The Summer There Games are on the horizon! Save the date for August 18th – 27th. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, August 17th. Want to know more about Summer There Games? Check out our handy There Games FAQs.
I’ve been hearing a lot about Summer There Games. What is it?
Summer There Games is a huge 10-day event series in There that runs in the later part of summer. Everyone is invited to play in this fun and friendly competition. Events happen at all hours of the day and range from vehicle races to card games to quests and so much more! No matter what your interest, you’re likely to find activities to enjoy.
In a nutshell, members compete at There Games to earn points for their team. At the end, all the points are counted up and the team with the highest overall score wins the gold medal. (The 2nd and 3rd place teams take the silver and bronze awards respectively.)
How can I join a team for There Games?
Congratulations, you are already part of a team! We have 16 There Games teams based on the 16 avatar Nametag colors. (The Nametag is the colored bar over your avatar’s head where your see your name.) Everyone has a Nametag color that is randomly generated when you join There.
What if I can’t figure out what my Nametag color is?
If you aren’t sure what your Nametag color is, it’s easy to find out. Just head over to to the Summer Games Welcome Center and find one of the handy Nametag signs.
When you click the sign’s action tag, it will tell you what color your Nametag is. Once you know your Nametag color find your team club listed here. Joining your team’s club is a great way to meet people, make new friends and keep up to date with what’s going on.
Do I have to join my Nametag team’s club to participate at There Games?
No. While joining your team’s club is a great way to connect with your fellow teammates, it is not required. You can still go to There Games events and earn points for your team. The event Hosts will be able to see which team you belong to by (you guessed it!) looking at your Nametag.
How do I sign up for an event?
It’s very easy to participate in Summer There Games. Search the keyword “TSG” on the Activities Page to see a handy list of all the TSG events. There are lots of events to choose from! Take a look and start signing up for the things that interest you. Whether you love the thrill of competition or prefer something more low key, you will find plenty of fun activities.
Some event descriptions state that points are given and others do not. What’s the difference?
Some There Games events are competitive and award points to the teams based on who comes in 1st, 2nd, etc. Other events are purely social for people who don’t want to compete but still want to participate in the Games. Event descriptions are marked accordingly to help you decide which events are right for you.
When you attend an event that awards points, the goal is to try to earn points for your Nametag team. At the end of There Games, all the points are counted up and the team with the highest overall score wins the gold medal.
How do I attend a There Games event after I’ve signed up?
When you sign up for an event, it will be added to your schedule. To see a handy list of the events you have signed up for, go to the Activities Page and click the “My Upcoming Events” link.
If you are in world and sign up for an event that has already started, you’ll get a system message offering to take you there now. Otherwise, you’ll get the message when the event begins. If you accept, you’ll be teleported directly to the Zone where the event is happening.
What should I do when I arrive at a There Games event?
When you arrive at a There Games event and enter the Zone, the first thing you should do is look for a rule book. Be sure to read this so you are familiar with the rules of the event. If there is a Zone box in use, also keep an eye on this in case additional instructions are being given. Become familiar with how the event is scored and what you should strive to do in order to win a point for your Nametag team.
For a fun team-building activity, you might want to start a group IM with other members of your Nametag team who are also participating in the event
I tried to go to my There Games event but got a message that the event is currently full. What should I do?
If the event is currently full and you are unable to enter the Zone, wait for a system message to tell you when it’s your turn before you attempt to enter again. Trying to enter before it’s your turn will result in you being teleported back out of the Zone and moved to the bottom of the waiting list for the event. This will also create extra lag in the event and affect the Zone box, making it difficult for the Host(s) to properly communicate with the members inside.
Any other tips for attending a There Games event?
- Do not go AFK (away from keyboard) in a competitive, points-awarding event. If something comes up, please step out of the Zone and free up a space for someone who is actively waiting to compete for their team.
- Please have patience with the event Hosts. There Games events can be very hectic with a lot of specific instructions to follow for the event to run smoothly. Keep yourself well informed by reading the rules and knowing who the Host(s) are in case you have questions.
How does scoring work at events?
Each event is unique in the way it is scored. When you attend a There Games event, it’s very important to read the rules and listen to instructions given by the Host(s) at the beginning of the event. This will give you an understanding of how you can compete and possibly earn points for your team.
I see lots of people running around with team-colored items. Where can I find this stuff?
Can I find out how my team is doing during There Games?
If you would like to keep track of how the Games are going, you can check out the official There Scoreboard at http://www.therescore.com.
Point totals update automatically each time a Host enters the results from his or her event into the database. Another handy feature on this page is the ability to see a list of the activities scheduled each day by simply clicking the links for Day 1, Day 2, etc.
Join your name tag color team in participating in the Winter There Games events over the next two weeks. Not sure which team you are on? Stop by the Winter There Games Welcome Center and click on the handy name tag sign and it will tell you which team you belong to.
Once you know the color of your team, you’ll want to join the special name tag club associated with your color in order to communicate with your teammates and keep up to date about events they are attending. Every name tag team has a link to an in-world Instant Message on their club page so that you can communicate in real-time and summon other members to your location.
