How to play Grandmaster Poker™ + Official Rules

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It’s not your grandfather’s poker!

In Grandmaster Poker, you’ll attempt to put together the three best simultaneous poker hands you can, while using strategic hand-to-hand moves and timely discards, to win prizes, badges, and more!  Grandmaster Poker has unlimited FREE plays daily, with no purchase necessary to win!

HERE’S HOW TO PLAY:

At the start of a game, you will be dealt three random cards from a standard 52-card deck. Each of these three cards will represent the start of three separate hands. You will now begin drawing cards, one at a time, from the deck.

Each time you draw a card, you have the option of placing it on any of your three hands (click one of the three “arrow” buttons to choose which hand you want to place your card on) until the hand is full (5 cards maximum per hand).  Again, your objective is to build the three best poker hands you can.  And to score a win in Grandmaster Poker, you’ll need to score a minimum of 1000 points (a “grand”).


PRIZE POINTS

For each Poker hand you build, “Prize Points” (points for earning recognition and prizes) are awarded*  as follows:

  • For a hand with one pair, you’ll earn 100 bonus Prize Points
  • For a hand with two pairs, you’ll earn 250 bonus Prize Points
  • For a hand with three of a kind, you’ll earn 350 bonus Prize Points
  • For a hand consisting of a straight, you’ll earn 400 bonus Prize Points.
  • For a hand consisting of a flush, you’ll earn 450 bonus Prize Points
  • For a hand consisting of a full house, you’ll earn 500 bonus Prize Points
  • For a hand with four of a kind, you’ll earn 750 bonus Prize Points
  • For a hand consisting of a straight flush, you’ll earn 1000 bonus Prize Points
  • For a hand consisting of a royal flush, you’ll earn 1500 bonus Prize Points
  • Add a timed bonus of up to 180 bonus Prize Points. You’ll start each game with 180 points, with 1 point deducted for each second of game time. In other words, the faster you play, the more timed bonus Prize Points you’ll get added to your score! Note: A minimum of 500 points must be scored (prior to timed bonus) in the game to earn these Prize Points.

Special Note: All three hands combine for your total score. 


BURNS & MOVES

As you’re playing a game, you can discard (“burn”) up to five cards that you don’t think will help you build the poker hands you’re after.  Your first two “burns” for each game are free (with a maximum of 20 free burns per day).  Each non-free burn costs 1 TCredit or 1 “Match” (packs of Matches may be purchased between games and are less expensive than TCredits).

During a game, you can also move up to five cards to help you build the poker hands you’re after.  Your first Move for each game is free (with a maximum of 10 free Moves per day).  Each non-free move costs 1 TCredit or 1 “Move” (packs of Moves may be purchased between games and are less expensive than TCredits).

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PRIZES

  • oebecehiakldjnmjEach time you score a grand (1000 points in a single game), you’ll receive a free entry in the Daily Crown drawing for the following day where you can win TripleClicks gift certificates, MRP (Member Rewards Points), mighty TCredits, and more! You get 152 chances to win with each Daily Crown entry! Note: Daily Crown entries that can be won via Grandmaster Poker are limited to your designated Prime 10* games each day (so up to 10 bonus Daily Crown entries per day).
  • If you are in the top 10 for most Grandmaster Poker Prize Points scored during the month, we’ll send you a free Grandmaster Poker t-shirt (shown at right)! Limit of 2 t-shirts per player/year. Note: Eligible points are limited to your designated Prime 10* games per day.

PLAY & WIN LIMITS

You may play an unlimited* number of games each day…FREE.  There is no cost to play Grandmaster Poker or win prizes!

*You can play unlimited free games daily.  However, only 10 games may be used towards Prize Points and (some) badges.  YOU designate which games you want to use.  These ten games are referred to as your “Prime 10.”


