"Game Play" Script for Google Slides

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  1. Have you ever wished you could have your students play a board game digitally, but didn’t know how to deal with the dice situation? Sure, there are ways to link to random number generators and dice apps, but those all take students away from the slide or doc that your activity is in, and we all know
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Have you ever wished you could have your students play a board game digitally, but didn’t know how to deal with the dice situation? Or how to have them “draw” a card? This script solves both of those problems without requiring students to interact with other websites or jump between tabs! This script allows you to add a “Game Play” menu to any Google Slides game so students can “draw” a question card and “roll” the dice.

For a step-by-step video tutorial on how to use this script, see my YouTube video entitled How To Use Game Play Script.

Please understand, this script will not actually add dice, nothing will move or animate, it adds a menu item at the top of the screen. Students click the “Game Play” menu, click “Roll Dice,” and a number between one and six is randomly generated. The number shows up in a box that says, “roll dice X.” Students click the X or OK to close the box and proceed with the game.

The second part of the script, “Draw Card” will randomly choose one of the slides (that you designate) and display it for students to read the question or prompt. This script is helpful for board games as well as flash card practice.

  • For flash card practice students click “Draw Card” and are taken to the card. You may then choose to have them click a hyperlinked button (that you set up) to go to the answer slide. On the answer slide the students again click “Game Play” and “Draw Card” to go to the next question.
  • In a board game situation students click “Draw Card” and are taken to the card. They read and answer the card. You may then choose to have them click a hyperlinked button (that you set up) to go to the answer slide, or not. You will need to provide a hyperlinked button that takes them back to the game board so they can “roll” the dice and proceed with their turn. The next player then clicks “Game Play” and “Draw Card” to take a turn.

For the second part of the script to work you, as the creator of the game, will have to make sure you set up your slides correctly. All question slides must be sequential (i.e.: slides 7-20 or slides 2-50). It doesn’t matter what number slide the questions start or end on, simply that they are sequential. I set up my games in the order of: title/instructions slide, game board, question slides, answer slides. As mentioned above, I choose to place a hyperlinked “Answer” button on each of the question slides (so students can self-check their answers) and a hyperlinked “Game Board” button on each of the answer slides (so students can quickly return to the game board).

There are two versions of the script and the difference is the draw a card part. In the first version the game will randomly “draw” cards for the student until all of the cards have been drawn. At that point the game will send students the message: “Out of clues. Whoever is in front wins.” In the second version the game will randomly “draw” cards for the student until all of the cards have been drawn. At that point the game will “shuffle” the cards and start over, sending the kids to the questions again.

Of course, as with any Google Slide that involves students moving objects around on the screen, the script can only be used in “edit” mode. If students press “Present”, the “Game Play” menu (and all other menus) will disappear.

This script does require special permission to run. The first time a copy of the slide deck is opened a person will have to wait 20-30 seconds for the “Game Play” menu item to load. Then, the first time the menu is used the person will have to authorize the script. The steps for that are as follows:

1. In the authorization required menu click “Continue”

2. Click on your account.

3. Click “Advanced”

4. Click “Go to {name of script}”

5. Click “Allow”

The person playing the game will not require your permission, they are simply telling Google that they trust the script and granting the script permission. You, as the author, will not receive any messages or request for access, the permissions are all internal to the new owner of the file.

The script can be copied and pasted into as many files as you choose. This is a commercial license and the pdf file includes the step-by-step directions for adding the script to Google Slides files and inserting the question slide numbers. You are free to sell products created with the script, but please do not share it with other teachers. Your purchase buys you the right to use the script with your products/games only.

Also available:

Alphabet and Numerical Dice Script

Alphabet Dice Only Script

Numerical Dice Only Script

Question Word Dice Script

Story Dice Script

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