PowerPoint Games: Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the requirements to use the game?

To utilize our PowerPoint games, you'll need Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your computer. Any version of PowerPoint will be suitable if you're using the game without a scoreboard.

What are the requirements for using the scoreboard?

To use the scoreboard feature, you'll need PowerPoint 2013 or a newer version on a PC, or PowerPoint 365 for Mac users. Please note that the scoreboard functionality relies on macros, which are only available in these specific versions.

Are the PowerPoint games compatible with other devices?

The PowerPoint games are not compatible with Google Slides, tablets, Keynote, Chromebooks, or PowerPoint on mobile phones.

Can I use this in OpenOffice or versions of PowerPoint other than Microsoft PowerPoint?

No, these games are compatible only with Microsoft PowerPoint.

If I do not have PowerPoint on my computer, what can I do?

If you don't currently have PowerPoint installed, you can access a 30-day FREE trial of the latest Microsoft PowerPoint for both Mac and PC by visiting: Microsoft PowerPoint Free Trial

How do I enable macros?

Option 1: Quick Ways to Enable Macros

For a visual guide on enabling macros in PowerPoint, you can watch our video tutorial.


Option 2: Manual Steps to Enable Macros

  1. Click on the 'File' tab in the upper left corner.
  2. Navigate to 'Options' at the bottom of the sidebar.
  3. A new window will appear. Click on 'Trust Center', then 'Trust Center Settings...'
  4. In the Trust Center, locate and click on 'Enable Macros'.
  5. Make your selections, then click 'OK'.
  6. Close the file and reopen it. Your scoreboard should now be active.

Option 3: Unblock the file

If the above options didn't work for you, it's possible that the computer blocked the file to enable macros. You can find a helpful video guide.


Are the games customizable?

Yes, many of our PowerPoint games are customizable, including popular game shows such as Friendly Feud, Jeopardy-style quizzes, and Wheel-based challenges. We ensure that each product listing clearly specifies whether the game can be customized. This feature allows you to tailor the content to better suit your needs, whether you're planning a classroom activity, a corporate training session, or a fun family game night.

How do I share my screen during a virtual game session?

Open your PowerPoint presentation and start a virtual meeting using a platform like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Google Meet. Look for a “Share Screen” button within the meeting interface, select it, and choose the window that displays your PowerPoint. This will share the game with all participants.

Can I share my screen on any video conferencing platform?

Yes, most modern video conferencing platforms support screen sharing. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the specific platform you're using, as the steps to share your screen might vary slightly.

What should I check before hosting the game?

Test all buttons in the PowerPoint to confirm they're functioning properly, familiarize yourself with the game rules and layout, and ensure your computer or TV and sound system are properly set up.

How do I set up my projector for a game session?

Connect your projector to your computer using the appropriate cable. Turn on the projector and switch to the correct input source. Adjust the focus and keystone correction to ensure the display is clear. Finally, open your PowerPoint game and switch to "Slide Show" mode.

Can I interact with my PowerPoint game while it is being projected?

Yes, you can interact with your PowerPoint presentation normally while it is projected. Use your computer or a connected clicker to navigate through slides and manage game interactions.

How do I connect my computer to a TV to display the game?

Use an HDMI cable to connect your computer to your TV. Plug one end of the cable into the HDMI port on your computer and the other end into the HDMI port on your TV. Select the correct HDMI input on your TV settings.

Can I wirelessly connect my computer to the TV?

If both your computer and TV support wireless display technology (like Miracast or Apple AirPlay), you can connect them wirelessly. On Windows, you can use the "Connect" option in the notifications area to search for wireless displays. On Macs, use the AirPlay icon in the menu bar to select your TV.

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