Frequently Asked Questions
I found a bug in the app. What should I do?
Bugs are frustrating and we want to stamp them out. If you find a bug or a problem in the app, please give us a detailed description of how to make it happen, what smartphone you’re using, and which OS version at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try and crush it.
How much does GameFor cost?
GameFor is free to use for players and stores. Additional features are planned for the future that will provide more insights and visibility for stores and more advanced features for players. These additional features will be available through a subscription model, but the main features: game events, looking for players, and store finder will always be free.
I don’t see my local store listed in here. Why?
We tried to pre-enter as many game stores as we could find into our store database from the get, but we’re sure we might have missed some. Either let us know about the store at email@example.com or have your local store contact us at that address.
Why am I only seeing distance in Miles?
Currently this is the default set on app installation. You can go to the Settings page of the app and change it to metric.
Why can’t I host an event someplace other than a game store?
This is just an initial measure; to make sure that privacy and safety concerns are met, we wanted to make sure that events are held in ‘public’ places (i.e. game stores). Coming soon, we’ll be adding the ability to host events in other places, as well.
Is there functionality for gaming groups and clubs?
The early preview of Groups and Clubs is available in the app right now. Full features such as allowing groups enter custom locations and repeating events will be coming in an upcoming release.
I am a store owner, and I want access to add events for my store and fill out my store information, what do I do?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff will have you verify your ownership and provide you free access to our Store Portal. From here you will get analytics on how your store is being included in GameFor, add your store events and start to message and talk with people interested in you.
What does BGM, RPG, CCG and WAR mean?
These are used to denote the four major genres of the tabletop gaming community. These should help you to more quickly identify with the types of events and players that you are interested in finding in the app:
- BGM – Board Games (i.e. Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, etc.)
- RPG – Role Playing (i.e. Dungeons & Dragons, Shadowrun, etc.)
- CCG – Collectible Card Games (i.e. Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, etc.)
- WAR – Wargaming/Miniatures (i.e. Warhammer 40K, Age of Sigmar, etc.)
Will this app be translated into language X?
We are working on getting our first round of translations completed and made available shortly. Languages will be based on user demand and ability to get translations in that language into the app. If you have a specific request or would like to test one of our translations for us, please contact sign up for our free e-newsletter to get more details in the upcoming weeks.
How do I report harassment in the app?
We take harassment very seriously. Currently, you should email email@example.com and give us as much information as possible, and we’ll investigate and take care of it. Very soon, we’ll be implementing the ability to block and report users directly in the app.
I have an idea for a new feature. What should I do?
We love feedback from our community. If you have an idea for a new feature or how to change a current one, or just want to let us know what you think of the app, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take a look.
These events don’t seem to actually be for the area around me. What’s wrong?
You might have the wrong ZIP or postal code in your profile. Either turn Location Services on in your smartphone for the GameFor app, or go into ‘Settings & Preferences’ in the GameFor menu and set your postal code or city name manually there.
Can I see who has RSVP’d to my event?
Not yet, but it’ll be coming soon. Currently the benefit to marking an event as “I’m Going!” is that you get a visual reminder that you’re planning to attend it, and it’ll show up in your list of Events in your “My Profile” section. Soon hosts will be able to see RSVP lists and users will be able to see their friends that are attending events near them.
I’m going to visit a different area for awhile. How do I look at events and stores near that area?
If you have Location Services turned on for GameFor on your smartphone, you should automatically see events in that area when you get there. However, if you want to plan ahead, you can go to ‘Settings & Preferences’ in the menu and set the postal code or city name of the area you’ll be traveling to so you can see events and stores in the area before you go.
What’s the benefit to “favoriting” a game store?
Currently, the only benefit is to keep a list of your favorite stores easy to find under the Favorites tab on the “Store Finder” page. Soon, you’ll be get to have those stores pre-selected in your list when making an LFP entry, and other features as well.
How can I share the app with others?
On iOS you can select “Share” in the main menu and then share the link to our website (which has links to both the iOS and Android versions) via text, email, and other messenger platforms. On Android, go to your “My Profile” page and select “Invite Players Via Social Media” in the upper right menu. And as always, you could just tell them about www.iamgamefor.com and they’ll be able to find the links to the two app stores there.
Who’s making this app, anyway?
We’re Milk Can Dev & Design Studio, and we’re a small mobile app development and design studio in Appleton, Wisconsin. We build apps for a living for clients, but we’re tabletop gamers, too. This is a project we’ve been developing and researching on the side since late 2015, and we hope you like it.