General questions


Do I have register to play?

Yes you do. You must also be 13 years of age or older to play. You are eligible for prizes if you provide a valid mailing address, which is kept in total confidence by ToadGames. Click here to read our privacy policy. Registered members can play, post game scores, join leagues, post to fellow gamers on our forum, enter contests, and play our great multiplayer games like bingo and texas Hold'Em.

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We reserve the right to refuse access to any player at our discrestion.

How do I log in?

If you have not yet signed up to be a member, visit the home page and fill out the form labeled 'I'm a new player. Sign me up!'. If you have just registered, wait for your user name and password email that should arrive shortly after you sign up. Once you have your user name and password, enter them in the form labeled 'Member log in' on the home page or games page.

If you have forgotten your user name and/or password, click here.

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I need my password!

If you have not yet signed up to be a member, visit the home page and fill out the form labeled 'I'm a new player. Sign me up!'. If you have registered and never received your password or you've simply forgotten it, Click here and follow the instructions. Important: Changing your ToadGames password does not change your forum password and vice versa. Be sure and use the original password emailed to you when you first registered to log in to the forum for the first time.

What do I have to do to win prizes?

You are eligible for prizes if you provide a valid email address and mailing address, which is kept in total confidence by ToadGames. Click here to read our privacy policy. There are plenty of great contests at ToadGames to keep you busy and earn you great prizes.

Some of our members even sponsor special tournaments and contests. Be sure to sign in and visit the forum for more details. ToadGames contest details and rules can be found on the contest page. Prizes are usually mailed within 4 weeks of winning.

What do you do with my registration information?

Any information you provide us in regards to your resistration and/or profile is kept in the strictest confidence. We do not sell or distribute member information. We use your contact information to mail prizes and other ToadGames-specific information. Click here to read our privacy policy.

How do I play the games?

Each game has a game rules window. Our games are easy to learn how to play, but you may need to review the rules before getting the most fun out of all of our games.

Users who do not have a faster connection (Cable modem, DSL) may need to wait a few moments for each game to load. Once a game is loaded, the game speed should not vary based on your internet connection speed.

Visit the Games page for a complete list of our games. Click on a game title to play.

When are the scores cleared?

Scores and player ratings are re-set weekly at 12:01 AM PST Sunday mornings. We re-set the scores weekly so everyone has a chance at winning the contests and seeing their name on the high scores list. Our weekly game contest is awarded between 5 PM and 9 PM EST on Saturday evenings.

What are leagues?

leagues are a way for you to compete with your friends and family. Only fellow league members will be displayed on your league activity page. Some leagues may be labeled as private. These leagues require a valid password provided by the league's creator before joining. Visit the leagues page for more information. Join a league or create you very own. leagues with only one member will be removed at the discretion of ToadGames.

How does Toadgames make money?

ToadGames exists on the sweat equity of its small but very dedicated staff and some very generous members. We do receive some income from our sponsors. Please be sure and visit them as often as you can to help keep ToadGames free! If you would like to make a donation, click on the Donate Online button. If you do not wish to donate online, send a check or money order to:

Shockomedia, Inc.
3180 Shadow Creek Drive
Powhatan, Virginia 23139



Thank you!


Why invite friends and family to join?

ToadGames will give you credit for all the new members you invite who register with us. We often hold referral contests, so the more friends and family you get to sign up with us, the better! Join or create your very own league to follow all your friend's activity. Visit the leagues page for more information.

Register, log in, and use the Invite friends and family form on the home page to get everyone in on the fun!

What is VIP status and what are 'tokens'?

ToadGames will soon offer a special 'VIP' member option that will allow you to experience ToadGames in an ad-free environment. You will qualify for 'tokens' when you play our games. tokens can be redeemed for great prizes.
VIP members who refer new members to the site can rise to 'Gold' or 'Diamond' member status, earning you double and triple tokens. More information about this great new feature is coming soon!

How do I contact you?

Click here to use our contact form. The Contact link is also available on the top and bottom of most of our pages.

Remember, if you are a registered user you can log in and visit the forum and post your questions or comments. There are plenty of friendly, helpful fellow toads there to give you a hand!


