part out for yourself. If you are looking for therapy games this is a good one and the wooden one has lasted my teaching career.
The game is easy to learn. Basically students remove circular pieces that are held tight by a spring bar. If the wrong piece is chosen the bar will spring forward. Players pay a penalty for setting it off by returning pieces. Players choose from 3 sizes of pieces. The larger the piece the more points a students earns.
This game is enjoyed across age levels to include high school level. It is sometimes hard to find games that are age appropriate for the older students who receive special education services. It works well for general reinforcement and for language learners with a communication board added. I use it to develop basic statements such as “I have…”, “I take/took……” “your turn” and “my turn”. It is also good for developing statements with attributes such as colors, size, and amount.
This is a copy of the board I use for my language learners.