We know gamification works to engage students. Try out this Google Slides game board template with built in dice rolls.
Create a Game
I didn’t make the game for you, so you (or as Catlin Tucker says, have the student’s do it!) will need to create an idea to have student’s use a game board.
Make a copy of the template and customize it for how you will use it with your students. Please share in the comments below ideas you have for how you might use this template. I am envisioning two students share one copy of your modified game board. However, you can also have one collaborative Google Slides (one of my favorite things to do) and have all students on the same Google Slides paired up on one slide.
The players will need a game piece. You do not want this to be on the background image since the pieces would not move. I used Bitmoji to add my avatar as my playing piece. Students could also insert a selfie and shrink it down to use as their avatar. You just want to make sure that the object moves on the slide so the players can advance around the board.
However, I did code within the Slides template to sorta simulate rolling dice. Look for the “dice” menu. It is to the right of the Help menu. Note that this is not normally present in Google Slides, this is something I coded specifically for this template. When students are playing the game they can use the menu “dice” to choose “Roll Die.”
Modifying the Game Board
Each rectangle is individual and can be modified. You may want to type something in some or all of the cells. Maybe write a question (probably make the font smaller) right into the rectangle. Note, you can only modify the game board from the View menu and choosing “Master.” The game board is locked down to the background when in regular Google Slides mode.
In the toolbar of the Google Slides is the add a slide button. Click the tiny triangle next to the plus icon to choose a layout. Use the “Text Boxes” layout to have premade text boxes that do not have to be edited from the slide master.