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The jjgame Class Author: D. P. Story Dated: 2016/11/24

JJgame class is a Jeop­ardy-like game in which you com­pete for cy­ber money by an­swer­ing ques­tions com­posed by the game au­thor. The ques­tions can be mul­ti­ple choice, math fill-in or text fill-in.

Since the year 2000, many tech­niques have been de­vel­oped, and this ver­sion of jjgame has many en­hance­ments an new fea­tures: (1) Added the abil­ity to pose math and text fill-in ques­tions

(2) Enhanced control over the color design of the game
(3) The distribution comes with 9 designs (color schemes)
    jeopardy, florida, iceland, hornet, qatar, norway, germany,
    bahamas and spain
(4) Five general graphical backgrounds provided, and two additional
    ones that are used in a custom design
(5) language option, currently english and german. Additional
    languages will be added as translators volunteer

The ba­sic game can be con­structed us­ing dvips, pdf­tex, lu­a­tex, and xe­la­tex.

Ad­di­tion­ally, there is a pro op­tion that re­quires the use of dvips/Dis­tiller work­flow (Acro­bat Pro 7.0 or later re­quired).

I have used the jjgame class in some of my classes for ex­tra credit; for this pur­pose, the fol­low­ing fea­tures were de­vel­oped:

(6) A forcredit option that forces the student---assuming the
    contestant is taking the game for credit---to enter his/her name.
(7) With the pro option, layers are used to hide the questions
    from the contestant before he/she selects a question from
    the game board. When the contestant selects a question, the
    question is made visible.  The questions are in layers with
    a no print attribute, so the contestant cannot print out the
    game and distribute the questions to other contestants even if
    the questions are visible.

Doc­u­men­ta­tion jjgman.pdf con­tains all de­tails of the game, and won­der­ful demo files are also sup­plied.

What's New (2016/11/24): Brought jjgame class up to con­for­mance to the mod­ern ex­erquiz pack­age, which has changed over the years.

Com­ments and sug­ges­tions are al­ways grate­fully ac­cepted and se­ri­ously con­sid­ered.

Hope you like the new ver­sion, now, I sim­ply must get back to my re­tire­ment!

one dps dp­story at uakron dot edu dp­story at acro­tex dot net

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (1.7M).

jj-game – A class to con­struct Jeop­ardy-like games

The class de­fines a Jeop­ardy-like game; ques­tion an­swers may be mul­ti­ple choice, or text or math­e­mat­ics ‘fill-ins’.

The ba­sic game can be con­structed us­ing dvip­sone, dvips, pdf­tex or dvipdfm. The ‘pro’ op­tion of the game works with dvip­sone or dvips only, and re­quires Adobe Acro­bat Pro 7.0 (or later), with its dis­tiller.

The game re­quires the Acro ed­u­ca­tion bun­dle, and (for the pro op­tion) AeB pro.

Also, the eforms pack­age dated 2016-08-29 or later is re­quired.

Sam­ples of sources for games are pro­vided.

Home pagehttp://www.math.uakron.edu/~dp­story/jj_game.html
Ver­sion3.1 2016-11-24
Li­censeThe Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right2000–2016 D. P. Story
Main­tainerDon­ald P. Story
Con­tained inMiKTeX as jj-game
Topics pro­cess game di­a­grams, game­books, and other amuse­ments
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