Scattergories

How can we improve Scattergories?

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. Cheater List (Please Add)

    Since so many players cheat, using variations of the same word, plural or double spacing and more to get credit and the game has not been updated to catch them. We should just list the players here. Feel free to add. Once I see a player that I know is going to cheat, I forfeit my coins and close the app. If they game catches up, and allows me to block players, I'm starting with this list. Feel free to add players so I can (hopefully) block them too one day!

    Iris E C - Level 98 Top Tier VIP…

    10 votes
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      Variations of the same word are acceptable. Sorry, there’s no easy way to block those. Plurals are not supposed to be in the lists but some got through when we initially created the lists. If you see any plurals that are still being accepted , let support know, we can remove them from the database.
      Double spacing should now be completely blocked, but again please let support know if you are still seeing it.
      -Jordan

    • 1 vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        You are correct and adding an ‘s’ should not count it as a separate word. If you could send support a ticket with the word/category we can remove the word from the database and it will then only accept the singular version of the word.
        Adding other nouns after the first word has been decided to be permitted in the mobile version.

        -Jordan

      • Coins

        I'm playing the Canada game tournament which is supposed to be free but it's taking my coins. Why is it doing that and how do I get my coins back??

        3 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
        • Scoring

          I don't understand why when it's a tie I always loose? Like just in a recent game I had - I gained a score of 40 and my opponent gained the same score and yet I lost. And it's like this every single time it's a tie. Explain please? Thank you

          2 votes
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            1 comment  ·  Admin →

            A tie always goes to the player who submitted his or her set of responses in the least amount of time. If you and I play a match together and tie, but it took you only 30 seconds to submit all of your answers and took me 35, you’ll be awarded the win.

            Hope that clears things up! We’ve included a notification screen in the game to help communicate this to players.

            -Jordan

          • Correcting

            The auto- corrector changes my answers

            1 vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              Thank you for reaching out! If your submitted word doesn’t match a word that is already on the answer list, our auto-correct system will try to correct it to the closest match, in case you’ve made a typo. We implemented auto-correct to help with spelling errors but unfortunately the system sometimes doesn’t know its own strength. Our development team is working hard to refine it so that it doesn’t take a reasonable answer and change it to something else in this way: it’s a work in progress!

              To help with this issue, you can now submit a dispute for the original answer that was auto-corrected. Just hit the “dispute” button on the results screen, and your original word will be submitted for review. We’ve added this new feature based on player feedback similar to yours.

              In addition, here are some guidelines to abide by, in order to avoid triggering the…

            • Alternate Languages and Spelling!

              For those not in America who use BE (British English) in many nations of the world, our correct answers can be marked wrong or auto corrected to something else! Obviously this is just English and different languages would be excellent too! In the mean time, would you mind submitting alternate spellings (but not
              as "separate" answers?")

              2 votes
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                1 comment  ·  Admin →

                The auto-correct will change alternative spellings (for instance gray – grey) as you’ve mentioned. Being Canadian myself I prefer the Queens English but couldn’t convince them to use it. Auto-correct only ever changes spellings to valid words in our database, so it will always at least be a correct word for that category.
                For regional words we can and will accept them if they fit on a case by case basis, so send in your disputes!

                -Jordan

              • Fix the clunky keyboard

                Shouldn't have to struggle to type in letters.

                89 votes
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  Thank you for your feedback on our keyboard! Our development team is working hard to improve the keyboard so that players can type quickly and have all of their taps register. For the time being, I personally find that tapping a bit more slowly as I enter words seems to be beneficial. It’s not an ideal solution, but it might help while we work on getting the keyboard fixed!

                  -Jordan

                • Disputes

                  Please update the database

                  59 votes
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    Thank you all for the valuable feedback. We are working as fast as we can to get all words that have been disputed and are correct for the category added to the database. We ask that if it is a word you think is correct to dispute it so we can then see that it is missing and add it.

                    As well coming shortly, if any word that you have disputed is correct, you will be receiving a notification with a small token of our appreciation and help to make the game as good as it possibly can be.

                    Thank you again

                  • Deleting forum posts

                    Wow. Looks like Scattergories deleted our posts complaining about the computer players! Has anyone else lost their coins too? I haven't played, came in to check forum and noticed coins are depleted. Just wow..

                    At this point, I don't even want to play the board game anymore!

                    1 vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      I’ve been going through and answering forum posts. The only ones I deleted were abusive or did not belong in this thread. My apologies if one of yours was removed by accident. We have tracked down the issue with those players and are implementing a fix.

                      -Jordan

                    • Multiple answers

                      Is it possible to submit more than one answer per category?

                      1 vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        There are some game modes that do this. The standard “Duel” and most game modes only allow one answer per category but there are a few that allow more. The missions I think do this.

