Morphobology is a combination of the words Morphology and a board game.  is the study of words, how they are formed, and their relationship to other words in the same language. Our team incorporates morphemes related to shapes and configurations of transportation, food, nature and body parts. Players determine a creature’s role and course of development in the game. As a result, gamers can expand their word knowledge by learning about morphology and identifying words while playing. The game allows for three to four players at any one time. If there are more players, more new terms should be created.

Target learner: Primary School (Level 1)


Morphology is the study of words and their parts. Morphemes, like prefixes, suffixes and base words, are defined as the smallest meaningful units of meaning. Morphemes are important for phonics in both reading and spelling, as well as in vocabulary and comprehension. In this game, players must finish an incomplete word in a given category. They have to quickly relate the words they can think of to the closest match to the actual answer. The challenge in our game is created by adding a few unpopular morphemes. Players have to take the risk of putting morphemes they think would go together.

How to Play

  1. The first player will begin by spinning the purple spin board. If the spinner stops at number two, the player will need to move forward on the game board in two steps. The player answers the question card. The player stays in the box if they can answer.
  2. Players who stop at the blue box will have to answer a question. The player must choose a question with the same symbol as the box they stopped at. If the player answers correctly, they get one point. If they fail to answer, they get a zero.
  3. This game is only played for five rounds in one go. The accumulation of points earned will determine the winner of the game.
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