# Google Slides Jeopardy: How to Make Numbers Disappear Tutorial

Creating a Jeopardy game on Google Slides can be an engaging and educational tool, whether in the classroom or at a party. One of the key elements of the game is making the numbers disappear from the board once a question has been answered. This quick guide will walk you through the steps to achieve this effect, ensuring your game runs smoothly.

## Step by Step Tutorial: Google Slides Jeopardy – Making Numbers Disappear

Before we dive into the steps, let’s understand what we’re trying to accomplish. By making numbers disappear, we’re emulating the classic Jeopardy game board where used questions are clearly indicated. This helps players keep track of which questions are still available.

Open the Google Slides presentation where you have created your Jeopardy game.

Opening your Jeopardy game on Google Slides is the first step to any modifications. Make sure you’re logged into your Google account and have the presentation ready to edit.

### Step 2: Create a Shape Over the Number

Add a shape over the number you want to disappear. A rectangle that matches the size of the cell works best.

Creating a shape over the number is like placing a digital cover over it. You can do this by selecting "Insert" from the top menu, then "Shape," and choosing the shape that fits best.

### Step 3: Set the Shape Fill Color to Match the Background

Adjust the fill color of the shape to match the background of the cell, effectively camouflaging it.

It’s important for the shape to blend in with the background. You can do this by clicking on the shape, selecting the "Fill color" tool, and choosing the color that matches your slide’s background.

### Step 4: Set the Shape Outline to Transparent

Make the outline of the shape transparent so it is not visible during the presentation.

To ensure the shape is completely invisible during the game, remove the outline by selecting the shape, clicking on "Border color," and choosing "Transparent."

### Step 5: Link the Shape to a Slide with the Question

Link the shape to the slide in your presentation that contains the corresponding question.

Linking the shape to the question slide creates an interactive element. Click on the shape, then select "Insert link," and choose "Slides in this presentation" to link to the specific question slide.

After the question slide, link back to the game board slide so the game can continue smoothly.

Once a player has answered a question, you’ll want to return to the board to continue the game. Make sure your question slides have a link back to the main game board slide.

After you complete the action of making the numbers disappear, your Jeopardy game on Google Slides will have a more professional and functional appearance. Players will easily be able to see which questions have been used, and the game will flow much better.

## Tips for Google Slides Jeopardy – Making Numbers Disappear

• Ensure the shapes are perfectly aligned with the cells on the game board for a seamless look.
• Test the links before playing the game to make sure they lead to the correct slides.
• Use a consistent shape and color for all numbers to maintain a uniform look.
• Consider using animations or transitions for an added effect when moving between slides.
• Keep a list of the order of the questions so you can quickly navigate if there are any issues during the game.

### How do I make sure players can’t see the shape over the number?

Make sure the fill color of the shape matches the background of the cell exactly, and set the outline of the shape to transparent.

### Can I use any shape to cover the number?

Yes, you can use any shape, but a rectangle or square that matches the size of the cell works best for a clean look.

### What if the shape doesn’t link to the correct question slide?

Double-check the link by clicking on the shape and ensuring it’s connected to the correct slide in the presentation.

### How can I make the transition back to the game board smooth?

Use a simple fade or dissolve transition to make the switch back to the game board slide appear seamless.

### Can I still edit the numbers after I cover them with a shape?

Yes, you can click on the shape and move it or delete it to access the numbers underneath for editing.