Black History: Guess Who Game is a printable educational game that features inspiring people who have changed the world while often working against racial prejudice. They are scientists, explorers, artists, activists, and more. They come from different social classes and from different parts of the world. What unites them here is that each of them did something extraordinary—and they worked hard to get there.
Black History Game was made:
- to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of people of African descent
- to bring awareness to the struggles that they have faced through centuries of racial prejudice
- to tell about some inspiring firsts (did you know who was the first female self-made millionaire in the USA? who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics? )
- to touch on some interesting social history facts (unfortunately, many of them involving examples of racial mistreatment)
- to encourage players’ interest in learning more—and if they do, there are blank cards at the end of the game, so that they could add more characters!
Black History: Guess Who Game features:
- twenty inspiring Black people, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Jesse Owen, Mae Jemison, George Washington Carver, and more
- forty double-sided character cards, each featuring a full-height illustration of those mighty people along with some of their notable accomplishments
- twenty biography cards, each featuring an illustration, a quotation, a short biography, and a timeline of the most important events and accomplishments in their lives
- blank templates to make your own cards or complete research on more amazing people from Black History
- twenty big posters to play the game in a classroom or to decorate with
- rules for a two-player game, a big group, and a classroom
How to Play the Black History Game
The basic Black History game is a version of the class Guess Who game. Instead of focusing on appearances though, this game encourages the focus on accomplishments!
Each player gets their own set of cards and one biography card of the mystery person that their opponent needs to guess. They take turns asking yes/no questions about their opponent’s mystery person and eliminating the possibilities. The game continues until one of the players can name the opponent’s mystery person.
The full version of the Black History game comes with alternative rules for playing in a bigger group, where several players can take turns asking questions. In addition to that, it also features twenty posters. You can arrange them on a whiteboard or on a table for everyone to see.
We hope you will enjoy our Black History game! You can read more about how to play it here.
If you want more cards, consider pairing the Black History game with Amazing Women: Guess Who Game.