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Big Brains

Big Brains

This is going to be your students' favorite contestant scoreboard. Up to nine contestants can have their heads on a podium, for you to keep their score. 

Select a head and it will grow extra large. Then, use the up/down arrow keys to change their score. Simple, right? This is a great way to have contestants standing next to each other while staying in their seats. It's like magic!

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How to play

--CREATING HEADS If you don't have editing software, we've got you covered! In the dashboard, just under, "Settings", you'll see a little message that says, "Need help creating heads from your photos? Click here". Click that and it will launch the Head Maker app.
Once the Head Maker app opens, you're going to click on the image icon in the middle of the screen. This will allow you to select a photo of your contestant from your computer. Once the image loads, it will create a green circle with a bunch of dots around it. This is called the, "Mask". Anything outside of the mask will be cropped out.
Use the scale buttons on the left to make the face almost fit the circle. You can drag the photo to position it where you want. Once you get the face in the circle, click and drag the dots to fit the mask around the head. You can check how it looks by clicking on the, "Toggle Preview" button to the right. This just hides the mask so you can get a better view of your results. Click that button again to bring the mask back so you can continue editing. Once you've got the mask the way you want it, click on the, "Save" button to the right and save the PNG file somewhere on your computer.

At this point, you should have a folder on your computer that has some PNG files of people's heads. Keep that folder handy because we're releasing a bunch of games that can use those same heads!
At the bottom of the Settings panel, click on, "Add Heads". This will open a window that will allow you to select one or more of your png files. Once you do that, a box with each head will be added to the list. You can add more heads at any time. Your changes won't appear until you click the, "Save" button at the bottom of the Settings panel.
—The Gameplay
-- Launch the game and display it on your screen --
Big Brains is a tool that works best with trivia questions. The best way to play is to cycle through heads and give each person a chance to answer a question. For example, you ask the first question and select the first player by hitting the “1” key on your keyboard. Allow them the opportunity to answer the question. If they’re wrong, use the right arrow key to move to the next player. When a player gets an answer correct, use the up arrow key to increase their score by 25 points. If they’re wrong, you can use the down arrow key to decrease the score by 25 points.

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