Board Game Instructions

Want to Make Your Own Board Game?

Step 1: Modify the Google Spreadsheet Template

  • Make a copy of this template. (You'll need to sign-in with your Google account.)
  • Edit the Appearance for each board game space.
  • Optional: Add an Instruction to appear on specific spaces.
  • If you wish to use a deck of game cards, edit the Card cells on the Card Deck 1 tab.
    • You may also add an Answer to each card which players can check during the game.
    • You may also specify a second deck of game cards on the Card Deck 2 tab.
  • Edit the URL settings on the Materials tab.
    • Specify images for up to eight game tokens.
    • Specify images or colors for each side of up to three dice (each die is six-sided).
    • Specify card colors and symbols for up to two decks of game cards.
    • Specify a link to your own game instructions (website, Google Doc, etc.)
  • Name your board game by changing the name of the worksheet (at the bottom) from "Demo" to something else.
  • Do not edit any cell with a blue background. Do not add or rearrange worksheets (tabs).

Step 2: Publish Your Spreadsheet

  • Go to File, Publish to the Web…, then click Publish.

Step 3: Get Your Flippity.net Link

  • Click on the Get the Link Here tab of the template (at the bottom).
  • Click on the Flippity.net link to play your board game.

Step 4: Bookmark and Share

  • Bookmark the page to find it again quickly.
  • Share the Flippity.net link with anyone you want to play your board game.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can students play the board game remotely?

  • No, students must play on one device, either by being physically present or by screen sharing.

Can I use a different number of spaces?

  • No, the game board is designed to have 45 spaces. Use one die for a slower game; use two or three dice for a quicker game.

How do I use images and other multimedia?

  • Images
    • You must use the URL (address) of a picture you find on the web.
      • URLs must end in ".gif", ".png", ".jpg", ".jpeg", or ".webp".
      • You cannot use Google Drive to store your images.
      • You can use Google Drawings. Use the "Publish to the web…" link.
      • Images are automatically resized.

  • Board Game Spaces & Materials
    • Images
      • Simply paste the URL of a picture in the appropriate cell.

  • Instructions and Cards
    • Images
    • YouTube Videos
      • Somewhere in the appropriate cell, type [[ followed by YouTube's "Share this video" link followed by ]].
        • e.g. [[https://youtu.be/sZrOxm5Gszk]]
        • You may include text before or after the video.
    • Links
      • Somewhere in the appropriate cell, type [[Link: followed by the full URL of the link you want to visit followed by ]].
        • e.g. [[Link:http://www.spanish411.net/]]
        • You may include text before or after the link.
        • Links will automatically open a new tab/window.
    • EquatIO
      • Once you have inserted all your EquatIO equations, use Find/Replace to replace all instances of =IMAGE(" with [[Image: and all instances of ") with ]]
        • e.g [[Image:https://equatio-api.texthelp.com/svg/%5Cfrac%7B3%7D%7Bx-2%7D]]
        • You may include text before or after the equation.
    • Desmos
      • In the appropriate cell, type [[ followed by the Desmos link followed by ]].
        • e.g. [[https://www.desmos.com/calculator/sycumu9ek9]]
        • You may include text before or after the graph.