Technical questions


Minimum system requirements

Most computers purchased new within the last few years should provide you with trouble-free use of our site. It is recommended that you check to be sure you are using the most current version of your web browser.





Download and install the latest versions of Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Netscape, or Opera for best results.

We suggest using a computer with at least a 750 MHz processor and a minimum of 256 megabytes of RAM (512 megabytes or more is suggested). Refer to your computer's owner's manual to be sure you meet these requirements. Your screen resolution should be set to a minimum of 800 x 600 pixels, although 1024 x 768 is suggested. You must have the Shockwave Plug-in installed, along with having Javascript and cookies enabled in your browser.

How come I can't see the game when I try to play?

If you try to play one of our games and only see a black "box" or tiny icon of a "broken" image, chances are you don't have the Shockwave Plug-in installed, or it may be corrupted.

Shockwave
If you have already installed Shockwave and are still having problems, Click here to troubleshoot your installation.

Click here to find Shockwave installers and un-installers if you feel your installation is not working properly.

Click here for instructions on how to clear out your browser's file cache. This can also often contribute to problems loading games.

NOTICE: If you are a Windows user, it is very important that you have all of the latest Microsoft software updates. Visit www.Microsoft.com for all the latest operating system and Explorer browser updates.

Why am I getting "Shockwave Errors"?

The most likely cause is a corrupted Shockwave plug-in. Click here to find troubleshooting information about the plug-in.

Sometimes you also need to clear out your browser's file cache. Click here to read more about clearing your cache. Make sure you re-start your browser once you have gone through these steps. It can't hurt to re-start your computer if the problem continues.

NOTICE: If you are a Windows user, it is very important that you have all of the latest Microsoft software updates. Visit www.Microsoft.com for all the latest operating system and Explorer browser updates.

How do I clear out my cache?

You should clear your browser's file cache regularly. Some browsers allow you to set an option to automatically clear your file cache each time you exit the browser. Cleaning out those unnecessary files will improve your complete browsing experience. Here are some helpful links with quick and easy instructions on how to clear the file cache for your browser.

1. Java.com - Clearing your Browser Cache

2. Yahoo!'s Browser Cache Help

3. Google's Browser Cache Help


My user ratings window won't open.

You may have what's called Pop-up blocker installed and activated. Some browsers prevent a web page from opening a new window. Make sure you allow "pop-ups" from this web site or change your Pop-up blocker software to allow a new window to open for ToadGames.com. Your ToadGames.com real-time user ratings will open in a new window once you are logged in and click on your user name.

What are cookies and do you use them?

"Cookies" are small files that are created on your computer to help most web sites keep track of things during your visit. ToadGames.com uses them to monitor whether you are logged in or not. We do not use them to track or collect any personal information about you or your computer, and they are a harmless standard used on almost all web sites. For information on enabling cookies for your browser, visit one or more of these sites:

1. Google.com - How To Enable Cookies

2. AOL - Enabling Cookies

3. Enabling Cookies in Explorer (with illustrations)


About our forum


Do I have to re-register on the Toadgames forum?

No. You are still required to log in to the forum if you want to post messages. Our forum also gives you the option to automatically log you in when you visit. Be sure and keep your original ToadGames password. You may need it to access the ToadGames forum even if you change your ToadGames.com password. When you change your ToadGames.com password it does not affect your forum password and vice versa.

I'm logged in, but the forum window won't open.

You may have what's called Pop-up blocker installed and activated. Some browsers prevent a web page from opening a new window. Make sure you allow "pop-ups" from this web site or change your Pop-up blocker software to allow a new window to open for ToadGames.com. The forum will open in a new window.

My password isn't working on the forum.

Try your original ToadGames password. You may need it to access the ToadGames forum even if you change your ToadGames.com password. When you change your ToadGames.com password it does not affect your forum password and vice versa.

How do I become a member of the "Old Toads" forum?

The Old Toads forum was created for "seasoned" members that have been around for a while. Make yourself known on the main forum and after a while send us a note using the Contact form and we will get you set up!

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