In a private game, allow players to request a timeout to the other players in the session. then resuming when ready.
I would like this, or to be able to just not have a timer.
Problem this feature solves: Games with friends running out of time if a player needs to go afk.Ideas on how to solve this problem: In game button or chat that asks if other players are okay with timeout OR game speed option of "no timer". There would also need to be a way to keep the game moving and decide how long the timeout is. How will this make your game experience better: Will allow my friends to control our gameplay. Screenshot or Designs: NA
With veryfast games, its sometimes really frustrating to try to trade and then carry out all the placing of roads, towns/cities and using developments.... I suggest that the timer should freeze until all other players respond to trade, and to prevent abuse this freezing should be limited per round to maybe 1 trade freezing the timer in early game (first 15 rounds) and 2 active trades freezing the timer after the first 15 rounds (number could be adjusted to balance things out or left to be decide
I'd prefer a "no timer" mode, as I would like to play this with friends over Discord or Zoom so we'd have no need for a timeout.
"Ability to pause games with bots" (suggested by cory on 2019-08-28), including upvotes (9) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Pause Button - toggleable when creating a game" (suggested by fatcatyumyum on 2020-04-05), including upvotes (2) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"pause function" (suggested by Timothy OConnor on 2020-04-29), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Pause Button" (suggested by Jenni West on 2020-05-09), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
just chiming in to say either a "pause" or no timer option (no timer would be my preference) would be amazing
I much prefer a pause button over "no timer" since slow gives you like 3 hours per turn anyways, which should be more than enough time to do whatever it is you have to.
We have young kids, would be great to be able to pause the game whilst tending to them to avoid bots ruining game.
Pause button to allow players to take time out for any daily issues which come up.
Yes - it is very frustrating when playing a bot only game, or a game with my son when my grandsons come down to say good night that I cannot pause it.
"Pause and new cards" (suggested by Tony on 2020-07-10), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Pause timer when waiting for players to respond to trades" (suggested by Juju#5313 on 2020-05-04), including upvotes (4) and comments (1), was merged into this suggestion.
A pause feature desperately needs to be added. Or a no timer option. Let's go.
We would really like this feature as well. We prefer a pause button over "no timer" if we could only choose one, but both options would be nice. too. When playing with small kids or in different time zones when some may be prepping a meal while others are just playing etc, this is crucial.
Consider pausing for a period of time (5 mins/10mins - offer both?), when playing with bots only, it would be automatic, but when playing with others I think you have to have them agree.
With C & K games taking between 1 to 2 hours on a fast setting and CK seafarers coming up, would be great if there is a possibility of pausing a game in between (just like taking a break between a board game in real life) if majority of players consent. This could be done using a system similar to /disablekarma
especially during a 2+ hours cites & knights game. Maybe a host feature like I'm ready to start.
In very fast games sometimes the time is too short. There needs to be a way to not have the CPU mess up players' games. Sometimes 15 seconds is not enough time to look at your options. I have lost several games because the CPU made a bad choice when I was trying to make a better one. These rune the game for me. Changing to fast just makes the game seem slow.Maybe a check box to allow in-game 30-second pauses for when someone plays a card where you now have to make a choice? So in the game set up have it be an option that can be turned on.
If a pause button is introduced, I would ask that the person who hosted the game should be the only one who can pause the game. The others can make a request for game pause and the host can decide to do it or not. The pause button would just stop the timer from running. Game play would not be affected. If you want to play a game without any timers, the host could just pause the game and then everyone could just play without the timer ever running. Each person would just have to remember to use the end turn button at the end of each turn, which most people do anyways...
Private games only would be a good way to introduce this.
"Pause function for private rooms" (suggested by oshap on 2021-06-16), including upvotes (2) and comments (1), was merged into this suggestion.
"Ability to pause a game in between with command similar to /disablekarma" (suggested by WheatCoin on 2021-06-26), including upvotes (8) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Released in v131
How about adding a pause button. Sometimes you have to do something and when you return and "refresh" it goes back to the create page
Pause is already a feature. Type /pause to start a vote to pause the game.
"Pause button" (suggested by Mark on 2022-05-15), including upvotes (1) and comments (1), was merged into this suggestion.
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