The jj_game Class
This is a major update of the jj_game class that was first
published 9/3/2000 and made available only through my web site at
JJ_game 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 jj_game has many enhancements an new features:
(1) Added the ability to post 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 dvipsone, dvips, pdftex and
dvipdfm (untested in this version).
Additionally, there is a pro option that requires the use of dvipsone
or dvips and Acrobat Pro 7.0 or later with distiller.
I have used the jj_game 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 jjg_man.pdf contains all details of the game, and
wonderful demo files are also supplied.
Get the latest AeB (AcroTeX eDucation Bundle, web,exerquiz,etc)
and if applicable, get AeB Pro
Installation: Place jj_game.zip in the search path of your latex
system and unzip. The zip file will create a jj_game folder with the
distribution. Update your filename database, if necessary, read the
documentation and/or try the demo files in the examples folder.
Comments and suggestions are always gratefully accepted and seriously
Hope you like the new version, now, I simply must get back to my