Many educational games have teacher/classroom guides available for use. This year, I'm going to try to set aside at least a half hour every Friday for some game time and group bonding using these guides. Let your imagination run wild, set up a game cabinet and watch students forget they're learning!
Brainquest- available at Borders; use your teacher discount card for 20% off.
It's Brainquest Time
Fun 1 Fun 2
It's OK to be Smart
First Round Signs- Print these out, cut them out, laminate and back with a magnet. Tape your 'answers' up on the board and then put the magnet Jeopardy screen over it. When a student says 'I'd like Roanoke Colony for $100', you can simply pull the magnetized screen off to reveal the 'answer'. You will need to print out 5 sets of this PDF to create a full board of Jeopardy screens. The blank blue screen is for the subject heading-laminate and write with wipe-off marker on it.
Second Round Signs- Similar to first round, but with higher values.
Use this set-up for an inexpensive buzz-in option, or purchase tap lights from the dollar store and look for the first light to go on.