TIPS

  • When you use a”Move,” the card you select to move will be placed back on the top of the deck to then reposition as desired.  Note that the card that was on the top of the deck prior to your move will still be there and will be dealt to you next after completing your move.
  • The first three cards you’re dealt to start your three hands can be moved.  Example: You get dealt three aces to start a game.  You can move them all into one hand to form the nucleus of a high-scoring full house or a four-of-a-kind.
  • You’ll typically need to receive at least 5-6 cards before you can determine which poker hands you should go after.  A good way to start is to try to form the foundation of a flush or straight.  As you receive additional cards, you can then “shift gears” towards, say, a full house or a three-of-a-kind.
  • Make your TCredits go further by buying discounted bulk packs of “Matches” and/or “Moves” in between games.
  • Themes you’ve purchased for Zackjack are free to use in Grandmaster Poker (i.e, they’re interchangeable).  Conversely, if you purchase a new theme for Grandmaster Poker, you can use it free in Zackjack.
  • Be sure to try Grandmaster Poker with the sounds effects ON to really bring the game to life.  You’ll find the on/off button at the bottom of the Grandmaster Poker dashboard screen.
  • On small mobile devices (e.g. smartphones), we do not recommend playing Grandmaster Poker in horizontal mode.

MEMBER REWARDS POINTS

For each TCredit spent playing Grandmaster Poker, you’ll earn earn 5 MRP (Member Rewards Points) redeemable on thousands of products at TripleClicks.  If you’re also an SFI affiliate, you’ll also earn 1 VersaPoint for each TCredit spent playing Grandmaster Poker.


BADGES

  1. A Grandmaster Poker game entry earns you the “In it to win it!” badge. Play at least once each day to keep this badge.  Note that once you’ve earned the “Grandmaster” badge (for achieving 1000 points in a game), you’ll no longer retain this badge.
  2. Achieving 1000 points in a game earns you the “Grandmaster” badge (or an upgraded “X-Times Grandmaster” version of the badge). Add bronze trim upon achieving 1000 points ten times. Add silver trim upon achieving 1000 points fifty times, or add gold trim upon achieving 1000 points one hundred times.
  3. Achieve a minimum of one 1000-point game five days in a row to earn the Grandmaster Poker streak badge (e.g. “5-Day Grandstand”).  This badge will automatically update as you extend your streak.  To retain this badge, maintain a minimum 5-day streak.
  4. Achieving the highest number of points for the previous day (within Prime 10* games only) earns you the “Yesterday’s High Score” badge (expires in 24 hours).
  5. Achieving the highest number of points during the previous 10 days (within Prime 10* games only) earns you the “High Score (10 Day)” badge (expires in 10 days or when another player achieves a higher score–whichever comes first)
  6. Achieving the highest number of points during the previous 30 days (within Prime 10* games only) earns you the “High Score (30 Day)” badge (expires in 30 days or when another player achieves a higher score–whichever comes first)
  7. Achieving the highest number of points during the previous 60 days (within Prime 10* games only) earns you the “High Score (60 Day)” badge (expires in 60 days or when another player achieves a higher score–whichever comes first)
  8. Achieving the highest number of points during the previous 90 days (within Prime 10* games only) earns you the “High Score (90 Day)” badge (expires in 90 days or when another player achieves a higher score–whichever comes first)
  9. Achieving the highest number of points all-time (within Prime 10* games only) earns you the “High Score (all-time)” badge (expires if and when another player achieves a higher score).
  10. Achieving a royal flush in a single game earns you the “Royalty” badge.
  11. Finishing a game with all three hands containing only red cards earns you the coveted and rare “Master of Hearts & Diamonds” badge.
  12. Finishing a game with all three hands containing only black cards earns you the coveted and rare “Master of Clubs & Spades” badge.
  13. Achieving a three of a kind in all three hands in a single game earns you the coveted and rare “Triple Triple” badge.
  14. Achieving a full house in all three hands in a single game earns you the coveted and rare “Fullest House” badge.
  15. There is also a Grandmaster Poker Leaderboard badge for Prize Points scored all-time (points included from Prime 10* games only). The minimum leaderboard rank to receive a Grandmaster Poker Leaderboard badge is 500. Add bronze trim by achieving a top 200 rank. Add silver trim by achieving a top 50 rank. Add gold trim by achieving a top 10 rank.  You can view the Grandmaster Poker Leaderboard HERENote: So that all players have the opportunity to reach the top of the leaderboard, Prize Points won are halved every 30 days.

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 ♥ OFFICIAL RULES   ♦

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
The GRANDMASTER POKER Contest is sponsored by TripleClicks.com (“Sponsor”). This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid email account. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. Sponsor employees and members of employees’ immediate family are not eligible to participate.

