This month’s update brings you our most requested feature according to this post on the Crowdpurr community forums. That’s right, Points Wagering is here! 🥳

We’ve also bundled up some additional smaller features that further enhance the fun of points wagering. These features include new options for Lose Points When Incorrect, all new Rankings Indicators on the Rankings Leaderboard, and more. Let’s check it out!

New Feature: Points Wagering 💰

You can’t wager real money in Crowdpurr, (yet 🤫) but now you can do the next best thing… wagering points! Our new Points Wagering feature lets your players put it ALL on the line in order to place higher on the rankings leaderboard.

A mobile phone shows Crowdpurr's new Points Wagering interface.
New Points Wagering on the Mobile View displaying the question hint!

Now, you can enable Points Wagering on any of your trivia game’s questions under the Edit Question panel. When a question has Points Wagering enabled, it will display a new interface before revealing the question allowing players to input how many of their points they want to wager.

If a player answers correctly, they win big! If incorrect, they lose their entire wager. Points wagering can be enabled on any of your questions. It’s also available in every plan including our free Basic Plan!

Thanks to our amazing beta testers 🙌 we also added in a few extras in the final release including Question Hints that reveal a hint for your players to help with their wager. And we added Points Wager Time. So as the host, you can set the amount of time players have to decide on their wager!

Learn more in our Help Center article Points Wagering Explained.

New Feature: Rankings Indicators ⬆️ 

To make the new Points Wagering feature more fun, we’ve added all new Rankings Indicators on the rankings leaderboards in Crowdpurr. Our first version of this new feature displays how many points each player won or lost on the previous question, directly on the Rankings Leaderboard!

Each player or team on the Rankings Leaderboard now has an arrow icon and the amount of points won or lost. We think this is a fun way to see which players earned or lost the most after each question!

Crowdpurr's Projector View displays the Rankings Leaderboard that now include points change indicators that display the change in points after each question.
The Projector View, Mobile View, and Experience Dashboard now display optional Rankings Indicators that display the change in points after each question!

Rankings Indicators work on individual trivia games, basic team mode, and advanced team mode! They can also be disabled under the Settings → Interface Settings panel on the Experience Dashboard. For this first version, the Ranking Indicators only display points. In the future, we plan to add configurable options for “change in rankings” and “change in percentage.” Let us know what you think!

New Feature: Lose Points When Incorrect ❌

Previously in Crowdpurr, when a player answered incorrectly, you could only set if you wanted players to lose one-fifth of the question’s points or lose nothing.

To go with Points Wagering and Rankings Indicators, we expanded the options for when players answer incorrectly. Now, you can choose any of the following:

  • None – Players lose no points for answering incorrectly.
  • Lose Partial Points – Players lose the standard one-fifth of the question’s point value. This is the historical setting always used in Crowdpurr previously.
  • Lose Decreasing Points – Players lose exactly what the Decreasing Points Timer indicates, similar to what they earn if they answer correctly.
  • Lose Full Points – Players lose the full amount of the question’s point value.

These new options for losing points make the Rankings Indicators even more fun to watch on the Rankings Leaderboard.

If using Points Wagering on a question, the above Lose Points When Incorrect setting will be ignored. Players always lose their full wager if answering incorrectly on a Points Wager question.

New Feature: Schedule End Time ⏰

In Crowdpurr you’ve always been able to schedule the start time for any experience. We expanded on this “set it and forget it” mentality and added Schedule End Time! You can now set how long you would like your experiences to run once started.

Crowdpurr's new Schedule End Time feature is shown from the Experience Dashboard.
The new Schedule End Time feature on the Experience Dashboard

When the time expires, your experience will automatically finish. It will even advance to the Next Round if you have one set. You can now set multiple chained experiences to start and finish automatically, running in a sequence! Learn more in our Help Center article Schedule End Time Explained.

We had many user requests for this feature. As always, we add the features you want so do visit the Crowdpurr Community Forum to let us know what you want to see added to Crowdpurr next!

Crowd Controlled Mode Improvements 📱

While adding Points Wagering into each of the Crowdpurr playback modes (Host Controlled Mode, Fully Automatic Mode, and Crowd Controlled Mode), we added some much needed improvements to Crowd Controlled Mode.

Previously both Question Timers and Decreasing Points Timer were unavailable in Crowd Controlled Mode. Not anymore! Both of these essential game settings can now be enabled in Crowd Controlled Mode making those types of trivia games much more exciting and fun!

Crowdpurr's Mobile View shows question tabs displayed in Crowd Controlled Mode.
You can now disable or enable tabs in Crowd Controlled Mode

And yes, during the Points Wagering Beta we removed the question tabs from the Mobile View in Crowd Controlled Mode 🤦‍♂️. We thought it might be better if it played more like Host Controlled Mode and Fully Automatic Mode. 🤷‍♂️

We heard loud and clear from many users that they love the ability to have players answer in any order when using Crowd Controlled Mode so we’re happy to report that the question tabs are back! 🙌

Even better, you can now enable or disable them under the Settings → Interface Settings panel. You can choose to run a Crowd Controlled Mode experience in a sequential format, every question in order, similar to Host Controlled Mode and Fully Automatic Mode. Or enable the tabs to allow players to answer any question, in any order they choose, similar to how Crowd Controlled Mode has always run!

Additional Improvements

In addition to the above major improvements and features we also added these smaller improvements.

New Sound Effects 💥

We added new sound effects for when participants sign into experiences. when placing a points wager, and when hosts activate a question when Automatically Start Question is disabled.

Trivia Library Search 🔍

We improved the Trivia (and Bingo) Library by supporting quotes in searches. Now, if you search for “Home Alone” in quotes, results for Home and Alone will no longer be returned. We also improved the search results and added additional optimizations. And yes, we’re working on adding questions to the library search. Along with some other cool enhancements.

Mobile View Refinements ✨

While working in the Mobile View on Points Wagering and Crowd Controlled Mode, we improved some fine details on the layout, button sizes, the points timer, and more.

Bug Fixes and Minor Updates 🐞

We’re always updating the app and fixing bugs. Want to read up on all the latest bug fixes and tweaks we make to the app each week? Then cruise on over to Crowdpurr Community and bookmark our Official Version Updates thread to get updates whenever we update a new version of the app.

What’s Next?

We’ve been working on some exciting new question types for some time, so expect those next time.

Additionally, our new Trivia Manager Philip Trickey is taking charge of all things trivia. Expect lots of new trivia games every week, a new podcast that is debuting soon, (which may be previewing online already 🤫), new interactive contests, and more!

As always, if you want to be the first to know about news, beta tests, and get all the latest updates follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn!

Author

Ross is the CEO & Founder of Crowdpurr. Evolving and perfecting event technology is a passion. Also a loving father, husband, vinyl, and fresh-air enthusiast.