• Each guest needs a pencil and a piece of paper to write their answers on.
• Tell them to put their answers in the form of a question, just like on real Jeopardy.
• Some questions will have more than one acceptable answer, and those are all listed on the Answers Page.
• In the TV version of Jeopardy, whoever gets the answer first wins, and you can play it that way if you like, with the host keeping an eye on the Zoom window, noting who raises their hand first, and calling on them. In this version, only the first guest to get the answer right wins that question.
Here is a more inclusive and less-pressured version:
1: The host reads each question twice, slowly, giving the game board value for the question first. For example: "Samurai Arts for $100: The shortest and most famous type of Japanese poetry, with only three lines and a strict 5-7-5 syllable count."
2: Give everyone time to think, and when everyone has written down their guesses, the host reads the right answer. Guests note down their scores (and if you're playing this as a drinking game, anyone who got it wrong has to drink!) Hosting Note: If you'd like the game to go faster, wait to read the answers until the questions have all been asked, then read them out at the end.
3: When all the questions have been asked and answered, guests total up their winnings and read them aloud. 4: (Optional) The guest with the most winnings gets a gift/giveaway. In case of a tie, the host rolls dice, flips a coin, or other random method of picking a winner.
• If you're using your computer for Zooming, you can open a new window for the website page with the questions and answers and click between that and your Zoom window, or use your phone to display the page with the questions and answers, so you can keep an eye on the Zoom window at the same time.
• On the TV version, guests can jump around the board and choose which question to request, but because this game board isn't interactive, it's not as easy for everyone to keep track of which have already been asked. It's easier for the Book Zoom host to choose the questions and read them aloud for everyone to answer.