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How to Play Jeopardy on Zoom – How to Use it

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We all dreamed of going on the show and also playing the Jeopardy game. However, now you actually can, sitting comfortably at home via Jeopardy Labs! You can finally play Jeopardy on Zoom along with your friends and also find out how you would fare if you were on the game. In this article, we are going to talk about How to Play Jeopardy on Zoom – How to Use it. Let’s begin!

How to Play Jeopardy on Zoom – How to Use it

Jeopardy Labs is created via Jeopardy to permit players all over the globe to enjoy this fun game. The Labs have a lifetime membership for just $20 actually. This basically unlocks the ability in order to add images to your game, embed videos, manage your templates, and much more.

But, you do not need a membership to use Jeopardy Labs. The game also offers users the option in order to create their own game, questions and all. Or just simply use a game template from their archive, all for free of cost.

In order to select a Jeopardy game template, just tap on ‘Find a Jeopardy Game’, and use the search bar in order to narrow your search via topics.

How to share the screen in Zoom

When you have decided on a topic in Jeopardy Labs, then you guys need a way to show everyone on the Zoom meeting the questions being asked actually. For that, we will be using Zoom’s Share screen feature as well. Only the host is required to share their screen actually.

In order to share your screen during a Zoom meeting, the first hover over the video feed. Then tap on the ‘Share screen’ button that appears on the bottom panel.

Here, you have to select the browser in which the Jeopardy Labs game has been launched. Make sure you tick the ‘Share computer sound’ box at the bottom, in order to enable other players to hear the game noises.

That’s just it! Now everyone on the call can view the game via your screen!

How to play Jeopardy on a Zoom meeting

What do you need

You have to follow this guide in order to play a fun game of Jeopardy over a Zoom meeting. Here is what you need to play the game actually:

  • Host: A PC to share the screen over a Zoom meeting and then manage the game
  • Participants: A PC or a mobile device in order to join the Zoom meeting and play the game

Prepare the game

Assume that you are the host, first start your Zoom meeting, and invite all the players as well. The players must form equally distributed teams and then appoint one person as the team leader in each and every team.

Head to the Jeopardy Labs website and choose the subject that you would like to play. Input the number of teams that will be playing the game and tap on the ‘Start button.

Share your screen

On your Zoom application, you can use the above guide in order to share your screen with the players. Before you guys start the game, then you must choose any category and amount as the ‘Daily double’. Do not let any of the players know that which one is chosen. We will now explain what the Daily double is, and later on in the game as well.

Play the game

As the host, you can ask Team 1 to choose a category and a prize amount as well. Such as , ‘Children’ for ‘300’. Tap on the respective category in order to pull up the question.

When the question has been read, the team leaders may call out if they think they know the answer as well. The remainder of the team must privately message the team leader, and what they think the answer is.

The first team in order to ring in must answer the question in the form of a question. For example, if the question on the board is actually a baby’s favorite drink?’, the answer given can be ‘What is milk?’

If Team 1 answers the question correctly then they get the corresponding points (in this case 300). In order to view the correct answer, just tap on the space bar on your keyboard (only host). To award points, you have to click on the + next to the team’s name.

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The game will automatically award the points corresponding to the question as well. The team that basically answers currently gets to select the next question and amount value.

If Team 1 answers incorrectly, then they will be deducted the corresponding points from their total. The question now passes to Team 2 as well. Team 2 can either choose to answer it or they can pass it on to Team 3. No points are deducted for passing the question actually. But, if they answer wrong, then the corresponding points will be deducted.

The round ends when the question has been answered or passed to each and every team once. If the round ends and no one has answered the question, then the team that answered the question correctly last gets to start the next round as well.

What’s next | Play the game

Now, if a team chooses the ‘Daily double’ question, then only that team can answer the question. That is the question that cannot be passed. Plus, the team can decide how much they would like to wager on that question (the amount must be less than their total and multiples of the question value)actually.

Such as, if the Daily Double question is ‘Sweet’ for ‘200’, then the team that chose the question, can basically wager 200 or multiples of 200 (400, 600, 800, etc.), However, only within the number of points that they have.

So, if they have 500 points, then they can only wager more than 400. If they answer the question correctly, then they win the 400; if not, 400 gets deducted from their points as well.

Alternative websites

While Jeopardy Labs is basically the official game website. There are a number of many other sites that also host similar gameplay. Listed below are some of our favorites as well.

Factile permits users to create their own Jeopardy-style quizzes. You can even add categories, assign values, and much more. They also offer four different styles of playing the game as well.

Sporcle is asically a quiz website with hundreds of quizzes to choose from. They also have a dedicated section for Jeopardy questions as well.

  • Jeopardy World Tour mobile game: Android | iOS

Of course, you could always play the official mobile game too. You could play against your friends through adding them to your contacts from within the game.


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