Monday, January 11, 2016

Jeopardy Game Templates for Google Slides

Many years ago the height of technology integration was creating an interactive Jeopardy game in PowerPoint. So, I decided to go a little retro and recreate the Jeopardy game in Google Slides.

The key to making a Jeopardy game is to use the "Link" tool in Google Slides. Normally a slideshow is designed to be viewed sequentially, one slide followed by the next in order. However, Google Slides allows you to put links in slides that can link to any other slide in the presentation, regardless of order. By using links to other slides, a presentation can be created that is non-linear, in which the user can choose which slides to view.

Using this technique I created two Jeopardy Game Templates. One has five categories and the other has six categories. In each template all the items are already hyperlinked, so all you have to do is make a copy of the slideshow and then add your questions, answers, and topic descriptions.

The only drawback is that the category links do not change color after you click on them. Currently Google Slides does not have an option to indicate a link has already been clicked on, but hopefully they will add that option in the future. In the meantime you will need to keep track of which categories have been used on paper or some other method.


You can open the Jeopardy Game Templates with the links below. Note: The templates are view only, so you will have to make your own copy to be able to edit them. Simply click “File” then “Make a copy
 Jeopardy Game - 5-topic Template - Google Slides link
 Jeopardy Game - 6-topic Template - Google Slides link 


As an example of a completed Jeopardy game created from these templates, below is a link to a Math Terms game.
 Sample Jeopardy Game - Math Terms - Google Slides link


If you would like to create your own interactive slideshows, detailed directions can be found below in my recorded webinar training and in my help guide and slideshow linked below.

 Slideshow - "Google Slides for Stories, Quizzes, and Games" - Google Slides link
 Help guide - "Creating Interactive Google Presentations"  - Google Document link
 Training video - "Google Slides for Stories, Quizzes, and Games" - YouTube link

If you create your own Jeopardy games with these templates, feel free to share them with me at or put links in the comments below, and I will be glad to add them to my list of examples.

And finally, the obligatory disclaimer:

"These slideshow templates are for educational use only and are not affiliated with Jeopardy! or Sony Pictures Digital Inc. Jeopardy! is a registered trademark of Jeopardy Productions, Inc. ©2005 Jeopardy Productions, Inc. All rights reserved."


  1. can you save your questions to your google drive?

  2. These are great templates! My question is, how do students know which questions have already been asked/answered? If Question 1 in Topic 1 has already been answered, how will the students know not to choose that one again?

    1. I was researching the same question. Eric answers this in the first part of the video and unfortunately it is not possible in this version of google slides. You could possibly try some other template, or use a paper version to keep track!

  3. Great stuff indeed

  4. My question is: If one dose not want to make their own interactive game can they get one from a different site and embed it into the presentation that they already have done??

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    I would like the points square (100) to change colors so I know we have already selected that square. Is that possible?

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