Say hello to LOWLOCK….our newest EZ game!

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!

We are pleased to announce today the debut of an exciting new original game from the Eager Zebra laboratories. Our new game–available only at TripleClicks–is called LowLock™.

HOW TO PLAY:

LowLock is a simple, fun, and fast-moving game. The primary objective is to lock in the least amount of points possible. The secondary objective is to do it FAST…to complete games in the shortest amount of time you can. Say yes to LOW and no to SLOW…and become a “Lock Star!”

Each game starts with a deck of 45 special LowLock cards consisting of four sets of the numbers 1-10, plus five special “zero” cards. Note that for scoring purposes, each card’s value is the number displayed on the card (e.g. a six card counts as six points).

The deck is shuffled so that all 45 cards are in a random order. The game clock now starts. From the top of the deck you are now dealt four cards––two that you get to see momentarily (memorize these cards!) and two that are unseen (dealt facedown).

The top card of the deck is now revealed. You have three options:

1. If you wish to KEEP this card (to replace a card in your hand), click the “Thumbs UP” button, then select the card in your hand you wish to replace. Note that your kept card is now “locked in” and will be one of the cards added to your score for the round.

2. If you wish to DISCARD this card, click the “Thumbs DOWN” button. Note that if you discard a card, you must subsequently select and lock in one of the unlocked cards in your hand.

3. The third and final option for any card dealt to you is to SKIP it. When you skip a card, it’s rendered “irrelevant.” That is, it does not add or subtract points from your score, and you are not required to lock in any cards in your hand. It just goes away. Up to three times per game you may use the “Skip” button to eliminate cards that would work against you attaining the lowest score possible. There is no cost to use the “Skip” button the first time in a game. Each additional use of the “Skip” button costs one TCredit (unless you have one or more Skips already on account).

HIGH-VALUE TIP! Duplicate cards cancel each other out. Example: Two tens in your hand equals zero points, so always be trying to match cards in your hand! Note: This rule applies only to pairs of the same number (three of the same card, for example, doesn’t cancel out the points of the third card).

For each hand, you’ll have to decide to keep, discard, or skip a minimum of four cards from the deck. Once you’ve locked all four cards in your hand, your score for that round is recorded and you are dealt a new hand. You will continue to be dealt new hands until three or less cards remain in the deck.

A single game will consist of five or six hands. Once there are no longer enough cards in the deck to deal a new hand (less than four cards), the game is over and your final score of all 5-6 hands and the total time it took you to play the game, are recorded. Based on your score and/or other achievements, you’ll now be awarded any Rewardicals or badges earned.

MORE TIPS:

1. Just clicking one of the three options (Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down, or Skip) doesn’t prevent you from changing your mind. If you realize you’ve selected the wrong option, just click one of the other options before proceeding.

2. Try not to leave yourself with more than three cards in the deck after your first five hands to prevent having to play a sixth hand and having to add the extra points for this sixth hand to your total score. Use Skips during your first five hands to decrease your sixth-hand points or eliminate a sixth hand altogether.

3. LowLock is a numbers game that requires both a short-term and a long-term strategy. i.e. Work towards low-score rounds, of course, but don’t forget a low-score GAME is the primary objective.

4. Taking a chance and turning over one of your two unseen cards in your hand early on can be a good strategy because, even if it’s a high-point card, it can give you time to match it and, thus, cancel it out for zero points.

5. If one or more of your “seen” cards (the two cards you were dealt initially and you memorized before they were turned over) is a low-point card, hold off on locking it in as long as you can, to give yourself the opportunity to be dealt even more valuable cards (like a zero card).

6. If you forget the values of your “seen cards,” you can get another look at any point during a game by clicking the “eyeball” icon. Each peek, however, will cost you one TCredit.

7. To keep your time low, have some TCredits on hand before starting a game for Skips and/or Peeks.

8. On the screen where you’re told you have five seconds to memorize two of your cards…you can skip ahead and save a little time by clicking on that text.

9. Be sure to try LowLock with the sounds effects ON to really bring the game to life. Click the “speaker” icon (located in the top left corner of the screen) to turn sound on or off.

10. On small mobile devices (e.g. smartphones), play LowLock in vertical mode for the best experience.

11. We will be making Skips and Peeks available for Rewardicals (i.e. you will be able to redeem your Rewardicals for these LowLock lifelines soon).

REWARDICALS

Win or lose, for each TCredit spent playing LowLock, you’ll earn 10 Rewardicals, redeemable for free Bitcoin, gift cards, silver bullion, and more at Rewardical.com! As an SFI Affiliate, you can also exchange your Rewardicals for unlimited VersaPoints, PSAs, CSAs, and more!

PRIZE POINTS

While the main objective of LowLock is low scores, you’re also earning a separate set of “Prize Points” (points for earning recognition and prizes) as you play:

– You’ll start each game with 1000 Prize Points. After 90 seconds of game time, you will lose 3 points every second (until the 1000 points are gone).

– For each game completed with a score of 40 or less points, in four minutes or less (a “Lock Star” score), you’ll automatically earn 500 bonus Prize Points.

PRIZES

– Each time you achieve a “Lock Star” game (a score of 40 points or less–in four minutes or less), you’ll receive a free entry in the Daily Crown drawing for the following day, where you can win a share in 75,000 Rewardicals! You get 580 chances to win with each Daily Crown entry!

