Looking for something fun to do on St. Patrick’s Day? Check out our FREE St. Patrick’s Day Family Feud game for a little friendly competition! This game is a lot of fun and perfect for your upcoming party or family gathering!
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Family Feud Origin
The Family Feud game show has been around since the mid 1970s and is one of the longest-running game shows in history! The show is based on a simple concept – survey 100 people and see which answers are the most popular. The questions are often silly and light-hearted, making for a fun and entertaining game show.
On the show, two families of five compete against each other to guess the most popular answers. As the contestants accurately guess survey results, answers are revealed on the big game board screen.
The St. Patrick’s Day Game Questions
Results are in! We posed St. Patrick’s Day questions to 100 people and we’ve got the survey results right here for you! And, some of the results may even surprise you. With a little help from a lucky leprechaun, who knows, you may just find a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow! (hint hint)
St. Patrick’s Day Family Feud Game Options
Have a computer? Perfect – because our PowerPoint game is equipped with music, buzzer sounds, and a game board for a fun, interactive experience. Just download the game, open it up in PowerPoint, and you’re ready to go!
Don’t have a computer? Don’t worry! You can also find a free printable answer guide below that has all of the questions and answers you can use to play on your own.
Playing with kids? Check out the kid-friendly version available in both PowerPoint and a printable answer guide. Let the fun begin!
How to Play St. Patrick’s Day Family Feud
The basic rules of the game are simple. Two teams compete against each other by trying to guess the most popular responses to our St. Patrick’s Day survey questions. Each answer is assigned a point value based on the number of survey respondents who gave that answer. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins!
To make things more challenging, you can also play with a time limit per question.
Basic Game Setup
First, select one person to be the game host for the duration of the game. Before the game starts, the host will need to have a printed copy of all the questions and answers to reference throughout the game.
Next, project the PowerPoint onto a screen that everyone can see. If you’re virtually playing on Zoom with others, the host can share their screen with the group.
Finally, divide players into two teams.
Basic Game Play
To win, a team must reach 300 points. The more popular the answer, the higher the number of points.
Select one player from each team to compete in the first round. Have the host announce the number of top answers on the board and read the first question out loud. The first player to guess one of the answers on the board wins the chance to play that round with their team if the answer provided is the No.1 survey response. If it is not, the opposing player has one opportunity to steal the round by giving a higher-scoring answer.
The team with the No. 1 survey response or higher-ranking answer now has a chance to guess all the remaining answers on the board. The players on the team take turns guessing one of the answers on the board. Collectively, the team is allowed up to three strikes before the opposing team is given a chance to steal all the points on the board. After three strikes, the opposing team has only one chance to guess an answer on the board correctly. If they guess correctly on the first try, that team wins all the points! If they answer incorrectly, the points go to the other team.
Select another player from each team to start the next round.
Fast Money Round
If you want to play just like they do in the game show, add a Fast Money round for an extra dose of excitement! A Fast Money Round happens after one of the two teams reaches 300 or more points. The team that won now has a chance to play this quick-fire round.
The quick-fire Fast Money round is a series of five questions that must be answered in seconds. To play, choose two players from the winning team. These two players must collectively get 200 or more points to win.
We’ve added extra questions at the end of the game for those who want to play a Fast Money round or just want additional rounds of fun.
How to Play Fast Money Round
To get set up, have the first player stay with the host in the Fast Money round while the second player goes to another room that is not within earshot. The first player, who needs to look away from the screen, then has 20 seconds to guess the most popular answers to the five questions. The timer starts after the host finishes asking the first question. The player has the option to “pass” on a question. If time permits, the host restates the missed questions and gives the player a chance to provide answers. At the end, the points are tallied to see how close to 200 the team is. The answers and points are then kept hidden when the second player comes out to play the Fast Money round.
The second player then returns to the group and now has an additional five seconds, for a total of 25 seconds to answer the same questions. If the second player duplicates an answer that was already given by the first player, they must reselect a different answer. At the end, the points are then tallied and if they collectively are able to get 200 points or more, the team wins the Fast Money round!
Who doesn’t love prizes? Up the stakes by picking out a few prizes for the game winners. Some fun themed prizes could be as simple as a box of Lucky Charms cereal, a McDonald’s shamrock shake, or maybe even a pot of gold chocolate coins!
How to Set Up the PowerPoint Game
This FREE downloadable game is in PowerPoint format and works best on a laptop or desktop. It includes sound, timers, and scorekeeping features that are the real deal! First, download the PowerPoint game and enable macros. Then, print out the answer guide for the game show to use throughout the game. Lastly, enable presenter view and you’re ready to go!
