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Select Any of the following games that you've played before:
Welcome To 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
SteamWorks 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Puerto Rico 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Through The Ages 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Race for the Galaxy 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Roll for the Galaxy 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Seasons 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
6 Nimmt 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Terra Mystica 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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29 Mar 2021, 12:54 am

I'm forming a new user group on BoardGameArena.com, it's called AutisticGamers. And the plan is to get a bunch of people signed up, and run game nights on various nights of the week. It's a free site to use, I have a premium membership, so I can set up games to play.

If you're interested in joining, Sign up at BoardGameArena.com, and find and read the rules on "Welcome To", and "SteamWorks", as those are two games I plan to teach/play. The Site has currently 301 games, and new ones are being added every day.

I'll also set up a Discord Server, so we can all talk in real time, instead of using the in-house chat system.

You can play games in multiple ways: Real Time and Turn Based. Real Time, is everyone playing is online at the same time, and you get 2-5 minutes to make your move each turn. Games take as long as they take in reality. Turn based games, are on-going games, where you make 1-2 moves a day, checking the website, occasionally during the day, to make your moves.

Either send me your BGA username, and I'll invite you to the group, or PM me it, and I'll add you to the group.

Looking forward to playing with all you... We won't limit ourselves to just these 9 games, this is just so I can get a feeling for what games you guys/gals like.

Thanks,
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29 Mar 2021, 1:13 am

This sounds really nice.
Would love to hear opinions about the game site safety and also connecting to discord. I’ve used discord for a mmo I play but never tried it for a board game.
How long is the usual play time for the games you’re going to teach?



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29 Mar 2021, 2:29 pm

Sure I'll play. My account is Noca86

I haven't heard of most of the games on there nor do I know how to play them though.


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30 Mar 2021, 1:56 pm

Quote:
This sounds really nice.
Would love to hear opinions about the game site safety and also connecting to discord. I’ve used discord for a mmo I play but never tried it for a board game.
How long is the usual play time for the games you’re going to teach?

It depends on the game. When your in the site, you can click on a game, that interests you, and most of them have a PDF attached, with the rules. So, if you want to learn a game on your own, you can go read the rules.

If people need to be trained, then that's the job of the host of the game...I typically explain, until people ask me to stop. The cool thing about BoardGameArena, is that most of the games enforce all the rules FOR you. You just click on stuff and boom, it happens in the game. Some games have "Undo" options, some do not. For instance, Through The Ages (board game version of computer game: Civilization), has an undo function, so you can try turns out until you find the best one, and then just pass at the end of the turn. Better for turn based games than realtime games, YOU CAN do that with TTA when playing realtime, but it irritates everyone else.

Game site security? You provide the info to the app, that you choose, so there really doesn't need to be security beyond that, if I understand what your asking. If you've used Discord before, again, not sure what your asking.

Of the games I listed above:
"Welcome To" takes about 20 minutes to play, probably about 3 minutes to teach.
"Through the Ages" takes about 20-30 minutes to teach (I suppose, I'm still learning it), and about 2-3 hours to play (realtime).
"SteamWorks" takes about 5-10 minutes to learn, and I've never played it realtime, only Turn based.
(OK, I tired of doing this...it's variable.)



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13 Jun 2021, 9:51 am

I haven't been on BGA for a while (I'm rarely on a computer, and I don't care for the mobile optimization of a lot of the games I've tried), but you're welcome to add me if you'd like. My username on there is Totalingtea . As far as those particular games, I haven't played any of them on the site nor in person, but I'm familiar with them in passing from BGG and Dice Tower type situations.



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13 Jun 2021, 10:03 am

[X] None of the above.


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13 Jun 2021, 10:46 am

Fnord wrote:
[X] None of the above.


Same. ^

Do they have Scrabble?



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15 Jun 2021, 5:02 pm

Those were just the games, that I like to play. Here is a list of all the game:

13 Clues
6 nimmt!
7 Wonders
7 Wonders Duel
8 Masters' Revenge
99 (addition card game)
99 (trick-taking card game)
A Fistful of Gold
abalone
Abyss
Alhambra
Alveole
Amyitis
Apocalypse au Zoo de Carson City
Armadöra
Assyria
Automobiles
Backgammon
Balloon Pop!
Bandido
Barbu
Battle of LITS
Battle Sheep
Battleships Pencil & Paper
Belote
Beyond the Sun
Bids
Big Time Soccer
Biyi
Blaze
Blooms
Blue Skies
Bobail
Bombay
Boomerang: Australia
Briscola
bSquadro
Bubblee Pop
Bug
Butterfly
Buttons
Cacao
Can't Stop
Caravan
Carcassonne
Carcassonne: Hunters & Gatherers
Caribbean All Fours
Carnegie
Caylus
Celestia
Chakra
Checkers
Chess
China Gold
Chinese checkers
Cinco
Circle of Life
City of the Big Shoulders
Clans of Caledonia
CODEX Naturalis
Coinche
Color Pop
Coloretto
Colt Express
Con Sonar!
Concept
Connect Four
Connect6
Conspiracy
Coup
Crazy Farmers
Cribbage
CuBirds
Dark Agent
Detective Poker
Diam's
Dice Forge
Dice Summoners
Dingo's Dreams
Dinosaur Tea Party
Djambi
Downforce
Draftosaurus
Dragon Castle
Dragon Keeper
Dragon Keeper: The Dungeon
Dragon Line
Dragonheart
Dragonwood
Dungeon Petz
Dungeon Roll
Dungeon Twister
Elfenland
Eminent Domain
Eminent Domain: Microcosm
Eruption
Evo: The "Game no Name"
Expedition: Northwest Passage
Exploration: Warzone
Finity
Flaming Pyramids
Fleet
Florenza: The Card Game
Fluxx
For Sale
Forbidden Island
Four Color Cards
French tarot
gaia
Gear & Piston
Go
Go Nuts for Donuts
Go_sandboxversion
Gold West
Gomoku
Gopher
GORami
Gosu
Grand Bazaar
Grosstarock
Guildes
Gygès
Hack Trick
Haggis
Haiclue
Hanabi
Hand and Foot
Happy City
Hardback
Hawaii
Hearts
Herooj
Herrlof
Hex
Hive
Hoarders
Homesteaders
HUGO
Hungarian Tarokk
Hypnosia
icecoldicehockey
Illustori
In The Year of the Dragon
Incan Gold
Injawara
innovation
Insert
Isaac
Iwari
Jaipur
Jekyll vs. Hyde
Jump Gate
Just Desserts
K2
Kabaleo
Kahuna
Kalah
Kami
Keyflower
Khronos
Khronos
Kingdom Builder
Kingdomino
Klaverjassen
Koi-koi
Koryŏ
KQJ
Krosmaster Arena
Krosmaster Blast
La Granja
Le Dernier Peuple
Legendary Inventors
Letter Tycoon
Lewis & Clark
Libertalia
Lineae
Lines of Action
Logger
Lords of Xidit
Lost Cities
Lost Ruins of Arnak
Love Letter
Lucky Numbers
Luxor
Machiavelli
Madeira
Mammalath
Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering Game
Marco Polo II: In the Service of the Khan
Marrakech
Marram
Martian Dice
Mattock
Meadow
Medina
Metromania
Mijnlieff
Monster Factory
Mr. Jack
Murus Gallicus
Nanga Parbat
Nautilus
Neutreeko
Niagara
Nidavellir
Nile
Nine Men's Morris
Nippon
No Thanks!
Noir: Killer versus Inspector
Not Alone
NXS
Off the Rails
Oh Hell!
Oh-Seven
Once Upon A Forest
ONE
Oriflamme
Origin
Outlaws: Last Man Standing
P.I.
Palace
Papayoo
Paris Connection
Pedro
Penalty Challenge
Penny Press
Perudo
Phat
Pingimus
Piraten kapern
Polis: Fight for Hegemony
Ponte del Diavolo
Potion Explosion
President
Puerto Rico
Pylos
Quantik
Quantum
Quarto
Quetzal
Quinque
Quoridor
Race for the Galaxy
Rage
Railroad Ink
Rallyman: GT
Red7
Remember When
Res Arcana
Rest In Peace
Reversi
Roll for the Galaxy
Rolled West
Room 25
Russian Railroads
Saboteur
Saint Petersburg
Saint Poker
Santorini
Sapiens
Schrödinger's Cats
Seasons
Secret Moon
Senet
Sheep Boom Bah
Siam
Signorie
Skat
Skull
Small Islands
Sobek
Sobek 2 players
Solar Storm
Solo
Solo Whist
Soluna
Spades
sparts (mix of spades and hearts)
Splendor
Spyrium
Steam Works
Stir Fry Eighteen
Stone Age
Super Fantasy Brawl
Sushi Go!
Tablut
Takara Island
Takenoko
taluva
Targi
Tash-Kalar
Tea Time
Teotihuacan: City of Gods
Terra Mystica
That's Life!
The Battle for Hill 218
The Boss
The Builders: Antiquity
The Builders: Middle Ages
The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
The Jelly Monster Lab
The King's Guild
The Palaces of Carrara
The Ruhr: A Story of Coal Trade
The Void
The Voyages of Marco Polo
The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow
Thermopyles
Through the Ages
Thurn and Taxis
Tichu
Tiki
Time Masters
Tobago
Toc
ToeShamBo
Tokaido
Tournay
Tranquility
Trek 12
Trekking the World
Trick of the Rails
Troyes
Turn the tide
Twin Tin Bots
Tzolk'in
Uncle Chestnut's Table Gype
Unconditional Surrender! World War 2 in Europe
United Square
Veggie Garden
Veletas
Verona Twist
Via Magica
Viticulture
Vulture Culture
Welcome To
Welcome To New Las Vegas
Whist 22
Wizard
Xanadu
Xiangqi
Yahtzee
Yin Yang
Yokai
Yokohama
Yspahan



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15 Jun 2021, 5:04 pm

That's a lot of games I've never heard of. 8O


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15 Jun 2021, 9:13 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
Fnord wrote:
[X] None of the above.


Same. ^

Do they have Scrabble?


No. Most of these are European style board games. There are some old games in there as well, like Chess, Checkers, Go, Hearts, etc.