– If you are in the top 10 for most LowLock Prize Points scored during the month, we’ll send you a free LowLock Lock Star Champion t-shirt (shown below)! Limit two t-shirts per player/year.

LIMITED-TIME SPECIALS!

1. In addition to the new badges listed below, we will also be awarding a special LowLock “FIRST 500 WINNER” badge, which we will award to the first 500 unique players who achieve a “Lock Star” game (a game with a score of 40 points or less and completed in four minutes or less). Once 500 winners have been reached, this special badge will never be available again. Note that no Badge Quest points are awarded on this badge due to its highly limited nature. It’s simply a prestige badge for your mantel.

2. So that everyone can more quickly learn the strategies for winning LowLock, until the end of the month, we will be allowing everyone to play up to 15 total games a day (first three games are free, then one TCredit per game thereafter). Starting February 1st, a maximum of 12 games may be played daily (first two games are free).

IMPORTANT SPECIAL NOTES:

1. We are launching LowLock with the “Lock Star” qualification being a maximum of 40 points in four minutes or less. However, on February 1st, we may adjust the score minimum and/or time maximum dependent upon scores and times posted in January so as to make the game have just the right amount of “challenge.”

2. LowLock badges (as described in the next section) will come online by the end of the week.

3. Marketing aids (e.g. banners) for LowLock are on the way. Watch for a notification when they become available.

BADGES

“Lock Star” badge
Earned upon scoring a maximum of 40 points in four minutes or less. Add bronze trim upon achieving (20) Lock Stars, add silver trim upon achieving (50) Lock Stars, or add gold trim upon achieving (100) Lock Stars.
100/200/300/400 Badge Quest points (for basic/bronze/silver/gold)

“Zerotastic” badge
Earned upon scoring zero points in a single hand. Add bronze trim upon achieving (50) Zerotastics, add silver trim upon achieving (100) Zerotastics, or add gold trim upon achieving (200) Zerotastics.
50/100/150/200 Badge Quest points (for basic/bronze/silver/gold)

“Quad-Zero” badge
Earned upon scoring zero points with only Zero Cards in a single hand. Add bronze trim upon achieving (25) Quad-Zeros, add silver trim upon achieving (50) Quad-Zeros, or add gold trim upon achieving (100) Quad-Zeros.
100/200/300/400 Badge Quest points (for basic/bronze/silver/gold)

“Super-Zero” badge
Earned upon scoring zero points for an entire game. Add bronze trim upon achieving (2) Super-Zeros, add silver trim upon achieving (5) Super-Zeros, or add gold trim upon achieving (10) Super-Zeros.
250/500/750/1000 Badge Quest points (for basic/bronze/silver/gold)

“Zero Streak” badge
Earned upon achieving a “Zerotastic” hand five days or more in a row. This badge will automatically update as you extend your streak. To retain this badge, maintain a minimum 5-day streak.
200 Badge Quest points

“Speed Lock” badge
Earned upon scoring a maximum of 30 points in a game in under two minutes and 20 seconds. Note: This badge will display your actual best time. Add bronze trim if your time is under two minutes and 10 seconds. Add silver trim if your time is under two minutes, or add gold trim if your time is under one minute and 50 seconds.
100/200/300/400 Badge Quest points (for basic/bronze/silver/gold)

Monthly Champion badge
Earn this badge when you place within the top 20 leaderboard rank for LowLock for the previous month. Earn the basic badge for placing within the top 11 to 20 ranks. Add bronze trim for placing within ranks 3 through 10, add silver trim for winning the Runner-Up slot, or gold trim for the top score for the month.
250/500/750/1000 Badge Quest points (for basic/bronze/silver/gold)

Achieving the highest number of Prize Points for the previous day earns you the “Yesterday’s High Score” badge (expires in 24 hours).
50 Badge Quest points

Achieving the highest number of Prize Points 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).
100 Badge Quest points

Achieving the highest number of Prize Points 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).
150 Badge Quest points

Achieving the highest number of Prize Points 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).
200 Badge Quest points

Achieving the highest number of Prize Points 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).
300 Badge Quest points

Achieving the highest number of Prize Points all-time earns you the “High Score (all-time)” badge (expires if and when another player achieves a higher score).
500 Badge Quest points

There is also a LowLock Leaderboard badge for Prize Points scored all-time. The minimum leaderboard rank to receive a LowLock 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.
Badge Quest points are 50 points for top 500, 100 for top 200, 150 for top 50, and 200 for top 10.

Note: So that all players have the opportunity to reach the top of the leaderboard, Prize Points won are reduced by 30% every 30 days. Example: You scored 8000 points today. 30 days from now, those points are now worth 5600 points. 60 days from now, those points are now worth 3920 points. 90 days from now, those points are now worth 2740 points. And so on. Keep playing to maintain your leaderboard position!

LowLock also awards special “Milestone” badges for its most dedicated players. Earn your first Milestone badge and 100 Badge Quest points upon playing your 100th game. Your badge is then automatically upgraded upon playing your 500th, 1000th, 2000th, 5000th, and 10,000th game––earning you 200, 300, 400, 500, and 1000 Badge Quest points respectively.

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