PowerPoint Jeopardy and Family Feud from Scratch
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PowerPoint Jeopardy and Family Feud from Scratch

Make YOUR OWN Jeopardy and Family Feud games from scratch using PowerPoint WITHOUT programming or advanced PPT skills!
4.8 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
190 students enrolled
Created by David Waldron
Last updated 1/2014
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
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  • Full lifetime access
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What Will I Learn?
  • Over 3 hours of content provided to ensure uniqueness and functionality!
  • In this course, you will learn to create popular games in PowerPoint without the use of complex programming or coding
  • Simultaneously inform, teach, and entertain your audiences with fabulous games created with your bare hands (and keyboard)!
  • The goal is create reusable games that are unique to you, your company, or your school
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  • Microsoft PowerPoint (preferably 2010 or 2013)
  • Basic knowledge of computer usage (mouse and keyboard!)

Welcome! Be prepared to WOW your audiences with unique and awesome-looking games using PowerPoint. Your students/audiences will literally ask you "what program is that?" while you're playing. They won't BELIEVE that such awesome-looking and FUNCTIONAL games can be made and executed using PowerPoint.

Playing games is a great way to LEARN and RETAIN information. The retention rate is RIDICULOUSLY high and the fun/rapport generated is immeasurable.

You'll find a few templates online, but:

  1. They are hideously ugly, not professional-looking, and an EMBARRASSMENT to your skills expertise. Let's make great looking games so your audience will know that you respect them enough to not use pre-built templates that look like garbage.

  2. They're made by someone else, so...what you see is what you get. And don't bother trying to make changes; you'll just get FRUSTRATED and DISCOURAGED.

  3. You don't learn anything using someone else's stuff. Learn to build games from scratch for complete control over what goes in, and most importantly, what comes out.

You will create two very popular games that you can use for any occasion: Jeopardy and Family Feud. Your audience will not have a learning curve on how to play...everyone can just jump right in!

You will learn a lot while building your own game! You'll use many of PowerPoint's features to create a functional, highly-responsive game such as:

  • Advanced animation techniques
  • Triggers
  • Shape building (2013) or Shape manipulation (2010, 2007)

The PowerPoint games you'll create can be used for COUNTLESS occasions such as:

  • Bible studies
  • Academic classroom environments
  • Holiday parties
  • Club tournaments
  • Baby showers
  • Game nights

But enough reading...let's get to building!

Who is the target audience?
  • Working professionals
  • Public speakers
  • Teachers
  • Pastors and church leaders
  • Presenters
  • Educators
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Curriculum For This Course
34 Lectures
Introduction to Instructor
1 Lecture 01:16
Creating Jeopardy from Scratch
18 Lectures 01:54:33

Take a look at a preview of the Jeopardy game you'll be building in PowerPoint!

Preview 08:09

The game board is the most important part of the game! Learn to build it from scratch using PowerPoint tools (e.g. shapes, format painter, duplication).

Preview 08:37

The "answer" slides (or question slides...depending on how you're playing the game) must be created. Create them all in under 5 minutes.

Adding "answer" slides

Hyperlink the game board to jump to the answer slides upon clicking.

Hyperlinking the game board

Hyperlink the answer slides to get back to the game board.

Hyperlinking the "answer" slides

The animations we're going to set up is what separates this game from most you'll find online. Animate the game board so boxes disappear after use.

Animating the game board

Transitions are subtle but so important to the game. Jeopardy does a lot of going back and forth, so it's important that we appeal to the human eye with fabulous transitions.

Adding transitions

Save as a template so you doing have to start from scratch every time you create a new game or risk overwriting an existing game.

Save as a template and create different sizes

Add the most common type of answers found in Jeopardy...text.

Add text answers

People love pictures! Images are a great way to stimulate and entertain audiences/students' minds.

Add picture answers

Sometimes, the content you're teaching/training/presenting might call for a sound, song, or even a speech.

Add sound/music answers

Include videos in your game for additional fun.

Add video/movie answers

Add math equations answers

Sweeten the pot and add to the excitement with daily double answers!

Add daily doubles

Add the daily double sound to the daily double!

Add daily double sounds

Add Final Jeopardy

Create a host card to be more like Mr. Trebek!

Create a host card

Add score to game board
Creating Family Feud from Scratch
14 Lectures 01:35:36

Before jumping into creating the game elements, let's get the master slide stuff out of the way...specifically your game's background. We'll also set up the icons we'll be using for the theme music trigger later.

Attack the master slide first

Create the rectangle covers and answers using shapes. No need to grab external images from the outside world that don't fit our theme when we can just create it directly in PowerPoint!

Rectangle covers and answers

Wrong answers are a huge part of family feud! Let's create the X's we'll need using PowerPoint!

Red wrong X's

We've got to remove the covers when someone gets a right answer! We're going to set up the animation to do that in this video.

Animate cover boxes

Let's animate the red X's also. Remember, wrong answers a huge part of the game!

Animate red wrong X's

Trigger the theme music in the event you're not using an external source for music.

Trigger theme music

Control the entire game using the presenter view which gives you the answers right on screen while showing your audience only the game!

Presenter view preview

Want to add fast money to your game? Here's where we'll do it! Like always, all of the elements are created directly in PowerPoint. This video also includes animating and adding the Fast Money sounds!

Fast money

Want to keep score directly in the PowerPoint Family Feud game? Learn how to add ActiveX text box controls in this video! (Does NOT use macro or VBA!).

Adding score

Save your Family Feud game as a template to use it over and over again without overwriting previous games!

Save template

Now that you've set up your AWESOME Family Feud game, learn how to build it and where to get the questions and answers!

Setting up and running games from your template

Learn to build your fast money game from your template!

Setting up and running fast money from your template

Learn to create a very simple host card for your host if needed.

Host card

A quick and useful tip
Bragging Section
1 Lecture 00:18
Show off your games here!
About the Instructor
David Waldron
4.8 Average rating
9 Reviews
190 Students
1 Course
Trainer and Instructional Designer

Hello! My name is David, and I've been teaching MS Office 10+ years. I have degrees in Adult Education and English.