Yehuda here. I am slowly trying to organize distance gaming to enable Wed nights to remain game nights. I didn’t have the chance to fully do it this week, but I did play two remote games.
My partner Allegra and I played Codenames remotely with my daughter Tal, on my team, and Allegra’s friend Lisa, on her team. We did an actual overhead shot of cards on the table, only for my son to tell me afterwards that actually we can play Codenames online. That will help, since our remote players had a little trouble with the connection and with seeing the top row of cards.
With lots of delays, we managed to play two games, with Tal giving me the clues in the second game. It was the first time playing for Lisa. We each won a game.
David, Avi, Aaron, and I tried out onlinetichu.com, and we played most of one game. I had trouble understanding the interface at first, and David and the others felt that the interface was just too slow, so we didn’t finish the game. We’ll try a different site next time.
As for all of our other gamers, I will try to be more proactive in organizing online games next week (and then it will be Pesach). Games Day won’t happen, of course, but maybe I will be able to organize something for that, as well.