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Board Game Timer

Board Game Timer
  • #: 173487
  • Price: free ($0.00) In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2010-08-30
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • 1.1
  • Size: 0.90 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Mark Barber
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
  • © Mark Barber
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Board Game Timer is an all in one timing application for Board Games.

Timers Include:

* Countdown timer, also known as an egg timer.

* Count up timer, or stopwatch.

* Chess Clocks

- Sudden Death

- Hour Glass

- Fischer

- Bronstein

- Simple Delay

* Go / Weiqi / Tfd See 围棋 or Tfd Tfd 圍棋

- Canadian

- Japanese, also known as Standard Byo-yomi.

- Japanese Overtime, or Byo-yomi Overtime.

* Application will not dim or sleep during game play.

* Tournament style interface.

* You may increment a single players time, giving a handicap.

* Very simple interface.

* Every clock and timer remembers its initial configuration.

Our goal is to create a very simple, but fully functional set of Clocks and Timers. Remember that every aspect of life has cycles and time. Let us know what new uses you find for this all-in-one clock and timer application. We would love to add the features that you want. Please email us any suggestions you may have. Positive ratings are always appreciated.

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Rated 4/5 based on 2 customer reviews.


5/5 stars

Best chess clock out there

Let's be honest... it's not hard to make a device with a microprocessor into a timer. That's a no-brainer. At a functional level, this game clock is as good as any other. It has all the common timing modes (sudden death, chess increments, go timing, etc.) that all the other game clocks have.

So what sets this apart from the others? Two things. They're small things, and they're trivial to write in to any clock program... but for some reason, nobody else has except the Board Game Timer folks. Those two things are:

1. The "buttons" light up according to whose turn it is. This is nice for spectators who are joining the game midway through, or just want to see (from a distance) whose move it is. It's also nice for players to get an *easy* visual confirmation that they hit the clock. (I know, I know... you could verify you hit your clock by making sure your opponent's timer starts to run. But that's too much work, particularly in a time scramble.)

2. The players' remaining time is displayed "horizontally" at the same orientation, rather than vertically facing each player. This makes it easy to see how much time your opponent has left. It's as if the folks who wrote all the other game clocks have never actually played a timed game in their lives, because it's infuriating look at your opponent's clock and see the number upside down. Again, this is particularly true in a time scramble. With your opponent's clock upside down, If your clock reads :10 and your opponent's reads :09, then for a split second you'll wonder how the hell he ended up with 60 seconds. You don't want those distractions in a time scramble.

So, overall... great app. Best out there. And the price is right.

4/5 stars

This works great!

I think this is a great app. Really straight forward easy to use. A couple suggestions to make it better. The start/stop/reset buttons need to be bigger, the iPad screen is large for a reason, take advantage of that! The popup message to go back to the main screen is annoying, but I understand the point. Also different sound options would be nice.
Over all still great!


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