Small Group Matching: How it works

We’re thrilled to introduce small group matching!

If you select small group matching for a game, your participants will be matched for a group of four for the duration of the game. If there aren’t enough people to make perfect four person groups, then we will create smaller or larger groups as needed. For example, if 10 participants join the game, there will be one group of four and two groups of three. If 13 participants join the game, there will be two groups of four and one group of five.

When creating groups, we will optimize to create new connections. Participants will be more likely to match with people they have never matched with before. Groups will change in each subsequent game.

Choosing “Small Group Matching” for your round

When creating your event, click on the “matching” drop-down directly below the game name, image below. Simply select “Small group” from the given options. You can also make this adjustment from the event room itself by clicking on the name of the game and selecting "Small group" in the matching field.

Small Group Matching: FAQs

What happens if someone joins a Small Group game late?

People can click "Join Game" to join the game late. If they join soon after the countdown, they will interrupt an existing small group match. If they join later, they will be paired with another latecomer for a 1-on-1 conversation instead.

How do small groups work with sub-group A/B matching?

We will try to create as many new connections across sub-groups as possible. E.g., if there were two mentors and eight mentees, we will create two groups of five, each of which has one mentor and four mentees.

In a single event, can I have some games use 1:1 matching and others use small group matching?

Yes! You can select the matching type for each individual game. Feel free to mix it up between each game.

What happens if someone leaves their small group before the game has finished?

If someone leaves early, they will be removed from the match and head back to the room. The remaining participants will no longer see or hear that participant. Unless there is only one person left in the match, the match will continue to run until it is scheduled to end.

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