Next, you’ll want to check out your name tag color team hangout in the Winter There Games Village. Think of the hangouts as a spot to tailgate before the Winter There Games events start. You can plan meet and greets, parties, roundups or practice your card game skills with other teammates prior to the Games.
Everyone on your team has hosting rights to the Lot. You can decorate your team hangout by setting an Event and dropping items. The items will remain out in the Lot until the next person who sets an event clears the Lot. It’s a good idea to save your layout so that you can set it back out at a later time if you need it. We ask that you stick to decorating your own name tag color Lot and let the other teams take care of their own hangouts.
You can find decorative There Games items in the Auctions to spruce up the place! Keep your team color and the Winter There Games in mind when decorating your team hangout.
We look forward to checking out the creative and fun builds all of the different teams come up with. Find your team hangout and start decorating!
The 3-D Virtual World There.com is gearing up for the Winter There Games starting at the end of this week! There Games are basically like the Olympics and are held in the Summer and the Winter. Thereians are divided up into sixteen teams, separated by your avatar’s name tag color. Everyone is invited to play in this fun and friendly virtual world competition.
Participants earn points for their team and the team with the most points at the end of the Winter There Games takes home a gold medal and of course bragging rights. Events happen at all hours of the day and range from buggy racing, hide and seek, trivia, card games and so much more. Whatever your interests are in our virtual community, you’re likely to find activities to enjoy with friends.
2017 Winter There Games schedule
Join us for some friendly competition over the next ten days in the Winter There Games Village on Frosty Island. Make sure to stop by the Welcome Center, Museum and Coliseum.
You can sign up for competitive events and keep track of the winning teams at the Official There Games Scoreboard.
The 2016 Summer There Games collectibles are only available for purchase in the Auctions for a few more days and then the items will be retired. Make sure to grab a copy for your There Games collection!
Today marks the last day of competitive events for the Summer There Games season! Log on and get in-world to help earn those last minute points for your team.
There are several Quests still going! Gather your team members and help each other out. You can find other team members online by joining your Name Tag Color Team group and opening the in-world IM.
TWO different TSG quests start in the Shorah Pavilion. Finish one or both of these quests by Sun Aug 28th to earn a point for your team. Quests are scored separately.
Come search for today’s location of the There Games butterfly. Save the location and tell your team members about it to earn as many points possible for your name tag color. Group photos are encouraged.
This is a 24-hour quest. Make sure to read the rules at the event.
Other events for the last day of There Games include TSG Skeeball hosted by Orielle at the Rain Forest Plateau starting at 1:30 PM PST and TSG Avie Golf which includes shooting the ball (avie) around the course with paintguns hosted by Susanszy starting at 4:00 PM PST.
Join us on Monday, August 29th at 6:00 PM PST for the Summer There Games Closing Ceremony.
The There Games Opening Ceremonies kicked off the start of the 2016 summer season! Thanks to all of our competitors for attending. We look forward to your participation in the Summer Games. Competitive events start Friday, August 19th. Check out the Official Scoreboard and sign up ahead of time for daily events.
If you missed the Opening Ceremonies, you can catch a glimpse of the action in this member created video by pHluid13.
Good luck to all of our competitors! Enjoy the 2016 Summer There Games.
Show your team spirit by dressing the part for the 2016 Summer There Games! Our designers have created stylish sportswear for the ladies to wear during the 10-day series of competitive events. Whether you want to go with a traditional toga or represent your color team with a sweet track suit or cheerleader uniform, there are many styles to choose from. Try on a couple of outfits for free and see which one you like best!
You can find a full list of Women’s There Games Apparel in all sixteen colors in the Auctions.
There are sixteen Name Tag Color teams that will compete against each other to conquer the 2016 Summer Games Gold medal. Events happen at all hours of the day and range from round-ups to racing to card games and so much more!
Everyone is invited to play and is already part of a Name Tag Color Team. The color of your Name Tag team will tell you which team you are on. If you’re not sure which team you are on, head over to the Summer Games Welcome Center and use the handy Name Tag sign. When you click the sign’s action tag it will tell you what team you are on. Once you know your team, sign up for your Name Tag Color Club in order to receive invites and keep up with your teammates through the group IM chat.
Keep track of the daily points your color team earns by checking the official There Games Scoreboard. You can easily find and sign up for TSG events by clicking on the “Day” listed at the top of the Scoreboard. Day 1 through Day 10 will display the different events scheduled for each day.
The There Games Opening and Closing ceremonies will be held at the Summer There Games Island.
Opening Ceremony: Thursday, August 18th
There Games Competition: August 19th through August 28th
Closing Ceremony: Monday, August 29th
We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Summer There Games!
The 2016 Summer There Games are starting in a couple of weeks! Help promote There Games by decorating your home or club house with an official There Games poster or banner. Not only does your purchase help advertise the upcoming games, but the proceeds go towards keeping the Games events going every year as well as providing gifts for the winning teams. Add the 2016 Summer items to your growing There Games memorabilia!
Shop the official 2016 Summer There Games merchandise in the Auctions.