I’ve played many a game of A&A, Europe, Pacific, and Revised. A core group of my fiends get together every so often
and play one of the actual board games. (In fact, I am the only one of us to even play Triple A.)
After playing online I have told them of the benefits of saving games, playing by email, variety of games, no cleanup etc.
Not one of them appears interested in playing in these ways. To a man, they say its about getting to together,
feeling the pieces and seeing the entire board, and lastly the dice. Rolling real dice and the teasing and torment related to doing so.
I agree with much of it, but I must say the digital game has benefits that outweigh those. I mean we can still gather and drink a few
beers and play on screen, save the game if needed and continue play at our leisure. (And no dice fights, you know when you are accused of sliding, not rolling the dice, lol.)
Anyway, which is your favorite way to play? And why?