Hero Quest Review Game

This is a powerpoint game that can be used for quiz games, write and race or row feud quizzes.

Submitted by UonumaRobert

February 15, 2021

Estimated time: 20 to 25 minutes

Update: I added a template with hospital screens. When the group loses rather than go back to fight the battle again they go to a hospital screen then continue on their way. I haven't used it yet. I'm not sure which version I prefer.

Update: for the small class special needs version (number 4) I added the parklife poster. The three scenes one I used was fine but I think more characters options is better in future.

Update: I did the version with the stronger final boss today and it ended the class on a mixed note...the kids lost. Maybe stick with the regular final boss.

I built this mainly to use as a write and race activity although it can easily be adapted to other formats.

The way I'll use it.

I will set up the activity on the projector using my tablet or a school tablet. I think this style works best with a tablet. Beside the tablet will be a box with a 6 sided die.

The students will be put into groups and each group will have a question sheet and each student will have a writing sheet. They work together to answer a question then one member will come to the teacher with the answer. The teacher checks it, maybe giving them a follow up question they must answer on the spot and then the student goes to the die box. That student will roll the die and if they get a hit they press the hit button once, if its a miss they press the miss button once, and if its a critical they press the hit button twice. You can reward the teams 1 point for a hit or 2 for a critical.

If they do enough damage to destroy the monster they can click the banner to go to the next screen then click again for the next encounter. If the party loses you click the banner to go back to the setting screen and then back to the same encounter to do it again.

There are two hidden hyperlinks. The five die if clicked takes you to the end screen. The 3 die if clicked takes you to the demon pit which is the final boss fight. You can use that one near the end of the game.

NOTE about the Tablet: I use a tablet for most of my activities. I do this so that the students can pretty much manage the game and points by themselves and the teachers can focus on checking answers and helping groups. I generally stand fairly close to the tablet to help out when somebody accidentally closes or zooms the game. This happens at least once a lesson but really isn't a big deal to fix.

If you cannot use a tablet in class then you can do the same activity with one teacher in charge of the computer and the other checking answers. This is slower but still works okay. Alternately you can use this for a feud game somewhat like SPACE FEUD with little dice boxes for each group or as a straight up quiz game.

I've posted a version with 12 2nd year review questions I'm using with my third year students. This should be enough for about twenty minutes. If you want to do it for longer I'd suggest maybe preparing about 20 questions. I don't think it should be used for more than 30 minutes including demonstration.

NOTES
You can use this link to see a presentation that can help with editing my activities and making your own.
https://www.altopedia.net/activities/866-how-to-make-a-powerpoint-point-game

Files:
  • 1. HERO QUEST TEMPLATE 'Original'.pptx (13.9 MB)
  • 2. HERO QUEST TEMPLATE 'Stronger Boss'.pptx (13.9 MB)
  • 3. HERO QUEST TEMPLATE 'With Hospitals'.pptx (15.9 MB)
  • 4. HERO QUEST New Crown 2 2016 Review.docx (836 KB)
  • 4. HERO QUEST New Crown 2 2016 Review.pptx (13.9 MB)
  • 5. HERO QUEST New Crown 1 2016 Special Needs Review.docx (8.9 MB)
  • 5. HERO QUEST New Crown 1 2016 Special Needs Review.pptx (13 MB)
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    1. ohnoko October 12, 2021

      Amazing powerpoint game, as always! Very excited to use this for my 2nd year's test review this week!

    2. ianmac December 9, 2021

      This game was great. Is there any way you can get a google slides version of this game or can you not transfer from powerpoint like that? It's just that my computer at home doesnt have the microsoft office and all the computers at the schools I work at are slow and old so opening up a powerpoint takes absolutely forever. If not, then no biggie. I'll find a way to look at it more closely

    3. UonumaRobert December 9, 2021

      Ianmac, I wish I could help. I've never used google slides so I'm not sure what animations work or not. Old school computers are an issue. If your school has tablets with that freeware version of powerpoint it might work. Although objects that have animations and hyperlinks will have issues. Alternately if you or your teaching partner can bring their own tablet you can download powerpoint onto it and run it for free. So long as you don't need to edit anything you can use powerpoint read only.

    4. UonumaRobert December 9, 2021

      I just gave it a look in Google Slides and from the looks of it Slides doesn't support triggered animations, just linear animations so I don't think many of these types of activities will work.

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