1. Spanishgorries - This is the Spanish version of Scattergories that I created for my class. In this game, students are given lists of categories (Cosas en la Playa, Personas Famosas, Cosas que son Rojas, etc.) and they try to come up with as many words that would fit into that category that begin with a letter that has been chosen in advance. Judging from this chart, it looks like the best letters to use for this game are "C", "D", "M", and "P".
Click below to check out my Spanish version of the game:
Spanishgorries Vocabulary Game Card Kit
2. Scrabble - My brother actually played competitive Scrabble for awhile and rose quite high in the Scrabble ranks within our state. There is a Spanish version of Scrabble available, and this infographic shows exactly why you should get it for your class instead of just buying the English version and getting your Sharpie markers out for that "Ñ". The whole Scrabble point system is based on how frequently the letter is used in the language, which ultimately effects how easy it will be to play that tile. For example, the letters "F" and "H" are pretty common in English words, while much rarer in Spanish words. The letter "C", on the other hand, is much more frequently used in Spanish.
3. A to Z - In this game, you form a circle, and each person must say a word that starts with a letter of the alphabet (beginning with "A" and ending with "Z"). Who would be the unlucky in the Spanish version of this same game? Well, it looks like whoever got "X", "Z" would have a pretty difficult time. The start of the game might also be rough too as the letter "A" begins a word far less frequently than it ends a word in Spanish.
What letter-dependent games do you play in your classroom? Leave a comment below to l