15 Free PowerPoint Game Templates

Customize a PowerPoint game for your class with these free templates

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PowerPoint game templates are a great way to introduce a new unit or review for a test with your students. It's a break from the regular routine and students love the teamwork and competitiveness of it.

All of these PowerPoint games are in the form of free PowerPoint templates that you can open with Microsoft PowerPoint or a free presentation software program. You can then customize them with your own questions and answers. Simply run the presentation in class and you'll have a customized game all ready to go for your students.

Instructions in this article apply to PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2010, and PowerPoint for Mac.

  1. Jeopardy PowerPoint Game Templates

    What We Like

    • Most of the hard work is done for you.

    • Sleek graphics.

    • Some templates come with familiar sound effects and theme song.

    What We Don't Like

    • Some templates are in HTML format only.

    • A few of the templates require an email sign-up.

    One of the most popular types of PowerPoint games to use in the classroom is Jeopardy. Visit this list of free Jeopardy PowerPoint templates to play the game of Jeopardy with your students.

    Jeopardy is a great game to use to review for a test or to introduce new material to students. They can be played as a class, teams, or individually on computers. 

  2. Family Feud PowerPoint Game Templates

    What We Like

    • Can encourage and be used with teams of students.

    • Great graphics resembling the TV gameshow.

    • Realistic sound effects from the gameshow.

    What We Don't Like

    • Some templates are limited to a small number of slides.

    • Some template will require quite a bit of customizing.

    • Not much non-English support.

    • Some of the templates do not come in the PPTX format.

    Another free game that's popular with teachers and students is Family Feud. Here's a list of free Family Feud PowerPoint templates you can customize and use.

    These are played just like traditional Family Feud and kids of all ages really get into the game. 

  3. Wheel of Fortune PowerPoint Game Templates

    You can also play Wheel of Fortune using PowerPoint, with these free templates:

    What We Like

    • Comes with great instructions for setup.

    • Realistic looking graphics.

    • Website has handy instructional video for help.

    • Cool animation.

    What We Don't Like

    • Setup is pretty involved.

    • Doesn't automatically figure dollar amounts.

    • Can load only 12 puzzles.

    Spin the wheel, use your own puzzles, and track scores with this Wheel of Fortune PowerPoint template that really reminds you of the actual game.

    What We Like

    • Great music and sound effects.

    • Colorful graphics and animations.

    • Has a game rules slide for players.

    What We Don't Like

    • Uses macros which can be susceptible to malware.

    • Will have to create your own puzzles.

    Here's another Wheel of Fortune game template that includes toss-up rounds, bonus rounds, real-time, scores, and of course that colorful wheel.

    What We Like

    • Website has a handy video tutorial.

    • Crisp graphics and animations.

    • Realistic sound effects, including audience sounds.

    • Can download one pre-made game.

    What We Don't Like

    • You have to enter an email address to download templates.

    • Only 4 puzzles in template.

    • No visible alphabet to look at.

    • Letter guessing has to be manually selected.

    Choose from a standard, pop culture, or scoreboard version of Wheel of Fortune. There are tons of bells and whistles along with a tutorial to help get you started.

    What We Like

    • Bright graphics.

    • The animated wheel adds some realism.

    • Slideshow comes with a basic tutorial.

    What We Don't Like

    • You have to sign up for a free account before downloading.

    • Buggy with PowerPoint 2016-2010.

    • No pre-made games.

    This Wheel of Fortune PowerPoint game includes real-time scores, sound effect, bankruptcy, a fully-functional wheel and much more.

  4. The Price Is Right PowerPoint Game Templates

    Below are a couple PowerPoint game templates for playing The Price Is Right

    Very Basic Price is Right (direct link): 

    What We Like

    • Basic template is perfect for the novice.

    • Easy to insert new questions.

    What We Don't Like

    • Graphics are pretty crude.

    • Template is very basic.

    • No hyperlinking to correct answers.

    This Price Is Right PowerPoint template is extremely simple, as it only as a slide for the product and one for the price, but it still provides a demonstration for how to set up the game with additional questions.

    What We Like

    • Price is Right With More Questions

    • Comes with 8 pre-made questions.

