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Play and Win (Well Probably Not but Who Knows?)
Member Name: danielleg1989
Date: 08/08/12, updated on 08/08/12 (77 review reads)
Advantages: Might win a little bit or a lot of money, fun, addictive, free games and scratch cards
Disadvantages: VIPS get responses from playandwin faster than people who are not
Whilst visiting the playandwin.co.uk Website the first thing that strikes me about it is that it is quite colorful and absolutely full of games. You really are spoilt for choice! It is extremely easy to navigate because of this. After all almost everything seems to have been crammed right on to the page you sign in on. On that page you will see a part with the Recommended Games and next to that another section showing you the Top Games and the New Games. If you look to the right you will see a book with a red arrow with go to Challenges written on it. To the left you can see a list of all of your friends who are currently online. You will also see the games you played most recently and and how many emails and shared prizes that you have. Near to the top directly underneath where your Profile Picture you can leave a short greeting for anyone visiting your profile but you can only do that if you are a VIP member. You can also edit your profile in the same area. You will see five icons. The icons represent your Trophies, Medals, Gifts, Challenges and Scratch Cards. In that same part you will see an option to log out. There is a rather funny looking monkey with a crazy look on its face and that sort of gives me the impression the site is suggesting you will be as deliriously happy playing their games as that monkey is. Annoyingly adverts are displayed along the top and all down the right side of the home page and I hate those but nevertheless it is just an advert and doesn't take away from how good this website is. You can also see the Daily Winners and the Super, Extra and Quick Jackpots. Also accessible from this page are the Challenges of the week and your Games, Profile, Help, Tournaments, The Ticket Shop, Prizes, Winners, News, Become VIP and Account Status and at the bottom of the page you can see pictures of the most recently added profiles. You can see all of your tickets for the Jackpots and how many tokens you have to buy them. There will also be a part telling you have limited access if like me you are not a VIP member and giving you the option to read more about it.
There are lots of reasons to be a VIP Member which I will talk about shortly. I was a VIP Member before because it was so reasonably priced and good value for money. It only cost me one pound at the time and it was really easy to become one because you could even sign up for it via a text message to your mobile phone. All you do is type the given code in and wait for your phone to beep with a pin and then type it in the box provided and it really is as simple as that. It did add to my enjoyment of the website when I was a VIP and I played on it for a significantly longer time. I realized recently that the price has crept up quite a bit to five pounds a month but this is rather confusing because now they are giving their members twelve whole months VIP Membership for 4 pounds and 17 pence. So you get one month for 5 pounds and a whole year for 4.17. It is quite obvious which one is better value! There is also an option to sign up for 8 days membership via mobile phone for 2 pounds. The one month and twelve month subscriptions require a credit card. If you become a VIP there are a lot of benefits.
Your tickets are automatically purchased for you and that means you probably are more likely to win because you never miss the opportunity. You get to choose which draws you want to be tickets to be automatically purchased for as well
You get access to VIP Games that only VIP members can play. You also get little extras like in Bingo Stars (My favorite game) you get special Bingo Cards that non VIP members do not get access to.
You also get Advantages in Games because you are a VIP.
You get to use Instant Messenger.
You get rid of all those Annoying Adverts.
You get Unlimited Access to Tournaments which is really helpful because if you are not a VIP and you wait like ten minutes for a tournament. If a VIP member comes along and enters you get kicked off because they get priority and that is obviously going to be a pain in the neck but it only happens if all of the spaces are full.
You get Extended Profile Statistics which mean you get to see things that Non VIPS can not. Things like how many people have visited your profile, the number of entries in your guestbook and diary visits etc.
You get Extended Chat meaning that you have access to Smileys and Icons that Non VIP members do not.
You get to leave a Short Greeting on your profile page. Useful if you like to leave comments about yourself or how you feel.
You get use of the Message Editor which means you can leave pictures, change font, make your writing bold, add lots of smileys etc to your messages. To sum it all up you basically get the ability to make your messages look more professional and nice.
You get Access to Picture Galleries and the opportunity to make several of your own and also you can comment on other peoples pictures.
You get to add Favorites Lists which you fill with your favorite members.
You get to add more than ten friends. As it stands Non VIP members are only allowed ten friends.
You are allowed more than 25 Guestbook Entries.
A VIP member can get more than 25 emails. They can also use Pictures and HTML in their mail.
When you want to play a Tournament click on the word at the top of the page. After this you will see a list of all the available Tournaments and the start time for each one. Click sign up for Tournament and then you will be asked to confirm that you are certain you want to partake in the chosen Tournament. All you have to do then is wait until the time counts down and when you are ready click go to the tournament. You will then be taken to a page where you will see all of the participants. You can either stay on that page until the time counts down or choose to just click on in. It is probably a good idea to click on and wait in the lobby because sometimes I click join Tournament and then forget all about it until a second before it is started and by the time I join its too late. To join just click open game which is beside the countdown timer. Once your in you will see a message saying game starting soon and another countdown. At this point all you have to do is wait it out and then you will be entered into the game automatically once all your opponents are found. In the Tournament section the following new options become available. Tournament guide, Tournament plan, My statistics, Recent results and High scores. Tournaments are more exciting because you can win a lot more tokens.
