Connecto Instructions

Option 1: Quick & Easy

Edit the terms in the boxes below then click the generate button. You can separate terms with commas or line breaks. Bookmark the resulting page (Ctrl + D) to re-use it.




Option 2: Google Sheets

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 Prompts.
  • Optional: Include Answers. Answers are revealed when you click on the checkmark icon.
  • Name your Connecto game by changing the name of the worksheet (at the bottom).
  • Do not edit any cell with a blue background.

Step 2: Publish Your Spreadsheet

  • Go to File, Share, Publish to web, then click Publish.

Step 3: Get Your Link

  • Click on the Get the Link Here tab of the template (at the bottom).
  • Click on the link to view your Connecto game.

Step 4: Bookmark and Share

  • Bookmark the page to find it again quickly.
  • Share the link with anyone you want to see your Connecto game.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Connecto played?

  • Connecto is designed to be played like Connect 4 or Tic-Tac-Toe (Noughts and Crosses). The goal is to be the the first person (or team) to claim three or four squares in a row, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
  • Like the game show Hollywood Squares, players choose a square then must correctly answer a question (or perform a task) in order to claim that square.
  • Flippity has a "gravity" option which can be turned on to force players to select the lowest square in each column (as in Connect 4), or turned off to allow players to pick any square (as in Tic-Tac-Toe).
  • The size of the grid, the number of squares in a row needed to win, and other rules of the game are up to the teacher. Flippity will not stop or declare a winner at any point.
  • Prompts do not correspond to particular squares. Prompts are randomly presented. When all prompts have been shown, they are shuffled and re-used.

How do I use pictures in my game?

  • In the appropriate cell, type [[Image: followed by the URL (address) of a picture you find on the web followed by ]].
    • e.g. [[Image:]]
    • 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.
    • You may include text before or after the image.
    • Images are automatically resized.
    • (Be sure you have the legal right to use each image.)

How do I use YouTube videos in my game?

  • In the appropriate cell, type [[ followed by YouTube's "Share this video" link followed by ]].
    • e.g. [[]]
    • You may include text before or after the video.