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3/14/2020 12:26:36 AM
Covid-19 and Gaming this Saturday - cancelled museumme wrote:
I really want to come. But having spent nearly the whole day managing the impact of fears of COVid 19 on my museum., I am a little gunshot. Unlike most of you, I am part of the age cohort identified as “at risk”. I think that prudence dictates that I pass.

I am curiously if any of you have Terraforming Mars or Through the Ages as an app. I have yet to play an online game, but I’d be interested in giving it a try. Maybe we could set up a time to play



Hi Marvin... I should have answered to all, not an email. I've played Terraforming Mars on Steam and Through the Ages at http://www.boardgaming-online.com/ NOTE: I left out the hyphen in my email, so I am not surprised you didn't end up on the site I intended. I have been really happy with both. I do not like the TTA app. I played it on the iPad and felt like I had to learn the game all over again.
3/14/2020 9:31:58 AM
Covid-19 and Gaming this Saturday - cancelled Sounds smart to me, John. Not worth taking chances and it was a small crowed. The only bad thing is that it'll let me work in that faucet I've been trying to fix for weeks. Ugh. Have a great weekend, all!
3/20/2020 11:45:55 AM
Online Gaming? With social distancing upon us, I was wondering if anyone is interested in doing some online gaming. I'm mostly referring to async games in which you take a turn and walk away until the next turn comes in, but if I have the time, I do live games, too.
The site is use most is www.yucata.de and out there I'm chrisbrandt

I play Scythe, Terraforming Mars, Lorenzo, and Heroes of Might and Magic VI on steam, where I'm cbrandt300.

I play Through the Ages on www.boardgaming-online.com ... where I think I'm also chrisbrandt. This is a nice implementation for a game that has a lot of administration needed.

I would be interested in learning about boardgame arena, but have not played there.

If you're already playing online or would like to learn about it, reply here or shoot me an email at cbrandt300@gmail.com.

Thanks... and stay well!
Chris
3/25/2020 12:29:16 PM
Online Gaming? I don't know if all the Steam games are async. Scythe has a "Play and Go" option, but I don't know how it works. Probably sends you an email or message when your turn is up, like Yucata does.
3/26/2020 1:31:52 AM
Online Gaming? Hi Marvin... No, I think this is still the beta version of Lorenzo, so it may not have all the chrome. Sadly, it hasn't changed in a LONG time, so I don't know if they're even working on it anymore. Terraforming Mars and Scythe have online options.



Also, correction - I play Heroes of Might and Magic V, not HMMVI.




Chris
3/26/2020 5:09:46 PM
Gaming 3/28 -> Cancelled in person, but ? Great idea! I usually play on Yucata, because it's free (except for that donation I make each year) and it's got some of my favorite games (Navegador, Castles of Burgundy, Macao, Oracle of Delphi, Glen More, and others). My Richmond friends and I have done it a couple of times now with a conference call going at the same time and the experience has been great!
I AM interested in Board Game Arena because I've heard they have Hansa Teutonica... my absolute favorite.

Steam has Scythe and Terraforming Mars. Steam is free, but you have to buy the games.

In short... I'm up for it!

Chris
3/27/2020 12:53:11 PM
Gaming 3/28 -> Cancelled in person, but ? Update - They just made an improvement to Yucata so that if the user count is >1200 idle users will be disconnected after 20 minutes. Shouldn't be a problem for real time gaming. Would anyone be up for The Castles of Burgundy at 1 PM Eastern time on Saturday? Looking for four!
edited by chrisbrandt on 3/27/2020
3/28/2020 10:28:08 AM
Gaming 3/28 -> Cancelled in person, but ? So far, me and John.
Chris
3/28/2020 11:36:27 AM
Gaming 3/28 -> Cancelled in person, but ? I'm going to cancel this. I've got things piling up to do. Let's try it again sometime, though.
3/30/2020 1:53:26 PM
Gaming 3/28 -> Cancelled in person, but ? Do we have to have a headset? Couldn't we just use our computer speaker and microphone?
Chris
edited by chrisbrandt on 3/30/2020
4/3/2020 11:26:48 PM
Gaming 3/28 -> Cancelled in person, but ? I'll try and sign on just before one. My user name is chrisbrandt on yucata.de.
Chris
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