CONTEST PERIOD
Entries may be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

HOW TO ENTER
Enter at https://www.tripleclicks.com/games/poker/. <<<<<< No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Some restrictions may apply.

WINNER SELECTION
Contestants who score 1000 Prize Points or more in a game, will automatically receive one bonus entry in the following day’s TripleClicks Daily Crown drawing, provided the game has been designated by the player as a Prime game. Contestants may win one bonus Daily Crown entry for each Prime game (up to 10 per day). The contestants who score the top 10 Prize Points totals for each month will also qualify for a Eager Zebra Grandmaster Poker Champion t-shirt (limit 2 t-shirts per player/year). Upon the request of the Sponsor, winners may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. Failure to comply may result in the winner being disqualified.

PRIZES
Contestants who score 1000 Prize Points or more in a game, will automatically receive one bonus entry in the folowing day’s TripleClicks Daily Crown drawing, provided the game has been designated by the player as a Prime game. Contestants may win one bonus Daily Crown entry for each Prime game (up to 10 per day). The contestants who score the top 10 Prize Points totals for each month will also qualify for a Eager Zebra Grandmaster Poker Champion t-shirt (limit 2 t-shirts per player/year). Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. PLAY & WIN LIMITS You may play an unlimited number of games each day…FREE. There is no cost to play Grandmaster Poker or win prizes.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the game or the Website; to be in violation of TripleClicks user agreements; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, as determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST. PUBLICITY By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness, or comments for publicity purposes without further notification, payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

SPONSOR

The Grandmaster Poker contest is sponsored by:

TripleClicks.com
A division of Carson Services, Inc.
8251 Northwoods Drive, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68505 USA
Phone: 402-434-8480 | Fax: 402-434-8483

Any questions regarding this contest should be directed to TripleClicks Customer Care at: support.tripleclicks.com

Tips for winning Uber-Picks

UPlogoOVERVIEW

If you love sports, you’ll love playing Uber-Picks!  By playing Uber-Picks alongside your favorite sports, you’ll add even more excitement and enjoyment to being a sports fan!

The objective of Uber-Picks is to tally the highest score possible by correctly picking winning teams of sports of your choosing, but that’s only the start.  You’ll maximize your score by strategically assigning “Confidence Points” to each of your picks (the more confident you are of a pick, the more points you should assign).

For each game you pick correctly, you’ll earn the number of points you assigned to that game.  Note: Games that end in a tie or are cancelled will be scored as a correct pick.

Uber-Picks also features five “Sidekicks”–which you can use to boost your score even further and add even more fun to playing.

Choose the Uber-Picks sports of your choice to play from our games index HERE.

PRIZES

Win shares of the big weekly Zackpots by posting one of the 50 highest scores (the total of the points you’ve assigned to winning teams, plus Sidekick Bonus Points).  Note: A TCredit must be used with your entry to qualify for Zackpots.

Also earn cool badges, MRP (Member Rewards Points), and compete for the top spots on the Uber-Picks Leaderboards!  See details below.

UBER-PICKS SPORTS

Uber-Picks is available (when sport is in season) for:

  • MLB (Major League Baseball)
  • NFL (National American Football League)
  • NBA (National Basketball Association)
  • FIFA-Europe
  • FIFA-North America
  • Cricket
  • NCAA Football (American college football)
  • NCAA Basketball (American college basketball)

Choose the Uber-Picks sports of your choice to play from our games index HERE.

HOW TO PLAY, STEP BY STEP

1. Go to the Eager Zebra Games index page at TripleClicks.
2. From the current selection of Uber-Picks Games, click the one you want to play.
3. On the game page, you will see a list of the game matches (AKA the “dashboard”). For each match, click the team you expect will win that match; your selections will turn green. Note that all picks are saved automatically.
4. After you finish selecting the winners for all available matches, assign your level of confidence for your picks by clicking and dragging each match up or down the list, with your most confident choices given the most points, your least confident picks the least points. Continue arranging your list until you’re satisfied with the positions for all matches.  Your selections are saved automatically.
5. Sidekicks: Located at the bottom of the dashboard, Sidekicks are optional “mini games” you can play during the main game to win bonus points (a great way to outscore your fellow Uber-Picks players).  To play, just click the tab for the number of points you’d like to win. Each tab displays a different question, along with the cost (if any) to play. Simply enter your answer in the available field and click Save. You can choose one, several, or all of the Sidekick tabs to play!  Any points you win playing the Sidekicks is added to your total score.

