In skill gaming, success is solely based on skill, in contrast to most games which depend on a mix of skill and chance.

In skill gaming, although games still have random elements, every player gets the SAME random elements. For example, if you were playing a platformer where a powerup appears randomly in the level, everyone in the same tournament will find that powerup in EXACTLY the same place. By using this “enforced randomness”, chance becomes a non-significant factor and skill determines the outcome of the game.

Foosler is available worldwide, with the exception of some countries and US states.

The list of countries where Foosler is NOT available is: Belgium, The Cayman Islands, Denmark, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, North Korea, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Tasmania.

The list of states where Foosler is available is: Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota,  Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The list of states where Foosler is NOT available is: Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Tennessee.

Tournaments will have a variety of entry fees from $0.10 to $5 and up. The larger the entry fee, the larger the prize pool.

Integration of Foosler with a game is free and can be accomplished in less than an hour.

The majority of games are eligible in some capacity. These game types include: Tower Defense, Match 3, Infinite Runner, Single player card games, Shooters, Racing, Bullet Hell and most Arcade. In general, any single-player game with a score is eligible.

Our SDK is currently under development and will be available for free to game developers soon. If you’d like to be notified when it is ready you can subscribe to our blog, follow us on twitter, get in touch on our contact us page, or enter your e-mail here.

At launch, we will have two types of tournaments, Head to Head tournaments and Jackpot tournaments.

A Head to Head tournament has a fixed number of participants. When the last participant submits their score, the tournament ends and the prizes are immediately distributed.

A Jackpot tourmament runs for a given length of time. When the time is up, the prizes are distributed. There is no limit on the number of players in a Jackpot tournament. During the last 5 minutes of the tournament, players will not be allowed to start new attempts. This is to ensure that all submissions are entered before the tournament ends, while maintaining a fixed end time.

Deposits can be done in the Foosler app by clicking “Add Funds” in the menu (slides out from the right hand side of the screen).  You can choose your payment method and your payment amount (from a pre-determined list).  From there, you can enter your payment information.

If you choose to pay with a crypto currency, you will be given a wallet address and crypto currency amount due.  When the crypto payment has been a received, you will get a push notification and your account balance will be updated.

When you request a withdrawal, your account balance will automatically be deducted the requested amount plus the withdrawal fee.  There will be no withdrawal fee for withdrawals done with crypto currencies.  After we receive your withdrawal request, we will send you an e-mail requesting the information required to withdraw your funds.  This information will include name, mailing address, and your SIN/SSN information (this is required for tax reporting purposes).

Foosbucks are bonus cash that you can receive through promotions are referrals.  Foosbucks can not be withdrawn for cash, but can be used to enter cash tournaments.  If you enter a cash tournament using Foosbucks and receive a cash prize, these winnings are withdrawable.  We will notify you of opportunities to earn Foosbucks.

A promo code acts as a password to special tournaments that we will run from time to time.  If you are eligible to enter a promo tournament we will let you know.  Promo tournaments may have reduced entry fees, increased prizes, or Foosbuck bonuses.  You can enter promo codes on the settings page.

In the unfortunate situation where there’s a crash, please e-mail support@foosler.com and we’ll deal with it.

If you receive a phone call or put your game play into the background, the game will be automatically paused.  When you return to the game, you can finish your game and submit your score as usual.  However there are two exceptions: if you were participating in a jackpot (time based tournament) that has ended or if Android memory collection has de-allocated resources to your game.  In these two unfortunate cases, your game play attempt will be lost.

For user created tournaments, the final prize pool is calculated based on the number of participants, whereas the interim prize pool is based on the max number of players.  For example, if you create a 16 man tournament, the prize pool will reflect the full 16 potential players; however, when the tournament closes, the prize pool will only be based on the final number of participants.

User created tournaments last for 4 days before automatically closing.

This happens when one of the players in a head to head tournament has abandoned their tournament attempt.  Currently this situation can only be resolved by the user finishing their attempt, logging back in, or contacting support@foosler.com.

The next update from Foosler will implement a 30 minute time limit on Head to Head play attempts.  Any attempts that haven’t been submitted within 30 minutes will be closed and the entry fee lost.