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Friendly Battles Interactive PowerPoint Games

Most will have Microsoft Office PowerPoint on their computers, if you do not you may still  view these presentations if you download PowerPoint Viewer from here, free from the Microsoft website.

Friendly Battles – Basic does not have a scoreboard. A whiteboard will be needed for scoring, however this means you do not have to go through the instructions below. 


Make sure  you read All the Instructions at the being of the download to ensure games work correctly.

Files downloaded from the internet are, by default, set to open in protected view. This won’t be obvious with a PPSM file but the macro will not be able to modify the presentation and will appear not to work.

To fix this, after downloading the file, in your downloads folder,  right click on the file, click on “Properties”. Then click the  UNBLOCK  and apply. It should then work perfectly. If this doesn’t work, you need to discuss the issue with your IT department due to security settings they may have in place regarding macros. This something that cannot be fixed from this end.  Apologies for any inconvenience.  


















































































Comments (6)

  1. GOSH1 / February 2, 2022 at 9:28 am

    Hi are you able to make a prinable answers sheet so that we can can see them before the residents do please? PS loving the interactive games, can we also do cross words so that it can be enlarged to the tv and we write the answers in ourselves, or possible the 9 letter words, more so that the residents can easily see the words and its clearer and not having to use a white board, or would you know of a program that can assist me to do so?

    • birgitmh / February 2, 2022 at 9:40 am

      Hi Bernadette

      Each game has corresponding “Instructions/Answer” documentation which has the answer sheets that can be printed for your convenience.

      Take care and stay safe 🙂


  2. Orquidea Mortera / September 26, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    Hi Birgit. I also haven’t been able to play these Friendly Battles powerpoint games, despite unblocking them under Properties in the Download folder. I’m not getting a pop-up about Macros and am not sure how I can check if this is the issue please? Thanks.

    • birgitmh / September 26, 2021 at 3:27 pm

      These games are causing me so many issues … think I might have to remove them. I believe many IT departments block them as macros can bring in viruses (which mine don’t have).

      Apologies for the problems this is causing.

      🙁 Birgit

  3. Wildturkey21 / June 23, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    unable to go any further than the 1st screen . pressed play nothing happens.

    • birgitmh / June 23, 2021 at 3:20 pm

      Hi Kelly

      Please ensure you have gone through the instructions on the first page of the instructions. Files are downloaded in safety mode by default by google. You need to enable the macros at you end or it will not work, this is beyond my control.

      You will find the instructions for this on the first page of the instructions/answers pdf download .

      Let me know if you have any further issues.

      Take Care and stay safe 🙂

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