Play and Win
Play and Win Games
Geekway 2018 will have 700+ games in our Play and Win room! Play and Win is our signature event, and has been part of Geekway to the West since it was held in Jay Little’s basement. We will publish a list of our Play and Win titles as we acquire them.
How it Works
Any Geekway attendee can check out a Play and Win Game for their group. You check the game out, play the game, and then return the game. Each checkout allows one group to get one entry each to win the game at the end of the convention.
How to Enter
This is subject to change, but the current plan is to have all players provide their name and a rating for the game when it is checked in. When you scan in the game, the system will stop and ask for all players and their ratings. You can type these in by hand, scan their badges or Play and Win fobs, or type in their ID number… any of these will work. You then type or select a rating for each person, and you’re done!
How many times can I enter?
You can play as many games as you like, but you only get one entry per checkout. The play and win computers will not allow multiple entries per checkout. If you play multiple times, you still only get one entry per checkout. The goal is to let as many people as possible play the games.
What about a game like Spyfall, where you play a dozen times on one checkout?
We assume that all groups will play a similar number of times for short games, and everyone will get one entry per checkout. In cases like this, please keep the game for a reasonable amount of time and then check in, and all players who played will get one entry each.
Can I immediately check a game back out?
No, the game must go back into circulation to let everyone have an opportunity to play games. We want as many groups as possible to get chances to play the most popular games.
Can my group check out a stack of games and then play them all back to back and check them in at once?
Please do not do this. This is game hoarding, and we want all games in play as much as possible. The system may be set up to prevent you from submitting multiple entries one after the other, to prevent this type of behavior. We may also not allow entries for groups that check out games for significantly longer than it should take to play a learning game. If you plan to hold onto a game for a long time, please utilize our Library, and not Play and Win.
Can I play my personal copy of a game and get an entry into Play and Win? What about the Geekway Library copy?
We will no longer allow personal copies to generate Play and Win entries. Library copies of Play and Win games will be stored in the Play and Win room, and checking those out will also earn Play and Win entries. Note, we will not be giving away the Library copy of a game.
How many games can a person win in Play and Win?
Each badged individual can win one game from Play and Win.
What if my name is drawn for multiple games?
We will be using a computer to determine winners. If you are drawn as a winner for more games than is allowed, the program will give you the game that you gave the highest rating to, of the ones you were selected to win. Any game that is culled by this process will be redrawn.
When are Play and Win games given away?
Play and Win games are given away on Sunday, as soon as the logistics of repacking and choosing the winners for the games is complete. Winners will be posted and you can pick up your games during a reasonable window of time.
What if I can’t be there on Sunday?
You can give your badge to a friend, and they can pick up your game for you. You don’t have to be present to pick up the game, but your badge does.
What about games that are unclaimed?
We will make a valiant effort to give all winners a chance to pick up their games. After game pickup has passed, we will give out the remainder via some method, depending on how many games there are. We will NOT use the ‘gind bits on the floor for games’ method again, as it is too easily abused.