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    What are "happy families", "consequences", and "board games" in terms of grammar games?

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    You'll find some board games in Mario Rinvolucri's Grammar Games- things like draughts for practising the forms of the present simple.

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    Thank you for your reply. But...I am not actually collecting the games. Just want to know what they mean literally. So can you give me a...err...rather simple/literal/straightforward explanation/definition for the 3 of them? For example:

    "information gap games: Player 1 has access to some information not held by Player 2. Player 2 must acquire this information to complete a task successfully."

    In this way, I can figure out the meaning more easily. (I can't find any explanation/definition that refers to grammar games as such in a dictionary for the word "consequence", "family" or "board"...so...)
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    I don't think I can for grammar games, because they can have many types- it's an umbrella term. 'Happy families' is a card game, but in teaching have no idea what it is. I'm afraid I'm not much use here.

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