In the Finals are boring. Pt. 1: Slow Play Johannes mentioned the DGT Cube for keeping track of time in multiplayer games. DGT is a dutch company, producing mainly digital clocks and electronic boards for chess, but started recently to develop clocks for multiplayer games. So this drew my interest as the DTG cube looks like interesting tool for getting more information where/which players/decks take how much time in a game of VtES. A comment on YouTube described the cube as useful for those suffering from “chronic analysis paralysis” ..
The DTG cube according to the description six different modes for time keeping:
- Move Timer
- Move Timer + Save
- Count Down Game Timer
- Count Up Game Timer
- Turn Counter
Especially the fourth mode seems to be useful to check how much time each of the players use up during a game. To get some useful overall results, I think the following needs to be recorded:
- Total time played
- Total number of turns
- VP distribution
- Type of deck played (per players)
- Number of turns played (per player)
- Time a player used (per player)
I ordered such a time keeping cube this week, and hopefully I can gather some interesting data on time consumption in VtES. I’ll keep you posted as soon as I have a sufficient amount of data.