OK, So technically none of those games need the forum to be played, but I think they can all benefit from playing slowly, over an extended time period, with people you have some connection to outside the game itself.
So, is anyone here up for playing one of these four games?
Mage Knight BG would be played using Vassal, the module I made, by exchanging log and save files via email or Google Drive. 2-4 players.
Twilight Struggle would be played using the Playdek app. 2 players.
Fire in the Lake would be played using Vassal, the module by Joel Toppen, by exchanging log files via email or dropbox. 4 players. EDIT: I just don’t have enough time on this planet to play any more FitL. Please consider this game struck from the list.
Through the Ages would be played using the CGE app. 2-4 players.
EDIT: Race for the Galaxy is now on my phone, and would be played using the Temple Games app. 2-4 players.
If there is any interest, any of these games could be supplemented by a forum play-by-play commentary, perhaps as a learning aid or strategy guide.