Back it Up


This is a ppt zoom game.

Pro Tips:

  • This is an easy game to create yourself BUT it’s time consuming so don’t be afraid to save time by purchasing the file. Seriously, you’ve probably got better things to do with your time and this will save you several hours.

  • Be clear about the rules up front.

  • Have a leader keeping score so the game can flow smoothly.


  1. Powerpoint/slideshow Capabilities

How to Play:

There are several variations. This is how we play: On a slide show, have a series of objects. Each object will have 4 different zoom perspectives:

1.) Very close

2.) close

3.) not so close

4.) whole object in view.

We split our group up into two teams. We'll show a series of four slides for each object. Very close slide, close slide, not so close slide, and whole object in view slide. If a team guesses correctly on the first slide - they get 4 points and you go on to the next object. If a team guesses wrongly on the first slide, they get minus 4 points and the other team can guess if they want - then you go on to the next slide. This slide is only worth three points or negative three if the team gets it wrong. The following slide will be worth 2 points and the final slide will be worth 1 point,

The team is only allowed to guess once per slide. First team that raises their hand can guess first. Teams can pass and not say anything at all during a slide.

Another variation is to use students' facebook profile pictures. Some in the past have called this version "facebook zoom."

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