Jungle Dice - Hover your mouse over the dice while holding in the button and do this over rows of dice of the same or higher value. When you match them they disappear.
Picture Logic - Pick a picture and copy it with rocks.
Snakes & Ladders - Roll the dice and climb to the top of the board without landing on snakes and having to go back down again.
Vocabulum - Find words the longer the better.
Below I will mention a few of the many Puzzle games with a short description.
A Glorious World - In this puzzle game you launch balls of the same color at each other to make them burst.
Balloon Buster - In this game you shoot balloons at other balloons to make them pop and clear them all up to win the level.
Balloon Buster 2 - Again shoot balloons at other balloons to make them pop and clear the level.
Diamond Mind - Move the different colored diamonds around in order to have 3 or 4 in a row. When you match 3 or 4 of the same color they will disappear.
Diamond Mind 2 - Same as the first one match the colors in rows of 3 or 4 to make them disappear.
Funfair Animals - In this game you simply shoot red balls at animals of the same species or ones with the same number.
Gem Quest - In this game you match the falling gems to other gems of the same color in order to get rid of them and stop them building up.
Handyman - In this game you connect pipes of the same color. You have to connect three or more for them to disappear.
Solitaire - Put all the cards in the right place to clear up the whole deck and win.
Arabian Solitaire - The original Solitaire game just in different surroundings.
Egyptian Pyramids - Egyptian style Solitaire just plays as usual but you will be building a pyramid and if you succeed you get to spin the wheel.
Egyptian Pyramids 2 Same as before just the second one.
Hearts - In this game the goal is to get as few points as possible.
Bob Game - Shoot your tiles in the holes to win.
Ice Cubes - Ice Cubes is another game in which colored things (blocks) fall from the sky and you match three in a row so they disappear and don't all build up on top of each other.
Sketchmaster - Very like ISketch just draw what you're asked to and let others guess what you have drawn.
There are five Slot Machines in total same game but with different surroundings and mini games when you get three identical symbols.
There are seven Bingo Games and they are as follows. Bingo 75, Bingo 90, Bingo Spinner, Bingo Spinner 2, Bingo Stars, Yatzy Stars. My favorite by a mile Bingo Stars.
MATCH THREE GAMES
These are simply games like Diamond Mind, Handy Man and Jungle Dice
Cut 2 Pieces - The name explains it. You get shown an angle to cut something in and you copy it.
Monkey Galaxy - Simply use your mouse to propel yourself into the sky and collect as many bananas as you can.
ABOUT THE GAME SECTION
In the gaming section you can see what others have rated the games and you can see how many people are currently playing in each one. With each game you play and win in you can gain Tokens, Medals and ratings. Whilst in certain games there are different rooms and in each one you have the option of chatting to the members.
This is my favorite part and the reason I keep coming back to the site. You get five free Scratch Cards every night at approximately eleven o clock. There is a bingo one where you scratch off the panels to reveal bingo balls and if the numbers match those on your calling card you earn tokens and if you get 2 full cards you win a tenner. If you get 3 full cards you win 20 pounds. There is a Treasure Hunter one in that you scratch the panels to find treasure and another one too with a magician on it. They all are basically the same in that if you get a certain amount of something you win. I like to think you never really lose. I have never won any money on it but I always get points which get me tokens and increase my chances of winning money.
You get tokens for winning at games and every-time you use Scratch cards. The tokens in the picture are golden and once you start getting them you want more and more. It is so addictive.
At the very bottom of the home page you will see it written Contact Playandwin.co.uk. It says when you click into it that most of the answers to your questions can be found in their FAQ. However if you still want to contact them you might be a bit disappointed to know that if you are not a VIP member you won't hear from them as fast. I really have to say I disagree with this part. Fair enough if they want people to pay for a membership that is understandable but to make them require one just to get a timely response is kind of unfair in my opinion. You can also find options to view a Guide, look at Terms, conditions and data policy, request Technical support, apply for admin position or information about their Advertising and Partners.
This seems to be a very popular website. I do not know anyone who has won money on it. I did once mention it to my sister and she said she knew someone who won money on it but I think she meant another website. I have not won money but I am still hopeful that one day I might and that keeps me playing games and winning more tickets. The Super Jackpot currently stands at a balance of 1893.54 and it will be a very lucky person who wins that. I have to say as much as the thought of winning might be the motivation for most people (including myself) to use this website. It is a brilliant site on its own merits with or without the offer of the chance to win money. Bingo Stars is my favorite game and always passes in time when I am bored. I also enjoy the slots and match three games too. I really do recommend this website. I also would like to mention the shared prizes because I think it is a really good idea. Every time your friends win you win too and every time you win they do.
Summary: A really fun website