Play by Email
With no face-to-face board gaming opportunities, I have investigated alternatives. While the younger generation is comfortable with real time stuff, I find it lacks diplomacy and strategy. Besides, it takes too much time for a busy papa. And, I just cannot move a mouse that fast. And, I get a headache. So, I recommend a couple of turn-based play-by-email sites. Both are fun and require only limited time commitments.
The first is the Diplomacy Judge (DPJudge) at http://www.floc.net/dpjudge/ . Diplomacy is the game of games, and this site does a great job supplying it.
The second is Lords of Conquest at http://www.lordsofconquest.com/ . All the games appear to use the same engine. Turns are once per week.
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