6. Revisit the dashboard (you may want to bookmark it for easy retrieval) throughout the week to see how you’re doing (games are automatically updated throughout each game).  When the last game is concluded, you’ll be sent an email notice if your total score is amongst the top 50 highest scores. You can also check the WINNERS list at any time for a list of each contest’s winners.

ENTRY AND PLAY LIMITS

Your first play of Uber-Picks is free each month; participate in additional Uber-Picks contests for just one TCredit.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN.  Contestants are limited to one entry per Uber-Picks contest.  However, if there are multiple sport Uber-Picks contests going on simultaneously (e.g. NFL and FIFA), one entry in each is allowed.

SPECIAL RULES

  1. For Uber-Picks FIFA, goals scored in extra time (not penalty shootout) COUNT.
  2. For Uber-Picks FIFA, goals scored during the penalty shootout do NOT count.

WINNING THE ZACKPOT

To win one on more shares of the Uber-Picks Zackpot, you must post one of the 50 highest scores of the contest.  Those posting a top 10 score will receive 3 shares each of the Zackpot.  All others will receive 1 share of the Zackpot.  Note:  In the case of a tie, the earliest entry will be the tiebreaker.  Note: A TCredit must be used with your entry to qualify for Zackpots.

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ASK THE AUDIENCE

Not sure who’s going to win a game?  Use the “Ask The Audience” (ATA) feature for any game to get real-time stats on how other contestants are picking (with the stats automatically updating throughout the week).  Use ATA for FREE for any one game within any Uber-Picks contest.  You can view the ATA stats for up to five total games per Uber-Picks contest (2nd game costs 1 TCredit, 3rd game costs 2 TCredits, 4th game costs 3 TCredits, and the 5th game costs 4 TCredits).

MEMBER REWARDS POINTS

For each TCredit spent playing Uber-Picks, you’ll earn 5 MRP (Member Rewards Points).  If you’re an SFI affiliate, you can also earn 1 AVP (Action VersaPoint) for each non-free entry game played.

SIDEKICKS

Sidekicks, located in the panel just below the Uber-Picks entry screen, are little optional “mini-games” you can play while playing Uber-Picks to earn additional points.  Following are some of the standard Sidekicks (each individual sport may also feature one or more unique-to-that-sport Sidekick):

1. Predict the highest scoring game to earn 3 Bonus Points

  • Cost: FREE
  • Limit: Once per Uber-Picks contest
  • Must enter prior to start of first game

2. Predict the lowest scoring game to earn 8 Bonus Points

  • Cost: 1 TCredit
  • Limit: Once per Uber-Picks contest
  • Must enter prior to start of first game

3. Predict how many home teams will win to earn 7 Bonus Points

  • Cost: 1 TCredit
  • Limit: Once per Uber-Picks contest
  • Must enter prior to start of first game

4. Choose one game as your “lock.”  Get this game right to earn 10 Bonus Points (or lose 10 Bonus Points if wrong)

  • Cost: 1 TCredit
  • Limit: Once per Uber-Picks contest
  • Must enter prior to start of first game

DOMINATE THE LEADERBOARD

The Uber-Picks Leaderboard automatically tracks and provides rankings for points you score playing all Uber-Picks contests (for both individual sports and all sports combined).

Note: So that all players have the opportunity to reach the top of the leaderboard, points are reduced by 20% every 30 days.

Being amongst the top 500 on any Uber-Picks Leaderboard also earns you badges (see following BADGES section for more information).

BADGES

deffghda.1. An Uber-Picks contest entry earns you the “In it to win it!” badge–yours until the contest ends.  Tip: By participating regularly in the weekly Uber-Picks contests, you can keep possession of this badge continually.  Note that once you’ve earned an Uber-Picks WINNER badge, you’ll no longer see this badge (it is supplanted by the Winner badge).

2. Posting one of the 50 highest scores for any Uber-Picks contest earns you the WINNER badge (or an upgraded “X-Times Winner” version of the badge) for that individual sports category. Make the top 50 three times to add bronze trim to your badge. Make the top 50 five times to add silver trim to your badge.  Make the top 50 ten times to add gold trim to your badge.

