Gentleman's Clock is a free, online game timer (i.e. chess clock) for any number of players across multiple computers, tablets, or phones.
Click Start to set up a new timer. Select the time per turn and time per game. Each player's time per turn resets at the beginning of their turn, but a player's time per game never resets. Time per game doesn't start counting down until turn time runs out.
To share the game with other devices, click the options (gear) button, then the Make Public button. Other players may join by clicking on the game url or entering the join code at the main screen.
Time per turn is good for games that have long turns with potentially several actions. Time per game is good for games that have shorter turns where most of the time is spent thinking, like chess. A mix of the two is usually helpful to prevent a player from running down the clock by making fast, reckless moves.
Chess tournaments often include 5 seconds of time per turn in addition to 45 or more minutes per game. Faster games of chess may use 10 minutes per game and 2 seconds per turn.
The name Gentleman's Clock is in the same vein as a Gentleman's Bet:
"An arrangement or understanding which is based upon the trust of both or all parties, rather than being legally binding."
Once, while I took too long in a game, my friend said "Tick... tock... gentleman's clock." I thought it was a funny, so I decided that's what I'd name this project.
This project is open source. The code is available and your contributions are welcome here: Gentleman's Clock on GitHub
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