Take the AARP Smart Driver course and you could save on auto insurance! Sign up today.

Reply
Info Seeker
0
Kudos
352
Views

Re: timed games

352 Views
Message 1 of 13

Thanks @Hallegolden, yes it does!

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
352
Views
Conversationalist
0
Kudos
392
Views

Re: timed games

392 Views
Message 2 of 13
Mahjongg Dimensions is the one game I don't mind being timed so much because you have a chance to win minutes back and seems that is the point of the game. I do have to be in the frame of mind for it knowing it's pressure to get those minutes. Smiley Happy Still, I believe options would work for all.
Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
392
Views
Info Seeker
0
Kudos
410
Views

Re: timed games

410 Views
Message 3 of 13

Hi @dandai,

 

I play the Mahjongg Dimensions game (which is annoyingly timed). On that game you can turn off the sound and the music. Once you press Start to begin the game, click on the icon (it looks like two fat, vertical, white blocks) in the upper right corner of the game. The Options menu displays. Click on the music and sound icons (or move the bar to the far left) to turn off all sound. It makes the game so much more enjoyable--except for the timing problem. :-)

 

I hope this helps.

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
410
Views
Info Seeker
1
Kudos
434
Views

Re: timed games

434 Views
Message 4 of 13

What is up with the timers on games? Seniors want to play games but not all of us want timed games. We just like to play them and FINISH them regardless of how long it takes!!!!!!

 

Please make them optional! And while you're at it, please also make an optional way to mute the irritating music other than having to use the mute icon on the tab.

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
434
Views
Conversationalist
2
Kudos
506
Views

Re: timed games

506 Views
Message 5 of 13
AGREE AGREE AGREE. Please listen to us. Remove the timers or simply make it an option. I also have games that allow you to win and finish to the end!! Yes, they do exist and are so much more enjoyable and relaxing and satisfying. Please listen.
Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
506
Views
Conversationalist
3
Kudos
508
Views

Re: timed games

508 Views
Message 6 of 13

I have often commented on the timing of games and totally agree that games should be for enjoyment and not frustrating.  I too like to finish a game just for the satisfaction and not to make the 'top ten'.  Making the timer optional seems to be the easiest solution.

Report Inappropriate Content
3
Kudos
508
Views
Info Seeker
2
Kudos
533
Views

Re: timed games

533 Views
Message 7 of 13

As I totally agree with the idea of having no timing limitations in AARP games, Mr. Hallegolden's solution of having the option to turn on or off game timing is right on, such as with the 'Split Words' game! And....the default should be to not have time limits. Implementing this option may just revive us (senior) participants' interest in playing the many enjoyable AARP games.

Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
533
Views
Conversationalist
0
Kudos
554
Views

Re: timed games

554 Views
Message 8 of 13
Yes, thank you Hallegolden. I've had to quit playing some games I really liked because my blood pressure went up trying to beat the timer. I'm retired and just want to enjoy the game - no more deadlines please. I like the idea of having the choice to play either way.
Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
554
Views
Info Seeker
1
Kudos
575
Views

Re: timed games

575 Views
Message 9 of 13

Could we have a choice to play the game either with the timer or without the timer?

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
575
Views
Info Seeker
2
Kudos
643
Views

Re: timed games

643 Views
Message 10 of 13

Timed Games are very frustrating! After all my effort to play the game(s) to the end, ZAP! You're suddenly kicked out without finishing the game.  I have never been able to play a Mahjongg game to the end...! VERY MADDENING...!  I would like to be able to play a game until the end. This goes for all other AARP games as well. I've been anxiously looking at other game sites for games without timers. PLEASE - REMOVE THE TIMERS!!!

Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
643
Views