December 5, 2023

PowerPoint game templates are a great way to introduce a new unit or review for a test with your students. It’s a break from the regular routine, and students love the teamwork and competitiveness of it.

These games are in the form of free PowerPoint templates that you can open with Microsoft PowerPoint or other free presentation software. You can then customize them with your own questions and answers. Simply run the presentation in class, and you’ll have a customized game all ready to go for your students.

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Instructions in this article apply to all versions of PowerPoint, including PowerPoint for Microsoft 365, PowerPoint 2019, 2016, etc., including PowerPoint for Mac.

What We Like

  • Most of the hard work is done for you.

  • Sleek graphics.

  • Some come with familiar sound effects and theme song.

What We Don’t Like

  • Some are in the HTML format only.

  • A few require your email address.

One of the most popular types of PowerPoint games to use in the classroom is Jeopardy. It’s a great game to use to review for a test or to introduce new material to students. They can be played as a class, teams, or individually on computers.

What We Like

  • Can encourage and be used with teams of students.

  • Great graphics resembling the TV gameshow.

  • Realistic sound effects from the gameshow.

What We Don’t Like

  • Some are limited to a few slides.

  • Some require quite a bit of customizing.

  • Not much non-English support.

  • Some don’t come in the popular PPTX format.

Another free game that’s popular with teachers and students is Family Feud. These are played just like traditional Family Feud, and kids of all ages really get into the game. 

What We Like

  • Comes with great instructions for setup.

  • Realistic looking graphics.

  • Website has handy instructional video for help.

  • Cool animation.

What We Don’t Like

  • Setup is pretty involved.

  • Doesn’t automatically figure dollar amounts.

  • Can load only 12 puzzles.

Spin the wheel, use your own puzzles, and track scores with this Wheel of Fortune PowerPoint template that really reminds you of the actual game.

What We Like

  • Included a game rules slide for players.

  • Has a small help page to assist in setup.

  • Easy to edit template.

What We Don’t Like

  • Graphics are a bit simple.

  • Single sound effect isn’t clear.

This Deal or No Deal PowerPoint template is easy to manipulate and has sounds for each time you choose a briefcase.

What We Like

  • Includes sounds.

  • Multiple templates with questions and answers.

  • Includes a blank template.

  • Provides directions for playing and editing the template.

What We Don’t Like

  • Doesn’t include the game’s Connecting Wall.

More free PowerPoint templates are available here that are modeled after the game Only Connect.

One template is basically blank, so you can fill it out with whatever you want. Each of the others have 20 prefilled questions and answers that are ready to go for any teacher looking to entertain their kids with math or science related questions.

What We Like

  • Comes with 12 pre-made questions.

  • Graphics and text are easy to read.

  • Added sound effects to enhance gameplay.

What We Don’t Like

  • Will need to change the money values for other countries.

  • The lifelines are not clickable and only advance the slide.

  • Doesn’t accurately keep track of winnings.

This Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? template has questions already filled out for you about simple verbs. There are sounds, animated graphics, and 12 questions in total.

What We Like

  • Website provides optional sound effects.

  • Provides enough blank question templates to play a full game.

  • Sound effects add some excitement.

What We Don’t Like

  • The lifeline links reveal all answers.

  • Sound snips aren’t very high quality.

This is yet another template for playing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in PowerPoint. It has 15 questions, all blank and ready for you to fill out with your own information.

What We Like

  • Provides enough slides to play an entire game.

  • Gives basic game instructions.

  • Fun ceiling animation like TV show.

  • Can easily edit it.

What We Don’t Like

  • Sometimes the template messes up.

Just like in the real game, this template includes not only blank slides for all the different questions, but also a place for a Red Light Challenge and a Video Bonus Question. You can also download the audio files for this template.

What We Like

  • Gives clear instructions on how to customize.

  • Nice sound effects to engage player.

  • Text is easily readable at a distance.

What We Don’t Like

  • Distracting background.

  • No extra rounds like actual the actual game.

  • No way for player to select answer.

This Cash Cab PowerPoint template also has 12 questions, all related to first aid information. This template revolves around the objective to reach the Empire State Building before being kicked out of the cab with too many wrong answers.

You can also grab a blank template from the same download page if you want to write in all the questions and answers yourself.

What We Like

  • Works for free through Google Slides.

What We Don’t Like

  • Very simple design.

  • Must make a TPT account if you don’t already have one.

  • TPT requires access to your whole Google Drive account.

This 22-page PowerPoint template for The Price is Right is from a user called Stranded Goose on Teachers Pay Teachers. It works in Google Slides, so after logging into TPT, you’ll get access to the presentation as part of your Google account.


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