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Using our Jeopardy game template, you can add fun and energy to your next team meeting. Good leaders are always searching for something new and exciting to get their people engaged and a simple game of Jeopardy might be what you are looking for.
Download: Leadership Jeopardy Game Template
Playing Jeopardy with your team members can be used for a variety of activities, which includes teaching and coaching employees in the following areas:
"Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game."
- Michael Jordan
Don't allow yourself to be limited to the above topics. Depending on what it is that you wish to accomplish, you can easily change categories and related questions and answers on the game template to meet the needs of your business.
By leading game activities with your team, you are demonstrating to that you value fun and creativity in the workplace.
Your ability to exhibit a "fun side", but with a clear business purpose, helps to gain credibility as a leader in the eyes of your team members. Plus, you'll earn their respect because they'll see you've made the effort to make team meeting for fun and interesting.
When you access our Leadership Jeopardy game template, you'll receive three versions of the game. Versions include Manual, Excel, and an Online version. Each version of the game is covered in more detail below.
Once you access the free PDF or paid Excel file for our Leadership Jeopardy game template, you'll see printable Q&A cards. Simply fill in the questions and answers on the template, then print the cards for your reference.
Additionally, use the template to print the Category Names and Points. As shown in here, you can tape the category names and points on a wall or flip-chart for your team to view the game board.
Each time a team member chooses a category and point value, reference the proper Q&A card to read the question and confirm the answer. Correct answers receive the respective point value.
Keep track of the total points earned on a separate flip-chart or assign a team member the task of keeping score.
The Excel file contains tabs titled Gameboard - Q and Gameboard - A. (Q = Questions, A = Answers) These tabs provide blank templates for you to create your own customized Jeopardy game.
Once you've entered all questions and answers. Click on the Fill Color icon in Excel and use Black to cover all the cells containing questions and answers. Each time a category and point value is chosen, reveal the question by removing the Fill Color. Use the same technique to reveal correct answers. Note: Prior to the game starting the leader will print copies of the questions and answers for your easy reference.
The last two tabs of the Excel file are titled Leadership Game - Q and Leadership Game - A. This is our Leadership Jeopardy game with all questions and answers already entered. Feel free to use as is or edit as you see fit.
Ideally, use a screen and projector or large monitor connected to your laptop for easy viewing.
During our research we discovered an online tool offered by JeopardyLabs.com, which provide a free service to create customized Jeopardy games.
Simply click to access the online version of our Leadership Jeopardy game.
After clicking on the above link, choose how many teams will be playing and click the Start button to begin the game.
You may also choose to edit any of the categories or questions before playing the game. However, if you don't want to take time to research categories or questions, use the search function to view games created by thousands of other users.
JeopardyLabs has done a great job create an online game that is easy to use and can be fully customized for your team. Have fun!
- Joe Namath
Basic instructions for all three versions of Leadership Jeopardy are included below.
To ensure a successful game experience for your team, it's always a good idea to practice with the necessary tools before your meeting. Your role as the game leader is to make sure the game runs smoothly and is considered fair by all the participants. Therefore, once you've chosen a version of the game, practice the preceding steps until you are confident about the rules and in using the tools.
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