Game module

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This module contains 8 games and is translated to Català (ca), Basque, Deutsch (de), Ελληνικά (el), English (en), Spanish Español - Internacional (es), Euskara (eu), Frence, ית (he), Hrvatski (hr), Italiano (it), Nederlands (nl), Norsk - bokmal ( no), Polski (pl), Português - Brasil (pt_br), Русский (ru), Shqip (sq), Українська (uk), 简体中文 (zh_cn) languages.

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There are two versions. One for Moodle 1.x and one for Moodle 2.x You can download these from

Available games

                       Glossary                           Questions
Game                                                                           True / False
                                   Short answer          Multi choice
Hangman                     X                Χ
Crossword                   X                Χ
Cryptex                     X                Χ
Millionaire                                                         Χ
Sudoku                      X                Χ                      Χ               Χ
The hidden picture          X                Χ                      Χ               Χ
Snakes and Ladders          Χ                Χ
Book with questions         X                Χ                      Χ               Χ


This game takes words from either a Glossary or quiz short answer questions and generates a hangman puzzle. Teacher can set the number of words that each game contains, if shows the first or last letter, or if show the question or the answer at the end.



This game takes words from either a Glossary or quiz short answer questions and generates a random crossword puzzle. Teacher can set the maximum number of columns/rows or words that contains. Student can press the button “Check crossword” to check if the answers are correct. Every crossword is dynamic so it is different to every student.



This game is like a crossword but the answers are hidden inside a random cryptex.



This game takes words from multiple choice quiz questions and creates a “Who wants to be a Millionaire” style game complete with the three lifelines.


How to Play Millionaire

The rules of the Millionaire game are simple: you must answer each question correctly to proceed - if you answer one question wrong, the game is over. Look in the bottom-right corner of your screen to see if you answered the question correctly or not.

To end or start a new game, click on the 'X' next to the lifelines (top of screen). You will be presented with a new page where you have two options: you can end the game and return to the course, or you can start a new game.


This game shows a sudoku puzzle to the students with not enough numbers to allow it to be solved. For each question the student correctly answers an additional number is slotted into the puzzle to make it easier to solve.


The hidden picture

This game randomly grabs an image from a glossary and hides it behind panels. As each question is answered correctly a portion of the image is revealed. How fast can they guess the image? The picture can be taken from another glossary, in case of glossaries with no pictures.

Hidden picture.jpg

Snakes and Ladders

The students have to traverse a traditional “Snakes and Ladders” board by answering questions taken from either a Glossary or quiz short answer questions. As they get an answer right, the dice is rolled and a random number displayed. The game piece is moved ahead that many squares. If the game piece is in the bottom of a ladder and the answer is correct, it goes to the top. If the game piece is in head of snake and the answer is wrong, it goes to the tail.

snakes and ladders.jpg

Book with questions

When the student answers correct can go to the next chapter. Source for each game

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