Another LDR Date Idea

So I like playing board games, and luckily so does my bf.  However, playing board games together can be a little logistically difficult when you live on separate continents.

First, we tried looking to see what games we each had in our respective locations to see if we could set them up and mimic each other’s moves.  Monopoly seemed too cumbersome, so we played a couple rounds of Mastermind.  Our sets varied a little so we said that the red on my board was equivalent to the purple on his board, etc. Mastermind was kind of  fun, but really not super interactive.  My bf remarked that the person holding the code really could be substituted by a computer, so we moved on.

We looked up a few game playing websites to see if there was anything else we could do and found Pogo.  Pogo is okay, the design is simplistic and it took us a while to figure out it didn’t like Firefox on Macs.  We finally realized that the makers of Pogo only really envisioned Mac users playing on Safari.  Once we had that set, we discovered Cribbage and Backgammon.  Those are basically the only board games (besides Chess and Monopoly where we had any interest).  We also realized that is possible that we are just too old-fashioned with our game tastes.  Most people in this day and age like super amazing graphic games with lots of characters, actions, etc. and we like board games.  However, it has been fun to learn Cribbage and use Skype to see each other’s reactions while we outsmart the other or get an especially good hand.  This has actually been a great way for us to have weekend dates when we have time on our side, and exhaust regular conversation and just want to have a little fun.

If anyone has any other board/card game website suggestions, would love to hear them.  Honestly in my ideal world, we would find a site that is a virtual card deck where we can play whatever game we want and deal however we want.  Ideas?