    • Fun opening slide to get students excited to play.

    What We Don't Like

    • No hyperlinking of correct answers.

    • Some of the graphics used in questions are a bit simplistic.

    This is another The Price Is Right PowerPoint template that's very similar to the one from above, but instead already has eight questions setup (that you can, of course, edit to be your own).

  5. Deal or No Deal PowerPoint Game Templates

    There also exists some Deal or No Deal PowerPoint games that can be used to play that game:

    Deal or No Deal with Sounds (direct link): 

    What We Like

    • Included a game rules slide for players.

    • Has a small help page to assist in setup.

    • Easy to edit template.

    What We Don't Like

    • Graphics are a bit simple.

    • Single sound effect isn't very clear.

    • No pre-made questions.

    This Deal or No Deal PowerPoint template is easy to manipulate and has sounds for each time you choose a briefcase.

    Deal or No Deal With a Twist (direct link): 

    What We Like

    • Provides a simple template for entering questions.

    • Template is easy to read.

    • Provides a slide with gameplay instructions.

    • Provides plenty of question slides to play a game.

    What We Don't Like

    • No sound effects.

    • Game logo looks stretched.

    This Deal or No Deal game is set up for a classroom so students must answer questions correctly if they wish to receive a bonus point, else the rest of the game is regular.

    What We Like

    • Graphics look clean and professionally made.

    • Gives gameplay instruction.

    • Has a template to easily change up gameplay.

    • Awesome sound effects and intro music.

    What We Don't Like

    • Uses macros so some antivirus programs may flag it as potential malware.

    • Sometimes it falsely detects ending game early.

    This Deal or No Deal game template includes offers from the Banker, randomized case values, and lots more to keep your students tuned in and ready.

  6. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? PowerPoint Game Templates

    Use these free Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? PowerPoint game templates if you want to play Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?:

    What We Like

    • Comes with 12 pre-made questions.

    • Graphics and text are easy to read.

    • Added sound effects to enhance gameplay.

    What We Don't Like

    • Will need to change the money values for other countries.

    • The lifelines are not clickable and only advance the slide.

    • Doesn't accurately keep track of winnings.

    This Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? PowerPoint template has questions already filled out for you about simple verbs. There are sounds, animated graphics, and 12 questions in total.

    What We Like

    • Website provides optional sound effects.

    • Provides enough blank question templates to play a full game.

    • Sound effects adds some excitement.

    What We Don't Like

    • The lifeline links reveals all answers.

    • Sounds snips aren't very high quality.

    This is yet another template for playing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in PowerPoint, and like the previous one it does have 15 questions, except that all of them are blank and ready for you to fill out with your own information.

    What We Like

    • Graphics are well done.

    • Nice on-screen game instructions.

    • Provides quick setup tutorial.

    • High quality sound effect.

    What We Don't Like

    • Uses macros which can potentially get infect with malware.

    • Doesn't respond at times to clicking.

    • Will sometimes run slowly.

    This free PowerPoint game template includes sounds and music and all the lifeline options.

  7. Cash Cab PowerPoint Game Templates

    You can also play the Cash Cab game in a free PowerPoint template.

    Cash Cab 12 Questions (direct link):

    What We Like

    • Provides enough slides to play an entire game.

    • Gives basic game instructions.

    • Fun ceiling animation like TV show.

    • Can easily edit template.

    What We Don't Like

    • Sometimes the template messes up.

    • No sound effects.

    Just like in the real game, this template includes not only blank slides for all the different questions but also a place for a Red Light Challenge and a Video Bonus Question. You can download the audio files for this template ​here.

    Cash Cab First Aid Questions (direct link): 

    What We Like

    • Gives clear instructions on how to customize.

    • Nice sound effects to engage player.

    • Text is easily readable at a distance.

    What We Don't Like

    • Background is a bit distracting.

    • No extra rounds like actual gameshow.

    • No way for player to select answer.

    This Cash Cab PowerPoint template also has 12 questions but they're all related to first aid information. This template revolves around the objective to reach the Empire State Building before being kicked out of the cab with too many wrong answers.

  8. As with most templates, you can customize any of these to meet your needs.