There are 5 different paces to play a game: without clock, calm, normal, fast and very fast. The option without clock is only available to play unrated games with friends.
Time management when playing in Ludoteka is optimized to keep the game smooth and to give players at the same time the opportunity to think calmly when the situation requires it.
The time that each player can dedicate to make his move varies in each turn in a flexible way.
There is a bar that shows you the total available time, whose color varies from green to red according to the rush to make your move.
The time bar represents the sum of two differentiated times:
If you run out of time, the system performs a random move. In the case of chess and checkers, the added time is longer, but the player who runs out of time loses the whole game.
Choose a game pace that allows you to keep the bar green most of the time. If you often find yourself with the bar in red, or even time runs out, you´d better choose a more relaxed pace to play.
Time calculations, in detail:
Everything previously explained refers to the games played between 2 or more players.
You don´t have to choose any pace to play solitaires. Each game is assigned a maximum time to be completed. If you runs out of time, the system records the result obtained within the time, and usually you will have the option to continue until you finish it.
Depending on the type of solitaire game, you will want to play fast or calmly to get the best possible result. For example, in the case of puzzles you should always solve it as soon as you can, but in other games it´s better to think calmly before making each move.