Materials needed: TACK-TILES® Braille
Systems literary Braille version.
Optional Materials, (if gore will speed
the learning process): Many manufactures can supply an inexpensive
"action figure," charming little humanoid figures with
hands, heads, arms, legs that can be disarticulated then reassembled
for the next game.
Skills targeted: Braille code, memory,
problem solving, spelling, social interaction.
Setup: Player 1 chooses a word, phrase
or sentence. Using a large TACK-TILES® support slate, player
1 places a "capital" sign to mark the beginning, then
exactly enough spaces are left to accept the letters of his chosen
word phrase or sentence. Blank TACK-TILES® mark spaces between
words and a full stop, or period marks the end of the spaces needed
for missing text. A TACK-TILES® palm slate is loaded with
a row of TACK-TILES® to represent head, left arm, right arm,
left leg, etc. However complex the need is. If the game is dismemberment
rather than a hanging, the figure will replace the palm slate.
Procedure: Player two guesses letters one
at a time. If player 2 guesses a letter from the missing text,
player 1 fits the appropriate TACK-TILES® into all the places
in the text where that letter resides. If player 2 guesses a letter
that is not in the text, a TACK- TILES® is placed beneath
the first TACK-TILES® on the palm slate, or a lovely toy,
a surrogate for player 2 loses an appendage. Player two continues
to guess letters until he or she is prepared to guess the missing
word, phrase or sentence. Player 2 may wins if he identifies the
text correctly before no more carnage is practical, or before
the two rows of TACK-TILES® are the same length. The availability
of contracted Braille for use in this contest adds dimensions
more interesting than print could.