3. There are also Uber-Picks Leaderboard badges for each sports category and for all sports combined. The minimum leaderboard rank to receive a Uber-Picks Leaderboard badge is 500. Add bronze trim by achieving a top 200 rank. Add silver trim by achieving a top 50 rank. Add gold trim by achieving a top 10 rank.  You can view the Uber-Picks Leaderboard HERE.

HOW DID I DO?

Want to see how you did in a past week, such as which teams you picked to win and how many Confidence Points you assigned to each game?  To get this information, simply go to our WINNERS page and click on the sport/contest date you’re wanting to review.  From this link you’ll be provided with your full entry information (picks, points, etc.).

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!

Each week, you can add three quick and easy Bonus Points to your total score by voting for 5-10 games that you’d like to see Uber-Picks use for the following week. The games that receive the most votes will be the games you’ll be picking the winners for in the next week.  Note: Voting is not available for sports where there are 16 or less games a week.

Grab your “LineUP,” the remote, and hit the couch!

Once you’ve made your picks, be sure to print out a copy of your Uber-Picks LineUP (link located at the top, right side of the dashboard).  Your LineUp includes all your picks, all your Sidekick predictions, space to mark your wins, and lists each game and their start times, too. Perfect for following along from your couch or on the run.  Your LineUP also includes fun stats like:

  • The percentage of TripleClicks members who made the same picks you did
  • The average Confidence Points assigned by all TripleClicks members for each game
  • Your current ranking in any Uber-Picks leagues you’re participating in
  • Your overall record
  • Your leaderboard ranks for all Uber-Picks sports
  • and more!

LEAGUE PLAY

As an Uber-Picks aficionado, you can also start your own FREE private league and play Uber-Picks with your sports friends, co-workers, etc.

6 great reasons to start your own Uber-Picks league

  1. You get to be the CEO of your own personalized, private sports league!
  2. Competing with your friends and co-workers is uber-FUN (especially if you create your own weekly and/or season prize for your league members).
  3. Makes the sports season even more exciting!
  4. All of your league’s members can play FREE every week!
  5. Play year around in multiple different sports!
  6. We do all the hard work…and we do it all for FREE! The customized league website included has a leaderboard that tracks all scoring for all of your league’s members throughout the season, a live chat board, and more.  All you have to do is invite your league members; we’ll take care of everything else including distributing badges and any shares of the Zackpot won each week.  We’ll also send out an email reminder to any of your members who haven’t yet made their picks before each deadline, and all of your league members will also receive a weekly recap email that recognizes the members who finished with the highest scores, and more.  Again, all provided FREE!>>> To set up your own Uber-Picks league, get started HERE.

Tips for winning Card King

OVERVIEW

The objective of Card King is to tally the highest score possible.  When you start a new game, you’ll be dealt five cards, at random, from a standard 52-card deck.  Your first task is to select one of these five cards (choosing the highest or lowest card will make for an easier start).  Once you’ve made your choice, the game is off and running.

You’ll score your first points by correctly guessing whether the next card dealt is higher or lower than the card you started with.  If you guess correctly, you’ll be dealt another card and you’ll then guess whether the next card is higher or lower than that card.  Repeat until your straight of cards is “busted” by a wrong guess.  On the way, there are a variety of hints, Sidekicks, and “lifelines” you can employ to extend your straight and maximize your score.

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ENTRY COST AND PLAY LIMITS

Each day you may play two games free, plus up to 13 additional games for TCredits or EZ Express tokens, as follows:

  • Game 1 = free
  • Game 2 = free
  • Game 3 = 1 TCredit
  • Game 4 = 1 TCredit
  • Game 5 = 1 TCredit
  • Game 6 = 1 TCredit
  • Game 7 = 2 TCredits
  • Game 8 = 2 TCredits
  • Game 9 = 2 TCredits
  • Game 10 = 3 TCredits
  • Game 11 = 3 TCredits
  • Game 12 = 3 TCredits
  • Game 13 = 1 EZ Express
  • Game 14 = 1 EZ Express
  • Game 15 = 1 EZ Express

PLAY/WIN LIMIT

You may play a maximum of 15 times each day.

