How to Play Jeopardy 2nd Edition on Win XP
- 1). Insert the CD-ROM into your disc drive. A window will pop up. Select "Install Now." Follow the on-screen prompts until the installation process is complete. Once the process is finished, begin a new game.
- 2). Select the number of players. (This tutorial assumes a single player game.) Enter your name by typing it in on the keyboard. Select a character. There are several pre-set avatars of both genders.
- 3). Select answers from a board with different categories. The host, Alex Trebek, will read the answer. You must buzz in by pressing the appropriate button on your keyboard. (You can designate which one in the "Options" menu before the game.) If you are the first one to buzz in, you will have a set amount of time to type the question in the box and press "Enter." If you are correct, you get the amount designated on the board. If you are incorrect, that amount is taken away from you.
- 4). Provide the right questions to accumulate the most amount of money. Like in the TV show, there are two rounds, with the answers in the second round being worth more.
- 5). Answer "Daily Doubles" to increase your score. There is one on the board in the first round and two in the second. Unlike most answers, which are worth a designated amount of money, you will wager how much you want the question to be worth. If you are correct, you will be awarded that amount of money. If you are wrong, it will be deducted from your earnings. You can only wager money you have, so if you have $10,000, you can not wager $10,100.
- 6). Complete the "Final Jeopardy" round. You will be given a category and, based on that category, will make a wager based on your knowledge of that subject. Like the daily double, it can be for the total amount you've accumulated or lower. After everyone's wager is in, you will have a set amount of time (indicated by the "Jeopardy!" theme song) to type your answer. Once the music stops, everyone's answer and wager is displayed. If you have the largest amount of money when all is said and done, you are the winner.