We all have projectors in our room so often times I put a pdf of a game on the big screen during morning meeting and we play girls vs. boys. We move magnets around the game board in place of pawns. I can write directly on the board or game spaces and the kids have so much fun. It's a great way to integrate skills into the social aspects of your morning meeting. Many times we play games as a group before they are introduced in a guided math small group or before students play them with a partner during math games rotations. I like to be sure the kids get lots of exposure to the skill or strategy before I turn them loose with a game.
Since I have many so many themed sets, I find myself changing the graphics on the games to make a quick review that goes along with our current theme. We are beginning third quarter with a shapes unit. I re-purposed one of my Thanksgiving games to play during morning meeting. I'm currently working on my February math games pack, so this may make the cut, or I may just leave it as a freebie. The game is called Shape Lovin'! As students move around the game board, they name shapes and give real examples of objects with that shape. When I played with my students we tallied flat and solid shapes during the game. It was fun and generated authentic math talk among students. Download it and let me know what you think! :)