Got Questions? You’re not alone. Here are some FAQ’s:
1. What is Super Squares® and IS IT REALLY FREE?
Super Squares® is a FREE live score-matching game show, combining a TV quiz show and sports prediction, with the football squares game played by millions at office pools and parties. And YES, the app is free and the Game Shows are free, too! All you pay… is ATTENTION.
2. I’m in the app, a football game is on, I selected it… but nothing is going on! What gives??
Super Squares® Game Breaks occur over two timeframes – first, during a window that generally opens at midnight, and ends shortly after kickoff, called the “Pre-Game” Break. After you’ve completed your Pre-Game, check out the “REACT” button glowing in the lower right. It displays a number (up to 10) that represents how many times you can “React” to brands and earn more points. Once you’re done “Reacting” simply check back every quarter to see how your Super Squares and Predicters are scoring – either way, the app will track it for you.
You can also check your Game Group Leaderboard, our Twitter feed, or visit Skyboxes of friends or VIP’s, to see how your Game Show score stacks up against them. If you try to join a game already in progress, there’s a chance that it’s too late to Check In – so Check In early, every game!
If you’re playing a Watch Party version of the game, there’s stuff to do all game long – you just need to be sure to leave your notifications on. Learn more about Watch Party games.
3. These prizes are huge – what’s the catch?
Every game, and during official tournaments, Sponsors fund a significant portion of the prizes. Our patented method, and transparent business model, is the key to why we’re different, and how we can afford such massive prizes: YOUR PROVEN ATTENTION is the currency of a new world of rewarding advertising. And you deserve to be rewarded for engaging. It’s a Win-Win situation.
4. What do you mean by “Tournament” and “Booster Points?”
As we continue to refine our live game show app, and add new sports, we are rolling out single game, multi-game and multi-week Tournaments, designed to grow our audience and also gauge your feedback. Over the course of a Tournament, you’ll often see prize levels increase, and there will be a major prize awarded at the end of a Tournament, during an event called the Bigger Game®. So, you can win prizes immediately after a Game Show, at the end of a Game Show Week, and during a Bigger Game® at the end of a Tournament cycle.
During Tournaments, you’ll often be able to collect “Booster Points” if you win your Game Group. Collect Booster Points over the Tournament period, because if you win your Game Group during the Bigger Game®, those Booster Points will be added to your Final Score.
One thing is consistent – the more often you play, the more you can win.
5. Why do my Predicter Points change all game?
Each Predicter can earn 16.0000 points (yes, to 4 decimal points!) if you finish the game and nail it perfectly. As the game progresses, and the results approach your Predicter, you’ll notice your score increases. You’ll also notice if the actual statistic in the game EXCEEDS your Predicter, your Predicter will start reducing!
6. When are live Game Shows available to play?
The best way to learn about what live sporting events are available for you to Watch, React and Win, is to check the “Current Games” and “Upcoming Games” section of the App. You’ll be kept posted on our progress, and you may even be invited to test out other formats of Super Squares® – so LOAD THE APP AND DON’T DELETE IT!
7. This is great – but I like other sports. Will you support more than football in the future?
You must be psychic. Yes, our patented Super Squares® system has applications for ALL types of sports. As long as there are scores, player numbers, and stats, there’s a way to play Super Squares® – we’ve even got versions for cricket! Look for hockey during the playoffs, then racing, basketball, soccer, and baseball versions over the 2022 season.
8. Why do you need my mobile number and email address?
9. How will you contact me if I’ve won?
After every Game Show, you’ll be able to access the Winners’ List within the app and web site (generally before 9 AM the following day). Winners will be emailed with confirmation that they’ve won, and details regarding their prizes. Heck, we may even email, text or call you during a Game Show to give you something unexpected – including 15 minutes of fame! Grand Prizes are awarded after we contact you directly. For all prizes over $600, special rules and fulfillment requirements will apply. Smaller prizes are delivered generally via digital links in email, three to six weeks after winners are confirmed. Physical prizes may take longer, but generally no more than 8 – 12 weeks.
10. Should I tell my friends? And what is a “Buddy?”
Absolutely – once you register, that is! As we like to say, “Be a Buddy – tell a Friend!” A Buddy is an EXISTING registered player who TELLS SOMEONE ELSE ABOUT Super Squares®. When you register, enter your Buddy’s email address or Screen Name (if someone referred you), and they become your Buddy (forever!) and you are listed as their “Friend” in their Super Squares® app. If you lost your Buddy’s email or Screen Name, you will have 48 hours to add their credentials. After that, it’s locked. Once YOU’VE registered, it’s YOUR TURN to be a Buddy. Use the app to tell your Friends to join, and use YOUR email or Screen Name when they join. Finally, look for special “Refer a Friend” promotions, where being someone’s Buddy provides YOU with a chance to win whatever someone your Friends wins. (NOTE: Buddy prizes are designed to thank existing players for referring their friends; if you found us on your own, then you don’t have a Buddy, and that’s OK too. Now go out and be someone’s Buddy!) Want to learn more? Check out our Buddy FAQ’s.
1. I want to learn more about how to play. Where are the rules?
The Super Squares® web site has in-depth section on how to play. If you need more, you can check out the Official Rules, which will vary by promotions, sport, tournament and time of year. See the link at the bottom of this page.
