Test your vocabulary as well as your memory with memory game 1 for mobile. (It makes the card grid long and narrow to fit small cell phone screens.)
If you have a screen big enough to see four columns at once, or can play easily with your screen turned on its side, you might prefer the original memory game 1.
This first roots memory or concentration game uses words from the Latin root quaerere. (That’s English words like acquire, acquisitive, inquest, inquire, inquisitive, question, request, and requirements.)
If you’re playing with a friend, see who can win the most pairs. (See rules for turns below.)
By yourself, see how quickly you can match all the words with their definitions. Play it again to watch your speed go up. (Card locations will be different each new game. Memorize meanings, not locations!)
Your goal is to turn over 2 cards that belong together: a word and its
(simplified) definition. There are twelve cards in 6 rows.
Players (if you are playing with someone) take turns choosing two cards to turn over. If the cards match, they will stay face up, and the player who chose them wins that pair.
If they do not match, they will turn back over. (Try to remember their locations. If you find a match for one of them later, you want to be able to find it again.)
Continue to turn over two cards at a time until all have been matched. The player with the most matches wins.
If you are playing alone, you win if you can beat your previous time. It's trickier than you might think!
Check out Important Latin Roots for more information on words made from quaerere and five other very useful roots. It also has some matching practice.
For more background on how English words are constructed, see Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes and its links to other pages that explain how these words are put together.
Try some other concentration games for mobile: Roots Memory Game 2 with cedere or Game 3 with vertere, Custom Memory Game 1 or Game 2 to practice phrasal verb idioms, or a simple kids' matching game just for fun.