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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.
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