How to play SCOOT!

Do you play the game of SCOOT in your classroom?  I have heard different conflicting reviews about the game of SCOOT.  Personally, I LOVE it (but only after the first couple of times of playing)!  

The first couple of times I play SCOOT with my students (first graders), it is nothing short of torture... it's true.  

They DON'T get it...

Then, after a couple of times, it suddenly becomes MAGICAL (minus the two kids who still have no idea what we are doing).

Here is a diagram of my classroom set-up and how we SCOOT around the room.