Activities: Game

Maintained by Picture of Vasilis Daloukas Vasilis 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

If you like this module please consider donating at 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 is active for 10 years and is the number 8 on downloads according to
This module is and will remain free, but your donation allows me to continue the development, and any amount is greatly appreciated.


This plugin is part of set Gamification.


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  • Picture of Melanie Scott
    Thu, 1 Mar 2018, 9:55 PM
    Cryptex and Crossword don't recognize my questions or my quiz. They are fine with my glossary. Other games see the questions and quizzes fine. I'm using version 2017081401 for Moodle 3.3.1. This is the same as several other users have reported.
  • Picture of Adam Pawelczak
    Mon, 9 Apr 2018, 8:31 PM
    Cryptex - two issues:
    1. Db error. I've prepared fix. It is waiting for integration at .
    2. Error when trying to print finished exercise. (May be, the print button shouldn't be visible).

  • Picture of Avram Gates
    Mon, 7 May 2018, 3:15 PM
    I am developing various online projects in which I use different plug-ins. This plugin is very useful for my Friv and kizi project. I look forward to reading more articles about present and future technology from this site. Many thanks for this article. Thanks you very much!
  • Picture of Christopher McCool
    Thu, 10 May 2018, 5:38 AM
    Using latest release on a 3.2 moodle instance.

    I am currently running into an issue with Cryptex and pulling clues from Glossary entries with audio files in them. With any audio format, the clue just shows the address/directory listing of the file rather than displaying audio controls and playing the file. This is only within the answer box and not for the listed clues.

    The problem I am having is that we are using this to teach a language and showing the filename in the answer box instead of audio controls to play the audio version of the clue is displaying the answer. I do have a workaround that I am doing, for the time being, which is simply changing naming convention and re-naming every file, but that still doesn't fix the visual problem of just showing code or an https://address-to-file.mp3

    Anyone have any ideas about this or if this is a unique problem to me?
  • Picture of Anne Laure Guin alg
    Fri, 25 May 2018, 4:21 PM
    I have just discovered this plugin. Thank you for developping this.
    Are you planning on offering the 3.5 version?
  • Picture of Victor Santos
    Tue, 19 Jun 2018, 5:15 PM
    I installed the plugin, and apparently everything was ok! I created the crossword activity but it's only working with "Glossary" if I choose "questions" or "quiz" I get the following error:
    " error/There are no questions " Am I doing something wrong?
  • Picture of Vasilis Daloukas
    Wed, 4 Jul 2018, 1:14 PM
    New version is available compatible with Moodle 3.5 and new image set for "Hangman" and "Snakes and Ladders".
  • Picture of Vasilis Daloukas
    Wed, 4 Jul 2018, 9:41 PM
    Version 2018070410 has a string in lang.php for translating "Header/Footer Options"
  • Picture of Vasilis Daloukas
    Sat, 7 Jul 2018, 10:17 PM
    Version 2018070701 fixes a problem when using audio files in Cryptex game. If you like this module please consider donating at to help me continue working on this project.
  • Picture of Martha Boyd
    Tue, 24 Jul 2018, 11:35 PM
    I want using the Game plugin for Moodle site, and I want donating some amount to Vasilis through Paypal. When I donate I can ask for new facilities e.g. support for new languages, new games, new statistics, more documentation on some forms or extra support?
  • Picture of Vasilis Daloukas
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018, 2:57 AM
    Yes, of course.
  • Picture of Nicholas Williams
    Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 8:38 PM
    I was able to work around the error by executing this on my Moodle database in PostgreSQL:

    UPDATE mdl_game_cross SET createscore=0 WHERE createscore isnull

    before applying the mod_game update for play friv games, and the results are fantastic, thanks
  • Picture of Vasilis Daloukas
    Mon, 8 Oct 2018, 5:06 PM
    Thanks Nicholas Williams. Version 2018100800 includes this fix.
  • Picture of Gorn ---
    Wed, 10 Oct 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, 7 Nov 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.
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