How Do Points Work?

Types of Game

The Global Game (TGG) has four types of game:

1. The "Get out There and See Your World" or "Ongoing" games are long-running games, with a number of different courses and legs, so you can play them a number of times with or against friends and you'll get a somewhat different experience each time. These are out Level 1 or Basic games.

Note though: You'll only get Status (Winning) points the first time you play this game and those points are determined by how long it took you to complete all the tasks. So they are intended as training, fun or "Friendly" missions to be played with friends.

There is usually a recommended time for completing the game, once you’ve started, and this will be clearly identified on the game description page, along with any other relevant information.

2. The second game is a "Special Theme" type. This game has normally a set time to complete once you’ve started and once finished, will not be repeated.

Again, the set time for completing the game, along with any other relevant information and game rules will be clearly identified on the game description page. For this type of game, you'll get points depending on where you finish against the other players in the game.

3. The "make your own" game. As it suggests this is a game that you make up from existing clues in a particular location. Say you're in London for example and you want to do something fun for the afternoon. You can setup a game for yourself, invite others to play by Twitter, Facebook or other social media site and then play the game with those newly acquired friends. We call this the Global Game Community at work 🙂 If these games are particularly fun, adventurous or challenging, we may then make them permanent ongoing games.

4. The Higher Level Games. These are permanent games, but they will be themed, difficult, have many clues or be lengthy or span a number of countries or areas. You will ideally have reached a higher level of status than beginner before you try one of these.

Point Scoring - See the Points Summary page for a quick points overview!

1. Each game rewards points to all those who have played and completed all of the tasks in that game.

When a new game is developed, TGG determines the type of game, the allowed time for the game, the overall time of the game, the maximum number of players that will be accepted for that game, and how many points will be awarded for those who finish in first place, second place, and so on.

The greatest amount of points are awarded to the player who finished first, with second place receiving slightly less, third place receiving less than that, and so on through to tenth place.

After tenth place, all players receive some points if they completed the game before game time ends, and nominal points if they completed the game after it ends. Each game has two time periods; the published game time (say 2 days) and the overrun time (usually 7 days after the game). In the case of the on-going games, there is no overrun time.

Players who registered for the game but did not finish within the overrun time of play will not receive any points.

Points are awarded to the "Ongoing Games" players based on an aggregate time taken to complete all legs (determined by TGG's estimated completion times) and for the "Special Theme" games, points are awarded based on overall standings, once all players have completed the game, or the overrun time has completed. Leaderboards are posted on the web-site, showing the place of all players, based on aggregate times, with a final standings being available after completion of play.

2. For Level 1 games, the reward points are fixed, but for other games, the number of points available to win in eany game is in proportion to the number of people who have registered to play. The more players competing, the higher the amount of points to be won.

For example, if a new game has a limit of 200 players, TGG may decide that the award for first place will be 100 points, second place will be 90 points, and so on. However, if only 100 players register for the game, the award for first place may drop to 80 points, second place may be 70, and so on. This ensures that the distribution of points corresponds with the level of competition, and will entice players to encourage others to play.

Players can visit the game page regularly to see what the registrations/points are up to.

3. Points are used to determine status in the gaming community, and to purchase / redeem items from the TGG gaming vault.

Upon logging on to the website, you will have access to your own personal account page, which lists three sets of points:
o Status Points: the number of points you have accumulated since you started playing.
o Game Points: the number of points you have available to use in the TGG vault.
o Games Played Points: the number of games you have played.

Note: a player never loses his status points. When you use your points in the TGG vault to redeem items, the points will be deducted from your Game Points.
o For example, a player has accumulated 300 Game points and 30 Status points through various games. On his personal page his Status points will be 30 and Game Points will be at 300. He visits the TGG Vault and uses 120 points to purchase an item. On his main page (and on the Leaderboards) his Status Points will still read 30 points but his Gamer Points will now read 180.

When a player reaches a certain number of Status Points, he is promoted to a new level of game play. Each new level will have more challenging games with a higher number of points up for grabs. There are currently five levels in total.

The nominal level one award points structure per level 1 game is as follows:
o First place 80
o 2nd 70
o 3rd 64
o 4th 60
o 5th 56
o 6th 52
o 7th 48
o 8th 44
o 9th 40
o 10th 36
o Finish 16 (if the player finished within game time period)
o Finish 6 (if the player finished at all, during the overrun time period)
o DNF 0 (did not finish, no points)

The Winner will get one Status point and all players will get a Games Played point.

Points are also allocated for making and verifying Clues and making Games - see the Points Summary page for details.

The award points for Level 2 to Level 5 games depend on the game and will be published on the game information page, along with the rules of the game.