Help promote There Games by decorating your home or clubhouse with an official There Games poster or banner. The 2019 Summer There Games start this week! Your purchase will help promote There Games in-world and contribute funds towards keeping the There Games going every year as well as providing gifts for the winning teams.
Our Mascot this year is a flamingo named Penelope. Purchase a flamingo statue for your front yard or wear one on your head as a prop! Swoop up these limited-edition collectibles before they are gone forever. Shop 2019 TSG Collectibles!
The Summer There Games start this week! Save the date for August 9th-17th. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, August 8th at 7:00 PM PDT. 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 9-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.
Explore the ancient ruins in EGYPT. For a limited time, camp in the desert where no Thereian has camped before! From now through mid-July, explore the island of Egypt in There and partake in camel caravans, mummy curses and pyramid tours. Set up your own PAZ camp or go on a quest.
Event hosts have scheduled trivia games, tours, BINGO, breakfast socials, magic carpet rides, card games and so much more! Wrap up a week of Egyptian culture with a dance held in Egypt on the night of July 15th. Search for other fun events on the Activities page with the keyword EGYPT.
Kick off the summer season in the virtual world There with Camp-A-Palooza! Join new and old friends for ghost stories, sing-a-longs around the campfire and leisurely hikes through the woods June 30th through July 6th.
Sign up for a special edition of RidgeRiderZ on Sunday, June 30th and head out with Camp Counslers to the Camp-A-Palooza campsite. Travel off-road through the mountains on your TUV to reach camp. Be one of the first Thereians to reach the campsite and grab one the best spots to pitch a tent.
If you are not able to attend the Camp-A-Palooza RidgeRiderZ Caravan to Camp on Sunday, you can cruise over to Camp-A-Palooza Central and find the teleportlink out to the secret camp location. There will be plenty of fun camping activities planned during the week. Search keyword camp on the Events Page to discover the line-up of Camp-A-Palooza activities.
The annual camping trip in There is only a few days away. Do you have your gear packed and ready to go? Make sure you are properly prepared to survive the great outdoors in There. You can purchase camping supplies in the Auctions if you need a tent, sleeping bag, stove or cooler to take with you.
There Winter Games (TWG) is a huge 10-day series of competitive events in There that run from February 22nd through March 3rd. Everyone is invited to play in this fun and friendly competition. Participants earn points for their team, and the team with the most points at the end takes home the gold medal! Events happen at all hours of the day and range from vehicle races to card games to quests and so much more. Whatever your interests are, you’re likely to find activities to enjoy.
There Winter Games Schedule
Thursday, February 21st
Start Time: 6:30 PM PST
Friday, February 22nd – Sunday, March 3rd
10-Day Competitive There Games Events
Monday, March 4th
Start Time: 6:30 PM PST
Everyone is invited to play and is already part of a team. The color of your name tag will tell you which team you’re on. There are 16 name tag colors. If you aren’t quite sure where you belong, it’s easy to find out. Just head over to the Winter Games Welcome Center and use the handy name tag sign. When you click the sign’s action tag, it will tell you what color your name tag is and also give you a link to join your team! This is a great way to meet people and make new friends.
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside it’s so delightful! Cozy up next to the fire in your very own home on Frosty Island. Enjoy snow-covered terrain and the beautiful pink, purple and orange skies of this delightful island in There shaped like a snowman.
Make yourself at home in a two-story winter cabin located in Santa’s Village. This lovely home offers a dining room, living room, family room and upstairs loft. Complete with outdoor lights and frozen icicles.
The snow-covered cabin is included free with the monthly rental of a one-acre Development Lot. Join the Santa’s Village Development Group first before picking out your new homestead. To rent a holiday cabin for the winter, step into the Lot and go to This Place on your menu bar and clicking information about For Rent. Here is a helpful article about setting up your Development Lot in the Santa’s Village Development Zone.
