AnswerCast is an app to enhance your favorite board game using smartphones and tablets, your TV, and a Google Cast™ device, such as a Chromecast or Nexus Player.
AnswerCast requires the following things:
The following games are known to work with AnswerCast:
With a few small changes to the rules of a Game of Things, you can make an already good game even better. Of course, these are just suggestions, and AnswerCast was built with flexibility in mind so that it can adapt to any of your own house rules.Setup
The rules for Loaded Questions require no changes. The only difference is that instead of writing your answers down, you submit them with AnswerCast, and the player can read them directly. The player should hit the "Skip" button since they don't submit an answer.
To be able to connect to a Google Cast device, you need to satisfy the following requirements:Connect your cast device
You should have your cast device connected to your TV and have it set up on a WiFi network that has internet connectivity. Please see the Google Support site if you need help setting up your device.
In order for your device to be able to talk to the Google Cast device, it needs to be on the same network.Or, if you're using a Chromecast, enable Guest Mode
If your Google Cast device is a Chromecast, you can enable Guest Mode through the Chromecast app on your phone or tablet and reboot it. Once that's done, any device with an internet connection that's within range of the chromecast device should be able to connect. See this support article for more information.
AnswerCast has been tested and is known to work with:
However, any Google Cast-enabled or Google Cast built-in device should work, such as:
It's OK, just select, "Show Score Card" from the 3-dot menu in the top right. After you're done with the round, select "Show Score Card" to show the score card while everyone submits their new answers.
How to handle this is up to you ultimately, but a house-rule could just be that they're "disqualified" from the current round. Alternately, you could consider the round forfeit and start a new round, either repeating the same question or picking a new one.