This is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive from customers when discussing game preparation.
While the type of game primarily determines the answer, additional game settings in the web portal will give you the ideal game.
Defining categories for the questions is our first recommendation. Categories will serve two essential purposes for the game:
- Create the content in a more structured way and focus on each topic while creating the questions.
- Defining categories and subcategories for the questions, analyzing knowledge of different topics included in the training in a comparative way, identifying knowledge gaps that will allow you to make decisions for future educational activities.
We suggest creating 5-7 categories for live games. For remote games, use 3-6 categories and 3-6 subcategories.
With live games, you only need 60 questions. For games with a 20-minute, 30-minute or 40-minute duration, we recommend 30, 45 or 60 questions. We also recommend dividing the questions into 5-7 categories. Following this strategy ensures that questions repeat enough in the game to make the correct answer rate improve over time.
Depending on how long your remote game lasts, you should include 150 to 250 questions in games that last between 3 and 5 days. Think of it as 40-50 questions for each day when players can launch challenges during the game. We also recommend creating 3 to 6 categories and 3 to 6 subcategories. Each one should therefore contain anywhere from 10 to 20 questions. This should be enough to sufficiently cover a specific topic. You can identify specific topics without being too vague.
For other games, everything depends on the objectives you propose for the training, question categories and how you customize the game parameters.
How the maximum challenge restriction setting impacts question repetition
A relationship also exists between the number of questions and the maximum amount of play during a game. We focus more on having as many players as possible take full advantage of the game. In order to accomplish this goal, you must create a fair game. Players must dedicate a reasonable amount of time to the game so they can receive a reasonable amount of questions each day of the game. It must also allow enough repetition so they can truly grasp the game content.
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