You can purchase furniture, artwork and a Christmas tree from Shop Central or the Auctions to decorate your cabin for the holidays. Our Designers have created many different styles of holiday home decor for you to choose from. Once you’ve got your home decorated to your liking, you can create an event and invite your friends and new neighbors to a housewarming party.
If you’d like to build your own home from scratch, you can purchase a PAZ from Shop Central and drop it anywhere around Santa’s Village on the Island of Frosty. Pick and choose what kind of furniture and decorations you would like to have in your home.
The Bay Area Boat System (BABS) Club is happy to present a December to Remember in the virtual world There. The group is holding special holiday hoverboat events December 3rd through the 31st to celebrate the winter season.
Sign up for the first BABS Sleigh Ride of the season with your host KatesHappy. Sip hot cocoa and go dashing through the snow on a one horse open sleigh with your friends. Look for BABS holiday weekend activities planned for the upcoming Outpost of the Month: Faith Bay Town & BABS Outpost operated by Circuit_Rider. Santa will be coming to town and spreading his jolly cheer in There. BABS has five holiday flotillas planned during a December to Remember. Ring in the New Year with friends during the last BABS event of 2018.
Dec 3 Frosty Mug Flotilla
Dec 10 BABS KatesHappy’s Sleigh Ride
Dec 17 BABS Ho-Ho-Hoverboat
Dec 24 BABS Polar Express: PJs & Trains
The BABS group supports a network of large landing towers and outposts throughout There. The towers allow big groups of guided hoverboat tours to easily island hop from one location to the next. B.A.B.S.throws regular events and everyone is invited. You can pilot your own hoverboat or relax and enjoy the scenic view from the passenger seat.
Shop the Auctions for a special BABS hoverboat sleigh.
Grab yer rum and join us for Pirates in the Thereiabbean November 11th through November 17th! We’re hankerin’ for a good ole time, and we know how t’ give it too, just take a peek at all these fantastic events planned for you, shiver me timbers!
Every month in the virtual world There, Event Hosts plan staple events and special themed events celebrating holidays, seasons, annual themes and more for the community to enjoy. If you’d like to volunteer to participate in the planning of these events, drop by the weekly There Themes & Events meetings on Wednesday nights.
Sign up to attend if you’d like to seek host support, share new ideas and keep up to date on what events are coming up so that you can plan and contribute your own events. The weekly Wednesday night meetings are held at the Themes and Events Headquarters and hosted by RobbyBoy.
Stay up to date on daily events and follow the There Themes and Events public group on Facebook. Easily keep track of event dates online with the There Events Calendar and the There Quests, GPSD & Ongoing Events Calendar posted and updated by RobbyBoy.
The next big theme coming up in There is Halloween. Do you have an idea for a spooky event or perhaps want to show off your haunted house? Attend the next There Themes and Events meeting on October 3rd and meet with other hosts planning events for the month of October. If you are interested in participating in Spookfest during the month of October, contact AlessiaAlucard or Susanszy.
Please note, weekly meetings are held every Wednesday with the exception of the last Wednesday of the month.
The B.A.B.S. group supports a network of large landing towers and outposts throughout There. The towers allow big groups of guided hoverboat tours to easily island hop from one location to the next. B.A.B.S.throws regular events and everyone is invited. You can pilot your own hoverboat or relax and enjoy the scenic view from the passenger seat. Now you can log your flight path in There.
The B.A.B.S. group was founded on September 23, 2004 by Thereian LossAngeles. It holds over 500 members and hosts regular events in There. The B.A.B.S.group is so extensive, it has three sub-groups consisting of the B.A.B.S.Flight Captains, B.A.B.S.Host Captains and the B.A.B.S.Outpost Community.
Don’t miss all of the ongoing flights, quests and other exciting events planned for the their week-long Anniversary Event.
To help support B.A.B.S. events, you can purchase this limited-edition 14 Year Anniversary hoverboat created by Kheghen. There were only 20 created and they are going like hotcakes. Buy yours before they are sold out! Participate in the week-long anniversary events and you could win one as a prize.