Race to the Top
- Decide whether to play “Race to the Top” using categories or subcategory cards.
a. Playing with subcategory cards helps players understand the nuances of the categories.
b. Playing with category cards will help with more general understanding of the
categories and may result in a shorter game.
- Print out either the enlarged category or
subcategory cards (whichever you decide
to play with) and post them on the wall, visible to all players.
Enlarged Category Cards
Enlarged Subcategory Cards
- Print one deck of scenario cards. These cards can be printed from your computer
and cut out (preferably using a paper slicer).
- Divide the larger group into two smaller groups of equal size.
- The facilitator shuffles the scenario cards and place them face down in a pile.
- One team member from each team comes to the front of the room.
- The facilitator picks the top card and reads the scenario out loud.
- Players must wait until the facilitator is done reading the scenario before they
respond. If a player “jumps the gun,” their team loses one point. The facilitator
then reads the scenario from the next card in the pile.
- After the facilitator reads the scenario, the first player who correctly identifies
the associated category/subcategory, wins the round and gets one point for their
- In the case of a tie, both teams receive one point.
- The game continues, each team member taking their turn, until the category/subcategory cards run out or the time allocated for the game is up.
- The team with the most points wins.