Flic is a company that makes tiny little buttons with which you can control your home, and now, your game timer!
You can set them to do different things when you click, double-click or long-press the button. For example, a click to end your turn, a double-click to pass the round and a long-press to toggle in and out of Admin Time.
Buying the right flick
Please make sure you buy the 'Flic 2' button. You do not need the hub to use the buttons with the Shared Game Timer.
Shop around to see if you can get a deal on multiple buttons. Can be useful so everyone has a button within reach.
You connect your Flic to the device on which your run your Shared Game Timer, e.g. your phone. You configure the Flic to send certain keyboard commands when you click, double-click or long-press the Flic button. The Shared Game Timer receives these keyboard commands and does the action.
Step 1: Configure your Flic to send keyboard commands
See this video (iOS or Android) for instructions on how to configure your Flic button to send keyboard commands using the 'Universal Mode'. You can stop watching after they are done with the keyboard mapping part.
The keyboard commands you can choose between are:
|(Shift+) T||Primary Action, usually End Turn.|
|(Shift+) R||Secondary Action, usually Pass Round|
|(Shift+) A||Toggle Admin Time|
|(Shift+) P||Toggle Pause|
|Shift + U||Undo|
The Shift key is optional (apart from Mute) and in short, without the Shift key, the action is ignored if it isn't your turn or the turn of a hot-seat player (i.e. a player without their own device).
It is a good idea to check that this is all working OK by going to somewhere you can type (e.g. your mail) and press the button. If you see the keys come in (e.g. t, R or whatever you configured it to send) then you are all set!
Step 2: Activate Keyboard commands in SGT
By default, the Shared Game Timer isn't listening for keyboard commands, so you need to activate that. Don't worry, it is super simple.
During a game, go to the timer menu () and click the 'Gesture Setup' option. On that page, check the 'Keyboard Shortcuts' option. You only need to do this once.
Step 3: ...
There is no step 3! You are all set now to use the Flic button as your super-cool little remote control button!