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Your Move Board Games FAQ

Last Updated: Feb 09, 2016 12:02AM UTC
How do I sync my iPad and iPhone so that I can play my game on either device?
Simply use the same username and password when you sign in on both devices and your games will be sync’ed automatically. 

What are lifelines and how do I use them?
Lifelines are strategic elements that can be earned or purchased from the Store. Depending on the board game you are playing, a lifeline can be a hint, an extra dice roll, or a roll over. You get one Lifeline per game to help get you out of sticky situations. Make sure you use it because the free lifeline per game does not carry over to your other games. Visit the Store if you need more. Lifelines purchased from the Store never expire and can be used more than once per game!

My opponent hasn't made any moves for days! How do I end the game without resigning/losing points?
Games are ended automatically after eight days without a move and games started with a "random opponent" are forfeited automatically after five days without a move. A loss is charged against the inactive player and a win will be credited to the active player. 

I didn't play for a few days and now my games are gone. Where did they go?
Games are ended automatically after eight days without a move and games started with a "random opponent" are forfeited automatically after four days without a move. A loss is charged against the inactive player and a win will be credited to the active player. 

How does the rating system work?
Your Move Board Game follows the Elo rating system. You can learn more about it here: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elo_rating_system

My opponent is making me uncomfortable on chat. What can I do?
You can add users to your Blocked User List in the Settings menu. 

Why am I forced to jump in Checkers?
We follow the American Checker Federation rule on forced jumps. According to the American Checker Federation: If there is an opponent's checker or king on an adjacent square in the row ahead with an unoccupied square on the same diagonal line in the following row, that piece (checker or king) must be jumped.

I came up with a word that isn't in the dictionary. Why not?
Your Move uses the Enhanced North American Benchmark Lexicon (ENABLE) dictionary, which is commonly used in Scrabble-type games. Please keep in mind there are no proper nouns in this dictionary. 

My opponent just scored a huge word on me and the points don't seem to add up. What's going on?
You get 50 bonus points added to your score if you can play a 7 letter word. It's a pretty rare, but exciting, play to make! 

Why isn't there a doubling cube in Backgammon? 
Doubling cubes are designed for series-play. At the moment, Your Move Backgammon does not support series-play. 

Are the dice rolls in Your Move Board Games random? 
Yes, the algorithm that determines dice rolls in Yatzy Dice and Backgammon is completely random. 

I rolled a second 5-of-a-kind in Yatzy Dice!  How do I get the Yatzy Bonus points?
To record a second 5-of-a-kind, you will need to mark the play in one of your open scoring combinations. You will then see a green star on your 5-of-a-kind score, indicating your 50-point Yatzy Bonus. 

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