WINNING THE ZACKPOT

To win one on more shares of the daily Card King Zackpot, you must post one of the 100 highest scores of the day.  Those posting a top 10 score will receive 5 shares each of the Zackpot.  All others will receive 1 share of the Zackpot.  Note:  In the case of a tie, the least time between the start and finish of the game will be the tiebreaker.

TIME LIMIT

For each Feature Card you are dealt, you have a maximum of two minutes to decide whether to guess higher, lower, or pass.  When there are 20 seconds left, your remaining time will be displayed immediately above the Feature Card.  Have sound set to on to also receive a audio cue when you’re down to the final 20 seconds.

HINT CARDS

When the game starts, you’re dealt five cards at random (nearly 10% of the 52 cards).  These cards are valuable because they let you know which cards are already out and can help you make smart choices when deciding to guess higher, lower, or to pass.

PEEKS

Three free Peeks are provided each game (see Peek button on right side of Feature Card).  Peeks will literally count the cards for you and let you know how many cards are left in the deck that are higher and lower than the Feature Card.  This is valuable information that can help you navigate some of the tougher choices, so use your Peeks wisely.

PASSES

You are allowed to pass on up to three cards per game (see Pass button on right side of Feature Card).  You can pass on any card, but you’re best served to use them when the odds of successfully choosing the next card correctly are low.  Note that no points are scored when passing.  The first and second pass costs 1 TCredit each.  The third and final pass costs 2 TCredits.

DUPLICATE CARD BONUS

The Duplicate Card Bonus is for players who have used at least one TCredit in a game.  Here’s how it works: If you guess higher or lower but instead are dealt the same card as the Feature Card, not only do you earn the points of your guess, but you get to spin for a bonus prize!  Prizes include MRP (Member Rewards Points), TCredits, EZ Express tokens, and Card King Bonus Points (which are added to your current game’s score).  Additional prizes are available for SFI affiliates.

The spin wheel will automatically appear when you are dealt a duplicate card.  If you win a prize with your spin, it will immediately be added to your account.  Note: If you are dealt the King four times in a row, you will win the King’s Ransom (see below) instead of a Bonus Prize Spin.

KING’S RANSOM

The King’s Ransom represents a a special secondary Zackpot (though it has the potential to get large).  It starts at 100 TCredits, but grows until someone wins it. You’ll win the King’s Ransom automatically any time you are dealt all four Kings in a row, in any game where a TCredit has been spent (NOTE: TCredit must be spent prior to being dealt any kings).  The TCredits prize will immediately be added to your account, it is then reset to 100 TCredits and starts growing again until the next person is dealt four Kings in a row.

INTERMISSION SCREEN

On the screen that is displayed between cards being dealt, there are two important pieces of information provided.  First, it tells you how much farther you need to extend your straight in order to earn valuable Bonus Points.  Secondly, it tells you how many other Card King scores today your current score has topped and the rank of your current score.  Remember, to earn one or more shares of the daily Card King Zackpot, you need to finish with one of the 100 highest scores of the day.

CARD VALUES

Which card is considered higher or lower?  Following are the values used for Card King:

  • Ace = 1
  • Two = 2
  • Three = 3
  • Four = 4
  • Five = 5
  • Six = 6
  • Seven = 7
  • Eight = 8
  • Nine = 9
  • Ten = 10
  • Jack = 11
  • Queen 12
  • King = 13

STANDARD SCORING

Each time you successfully guess whether a card is higher or lower, you’ll earn the points as shown on the Higher or Lower buttons, ranging from 40 points to 240 points.  The amount of points reflect the odds based on a full 52-card deck.  Example:  If your Feature Card is a Jack, the odds of being dealt a higher card are much, much lower than being dealt a card lower than the Jack.  The lower the odds of success, the more points you’ll earn…and visa versa.  However,  remember to keep in mind that these point values are based on a FULL deck, so be sure to factor in the cards out of the deck (shown on the black panel) when deciding whether to guess higher or lower.

BONUS SCORING

If you are able to put together a straight of at least 7 cards, you will earn Bonus Points as follows:

  • 7 card straight = 200 Bonus Points
  • 9 card straight = 250 Bonus Points
  • 12 card straight = 325 Bonus Points
  • 15 card straight = 425 Bonus Points
  • 20 card straight = 600 Bonus Points

THE JOKERS

Card King enjoys the presence of a two Jokers.  One is nice…and one is naughty!  The nice joker will pop up from time to time and will help you when you need him most.  The naughty joker, on the other hand, likes to play mean tricks on people, so beware.