                        -Jordan

                      • The Keyboard

                        When answering the question the keyboard lags and it is difficult to type fast as it often misses letters

                        3 votes
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          1 comment  ·  Admin →

                          Thank you for your feedback on our keyboard! Our development team is working hard to improve the keyboard so that players can type quickly and have all of their taps register. For the time being, I personally find that tapping a bit more slowly as I enter words seems to be beneficial. It’s not an ideal solution, but it might help while we work on getting the keyboard fixed!
                          -Jordan

                        • 1 vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            Thank you for your feedback! One ad plays between each full round of gameplay. Our advertising revenue allows us to provide ongoing support and development of the game, while keeping the game free for everyone. There is a Disable Ads add-on available in the store that removes video ads from the game. If you prefer, that option is there.

                            Thanks again for your feedback, which I will pass on to the team! We are always evaluating and tweaking frequency and length of ads.
                            -Jordan

                          • Slapjack Card Game

                            You told me slapjack was not valid when I disputed. I played it as a kid growing up. It was popular. Some still play it. Please add. Do more research. Email me & I will go into detail on how to play. Give it a chance! Please!

                            2 votes
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            • How does going up a level work

                              I don't get how we go up each level? Is it counted as how many games you win or points? And what is the total to go up a level? It should state it in the game

                              1 vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                You can see how much experience you’re gaining from matches on the results screen. There’s a bar that fills up and it shows above it how much your current XP is. The left end of the bar shows how much you need.
                                I’m not sure exactly how the math is worked out for how much you gain and the designers aren’t saying.
                                -Jordan

                              • If you make a rule stick to it!

                                I'm very tired of seeing blatant misspellings being accepted. I'm tired of opponents using the, a, and an and them being acceptable. You say use singular, yet you change answers to plurals. By the way, do you realize that the way you phrase your category titles grammatically would require a plural answer in most cases? Another peeve....stop being hypocritical. Example......in the Spices and Herbs category you use the word Spice in the title, yet, if I answer allspice, or any answer with the word spice, you asterisk it out due to spic. But you use it yourself in the title!…

                                8 votes
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  Misspellings could have slipped by our dispute agents and we are trying to maintain huge word lists. If you come across any that seem obviously wrong, please let support know the word and category. We can remove them.
                                  As our app is rated 4+, we have incredibly strict guidelines for what is/isn’t appropriate. We use code to asterisk out any words and it applies to all non-valid words. So, if you dispute a word that had in part or in whole been censored and it is accepted, that word will no longer be censored at all.
                                  -Jordan

                                • Crashing

                                  On ad for Libman. Please fix, tired of losing coins

                                  2 votes
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    I am very sorry about that. If you experience any crashes from ads, please contact support and let them know the ad and the location you saw it.
                                    -Jordan

                                  • 19 votes
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      Thank you for reaching out! The reason we don’t accept certain words is because the app is rated for everyone ages 4+. We have very strict guidelines around what types of words we can and can’t include, and we do our best to review words on an ongoing basis to ensure compliance. Sorry for the frustration!
                                      -Jordan

                                    • Opponents

                                      Itd be nice to be able to add your friends as well and duel them instead of someone random

                                      6 votes
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        If you’ve connected to Facebook and your friends have connected to Facebook, you’ll be able to see them under the “Challenge Friends” menu. The button is near the bottom of the main menu. Tap the button and you’ll see a list of Facebook friends to choose from. They will only appear if they have installed the app and connected to Facebook.

                                        You also need to ensure that your Facebook permissions are set to allow the app to see your friends list. Unfortunately we cannot control your Facebook privacy settings from our end, or from within the app. You can access your settings as described below.

                                        On desktop:

                                        1. While visiting Facebook, hit the little lock in the top right corner to open your privacy settings, and then go to “See more settings” at the bottom of that menu.
                                        2. Click on “Apps” on the left, and then “Scattergories”. Ensure that…

                                      • Start up points each day

                                        This game only lets you have 200 points doesn't add in what you had from previous time you play

                                        9 votes
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                          There are many ways to earn coins in the game for free:

                                          - You earn your coins back when you win a match in a tournament
                                          - You win coins when you win a daily game mode match
                                          - You earn coins as you progress through personal tiers in tournaments and missions
                                          - You earn coins when you place on certain leaderboard tiers in tournaments
                                          - You can watch an ad to earn coins (from the store)
                                          - Coins regenerate at a constant rate

                                          These are 6 ways to earn coins without spending any money, which gives you quite a lot of options! Players who prefer not to wait or to take advantage of any of the above opportunities can purchase coins, which helps to fund the ongoing development and support of the app that is free for everyone to play.

                                          If for some reason your coins are going missing,…

                                        • Original Scattergories Rules

                                          It drives me crazy that one cannot play according to the original game rules where last names can be used first, followed by a common, allowing for more creative and challenging games.

                                          4 votes
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            We do allow last names to be used first but they are likely not all added to the database. Please dispute them if they don’t count and we’ll add them in.
                                            -Jordan

                                          ← Previous 1 3
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Scattergories

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base