Important Tip: For a great PowerPoint Family Feud experience, make sure you assign the total points to the winning team at the end of each round. To do this, click the double chevron associated with the team and select ADD ROUND POINTS. You will notice two prompts: BACK TO SCORES and NEXT ROUND. Each prompt will take you to the next round. If you plan to play with the Fast Money round, use BACK TO SCORES as it automatically determines if the team should compete in another round of basic play or if a team has reached 300 points and should move to the Fast Money bonus round. If you do not plan to play Fast Money, use NEXT ROUND to continue with additional rounds of basic play even when a team has reached or exceeded 300 points.
How to Setup Game – Fast Money Round
Recruit a PowerPoint operator to type in the answers the players provide for each of the five questions and to determine when the second player provides a duplicate answer. Also, print out the Fast Money handout for the host and the operator before the game starts.
To begin, have the first player look away from the screen and click SET TIMER FOR 20 SECONDS to open the Input Window. This is where the PowerPoint operator enters the answers of each player. After the player is finished answering all five questions or when the timer is up, the operator should quickly enter the appropriate points as listed in the Fast Money handout for each of the given answers, then RETURN TO THE BIG BOARD. At this time, the host should ask the player to turn around and look at the screen. The host can then go over the answers and associated points for all to see. CLEAR THE BOARD before having the second player join the rest of the group.
For Family Feud fun, use the buttons in the Input Windows for some cool sound effects. The Fast Forward button can be used to indicate that the player has finished answering all the questions in the round. The Strikethrough Circle red button can be used to indicate that a duplicate answer has been given.
How to Setup Game – Zoom Meeting
Because this game is on PowerPoint, it is perfect for virtual parties too! To play, share your screen and enable sound. If you decide to play the Fast Money round, think about putting the second player in a Break Room until it is time for the player to join the rest of the group.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your family and friends together and see who can guess the top survey responses to our St. Patrick’s Day-themed questions!
FREE St. Patrick’s Day Family Feud Game – for Adults
Here it is! To play, download both the St. Patrick’s Day Family Feud game and answer guide! Don’t have a computer? No problem! Download and print the answer guide to play.
If playing with the Fast Money round, additionally download and print the Fast Money handout for the host and PowerPoint operator.
*Digital files are intended for personal use and may not be shared as your own, redistributed, or sold.
What About the Kids?
As much as I love Family Feud, part of what makes it so funny sometimes are the things I wouldn’t want my kids to hear. Nothing in the adult version of this game is X rated, but considering that drinking is a popular thing to do on St. Patrick’s Day, I’d stick with the kid’s version if you don’t want to explain why beer is more popular than wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day.
Kids will love playing against their parents or grandparents, and everyone will enjoy the festive questions. So gather up your family and friends and get ready to have some fun!
FREE St. Patrick’s Day Family Feud Game – for Kids
Here it is! To play, download and print the answer guide for your game show host. Next, download the Here it is! To play, download both the St. Patrick’s Day Family Feud game and answer guide! Don’t have a computer? No problem! Download and print the answer guide to play.
*Digital files are intended for personal use and may not be shared as your own, redistributed, or sold.
Never Seen Family Feud?
If you’ve never seen Family Feud, check it out! It is an entertaining TV game show that is totally worth watching! The goal is for contestants to accurately guess the most popular responses to survey questions. Before the show, they survey 100 people and compile the top responses. When asked to name a type of fruit, if 10 of the people surveyed say “apple,” “apple” is worth 10 points. The more popular a response, the more points the answer is worth.
Two families compete to guess what the top answers are in order to win money and other prizes. Throughout the show, previous game show host Steve Harvey would shout the iconic phrase “Survey Says” as he reveals the top answers. As a viewer, before you know it, you’ll find yourself shouting at the TV guessing right alongside the contestants. The show is also incredibly entertaining because of some of the off-the-cuff responses that are sure to make you laugh. For a more detailed explanation of how to play Family Feud, check out this guide.
Want More Family Feud?
Design your own Family Feud game using the best Family Feud Template that allows you to keep score, add your own content, and customize team names. If you’re looking for something ready to play, check out this Family Feud Trivia Cards Set that has over 200 different cards you can play.
Want to Make Your Own Game?
If you want to create your own game, you easily can! I used the FREE Family Feud template from Rusnak Creative and could not be more impressed with the quality and ease of customization! This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License and is for personal use only, not to be sold or for resale.
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