Scratch my back is a conversational
card game for adults, and an exciting way to learn natural
A game of Scratch My Back is a hilarious look
into the art of persuasion that combines strategy and
wordplay. Players enter into
conversations guided by the cards in
their hands. Points are scored by getting others to
agree to your requests, talking your way out of trouble, and
sometimes even by cooperating. It's a little competitive
and a lot of fun!
There are several
games playable with the Scratch My Back
deck. The easiest game versions are
quick to learn and play, while the more challenging
games require some strategy, luck and a quick wit. You'll
also need an upper intermediate understanding of English,
and a sense of
Back as an ESL
Scratch My Back is a fun way to learn useful
and natural English! We recommend it to language students
with a solid base in English, who are now looking to extend
their conversational and oratory skills.
A game is essentially an evolving role-play
that allows language students to develop fluency, and play
around with the English language.
Why learn English
with Scratch My Back?
Included when you buy Scratch My
108 high quality cards, in a
plastic case with detailed instructions in
English and Japanese.
Access to online tutorials and
downloads, including classroom
About the Game:
Scratch My Back is suitable for
ages 12+ and requires two or more
There are several ways to play.
Games take around 10 to 40
minutes (depending on the game
The cards contain over 200 natural English phrases.
An intermediate (or above) understanding of
You can also buy Scratch My Back online from
englishbooks.jp. Click the link below to be taken
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Japanese customers can also pay by
'furikomi' bank transfer.
Scratch My Back as an ESL card game.
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