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How to create Jeopardy PowerPoint Game with Scoreboard in 9 steps!

In this Microsoft PowerPoint Tutorial, we shall be learning how to make a Jeopardy PowerPoint Game Show which has an interactive scoreboard for keeping points.

This PPT Template can be used by teachers in their classroom, managers in their company or by quiz masters to promote competition amongst the students!

Jeopardy tut web
Total Time Needed: 15 minutes

Softwares:

- Microsoft PowerPoint

Features:

- Hyperlinks

Here is how we create an Interactive PowerPoint Quiz Game:

Step 1 : Create Jeopardy Board Menu
In the first slide of our Jeopardy PowerPoint Game, we need to make the Jeopardy Board (category titles and question box).Also add a Trigger Animation so that the shape that has been clicked would disappear.
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Step 2 : Disable Navigation in Slide-Show Mode - Browsed at a kiosk
Under Slide-Show Tab, Click on Set-up Slide-Show. In the pop-up, choose "Browsed at a Kiosk". Click ‘ok’ to confirm. This will ensure that you can navigate in slide-show mode only through hyperlinks.
Kiosk Mode in PPT Quiz Game
Step 3 : Create Question Template in Slide Master
Go to View > Slide Master and insert a New Layout. You can create and design the question slide in this Slide Layout. We will be inserting that Custom Slide Layout within the Jeopardy PowerPoint Game later.

Also add the "Return Action Button" in the Jeopardy Question Slide which is created in Slide Master. This will allow the student or the player to be redirected to the Last Slide Viewed after answering the question and awarding points to the player.
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Step 4 : Jeopardy Scoreboard for Players
Click on Developer > Label (ActiveX Element with a capital "A" icon). Insert that within the Custom Slide Layout. Please check the PowerPoint video tutorial for more information.

Click on the label, and go to Developer Tab > Properties and change the colour, font, size, alignment. Name them as P1 and P2 respectively, which stands for Player 1 and Player 2 in the Jeopardy PowerPoint Game Template.
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Step 5 : Add VBA Code for Counter in PowerPoint
Double click the P1 or P2 Label which we created in the PowerPoint Slide Master. The VBA Window will pop-up. You can copy paste the codes (check side menu) in the VBA Macro Window. These sub-routines add +100, +200 and +300 in P1 and P2. We make this possible by modifying the ActiveX Label Element's Caption.

Then, add a few rectangles below the scoreboard in your SlideLayout, clicking on those will run a macro that would increase the points. Select the corresponding shape (say $100 below Player 1), go to Insert > Action > Mouse Click > Run Macro > incase of the +100 button for Player 1, choose P1Plus100.
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Step 6 : Duplicate the Question Slides
In slide 2, make sure the new Slide Layout is set by right clicking on the slide > Slide Layout > choose the custom layout that we just created. Then, duplicate that slide 12 times as we have 4 categories with 3 questions each.
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Step 7 : Hyperlinks
After you have assigned the macros to the shapes which would increase the points, you need to assign hyperlinks to the shapes which are present under the category in our first slide.

Click on the "$100" of Category 1, go to Insert > Actions > Hyperlink to > Slide ... > Slide 2. Similarly, we have to add the hyperlink to all the 12 shapes.Select those shapes one by one and insert an hyperlink which will take the player to the corresponding slide.

The $100 question of Category 1 has to take the student player to Slide Number 2, the $200 question should redirect them to Slide Number 3 and so on.
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Step 8 : Add Reset Box to clear the scores of the players
In Slide 1, add two boxes with the text "Reset Player 1" and "Reset Player 2". Select the first box and go to Insert > Action > Run Macro > P1Reset. Similarly run P2Reset for the other box. This would clear the value of the scoreboard.
Step 9 : Save the file as .PPTM or .PPSM
Make sure you save it in .PPTM format as we have included VBA Macro Codes. You can also save it in .PPSM format to open the file directly in Slide-Show Mode.Also, don't forget to add your respective questions in the PowerPoint Jeopardy Game that you just finished creating!
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jeopardy mockup 1 - How to CREATE JEOPARDY POWERPOINT GAME WITH SCOREBOARD

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Download the customisable Jeopardy PowerPoint Template with an Interactive score counter which allows you to add and subtract points and scores from the three players on the click of those shapes. 

It also has Music, Animations and the option to toggle a winner. There is also the feature of “Final Jeopardy Question”

This Jeopardy PowerPoint Game Template will help teachers create their own custom Jeopardy game that can fulfill various objectives within the classroom such as:

1. Getting your students ready for a big test.
2. Revision of prior information
3. Preparation for a new chapter or unit!

'Macros for Player 1'
Sub P1Plus100()
P1.Caption = (P1.Caption) + 100
End Sub

Sub P1Plus200()
P1.Caption = (P1.Caption) + 200
End Sub

Sub P1Plus300()
P1.Caption = (P1.Caption) + 300
End Sub

Sub P1Reset()
P1.Caption = 0
End Sub


'Macros for Player 2'
Sub P2Plus100()
P2.Caption = (P2.Caption) + 100
End Sub

Sub P2Plus200()
P2.Caption = (P2.Caption) + 200
End Sub

Sub P2Plus300()
P2.Caption = (P2.Caption) + 300
End Sub

Sub P2Reset()
P2.Caption = 0
End Sub 
Sub Wager1C()
SlideLayout13.P1.Caption = SlideLayout13.P1.Caption + Int(Wager1.Value)
Wager1.Value = ""
End Sub

Sub Wager1W()
SlideLayout13.P1.Caption = SlideLayout13.P1.Caption - Int(Wager1.Value)
Wager1.Value = ""
End Sub

Sub Wager2C()
SlideLayout13.P2.Caption = SlideLayout13.P2.Caption + Int(Wager2.Value)
Wager2.Value = ""
End Sub

Sub Wager2W()
SlideLayout13.P2.Caption = SlideLayout13.P2.Caption - Int(Wager2.Value)
Wager2.Value = ""
End Sub
 

wager in jeopardy final question

A new wager feature is added to our Jeopardy PowerPoint Game Template which can be embedded in the scoreboards during a Daily Double or for the Final Jeopardy Question.

We can add an ActiveX TextBox Element below the ActiveX Label (scoreboard points counter for Jeopardy Contestants) in our PowerPoint Slide.

Two unique buttons are created by dragging and drawing a shape within the slide, they are placed next to the first ActiveX TextBox. Similarly, repeat the process for all the ActiveX TextBoxes.

The ActiveX Textbox serves as the input for the wager. The host can type the wager of the participants within the box.

Remember the set of two unique shapes? They are going to serve as the buttons which would run the Macro “Wager1C” or “Wager1W”. They respectively refer to the instance where the answer is correct and the participant wins the Jeopardy Wager in this PowerPoint Game Template and the other instance of them getting the answer wrong and losing the wager.

The values of the ActiveX Wager Textboxes are either added or subtracted based on whether the answer of the participant is correct or incorrect.

The values within the ActiveX Textbox is then reset after the wager is completed.