Get started by creating a free account here. After creating your account, you can start inviting players and setting up your game. We recommend starting out by playing a free trial game with up to 10 players, to test out all the features. This will help you be better prepared for your actual game with more players. You play a trial game by going through all of the normal setup steps in the host dashboard, the game will automatically be a trial game as long as you don't add more than 10 players.
After creating your account, you will be led through our intuitive setup process. The first step is to set your game rules. These can also be edited later during the game, so there is no pressure to get it right from the start! The next step
Creating an account is completely free of charge. Trial games are also free of charge. You will only be charged for games with more than 10 players. You can read more about pricing here.
You play a trial game by going through all of the normal setup steps in the host dashboard, the game will automatically be a trial game as long as you don't add more than 10 players. In other words, all games with less than 11 players are free of charge. You can play as many trial games as you want.
All games that are played with less than 11 players automatically become trial games. You will still have full access to all of the features in a normal game, but the game will be free of charge. You can play as many subsequent free trial games as you want, and you can cancel a trial game mid-game whenever you want. To get started, you just create a free account, and start adding players.
After creating your host account, you will be taken through our intuitive game setup process. The second step in that process is to invite your players to the game. You invite players by inputing their email addresses in an invite form. When submitting an email address, an invite email will automatically be sent to that player with instructions on how to join your game.
When you send a player invite through the host dashboard, an email will automatically be sent to the provided email address. This is how they accept the invite and join the game:
You will only be charged for a player after they've joined the game. Players who don't accept their invite, will not join the game and you will not be charged for those invites.
No, the content of your rules is completely up to you as the game host. The players will see whatever rules you set from the host dashboard. You also have the flexibility to edit the rules during the course of the game.
The game host has full control over the game. You can shuffle targets, communicate with players, edit players' scores and eliminate and revive players at your will. You can also end the game manually at any point.
Yes, you will always be able to edit your game rules, even during active gameplay. We do however recommend you don't change them to often, as this can lead to confusion among the players.
No, players have to be invited before the game starts.
Yes, you can choose how many targets the players will have from the host dashboard. Players can even have up to 10 targets each. All players will have the same amount of targets, so you can't give any particular player more or less targets that the others.
Having multiple targets per player is a popular feature that we highly recommend you try out if you want to spice up the game.
The game ends automatically when only two players remain. The player out of the two finalists who has the most points, will be declared as the winner.
If you end the game manually in the middle of gameplay, the player that has not yet been eliminated and has the most points will be declared as the winner.
It is up to the game host to reinforce their own game rules. You will have the ability to manually terminate any player at any point through the host dashboard. You will also be able to revive that same player at any point after that. We recommend disqualifying any player who breaks the rules.
Yes, the game host can manually terminate or revive any player at any point through the host dashboard.
No, you will have to ask any player individually if they wish to share their current target with you.
No, this is part of the game. If two players have each other as target, whoever catches the other one first gets the points just like with any other target. After catching your target your will be assigned a new one. Targets are randomized based on our algoritms and on rare occasions two players get each other.
You will be able to access the full power of Catcher Games for only $1.50 per player. Read more about pricing here.
You can play as many free trial games as you want. Any game with less than 11 players is always automatically free of charge. You will still have full access to all features in your trial games.
The game host pays a fee per player in the game. The host will be charged for all players at the same time. Most commonly, the host will collect a separate fee directly from the players in order to finance the game and a cash price for the winner. Catcher Games does currently not offer any feature to do this in our app.
The game host can choose to pay for the game whenever they want. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
There is currently no mobile app for the game host. You can start hosting a game by creating an account and signing in to our web dashboard here.
The game host can not play in their own game with their host account. They can however create a separate player account in the mobile app for players and invite themselves through that separate email address.
Yes, you can host as many games as you want from the same account. Keep in mind that you can only host one game at a time, so in order to start a new game you need to terminate any ongoing game. You pay separately for each game.