How to make a Family Feud game in Keynote

 

I wanted a ‘family feud’ style gameshow in keynote, but it was a bit complicated trying to make the right answer appear. I found the best way to do it was to have 25 slides with the different possible combinations of hidden/shown answers, then a heap of hyperlinks between various slides depending on what answer was picked. It worked out well. I’ve updated the files for Keynote 6.

The text for the questions and answers is on the master slide. To change the answers, edit the master slide. To do this select ‘Edit Master Slide’ and edit the text fields that have the answers. Be careful not to move any fields around, just edit the text in them.

To play the game, start the slideshow at slide number 1.

If there is a corrrect answer guessed, click on the appropriate box to reveal that answer – complete with sound effects! For a wrong answer, click anywhere on the background.

Here is a link to the keynote templates – there are two versions:

Version 1

This is a very big version that takes longer to load but has all the sound effects in it.

Family Feud for Keynote 6

Older version for Keynote 4

 

Version 2 – simplified version.

This is a simplified version that needs the ‘wrong guess’ sound effect to be played from an ipod but it is much faster to load. The slides are also rearranged so  you can control it manually by pressing the number keys instead of using a mouse. (e.g. ‘1’ reveals answer 1′, ’12’ reveals answer 1 and 2, ’21’ reveals all except for 1 and 2 and so on.

NOTE – for this version you need to start on slide 6.

Family Feud for Keynote 6

Older Version for Keynote 4

 

Here are the rules from wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_feud#Rules_of_the_game

Let me know how it goes!

Here’s a goot tip from Stacey:

Thank you so much for your work! This is awesome – perfect as a review game for my students. But, I was able to make more questions on the same presentation rather than saving a bunch of files. I just copied the two master slides (“Sound” and “No sound”) and renamed them (“Question 2 Sound” and “Question 2 No Sound”). Then I typed in my second question on the two new master sides. Next, I copy/pasted the sequence of 34 possible answer slides and reapplied the “Question 2 Sound” and “Question 2 No Sound” to the appropriate slides. I ended up making about 25 different questions in one file. Thanks again!

Comments

92 responses to “How to make a Family Feud game in Keynote”

  1. It looks like a great file, but it took a while to load. Keynote kept asking for missing files. Do you have an update family feud file? I’m running Keynote 2.0.2.

    Thanks !
    Larry

  2. Suf

    It looks great but the pictures for the thumbs are so small.If you can please post bigger version.Also thanks so much i have to do project at school on any game! For the sounds can you please tell me where you dowloded it from cause it won’t work on my computer.

    Thanks

  3. Cathi S.

    Thank you so much! I used this game for my college class and my students loved it. The sound effects and music were a big hit.

  4. Doug W

    Hi, I can’t seem to open the presentation in my keynote v 2.0.2. Is there an update or something I’m doing incorrectly? keynote crashes every time.

    Thanks
    -Doug

  5. Jesse

    This is great! How do you create more questions using the same file?

  6. You just go into keynote, to the background slide, click on the question, and change it.

    1. Stacy

      If I need more slides, do I duplicate them and then change them?

      1. I think so – Does that work? I forget – it’s so long since I’ve used it!

  7. sarah

    i’m new to keynote. i was wondering how everyone got it to work. i downloaded the file, but all i see are .mov and tiff files. can anyone help?

  8. This is great! I want to have a whole gameshow – not just one question, but I don’t want to back out and retype more questions. How do I add more questions to the gameshow so it is one continuous gameshow with 5 different question segments?

  9. The way I did it as to make 5 seperate slideshows – one for each game, and have them sitting on the desktop.

    After each one quit and open the new one.

    I had my presentation desktop set to a black background, so that you couldn’t tell on the projector that I had quit out of keynote.

    1. Scout

      Will this load on the iPad? Thanks!

      1. Not sure – give it a go!

  10. John

    This worked out great. Our church had a great time playing this.

  11. dejmu

    What file do I open in Keynote. The files are extracted but I do not see a .key filetype to open. Suggestions?

