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  1. 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

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      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!…

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        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

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          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
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            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

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              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

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                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.

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                  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

                • Stop Cheats/Dispute Others Answers

                  Cmon, it's a game people. Tired of people using the fact it's a computer game to cheat. For example, listed below, one opponent used June Bug several times in one round. How? By making plural, which isn't supposed to be accepted, as well as the new trend, adding spaces between words. Answers with more than one space between words, and plurals should be eliminated automatically, as well as allowing other players to dispute answers and/or block the user.

                  Junebug
                  June Bug
                  June Bugs
                  June Bug
                  June Bug.

                  9 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Admin →

                    You are absolutely correct and there should be no way for players to add spaces between/after words any longer.
                    June Bugs should auto-correct to “June Bug” now and count as a duplicate.
                    Thanks for letting us know (and sorry for the delayed response).
                    -Jordan

                  • Sound "off" in game settings should also apply to ads

                    I realize even when we pay to remove ads that we still get ads for bonus rounds, but can you make the "sound off" option also be effective for ads? (Regular ads, bonus-round ads, ALL ads).

                    I often play in bed when my husband or the baby are sleeping. I have the sound off in the game settings for this reason. I keep my phone volume up for my morning alarm clock (which I don't turn down during game play because I often play when I can't sleep. I've fallen asleep while playing before then I don't hear my alarm…

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                      I am very sorry about that but these two are not linked. I know on my own phone I can have the device silent for everything but the alarm still be audible. Unfortunately that is the only thing I can think of for you to check. I will see if they can link them but the ads are supplied by other agencies and we cannot control them to that extent.

                      -Jordan

                    • UK option

                      A lot of UK names, places, breeds etc are not accepted as correct answers which can make it hard to play.

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                      • Non Facebook Person

                        I don't have Facebook - is this the only way I can play my friends? Bit harsh if so!

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                          1 comment  ·  Admin →

                          Currently our only method is through Facebook, I am sorry. Keep in mind Facebook is free to sign up for, so they could easily have accounts just for playing games.
                          On another note we are looking in to other methods for multiplayer but I don’t think it would be arriving any time soon, sorry.
                          -Jordan

                        • Bring back the Add to List Challenge!!!

                          Not that long, Scattergories had a free category (a new topic and all letters are usable) where one could type in as many answers as possible, disputing those that were no accepted. It was a free way for players to add to categories, get coins for disputed, unique answers and for the game to add to their database of answers. They had done so for "Vegetables", "Things that are Cold", "Landmarks" and "Drinks". First of all, I rarely see the player-created list used AND why aren't they using that method for new categories, like "Pro Wrestlers", "Coffee and Tea", "Horse…

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                            1 comment  ·  Admin →

                            We really enjoyed them ourselves until we realised just how many disputes we had to sift through for categories that already have lists generated. Hopefully this is something we could bring back if we can ever get ahead of the disputes.
                            -Jordan

                          • 3 votes
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                              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…

                            • 7 votes
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                              • Loading...

                                When the app opens it takes too long to load. I try to play when I'm waiting fir coffee and it is too slow.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                • Make auto correct optional

                                  I understand that some people like autocorrect if they are not strong spellers, especially with a time crunch. For others, though, it has changed correctly spelled words into others that are not fitting for the category. It's a nuisance for players. Instead of taking it away completely, it might be best to have it as optional so players can decide if they want to use it or not.

                                  6 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                    The auto-correct will ONLY change words to a correct word for the current category and only does so when the word you entered is not valid. There is intended to be a dispute button for these corrected words so you can get points for that category and still submit your word for inclusion but was accidentally removed. We are working to fix that as soon as we can.

                                    -Jordan

                                  • Still can't get my friends to show up in the app

                                    Still can't get my friends to show up in the app, even though I clicked on their invite in Facebook. Scattergories starts, but only pulls up random people that I don't know.

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                                      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…

                                    • Notifications and games pending

                                      Notifications for when friends start a game or take their turn would be helpful.

                                      Also, I would like to see games I have in progress - in other words, let me see if I have sent a game to a friend and am waiting for them to take their turn.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • I won two tournaments by many points and have not received my coins or frames yet.

                                        I won two tournaments and have not received my coins or frames yet. I am bummed out because I played hard day and night to be several thousand points ahead of everyone on the list. I like this game but can't play anymore if this can't be rectified because then what would be the point of playing tournaments if you win but don't get the prizes mentioned? Please help.

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                                          The tournament rewards should appear in your mailbox (the mail icon on the main menu). If for some reason they haven’t shown up, please contact support.

                                          -Jordan

                                        • Frustrated

                                          I am tired of the game freezing - particularly after being invited to play the bonus rounds - and having to get out and start again. What happens to the points used of the frozen game - are they just lost!? Some of the answers which are said to be wrong are actually right (eg. fuschia). Is any R&D being done to improve what should be a very good game?

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                                            Thank you for reaching out! We receive a TON of disputes and have a team of researchers carefully reviewing, researching, and resolving each one. We base our decisions on a set of criteria for accepting answers, which is primarily based on the official game rules. Here are a few reasons:

                                            - Answers can not begin with an article: A, An or The (example: The Wizard of Oz is not okay for ""T"", but Wizard of Oz is okay for ""W"").
                                            - Answers can not be plural, as then they are actually duplicates of other answers (example: bluebird is acceptable, but bluebirds is not).
                                            - We cannot accept misspelled answers, as they too are duplicates of the correctly-spelled words (example: Keira Knightley is correct, Kiera Knightly is not).
                                            - Answers can not be adjusted with, for example, a simple adjective (example: Rose is acceptable for a flower, but Pink Rose is…

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