MEMBER REWARDS POINTS

For each TCredit spent playing Card King, you’ll earn earn 5 MRP (Member Rewards Points).  If you’re an SFI affiliate, you’ll also earn 1 VersaPoint for each non-free entry game played.

SIDEKICKS

Sidekicks, located in the panel just below the Card King playing board, are little optional “mini-games” you can play while playing Card King to earn additional points.  Following are the 5 available Sidekicks:

1. Predict if you will break your personal best score to earn 50 Bonus Points

  • Cost: FREE
  • Limit: Once per game
  • Must enter prior to fifth dealt card

2. Predict what your straight will be at when you bust to earn 150 Bonus Points

  • Cost: 1 TCredit
  • Limit: Once per game
  • Must enter prior to second dealt card

3. Predict how many Kings you will be dealt to earn 150 Bonus Points

  • Cost: 1 TCredit
  • Limit: Once per game
  • Must enter prior to second dealt card

4. Predict the color (red or black) of the next card to earn 300 Bonus Points.

  • Cost: 1 TCredit
  • Limit: Once per game
  • Must enter prior to clicking Higher or Lower button (use on any round)

5. Predict that the next card is a face card to double (2x) your points for this round.

  • Cost: 1 TCredit
  • Limit: Once per game
  • Must enter prior to clicking Higher or Lower button (use on any round)

MISCELLANEOUS TIPS

1. Be sure to try Card King with the sounds effects ON to really bring the game to life.  You’ll find the on/off button on Card King’s homepage and on the gold sidebar during play.

2. On the screen between cards being dealt, you can press the “Enter” or “Return” key on your computer’s keyboard to proceed (you don’t have to click on the “Deal next card” button if you don’t want to).

3. On the game start screen, we feature the avatars of today’s top players.  But if you haven’t yet created and uploaded your avatar, you won’t get to be featured.  Go HERE to create and upload yours.

4. Almost every element on the playing board has a tooltip.  Hover your mouse over elements to see the clarifying tooltips info.

5. The tiebreaker if your score is tied with another is the time from when you start the game until your straight is busted.  So while you don’t want to rush your decisions, don’t waste time either.

6. Sidekick #4 is a great way to help post a big, Zackpot-winning score.  You have a 50/50 chance of getting it right, but the real key is to use it when there are big points at stake, so that you may quadruple (4x) those points.

7. Sidekick #1 is free and should always be used on every game.

BADGES

badge-ck_stack-21. A Card King game entry earns you the “In it to win it!” badge. Play at least once each day to keep this badge.  Note that once you’ve earned the WINNER badge, you’ll no longer see this badge.

2. Finishing a day with one of the 100 highest score earns you the WINNER badge (or an upgraded “X-Times Winner” version of the badge). Add bronze trim with 3 top score finishes. Add silver trim with 7 top score finishes. Add gold trim with 12 top score finishes.

3. Achieving the highest score for the previous day earns you the “Yesterday’s High Score” badge (expires in 24 hours).

4. Achieving the highest score during the previous 10 days earns you the “High Score (10 Day)” badge (expires in 10 days or when another player achieves a higher score–whichever comes first)

5. Achieving the highest score during the previous 30 days earns you the “High Score (30 Day)” badge (expires in 30 days or when another player achieves a higher score–whichever comes first)

6. Achieving the highest score during the previous 60 days earns you the “High Score (60 Day)” badge (expires in 60 days or when another player achieves a higher score–whichever comes first)

7. Achieving the highest score during the previous 90 days earns you the “High Score (90 Day)” badge (expires in 90 days or when another player achieves a higher score–whichever comes first)

8. Achieving the highest score all-time earns you the “High Score (all-time)” badge (expires if and when another player achieves a higher score).

9. There is also a Card King Leaderboard badge available for all-time highest scores. The minimum leaderboard rank to receive a Card King Leaderboard badge is 500. Add bronze trim by achieving a top 200 rank. Add silver trim by achieving a top 50 rank. Add gold trim by achieving a top 10 rank.  You can view the Card King Leaderboard HERE.