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Re: Ask Us Anything!

Postby JollyBird » 24 August 2017, 09:35

Thanks a lot for this great site, all the improvements and good work!
Far most the best gaming site I know :D

:?: Any (exciting) news on the Sanbox-project?!?
Maybe possible to play variations of (classic) games here?
see for example Senet:!forum/v ... =9&t=11791

:?: What about some (more) solo-playing opportunities?
I think it's a pity that some interesting games here which are also designed to be played solo
aren't available to play that way.
To name a few: Lewis and Clark, Saboteur, 8 Masters' Revenge, Bubblee Pop etc

:?: Or maybe make it possible to play games against yourself?!
no ELO ofcourse, to discover a new game or new strategies.
Makes it also more easy for beginners to get to know some new games.

:?: Any thoughts on this one from last year?
Some games are practically not played : are you going to remove them?
Of course not. We are thinking about solutions to make them played!

:?: +1 for this:
IfUWant2Know wrote:I was wondering if on the "Play Now" page, if you could make the "Play" and "Games you want to play" bars expandable, so that if you want to see them you can open them, but otherwise they would be closed.
Especially the "Games you want to play" bar!

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Re: Ask Us Anything!

Postby Liallan » 24 August 2017, 10:20

duckmammal wrote:Is there a way that I could contribute to this site's English language experience?

There have been a number of times when I've been confused by the rules wording, or a word choice, and I believe it is due to incorrect translations.
I would love to help on a short term or long term basis, free of charge.

I believe it would help the experience of English speaking board game players that use your site.

All the best,

We already do help with the English. Visit here:!forum/v ... m.php?f=11

Although I've not seen a way to fix things in the rules, though that's a really nice idea. The rules come from Wiki pages. (I keep meaning to ask about that because I've not found a way to edit those.) We are mostly fixing text within the game play itself, or certain things around the site. (News articles and the forums cannot be fixed.)

I would, however, strongly suggest reading some of the stuff in that thread to first get a feel for what's going on, and the place to ask questions.

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Re: Ask Us Anything!

Postby Liallan » 24 August 2017, 10:28

travbot wrote:Are there any plans to permit each user to see his preferred color as a default for every game?

Quite personally, I would prefer not see this happen. It might sound strange that anyone would not want to have the ability to make choices about things, like why on earth would I not want to be able to pick the color I want? Well, I would love to do that, and I'm not a paying member so I can't.

The reason is they need to have something that is of benefit to the payment members, and I think this is a nice little thing to allow for them, without non-paying members feeling like they're missing something important. We used to not be able to see out own ELO and I hated that, so if I had to take my pick, I'd rather see ELO and not worry about my player color.

Just my personal preference.

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Re: Ask Us Anything!

Postby Eletheria » 24 August 2017, 11:10

Hi guys
Is there an intention to get Citadels and Kolejka games on this portal?

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Re: Ask Us Anything!

Postby Ippokratis » 24 August 2017, 11:42

Sunmaster14 wrote:Is there any chance that the replay functionality for the Trough the Ages could be repaired? (currently if any of the players has used the "redo the turn" option during the game, the replay does not work from that point onward).

Additionally, in the same game, can the action cards in possession of all players be made visible, as they are public information. Similarly, player should be able to see the event cards he himself has previously played in. These suggestions have been voiced in the forum before and their implementation would improve the playing experience immensely. Thank you!


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Re: Ask Us Anything!

Postby Ippokratis » 24 August 2017, 11:45

What about yearly-run tournaments, organized by BGA? That would make some "official" champions and boost certain games.

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Re: Ask Us Anything!

Postby Ashulis » 24 August 2017, 14:05

Unabstainer wrote:Hi. As always I'm about tournaments....

When you go to the next round and wait for next game to be created - you usually go to some other pages of site, maybe play another quick game...
Anyway you're leaving tournament page for some short period.

THE QUESTION: Is it possible to create link to current REALTIME tournament (where you participate right now) ON THE START LOBBY PAGE?
Somewhere near sound button, or after Forum. Why? To get back to tournament quickly.

We really need it!


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Re: Ask Us Anything!

Postby juniorg84 » 24 August 2017, 14:06

Can introduce possibility of block users? :)

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Re: Ask Us Anything!

Postby baller4HIM » 24 August 2017, 14:09

This amazing service NEEDS Exploding Kittens. Easy game and totally worth it! :D

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Re: Ask Us Anything!

Postby Raefria » 24 August 2017, 15:40

Will you be adding Carcassonne River expansion? It's the best one and makes a starting game fun :)

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