Connecto Instructions

Want to Make Your Own Connecto 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 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, 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 view your Connecto game.

Step 4: Bookmark and Share

  • Bookmark the page to find it again quickly.
  • Share the Flippity.net 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 entirely 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.

What options are there?

  • On the Options tab you may set the initial size of the game grid, the initial gravity setting, and designate your own custom images for the checkers.

How can I use multimedia in my Connecto game?

  • Images
  • 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.
  • Links
    • 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.
  • EquatIO
    • 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.
  • Desmos
    • 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.