New User’s Guide to GSN

Brand new to GSN? Welcome! We’re delighted you stopped by.

GSN is all about fun and games, and over the years we’ve created a site with a lot of great games and a lot of compelling content. On the plus side, you’ll never run out of things to do. On the flip side, it can be a little intimidating for new folks.

So, we’ve put together a simple First Timer’s Guide to GSN. It’s broken down into three areas: The Basics, Where to Get Help, and What to Do.

THE BASICS

The games are the pillar of the GSN community. GSN offers a wide variety of casual and casino style games that cross multiple genres. You’ll find popular games like Bejeweled 2,  Mahjongg DimensionsWheel of FortuneVideo Bingo Deluxe and others. You’ll also discover all sorts of games by genre, including Arcade, Word, Casino and your favorite Game Show Games.

TOKENS, OODLES AND CASH, OH MY! One of the first things you’ll see on the site is that in some of our games you can earn Tokens, while in others you can earn Oodles, and in some games you can even win Cash. What’s more? There are a few games where you can win a combination of both Cash and Oodles!

So what’s the difference?

TOKENS! Tokens function as chips in GSN’s Casino. You can win ‘em and lose ‘em. And you’ll have plenty of opportunities to replenish your account.

 

OODLES! GSN’s winnable and spendable currency. Earn Oodles while playing GSN games and redeem them in the GSN Prize Center. You can also use Oodles to purchase entries in special auctions and sweepstakes. Learn more in our Oodles 101 post or Oodle Tutorial.

CASH! You can actually play for cash on GSN’s Cash Games. To do so requires that you upgrade your account and make a deposit. Once you’ve done that, you can play in tournaments and place real money bets

WHERE TO GET HELP

You can find help on just about every page within GSN by looking at the top of the page – just a little right of center – for the GSN Help link. If you’re on the GSN Cash Games site, you’ll see there’s a Help tab in the upper right, a little below your screen name. Or you can just go back to the main GSN and click help there.

We have an extensive collection of FAQs (Frequently asked Questions) in our GSN Knowledge Base. New players often have a few questions right off the bat, and the vast majority of those answers can be found there.

If you can’t find the answer to your question in the GSN Knowledge Base, or you’re having an issue that needs more personal attention, click the “Contact Us” tab and give us as much information as possible so that we may best serve you.

THINGS TO DO

Chances are you’ve discovered the GSN site long before you found this page, so you may have already found a few of your favorite games.

Those who love Oodles are likely to visit the My GSN page to see what Oodle offerings there are on any given day. You’ll see a tab for “My Promotions” where you’ll have the opportunity to earn Oodles by taking part in one of the offerings listed there.

Of course, for many players, the first stop is always the To Doodles page, where you can earn Oodles by playing a few quick games, answering some trivia questions, or entering the hourly ChaChingo Bingo drawing, where you can win Oodles, Tokens *and* cash! You can even earn Oodles simply by confirming your e-mail address.

If you’re looking for a favorite game, we’ve got a few suggestions in several genres of games:

If you love slots, start with Tiki Island Slots - it’s like taking a vacation to a tropical island. Prefer Bingo? Then you’ll want to give Video Bingo Deluxe a try, where you can choose up to 3 cards, and complement your gameplay with a variety of power ups. 

For something fast-paced, try Catch 21, where you speed through the deck in order to make as many 21s as you can before the clock runs out. If you fancy a more leisurely clip, then you might enjoy Outlaw Video Poker. 

If you enjoy matching tiles, give Mahjongg a try. For a super-fun match three game, try Zen Gems.

If words are your thing, then try out the classic Bookworm! Looking for something really challenging? Give Spliterature a try.

Try the perrenial classic Bejeweled 2, or if collecting is your kick, then Big Money will keep you content.

You can’t go wrong with Wheel of Fortune!