Hear hear! There is a new notifications system on BGA!
Previously for turn-based you had to subscribe to emails or to come check if something happened on your favorite boardgaming website... Or when playing real-time, if at some point you went to check another website to look for Christmas gifts while waiting for your turn with the sound off, you could miss your turn! That was quite annoying, wasn't it?
Now we have the solution! You can subscribe to web notifications. Then you'll get notified immediately either on your mobile phone or when using your browser (even if you are not currently browsing Board Game Arena)!
Important note: this functionality is currently unavailable on iPhones/iPads as it has unfortunately not been implemented yet by Apple in iOS (but there may be some hope for the future).
So what can you be notified about?
- It's your turn to play either in real-time or turn-based (and you do not have the page for this table currently open and active in your browser).
- A new player joins a table you are currently waiting at (so if you are the admin, it may be the right time to start it!) or has just left.
- A table you are playing at starts or finishes.
- BGA has released a news headline (like this one).
Here is an example of what you can get on your mobile device with this functionality: enjoy!