Get Your Game On Creating the Ultimate Sports Jeopardy Board

Calling all sports fanatics and trivia enthusiasts! Dust off your knowledge of athletic feats and legendary moments, because we’re about to create the ultimate Sports Jeopardy game board.

This DIY project is perfect for entertaining friends, family, or even a classroom full of budding athletes.

Setting the Stage

Gather Your Supplies: Stock up on construction paper, markers, tape, and scissors. You can also use a whiteboard or a large poster for a more reusable option.

Choose Your Categories: Brainstorm 6 engaging categories that cover your favorite sports. Here are some ideas to get you started: Baseball Legends, Football Facts, Around the World (Olympic Sports), Teamwork Triumphs, Unlikely Upsets, and Sports Slogans.

Building Your Board

Design the Grid: Create a classic Jeopardy grid with 6 categories and 5 questions per category, ranging in difficulty from $100 to $500.

Crafting the Clues: Get creative! Write clues that challenge your players’ knowledge but avoid being overly obscure.

Here are some examples

Category: Baseball Legends ($200) – He holds the record for most career home runs.

Answer: Who is Barry Bonds?

Category: Teamwork Triumphs ($400) – This incredible comeback victory is known as “Miracle on Ice.”

Answer: What is the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team win over the Soviet Union?

Visual Inspiration (Optional): Add a little flair to your board by including pictures or logos related to the clues.

Let’s Play!

Decide on Teams: Divide your players into teams or have them compete individually.

Selecting a Question: Each player (or team) gets a chance to choose a question from a specific dollar value within a category.

The Answer is in the Question: Remember, Jeopardy! provides the answer in the form of a question. Players must phrase their response in the form of a question.

Keeping Score: Award points based on the chosen dollar value for correct answers. Deduct points from incorrect responses.

Bonus Round!

Double Jeopardy (Optional): Up the difficulty by adding a “Double Jeopardy” round where the point value for each question is doubled.

Final Jeopardy (Optional): Conclude the game with a single high-stakes question. Players can wager a portion of their points. The team with the highest score after the final question wins!


With a little creativity and sports knowledge, you can create a dynamic and entertaining Sports Jeopardy game board. So grab your friends, unleash your inner trivia master, and get ready for a night of friendly competition.


  • How many players can participate?

Jeopardy can be played with any number of players, but a sweet spot is typically 2-4 teams.

  • Can I customize the categories?

Absolutely! Tailor the categories to your specific sports interests.

  • What if I don’t know the answer?

That’s part of the fun! Encourage players to take educated guesses or offer them a point deduction for a hint.

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