2. Just give me the elevator pitch – what do I need to know to “Watch, React and Win™?”
It’s easier to play Super Squares® than it is to explain it – but once you play, it’s an unforgettable experience. If you’ve ever played the “Football Squares” game at parties, you’re already familiar with the game. And the app does all the work – so relax!
Watch, React and Win really does simplify how to play – Watch the Sporting Event, React to Questions about our Advertisers, and Win by scoring the most points in your Game Group, boosted by high Predicters and points from matching your Super Square to the score of the game.
- CHECK IN before kickoff if possible. You’ll be placed in a 25 player Game Group, and predict the outcome of the game.
- PREDICT the outcome of the game by answer 3 Predicter Questions. The closer to perfect, the more you’ll score.
- Pay attention to the Sponsors’ Mobile TV commercials played in the app, so you can “Rate them,” and to do well when you REACT to our Quiz at the end of the Game Break.
- Then, after the quiz, SQUARE UP to receive a new Super Square to be scored at the end of the quarter.
- Earn points if any of your 4 Super Squares combinations match one or both of the team scores.
After you’ve checked in, REACT to up to 10 Sponsor quizzes to add points to your FINAL SCORE. The highest scoring national Game Group winners at the end of the game, among all players playing that game hour, win cash and prizes.
3. I don’t see all the points I thought I would earn from my quiz! What happened?
When you REACT by rating a commercial, or answering a Quiz question, your score is immediately credited. If you don’t see as many points as you thought, it’s because you may not have rated a commercial in time, or answered one or more question incorrectly. Also, once you start a Game Break, try to finish it in an uninterrupted way. If you take a phone call that lasts too long, the Check In window may close, and you’ll be out of luck. Check the “My Score” button to see how you did – and check back after kickoff to see your score grow.
4. I never seem to get a Perfect Super Square. Are you sure they are randomly generated?
Super Squares are evenly and randomly distributed to all people within a Game Group. In the long run, you have a 1 in 25 chance of claiming a Super Square – so stick with it, it may take several games before you see that elusive Perfect Super Square. By the way – you have about a 1 in 3 chance of claiming a Partial Super Square, and they add points quickly, too!
5. Where are my friends? I’d like to play against them – is that what a SkyBox is all about?
Game Groups are created immediately and automatically when you join a Game Show. If your friends join at the same exact time, there’s a chance one or more may be in your Game Group. But to reduce collaboration (and increase competition), we don’t pair you with your buddies in Game Groups.
BUT – check out our private “SkyBox” feature. You can invite friends to join you in a private leaderboard by creating a Sky Box and sharing the password with your friends. Or, you can join someone else’s SkyBox. You can be a part of two SkyBoxes in a game, in addition to the Game Group where you are competing for official points and prizes. Look for special VIP SkyBoxes, hosted by our media partners. You’ll get to mingle with your favorite radio and streaming personalities, and even participate in special contests against them from time to time.
6. I swear I answered a question correctly – but I think the app says it was wrong. What can I do?
We don’t reveal specific answers in the Game Break, or after a Bonus Reaction, so perhaps you did get the answer correct, but got another question incorrect. At the end of the Game Show, the app will reveal to you the correct answers to all of your Predicters, Super Squares points, and every Quiz question. You can also check your results for Watch Party Bonus Break and PowerPicks. Either way, decisions are final, and in the rare event we do make a mistake, we sincerely do apologize. We scrub all of our questions carefully and try hard not to make mistakes – but they may happen.
1. Can I change my Screen Name, or my personal settings?
Currently, Screen Names must be unique, clean, and unchanging. Birthdays and Full Names cannot be edited for security reasons. We DO support changing your phone number, email address, and physical mailing address.
2. Somebody changed my Screen Name! Why?
It could have been us – perhaps your Screen Name was deemed to be profane, confusing, or used a trademark of another company? We reserve the right to modify Screen Names in such an event. If you want a new one, why not drop us a note in the Contact Us section, and we’ll see if we can try again.
3. Can I start a Game Show late – I missed the first quarter?
Sorry, but NO. If you miss kickoff by more than 7-8 minutes, you may not be able to join a game, and if you DO join that late, the ability to answer Predicter Questions may already be removed from the app. So – check in OFTEN and EARLY.
4. The app might be draining my battery – what should I do?
Don’t feel like you have to leave Super Squares® open all of the time. Keep a charger nearby, or, put the Game Show screen in the background.
5. Why does the app only work in landscape mode?
Super Squares® is essentially a TV game show on your phone. The game and near-HD quality graphics and commercials are designed to be viewed as would any TV program, and just like the most popular video apps (like Netflix) and immersive MMOG games (like Fortnight) the landscape (or horizontal) view is preferred.
5. What’s the state bird of Rhode Island?
You must be in the wrong FAQ section. Super Squares® doesn’t ask trivial questions – and our prizes aren’t trivial, either! (By the way – it’s the Rhode Island Red.)
6. I’d like to contact you. Can I stop over?
We’re happy to speak with players, the press, investors, brands, and just about anybody. Just visit the Contact Us section, and tell us what you need. We will try to get back to you as quickly as possible.