  12. dejmu

    What file do I open in Keynote.
    Suggestions?

  13. dejmu

    I got the correct filetype (.key) but now it doesn’t open in Keynote. It gets stuck halfway through the process.
    Thanks!

    1. Wait – it takes a loooong time to open!

  14. April

    This is EXACTLY what I was looking for! I need to do a presentation for the city I work in – BUT I don’t have a mac. Is there any other program that I can run this in?? Please HELP!

  15. Sonny

    This great! Two questions:
    The .mov files were not linked up. Is there an easy way to replace them?

    I would like to have 10 questions in a whole game. What is the best way to do this?

    Thanks!!

  16. daddy mac

    we need this for a science class project can someone help us to get it open on a file and possibly put it on a smartboard ?

  17. Nathan

    You need Keynote ’08 or newer to run this.

  18. Alex

    Can’t open. It seems to hang. Am using Keynote ’09. Any ideas?

  19. Alex

    Scratch that. It finally opened after a looong wait :-)
    When I re-saved it as a Keynote ’09 file, opening it again was a breeze.
    Thanks!

  20. Jess

    Alex was right, it took forever to open, but when it finally did it was worth the wait! I had been looking around for at least an hour for good templates and wasn’t having much luck (yes, many templates, but all very basic looking). This one is amazing! Thank you so much for posting.

  21. Fantastic. Thank you for posting this. Very well put together and fun to use. I agree with others that when it is resaved as an 09 file it reloads right away. I made 5 different files for 5 different questions. That video clip is a great touch. Thanks again for including all the files. I haven’t seen a cooler one than this even among the PPT files.

  22. Kim

    How long is “forever” – I’ve been waiting 2 hrs for this file to open.

  23. Bart

    Awesome job! Works great and will really add to my elementary school presentations!

  24. irene

    We are trying to put together a presentation for some co-workers that are leaving and we would love use this but for some reason it’s not working right. Can anyone help? I have all the questions put together. Also, is there a Fast Money Round? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  25. Stacey

    Thank you so much for your work! This is awesome – perfect as a review game for my students. But, I was able to make more questions on the same presentation rather than saving a bunch of files. I just copied the two master slides (“Sound” and “No sound”) and renamed them (“Question 2 Sound” and “Question 2 No Sound”). Then I typed in my second question on the two new master sides. Next, I copy/pasted the sequence of 34 possible answer slides and reapplied the “Question 2 Sound” and “Question 2 No Sound” to the appropriate slides. I ended up making about 25 different questions in one file. Thanks again!

    1. bmar

      @Stacey

      Did you have to create another set of hyperlinks with every combination in the second set of questions?

      Thanks!

      1. Stacey

        I don’t think so (although clearly it’s been a year since I’ve opened this presentation!). If I remember correctly, all I had to do was copy and paste the first set of questions and then reapply master slide 2 (with question 2) to the duplicate slides.

    2. Debbie

      I am new to Keynote and having trouble doing the various sets like you did. Any chance you would be willing to share your full game so I can just redo questions and answers?

  26. bmar

    Game is great! Thanks for posting/creating. Be patient, it takes a while to load at first.

  27. joy

    Can someone please tell how to get this to work. I tried saving but where do I go from there and what do I open? I really need this for a school presentation!….so anyone could help that would be great!

  28. I got everything to load up, links seem to work fine but the audio and video files are not working. I’ve got them all so could someone clue me in on how to place them inside the presentation? Thanks so much!

  29. I will be having a presentation about diabetes. I’m looking for a game like this but it’s taking so long to load every time I wanna ope in. Can someone please let me know how I can fix it? Is there any other game I can do with keynote to get my classmates involved? Thanks

    1. I think it only takes a long time the first time you open it.
      Save it and then it should open faster.

  30. Kelli

    Well, admin … same issue. I cannot get this file to open. I have tried on multiple Macs and waited for an hour now on this last one. Is there any way you can email the file to me? Perhaps there is something with the link from here? I am using Keynote ’09, the latest update. Thank you!

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