The Leaderboard displays the scores of the Players and Teams. It is an essential Activity for almost all score-based events.
Free Activity: This Activity is Free: it does not count into the Activity limit of your plan.
Read on overview of the Scoring features here.
The Leaderboard can display scores related to the Teams.
The Leaderboard is connected to the Score System of Duelbox. On the Big Screen, it displays the scores of either the Teams or the Players depending on its settings. When displayed on the Participants View, it displays the score of the given Participant.
The Leaderboard has 4 modes:
- Display Sums of Participants
- Display Scores of Participants for the selected Stage
- Display Scores of Teams
- Available if Teams are turned on
- Display Scores of Participants in the selected Team
- Available if Teams are turned on
The Leaderboard displays the Participants (or Teams) on pages of 5 to 10 items. In most cases, only the top 5–10–20 players are to be displayed; this can be done on 1 or 2 pages.
The most powerful use of the Leaderboard is to announce results, either partial results between the different parts of the Show, or even more, when announcing the end result and the winners of the event.
The Leaderboard serves this purpose. This is why you can display the results line by line from the back (e.g. 5th–4th–3rd–2nd–"aaaand the winner is: the 1st"). Of course, you don't always have to do this: you can display everyone together. As a thumb rule, we recommend displaying everyone together when showing partial results, and showing the Participants/Teams one by one when announcing the final results.
While the abovementioned dramaturgy is essential for Play Together Games and quite useful even for Solo Games, there's another use of the Leaderboard. While Solo Games go on, you might want to continuously display the actual scores—either the sums or the scores of a particular stage. For this purpose, you might turn on the New Items are Visible flag to make the Leaderboard live.
Left Side: Paging and Rows
On the left side, you can see which page is shown, and you can change the page. Below the page info, you can see the rows of the selected page. Each row might be visible or hidden: The eye/slashed eye icon shows whether the given row is visible.
Pro Tip: The eye icon can be clicked, this way you can show/hide rows arbitrarily.
Pro Tip: By default, paging is disabled when any rows are visible.
Right Side: Controls
On the right side, you see 4 buttons:
- All Hidden/Hide All: Selected if no rows visible, clickable if there's at least 1 visible row.
- Show All: Selected when all rows are shown, clickable when not.
- Show Next: When clicked, makes the last non-visible row from the bottom visible. (Read more above at the Dramaturgy.)
- Got to Page X/First Page: Step a page towards the 1st page.
Differences in Live Leaderboard Mode
By the default behavior, the pager in the top row is disabled when any of the rows are visible. This is to protect the dramaturgy by avoiding unintentional paging. Note that if you hide all rows, you can use the paging again. This constraint does not apply to Live Mode.
Also, by default, rows after paging are hidden. The Live Leaderboard makes all new rows visible immediately.
Confetti turned off.
Displaying the scores of the Players in the team "Heroic Hedgehogs".
You can enable a rain of confetti on the Big Screens. Use this to celebrate the winner of the game—or even a single stage.
Note that the Confetti runs independently of the Leaderboard. This means that if you enable it and hide the Leaderboard on the Switcher, the confetti keeps on falling.
Scores to Display
Here you can select the Mode of the Leaderboard, discussed above in the Leaderboard Modes.
This setting, ranging from 5 to 10, controls how many lines should the Big Screen of the Leaderboard display at a time. Usually, this depends on the specifics of your show. The default 5 is fine for most use cases.
New Items are Visible (Live Leaderboard)
By default, the Leaderboard hides all of the new Participants on paging. (See details regarding the Control Box.)
Enable this flag if you want to use the Leaderboard as a Live Leaderboard, e.g. always showing the top 10 players while the Players simultaneously get scores with various Solo games. We've discussed the Live Leaderboard above.
Show Cup on Big Screen
Cup on the Big Screen of the Leaderboard
With this feature, you can disable the cup displayed on the Big Screen. Note that the cup is already disabled above 6 rows.
Show Cloud on Participants View
The cloud image on the Participants View
With this toggle, you can hide the cloud icon on the Participants View.
Max. Decimal Digits
Certain scores may be floating-point numbers. You can enable the Leaderboard to show 0-3 decimal digits of precision. If the scores are around the 10.000 range, we recommend using 0 decimal digits, however, if the show awards fewer points, it might be helpful.
Also, this feature may help you avoid dead heat. If the difference between the two scores is below 1, this may help you avoid the hassle by declaring an obvious winner, by a hair's breadth though.
Here you can configure the most important styles of the Big Screen and the Participants View.
If this link is turned on, a sound is played whenever a new item is shown on the Display (e.g. you click "Show Next" or "Show All" in the Control Box).
The Big Screen is always in sync with the Control Box. Of course, it won't display non-visible rows.
On the Participants View, the Players (Participants) see their scores. They either see their scores of a stage (when the Leaderboard is in Participants + Stage mode), or they see their sums (in all other modes).
Note that this selection currently does not refresh automatically, you should hide and show the Leaderboard in the Switcher to refresh it.