Jeopardy teambuilding uses a quiz show format to pit coworkers against one another in a fight of wits and knowledge. Many people consider Jeopardy to be the pinnacle of game shows. Quite a few of us used to yell the answers at the screen and imagine ourselves as contestants. In addition, the game boasts some excellent aural design. Even though most of us will never get to meet game show host Alex Trebek in person, we can still live out our game show aspirations by challenging our friends and family to a competitive game night at home.

How to set up a Jeopardy teambuilding at your office?

1. Build a game board

Jeopardy Teambuilding

Creating a game board is the first thing to do while getting ready to play Jeopardy. Google Slides or PowerPoint is the most popular setting for office Jeopardy.

Here are the steps you should take to make your own game board:

1. Make a score slide with the different types of questions and their respective point values.

2. Create a PowerPoint deck of questions and answers, then sort them by topic.

3. Connect the slides with the questions to the first slide with the point value.

Making slides from scratch requires a lot of time and effort. To save time, we recommend looking for and adopting a suitable template.

2. Choose your categories

Teams determine Jeopardy categories by which they choose questions to answer. Your game will have six different types, all of which you will specify. Industry-specific categories will increase the game's instructional value. A medical facility, for instance, may prioritize categories that address regulations and procedures, while a customer service center may emphasize answers to common problems.

But the categories you use don't have to be limited to the office. Team building Jeopardy's goal is to get people talking to one another, so feel free to pick questions on whatever you believe would be good fodder for a round of debate and compromise. You can choose from the above choices, or you can think up your own.

Five of the most popular Jeopardy categories:
1. Science
2. Literature
3. History
4. Sport
5. Nature

Five exciting Jeopardy categories:
1. Company history
2. Hero and villane
3. Puns and wordplay
4. Job fact
5. Boss's quote

You may also combine professional and personal interests into a single set of categories.

Take note that you can help the more introverted and less socially active members of your team by assigning them to projects or activities outside of their usual competence.

3. List your questions

Jeopardy relies heavily on the questions that contestants must answer. Choose questions that are sure to get people talking and thinking. There are five progressively more challenging problems in each section.

After you've established some classifications, you may begin looking for answers. You can get ideas from your coworkers and workplace guidelines if your categories are business related. Questions can be found via an internet search if you use broad subject headings.

To save time, you may find Jeopardy questions already prepared on several websites. In this category, the term “facts” will lead you to resources that may be used to generate new inquiries.

All of your questions should be compiled, ranked by difficulty, and given point values.
Once you've settled on categories and gathered questions and answers, you can begin entering them into your game board.

4. Prepare your devices

It's crucial to remember to load and test your gear before you head out. Many a round of office Jeopardy has been put on hold as the projector or laptop updates. If the meeting runs late because of technical difficulties, your staff may become bored or frustrated. You need to find out what hardware and software will be required to project your presentation, and then get it all together. If you want to have enough time to set up your equipment and troubleshoot if there are any issues, I recommend doing so at least half an hour before the meeting. If, despite your best efforts, technical difficulties persist, it is in everyone's best interest that you move on to other items on the agenda while the problem is being resolved.

5. Create teams from your group.

There are just three participants in a typical game of Jeopardy, but your party can split up into as many as four different teams. Typically, teams include from three to twelve members. Make careful to set a maximum team size to ensure that everyone has a chance to contribute; otherwise, participation levels will drop as the group grows larger.

6. Decide team turn order

Which team goes first can be determined in a few different ways.

● After a question is read aloud, the first team to “buzz in” with the proper answer decides whether to play or pass.
● Choose a number between one and ten and have the teams try to estimate it.
● Do a coin toss
● Use team metrics such as “least call-outs” or “most senior” to describe your group at work.
● Employ a computer-based random number generator.

7. Allow teams to pick questions

The category and point value are determined by the winning team. Obviously, you've read the query. Give each group 30 seconds to react. If the first team gets a question right, they get the points. Incorrect responses give the other team an opportunity to score a theft. The stealing team may get an extra fifteen seconds to confer.

Scores should be erased from the board when a team has provided a response to a question.
Keep score throughout the game, or designate a scorekeeper if your software doesn't do it automatically.

8. Double Jeopardy

Marking the question slide allows you to designate any one question as a “double Jeopardy” question. If you get this right, it may be worth twice as much as the others. Teams can wager as many points as they like up to the question's value. If the point value of a question is $900, for example, a team may wager any amount between $100 and $900 on that question. If you get a question right, you get a certain amount of points; if you get it wrong, you lose those points.

9. Ultimate Jeopardy

Once everyone in the group has answered every question on the board, everyone will play Final Jeopardy. Now is the time to pass out notecards and pencils so that the groups may jot down their solutions. In addition, each group records a point spread wager. The points at stake for a team's wager might be all of them or a subset of them.

The teams all disclose their responses at the same time. Teams with the most accurate answers win the bet. Teams who submit the wrong answers will be docked the indicated number of points. The victor is the group that scores the most points.

Team Jeopardy rules:

● Pick a category and a score. Such is, “I'll take American History for $400.”
● Discuss about the team's reply.
● Ask questions as your responses. The capital of Belarus, for instance, might elicit the response, “What is, Minsk?”
● The team earns the point value for a right response and gets to pick the next question.
● Competitors can potentially score a theft if the team gives the wrong response. If the team who stole the points answered right, they got the points. If no team gets it right, no one scores and the next team gets a shot.
● With the Double Jeopardy feature, the point total for a certain question might increase by 100%. The maximum point wager per team per question is 2. Teams get points for accurate responses, but lose them for wrong ones.
● Final Jeopardy begins if teams have answered every question on the board. Each team can bet up to their maximum point total. Teams either write their answers down and hand them over to the game host or reveal them all at once. If you get a question right, you get the number of points indicated next to the question, but if you get it wrong, you lose those points.
● In a game of points, the victor is the team that finishes with the most.


By playing Team Jeopardy, teammates are prompted to share their expertise. The game nonetheless provides valuable experience in negotiating and persuasion, despite the time pressure.

Workplace Jeopardy may be a powerful teaching tool, as well as a vehicle for developing leadership and teamwork skills. These are but a few of the many typical gains from forming and working in a team.

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