i played some games of Kahuna with zebracadabra. we played several Alhambra games in our "boardgame buddies" group.
other games played in our group were Ra, Greed, Fealty, War of the Roses, Battleline, Tikal, Brief History of the World, Dynasties, Lanterns, endless streams of Disc Drivin' races and just recently Medici and Tsuro.
btw the new Ticket to Ride app did not drop async gameplay. it's there, and our group played many async games: Pennsylvania, India, China, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Great Britain etc.
i'm not shying away from sync. i even played boardgames live on Brettspielwelt (wasn't exactly what i'd call fun though). i played Kingdom Builder, Through The Desert, Cabals and Spectromancer sync games with strangers.
it's just that i prefer playing async.
agreed on that maybe 90% of all players give a damn on whatever kind of multiplayer option and just want to play solo vs AI bots.
well, to each his own.
but i can't imagine to have missed all those truckloads and waggonloads of fun i had in async tournaments of Samurai, Kard Combat, Starbase Orion, Puerto Rico, Neuroshima Hex, Tigris, Le Havre, Carcassonne, Stone Age, Ascension, Nightfall, Agricola, Brass, Titan HD, Eclipse, Lost Cities, Suburbia, Small World 2, Qin, Steam Rails for Riches, RftG, Patchwork, Galaxy Trucker, Cthulhu and Star Realms, Lords of Waterdeep, Twilight Struggle, Summoner Wars, Terra Mystica, Potion Explosion and the still running Decathlon.
never ever would i have wanted to miss all that greatness.