ENGLISH HEROES - An English MOBA style game

A League of Legends inspired classroom game that can be adapted to any grammar point.

League of Legends is not popular in Japan so I am unsure if your students will be particularly interested in the theme. However I have been doing some desk warming recently and I wanted to make something a little different from my usual points games.

No knowledge of League of Legends (or any other MOBA for that matter) is required to play this :)


  • If you are using the cards then you will need to cut them out. I would also advise sleeving or laminating them.
  • Make your own questions for the groups to answer.

How to play

I have included an interactive guide within the powerpoint for you to follow. This will explain exactly how to play the game and is a far better resource than me just listing the steps here. That said, here is a brief overview:

  • Split the class into six groups and two teams. Groups 1, 3 and 5 are Green Team. Groups 2, 4 and 6 are Red Team.
  • Each group will take turns answering questions (not provided). If they answer correctly then they get to move one space along their path.
  • Eventually, two teams on the same path will meet and will have to janken. The loser must return to the start of their path.
  • Once a team reaches the enemy base, they deal one damage to them. They then go back to the start of their path.
  • The above process repeats until one team has 0 health left.


  • To keep track of each team's health, draw 10 lines for each team on the board and erase one every time their nexus is attacked.
  • You could have students speak the answers to questions or give them whiteboards/pens (or maybe both to practice writing and speaking skills)
  • When a player reaches stop 4 (the river) they can choose to forfeit moving on their next turn and instead draw a card. The cards are 'high risk, high reward' style and will either be very helpful or a hinderence to a team.
  • When you need to put a group back to the start of their path, you will have to click their portrait until they are teleported back.

Hopefully somebody gets some use out of this !

Small files
  • English Heroes - Cards (Front).docx (76.1 KB)
  • English Heroes - Cards (Back).docx (305 KB)
  • Medium files (requires an account to download) -
  • English Heroes - A Classroom MOBA.pptx (4.96 MB)
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    Submitted by TakoyakiTacos May 31, 2023 Estimated time: Whole lesson.
    1. Danakco June 1, 2023

      This is grand! Im going to add music and use legends of runeterra art for the cards.

    2. TakoyakiTacos June 1, 2023

      @Danakco Thanks ! Yeah, the runeterra art would be cool ! I went with plain as my school are sticklers with the printer ink - would definitely look a lot better with LoR art though.

    3. ManaTea June 27, 2023

      This is delightful! I want to do this but I need to ask, how many questions do you recommend for something like this?

    4. TakoyakiTacos June 27, 2023

      @ManaTea Thank you :)

      Regarding how many questiosn needed ... a lot ! I would probably have around 40 in the bank ready for this. There is an activity on here called "A bunch of Questions for Quizzes" that I would recommend starting with !

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