With Points Wagering, your players can choose how many points they want to wager on the next question. Will they risk a little? Go ALL IN? Or nothing at all? The choice is up to them.
Points wager questions make a great finale or bonus question at the end of your trivia games. We think Points Wagering will add a fantastic new dynamic to your trivia games.
Enable Points Wagering
Points Wagering can be enabled on any question. From the Experience Dashboard, simply click on the green pencil icon to open a question's Edit Question panel. Then enable the Points Wager switch. Then click the green checkmark button to save the question.
The Edit Question Panel on the Experience Dashboard
This will cause the question to use Points Wagering and will no longer follow the normal points scoring rules of your trivia game.
Points Wager Hint
Upon enabling Points Wager on a question, you'll also have the option to add in a Points Wager Hint that displays above the wagering form on players' Mobile Views. You can add in a hint to help your participants determine what to wager based on how confident they feel about the question's hint. As the host, you can be as vague or specific as you'd like!
To edit a Points Wager Hint, simply click on the green Edit pencil and type in your desired hint. Next, click the green arrow button to save your changes.
If you no longer wish to display a Points Wager Hint, simply click the red Remove button to disable any hint from displaying during the Points Wagering question.
Points Wager Time
By default, players have 15 seconds to make their wager selection. To edit this duration to allow players more time to answer or decrease the amount of time, navigate to the green Settings tab on the Experience Dashboard then click on the Playback & Timing section. Next, locate the Question Timer section at the bottom of the left column, as displayed below.
Using the dropdown boxes containing the available timing options, you can set a new duration for all of your Points Wager enabled questions.
Once your trivia game is started and upon activating a Points Wager question for your participants, a points wagering form will appear on player Mobile Views. The form allows the player to input the desired amount of points to wager on the next question. Players will not see the next question prior to placing a wager. If you've added a Points Wager Hint, the hint will display above the points wagering form as they make their wager selection.
Players may select Zero, Half, or All points by clicking the shortcut buttons. Alternatively, they can set a specific amount of points based on their current available points.
The Points Wager Hint and Input on the Mobile View
The Points Wager Input on the Mobile View
Players will have as much time as you've selected under the Points Wager Time section to place their wager by clicking the Place Bet button. If no bet is made, the Mobile View will use the amount in the points input field when the points wagering timer runs out. A player's entered points wager is indicated in the upper-left corner of the Mobile View.
Both the Projector View and Experience Dashboard update to reflect that a points wager is active. The question will not be visible on the Projector View until the Points Wager Timer has ended.
The Projector View displaying the Points Wager timer
Answering The Question
Players then answer the trivia question as normal. The points timer will reflect the wager the player entered. If the question is answered correctly, players will earn the full amount of points wagered. If answered incorrectly, players will lose their full wager. Upon enabling Show Correct Answer (C) or Show Rankings Leaderboard (R), your players will learn if they answered correctly and either won or lost their wager!
Tips and Best Practices
Points Wager questions make for an excellent finale to a trivia game. They work best after players have had a chance to earn points. If a player has no points, they will not be allowed to place a wager.