American Idol Office Pools on FunOfficePools

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How to Play Idol Pools

  • FunOfficePools American Idol office pool game for SEASON 13
  • Idol Top 13
    • Stage 1 starts when the top 13 are announced
      • At the start of Stage 1, pick who you think will be the American Idol (overall winner - initially worth 39 points)
      • Each week in Stage 1, the remaining contestants compete and one person is eliminated each week
      • Assign 20 points to who you think will be eliminated each week
      • You can assign your points to one person, or hedge your bets and assign points to multiple people
      • Receive the points assigned to the singer who is eliminated
      • You can change your overall pick anytime (worth 3 points * number of remaining contestants - max 39 points)
      • NOTE: If the judges save a contestant, points WILL be awarded as if that contestant was eliminated, so you are always predicting who receives the least votes. Bonus points will also be awarded as long as the bonus answers still make sense.
      • NOTE: If more than one contestant is eliminated, points will be awarded for both contestants. You can still put all 20 points on one contestant even if you know two will be eliminated.
    • Stage 2 starts when the top 2 are announced
      • Assign 40 points to who you think will WIN (not who is eliminated)
      • You can assign all 40 points to one contestant or split them among the two finalists
      • Receive the points assigned to the American Idol winner
      • Receive overall winner points (1st, 2nd and 3rd place points are given)
    • All stages (Optional)
      • Answer bonus questions for additional points
      • Sample bonus questions:
        • Who is the last contestant to learn they are safe?
        • Is the first person to make the top 2 a male or a female?
        • Is the first person who finds out they are safe a male or female?
  • Most points wins!
    • Total score = points won each week + bonus points + overall winner points
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Idol 24 Pool

Why Run A Pool On FunOfficePools

  • We do all the work for you
    • Just set up a pool and invite your friends
    • Automatic scoring after each selection show or game
    • See results and standings
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    • Automatic address book keeps track of emails across multiple pools
    • Invite your friends with a few clicks of the mouse
  • Send messages and reminders to everyone in your pool
  • Flexibility in setting up pools
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Why Play A Pool On FunOfficePools

  • Easily input your picks on the internet
  • Play multiple games
  • Trash talk with your fellow players
  • Automatic reminders sent when picks are due
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Play Our Partner Pools

  • Pools are open to everyone
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  • Some of the pools offer great prizes!
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FunOfficePool Features

  • Main Page Sections:
    • Your Office Pools
      • See a summary of your current and past pools, where you rank in the standings, and links to go directly to the pool, the standings page, or the weekly picks page.
    • FunOfficePools News
      • News about current and upcoming office pools
      • Summary of the latest shows
    • Create or Join An Office Pool
      • Shows the current office pools that you can start or join
    • Join Our Partner Pools
      • List of current partner pools you can join
  • Idol Pools Pages:
    • Idol Home
      • Summary of your score, Leaderboard, Commissioner's message, and FOP Admin message
    • Weekly Picks
      • Make your weekly point assignment and bonus picks here
    • Overall Pick
      • Make or change your overall winner pick
    • Results
      • See how you did and how others in your pool did
    • Standings
      • Table with the current week's and the overall standings
    • Pool Discussion
      • Private trash talking section - chat it up with other pool participants
    • Pool Info
      • See who is in the pool and if they have their picks made yet
    • Manage Pool (Pool Commissioners Only)
      • Brings you to the Manage Pool section (see below)
  • Manage Pools (Pool Commissioners Only):
    • Pool Messages
      • Change the pool commissioners message
      • Send messages or reminders to any or all pool members
    • Manage Members
      • Kick people out of your pool
      • Keep track of who has paid you or not
    • Change Pool Parameters
      • Change the number of bonus questions, the pool password, or other pool data
    • Invite People
      • Send email invitations to your friends
    • Manage Address Book
      • Add or edit email addresses used in the invitations
    • Delete This Pool
  • Your Pools:
    • Access all of the pools you are running or participating in
    • Rename your pool or rename any of your picks
    • Delete your pick selections
  • Stats:
    • See stats from all our pools - if you believe in the "wisdom of crowds", check out this section
    • Who has the most votes for the upcoming week
    • Who is the favorite choice for overall winner
  • Discuss:
    • Post messages everyone can see, or people just in your pool
    • Read your pool and global messages
  • Resources:
    • Links to great sites
    • Get the widget code to put on your website
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    • Instructions for all pools
    • FAQS about FOP
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    • Change your UserID
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    • Update your personal information

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