Want to Make Your Own Board Game?
Step 1: Modify the Google Spreadsheet Template
- Make a copy of this template. (You'll need to sign-in with your Google account.)
- Edit the Appearance for each board game space.
- Optional: Add an Instruction to appear on specific spaces.
- If you wish to use a deck of game cards, edit the Card cells on the Card Deck 1 tab.
- You may also add an Answer to each card which players can check during the game.
- You may also specify a second deck of game cards on the Card Deck 2 tab.
- Edit the URL settings on the Materials tab.
- Specify images for up to eight game tokens.
- Specify images or colors for each side of up to three dice (each die is six-sided).
- Specify card colors and symbols for up to two decks of game cards.
- Specify a link to your own game instructions (website, Google Doc, etc.)
- Name your board game by changing the name of the worksheet (at the bottom) from "Demo" to something else.
- Do not edit any cell with a blue background. Do not add or rearrange worksheets (tabs).
Step 2: Publish Your Spreadsheet
- Go to File, Publish to the Web
, then click Publish.
Step 3: Get Your Flippity.net Link
- Click on the Get the Link Here tab of the template (at the bottom).
- Click on the Flippity.net link to play your board game.
Step 4: Bookmark and Share
- Bookmark the page to find it again quickly.
- Share the Flippity.net link with anyone you want to play your board game.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can students play the board game remotely?
- No, students must play on one device, either by being physically present or by screen sharing.
Can I use a different number of spaces?
- No, the game board is designed to have 45 spaces. Use one die for a slower game; use two or three dice for a quicker game.
How do I use images and other multimedia?
- You must use the URL (address) of a picture you find on the web.
- URLs must end in ".gif", ".png", ".jpg", ".jpeg", or ".webp".
- You cannot use Google Drive to store your images.
- You can use Google Drawings. Use the "Publish to the web…" link.
- Images are automatically resized.
- Board Game Spaces & Materials
- Simply paste the URL of a picture in the appropriate cell.
- Instructions and Cards
- Somewhere in the appropriate cell, type [[Image: followed by the image URL, followed by ]].
- YouTube Videos
- Somewhere in the appropriate cell, type [[ followed by YouTube's "Share this video" link followed by ]].
- e.g. [[https://youtu.be/sZrOxm5Gszk]]
- You may include text before or after the video.
- Somewhere in the appropriate cell, type [[Link: followed by the full URL of the link you want to visit followed by ]].
- e.g. [[Link:http://www.spanish411.net/]]
- You may include text before or after the link.
- Links will automatically open a new tab/window.
- Once you have inserted all your EquatIO equations, use Find/Replace to replace all instances of =IMAGE(" with [[Image: and all instances of ") with ]]
- e.g [[Image:https://equatio-api.texthelp.com/svg/%5Cfrac%7B3%7D%7Bx-2%7D]]
- You may include text before or after the equation.
- In the appropriate cell, type [[ followed by the Desmos link followed by ]].
- e.g. [[https://www.desmos.com/calculator/sycumu9ek9]]
- You may include text before or after the graph.