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  • stemarty
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    • Jeonnamdo
Ripley's believe it or not! (the game) Mario themed
« on: May 04, 2012, 02:18:42 pm »
I finally finished making Ripleys believe it or not! The Game 2

I have included the original version and the second one that I am going to whip out with my afterschool class next week.

My kids LOVED this game.
The rules are super easy to follow.

In turned based style have one team answer the question. If they get it right +2 points. Then they must choose a mystery pipe for a bonus prize. Then click to the next slide to see a random fact. Click on the mario icon on the bottom left corner to return to the main game page.

Thats it! It should definitely fill more than 45 minutes. Attached below are the games plus screen shots of them. Props and credits go to whomever originally created the game template.


  • wango
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    • September 05, 2011, 03:47:16 pm
    • Daegu, South Korea
Re: Ripley's believe it or not! (the game) Mario themed
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 08:34:03 am »
perfect game for post-midterms when students don't want to do anything! thanks!


Re: Ripley's believe it or not! (the game) Mario themed
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 09:36:55 am »
Tried this game today after going through the book just to inject some fun into the class. Both 3rd grade middle school classes loved it. It got especially exciting when the banana and red shell kept being picked. Thanks for your great work!!


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Re: Ripley's believe it or not! (the game) Mario themed
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 09:27:37 am »
The black shell, which I added in the second version of this game was a HUGE hit with my grade one's today.
It was choosen as one of the last prizes which started a frenzy of angry teenagers from the winning team who sadly lost their points just before they could finish the game!

I adapted game one and included the black shell. You can download the new version here:
 


Re: Ripley's believe it or not! (the game) Mario themed
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 08:22:41 pm »
Hey, thanks so much for this.  I'll actually be using it in a lazy adult class some time in the future :)


  • karenology
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    • October 03, 2010, 06:00:08 pm
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Re: Ripley's believe it or not! (the game) Mario themed
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2012, 05:58:40 am »
Thanks for your hard work!  I have been forbidden from showing movies (though the Korean teachers totally can  :'( ), and the students are getting sick of all my usual games.  So this will be a big help!


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    • March 07, 2011, 07:46:37 am
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Re: Ripley's believe it or not! (the game) Mario themed
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 03:37:33 pm »
Brilliant! Thanks so much for this, perfect for the last lesson


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Re: Ripley's believe it or not! (the game) Mario themed
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2012, 12:00:55 pm »
a really good effect that Ive started doing is on the slides where there is a random fact (after each question slide) have an advanced student translate the English into Korean for 2 bonus points. I was so suprised in my kids abilities when I asked them to do this. I even had B level students giving it a try.

My co-teacher said it was the best idea I've had for my games.


Re: Ripley's believe it or not! (the game) Mario themed
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 05:08:50 pm »
Looking forward to trying it once I hit the post requirements.

Thanks for the hard work.


  • Mokona
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    • June 29, 2012, 12:03:46 pm
Re: Ripley's believe it or not! (the game) Mario themed
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2012, 09:07:48 am »
I downloaded the file yet somehow I cannot open it....do I need a converter to open this file?

Thanks!!


  • stemarty
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Re: Ripley's believe it or not! (the game) Mario themed
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2012, 12:30:59 pm »
I downloaded the file yet somehow I cannot open it....do I need a converter to open this file?

Thanks!!

You shouldn't need a converter for this game to load. Try again on another computer. If it still won't load I can try saving the game as a PPTX and re-load again. 


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Re: Ripley's believe it or not! (the game) Mario themed
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2012, 09:18:48 pm »
Game three is in the works of being made! but I need ideas to "freshen" up the game and make something about it new and exciting. Any thoughts?


  • ushikougeki
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    • August 22, 2010, 09:53:37 pm
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Re: Ripley's believe it or not! (the game) Mario themed
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2012, 03:29:26 pm »
Thanks, I'll use this in a future lesson. 

Are you doing something with the strange inventions slides?  Or just showing them to the kids?


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Re: Ripley's believe it or not! (the game) Mario themed
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2012, 04:32:46 pm »
I used it as a pre-warm up game where I showed the students those slides and had them guess what is was for and what it was called. I then gave the team that made a guess a point.

You can delete it if its no use to you.


Re: Ripley's believe it or not! (the game) Mario themed
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2014, 12:04:50 pm »
Nice work!  Both my high school and my middle school students really enjoyed these games.  The only problem that I had with the original versions was that there were too many red and black shells, so the scores never got above 4 or 5 before they were wiped out again.  I solved this by rigging the game with a better proportion of results:

10 choices result in +2 points
4 choices result in steal a point
3 choices result in switch points
2 choices result in lose all points
1 choices results in both teams losing their points

With this composition, the scores can get really high, and then when they hit a red shell or a banana it is pandemonium.  Also, since they only get to pick one pipe, they have no idea that the game is rigged.  The illusion of control.  Anyway, use it if you like it.  Cheers!
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