LearningWare's Game Show Slammers FAQ

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  • Why would I need a ring-in system?
    Games that require participants to ring-in offer a level of excitement and require contestants to focus and think quickly. The trainees need to have hair-trigger reflexes to compete for the opportunity to answer questions. It's crucial for a trainer to have a way to determine which team or contestant rings-in first.

    Ring-in systems:
    • Eliminate debates, disputes and confusion as to who rang-in first
    • Allow you to focus on the game
    • Work with timers to keep the game moving at a reasonable and consistent pace
    • Are kinesthetically appealing to trainees who need to be hands-on
    The Gameshow Pro ring-in systems connect directly with the computer and function with the Gameshow Pro software to let you know automatically which team was the first to ring in. They are completely impartial and void of human errors (like not hearing a particular noisemaker or not seeing a contestant raise their hand). Back to top.
  • How does the ring-in system connect with the computer?
    The wireless systems have a USB interface box that plugs into a USB port of your computer. Back to top.
  • What happens when a contestant rings-in?
    The ring-in device sends a signal to Gameshow Pro indicating which team rang-in first and prevents other teams from ringing-in (that's the "lock-out") feature. Gameshow Pro lights up that team's score box and, if desired, gives an audio cue (i.e. announces team number). The program then triggers the answer timer and activates the right/wrong answer buttons in the software. Back to top.
  • Which Gameshow Pro games work best with ring-in systems?
    Out of the 6 primary Gameshow Pro games, the ring-in systems are recommended for:
    Game 1 - Categories
    Game 2 - Classroom Feud
    Game 6 - Question Bowl Back to top.
  • Do I absolutely need a ring-in system to play Gameshow Pro?
    Nope. The game can be controlled entirely from a single computer. Several trainers use other methods to figure out who is ringing in (i.e., trainees raise their hands, hold up a sign, ring noisemakers, make different animal sounds, etc.). Although ring-in systems make administering the game show easier from a trainer's perspective, the game show software works just fine without them.
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