We recently introduced two new features on BGA and we'd like to tell you a little bit about it.
Show my Cursor allows you to show your mouse cursor and your clicks to your opponents.
When playing in real-life, you see the hands of your opponents, which is very convenient to explain something about the game, and also very helpful to follow what is going to happen in the game (you see the hand moving BEFORE the move is actually done).
This is why we introduced the "Show my cursor" feature. During a game, in the chat window, you now have a new icon "Show my cursor" to show/hide your cursor to your opponents. Using this, you can point an element in the game so your opponents can see exactly what you are talking about. Of course, you can choose to hide your opponents cursors if you do not want to see them.
Switch to turn-based allows you to decide to change a realtime game in progress into a turn-based game.
You can access this feature from the top-right menu during a realtime game. It works exactly the same way than abandoning a game: every player with a positive clock at the table must accept to switch the table to turn based.
There are many situations where you'll find this switch useful:
_ if one of your opponents is not playing/answering anymore, and you want to try to finish the game in turn based instead of expelling him/her from the game.
_ if you don't have time to finish a game and want to propose your opponents to finish it in turn-based mode.
_ if you found a bug that is preventing you to play (or if the BGA server is unstable): you can switch to turn-based so we can fix the bug before the game is over.
Please do not hesitate to give us your feedback on these new features!