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What are challenges?

You can challenge your connections on CogniFit. Each time you play a challenge, you play a determined number of Neurons:
 - If you win the challenge, you win the Neurons at stake.
 - If you lose the challenge, you lose the Neurons that you played.
 - If you tie, you get back your own Neurons.


1. Challenge mode

There are 2 ways to play challenges: either you challenge someone or you are challenged.

1.1. Create a challenge

1.1.1. You can create a challenge at the end of a training session
Simply click on the "create new challenge" button to create a challenge for a specific game knowing that the score to beat will be the one you have just scored during your training session. To learn more about the difference between the "Train" and the "Play" mode, click here.



1.1.2. You can also create a challenge when playing a simple game.
 
Simply click on the "Challenge Mode" button on the instructions screen to create a challenge. In this case, the score to beat will be your score after setting up the challenge and actually playing the game.



As you are the challenger, you decide how many Neurons you want to play for the challenge. Select a number of Neurons between 5 and 10,000 per challenge.



Then select the game level.


Then simply select your opponent from your list of connections.

 


1.1.3. Once you have created a challenge, you can keep creating as many challenges as you want
For example, at the end of your training session, once you have created a first challenge, you can click again on the  "Create new Challenge" button to create more challenges with the same score to beat and challenge other connections for a different amount of Neurons.
The same goes when creating a challenge from the instructions screen of a game.


1.2. Accept a challenge

On the games page, you can easily see if you have been challenged as a notification appears on the game's icons. The notification displays the number of challenges that you have received per game.



Click on the game's icon to see the details:



To accept a challenge, simply click on the green "Accept" button. The challenge details, such as the amount of Neurons, the target score to beat and the game level, are displayed above the "Accept" button.
You can also check your current game level at the bottom left corner of your screen to see if the challenge level may be too difficult for you. We recommend you not to accept challenges with a level that is significantly higher than yours as it might be quite difficult to play and win the challenge.


2. Target score, level and Neurons played

When you create a challenge, the target score to beat is the score you reached at when playing the game. For example, if you create a challenge when playing the "Sudoku" game and get a score of 21 points, then your opponent's target score to beat will be 21 points. Your opponent will also play at the same level as you when accepting the challenge (i.e. your current level at that game).

When you accept a challenge, you play at the same level as the challenger played when he created the challenge.