Activities: Game

Maintained by Picture of Vasilis DaloukasVasilis Daloukas
The game activity module makes use of questions, quizzes and glossaries to create offer a variety of interactive games.
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This module gets input from quiz, glossary or questions and plays some games. The games are:

* hangman
* crossword
* cryptex
* millionaire
* sudoku
* Snakes and Ladders
* The hidden picture
* Book with questions

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 to help me continue working on this project. When you donate you can ask for new facilities e.g. support for new languages, new games, new statistics, more documentation on some forms or extra support. 
It's a project that has been active since 2007 and is the number 7 on downloads in the last 12 months according to
This module is and will remain free, but your donation allows me to continue the development, and any amount is greatly appreciated.

Now is GDPR compliant.

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This plugin is part of set Gamification.


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  • Picture of Vasilis Daloukas
    Mon, Oct 8, 2018, 5:06 PM
    Thanks Nicholas Williams. Version 2018100800 includes this fix.
  • Picture of Gorn ---
    Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 9:09 PM
    Hi there, I still have the problem with the German "ß", that Henry has described here: When I change the option "Disables text-transform:uppercase in CSS " the word count for the result is no longer seen as correct, because "ß" resolves to two "S" when uppercase is used. I think the result boxes assume uppercase despite the "disable" option being ticked and therefore count two "S" as the correct wordlength. I have the latest version installed, so it's still an issue.
  • Picture of Santiago Cardona Saldarriaga
    Wed, Nov 7, 2018, 10:46 PM

    I have an error when trying to install the plugin, it happens and it turns out that my database is MySQL 8.0, therefore one of the statements called row is not valid for the syntax of this version.
  • Picture of Vasilis Daloukas
    Sun, Nov 18, 2018, 1:38 AM
    Version 2018-11-17-03 fixes the problem with MySQL 8.0 (change the name of fields from col/row to mycol/myrow because row is a reserved word). Don't forget to donate at to help the support of module Game.
  • Picture of Vasilis Daloukas
    Mon, Nov 19, 2018, 2:18 AM
    Version 2018-11-18-07 supports Activity completion.
  • Picture of Derek Chaplin
    Mon, Nov 19, 2018, 7:46 PM
    This CSS code, while not perfect, makes the crossword layout prettier.
    #page-mod-game-view {
    .crosswordarea table#crossword tbody {
    width: 800px !important;
    td {
    width: 28px;
    height: 9px;
  • Picture of Derek Chaplin
    Mon, Nov 19, 2018, 9:31 PM
    /* Actually an even better solution is to use rem units */

    #page-mod-game-view {
    .crosswordarea table#crossword tbody {
    td {
    width: 2rem;
    height: 2rem;
  • Picture of Vasilis Daloukas
    Tue, Nov 20, 2018, 4:13 PM
    Thanks Derek Chaplin. Version 2018-11-20-02 includes a similar change in CSS, so cells in crossword are now square.
  • Picture of Vasilis Daloukas
    Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 5:33 AM
    Game module is now GDPR compliant.
  • Purple and green cubism
    Fri, Nov 30, 2018, 6:13 PM
    Very reliably updated, and I can't speak for the other games, but 'Book with question' is unusable from what I can tell. I recommend and instead, for formative assessments within books (and others). Fantastic commitment to this plugin, though! Just doesn't suit what I was looking for.
  • Picture of Vasilis Daloukas
    Sun, Dec 2, 2018, 12:47 AM
    In the last version game "Book with questions" is now hidden by default. Every who wants to use it can unhide it from settings. I fixed some problems in this game also.
  • Rafael
    Wed, Jan 9, 2019, 7:11 PM
    I want using the Game plugin but
    Exceção - Too few arguments to function game_cryptex_play(), 10 passed in [dirroot]/mod/game/cryptex/play.php on line 160 and exactly 12 expected
  • Picture of Vasilis Daloukas
    Wed, Jan 9, 2019, 7:28 PM
    Rafael Mota: Try the last version. This is error is fixed.
  • Al
    Tue, Jan 15, 2019, 7:10 AM
    We use them on an education site for schools and schools love it so thank you. However, we have had a number of complaints about the game:- cryptex
    When the grid is created it has on several occasions created very sexual words and phrases which student have found and reported to their tutor. Screenshots have been sent to us. This has sparked a number of concerns to us, so much so that we have now had to remove this particular game. Is it possible for you to create a box a that we can enter a list of common words that your system will ensure does not appear in the grid or maybe you have another solution? Cheers.
  • Picture of Anonymous User
    Wed, Jan 16, 2019, 4:23 AM
    Why are questions in hangman and crossword split in 2 lines. Word It need to be in the same line of the rest of the question. Glossary is ok.

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