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Create Wheel of Fortune

The easy and awesome wheel of fortune generator which has features that can be used in class, as a learning tool or just for fun!

The wheel of fortune generator

If you have ever wanted to create your own fortune wheel, then this is your chance. Just add your answers / words and you are good to go!

The wheel of fortune works smoothly, picks a new segment at random every time and is therefore useful for challenging students in class about certain subjects, translations or whatever you can think of.

The wheel of fortune generator

Sound and animation effect!

The wheel only spins and makes sounds in the interactive version (so not while creating it). You can see the animation and default sound effect in the play-version of the puzzle.

If you don't like the sound effect, you can disable it on the Settings-tab > Play sound.

Sound and animation effect!

Pick any number of segments (maybe stop at 30+ ;-))

The wheel of fortune maker has been built in such a way that it can handle any number of segments. There are about 14 default colors though and to keep things readable you might want to stop at 30 segments, but this sounds like a reasonable limit, right? :)

The rotation is perfectly aligned so that the fortune wheel will always stop in the middle of segment. This will make it clear where it has ended and thus what the outcome is.

Pick any number of segments (maybe stop at 30+ ;-))

Fortunate with responsive fonts

To keep the fortune wheel readable and usable, it will adjust the font size based on the number of characters in the segment and the number of segments within the wheel itself.

Still, every fortune wheel has its limits of course and so it will cut off any texts longer than 48 characters to keep it pretty and functional :-).

Fortunate with responsive fonts

Spinning for the outcome

In the interactive version you spin the wheel by clicking on it. It will take 4-5 seconds to run its animation and will then select a random segment.

Besides the clear selection of the segment, it will show the outcome below the fortune wheel as well, to make everything 100% obvious and no fights will have to start on whoever won the spin :).

The outcome can be hidden via the Premium-tab > 'Hide answers' option. This might be handy when combining it with own offline color codes matching certain choices, or when adding descriptions to make the spinning wheel more educational (coming soon in the next version of the spinning wheel!)

Spinning for the outcome

Add some scenery to your fortune wheel

Since a wheel of fortune deserves some flair, you can easily add your own background to make it complete. Via the Premium-tab > Custom styling > Background setting you can upload your own background or pick an existing image URL to use as your background.

Add some scenery to your fortune wheel

Force a random pick every time

By default the fortune wheel generator will present a unique response every time you spin the wheel. This way all segments will eventually be spun in a single session.

If you want to make every spin completely random and allow the same segment to be spun multiple times, you can disable the Premium > Force unique pick every spin setting.

Force a random pick every time

Adding wheel and segment borders

Some people like borders, others don't. By default the wheel of fortune looks as clean as possible, but you can definitely think of scenario's where borders between segments can come in handy.

For instance, when you don't like all the bright colors, you might want to have just one color, but appreciate the segments looking separated from each other.

Adding wheel and segment borders

Create a fortune wheel with images

If you would like a more visual spinning wheel, then selecting 'Image' as your Type-setting on the Premium-tab might be a good fit!

The images will be shown in their aspect ratio and will be scaled accordingly to fit within their shown segment. The outcome of the spin will be shown in a bigger version of the image, so that any details that you might want to reveal, will be clear.

Create a fortune wheel with images

Educational usage with descriptions

If you want to practice a combination of answers and descriptions in a fun and accessible way, then the 'Description' type of the Wheel of Fortune might be your thing.

The wheel gets spun and you see the connected description once it finishes. This way you can make more internal connections between answers and descriptions, or between English words and Spanish words for instance. A playful variant of flash cards :).

Educational usage with descriptions

Disable retry attempts to register individual spinning wheel outcome

If you want to make sure that players can only spin the wheel once, you can enable 'Disable retry' on the Premium-tab. This will store the outcome of the first spin and block further spinning. It will also reload the outcome when players refresh the page.

Combine this with pre-registration and you have the perfect setup for registering outcomes per player, which can be used for contests, class assignments and whatever else you can think of :-).

Disable retry attempts to register individual spinning wheel outcome

Create linkable outcomes

After spinning the wheel, there is also the option to connect a link (URL) to the outcome.

This can be added by setting the 'Type' on the Premium-tab to 'Link (URL)'. The Description-field on the Start-tab will then be the place where you can add the URL connected to the outcome. Make sure to use the full URL (https://www.example.com)

The text that is used to link to the URL can be changed for all outcomes at once via the 'Call to action (text)' setting. You can also pick if you would like URLs to open in the same tab or in a new one.

Create linkable outcomes

Check out the sample puzzle

Discover how this puzzle type looks in practice by viewing and playing the sample puzzle (opens in a new tab)

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