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How to solve problems with the Invisibility power in Strange Synergy

This question is about the board game "Strange Synergy" by Steve Jackson Games - its a rather complex game so if you are not familiar with it, please ask for clarifications before attempting to ...
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Does “Swarm” AI card affect all Locust on the map?

In the Gears of War board game there are AI cards. These cards generally refer to AI's that fit a specific criteria (like "all wretch with 3 spaces"). However the Swarm card reads: Each Locust ...
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Do you get to draw a card if you rotate a tile?

In Eruption, one gets to draw new tiles by connecting lava flows to cities. If there is already a tile connected to a city, and it is rotated using a Aftershock card, and the lava is still connected ...
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Wargames Research Group

I used to use Wargames Research Group rules, mainly for modern warfare (post-WWII) wargames. Does anyone know if they are still available, or maybe a more recent update of them?
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Where can I download the mantic Kings of War rulebook?

As Ben said it should be avaliable for download, but I couldn't find it.
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How are the Spiel des Jahres decisions made?

The Spiel des Jahres is one of the biggest, if not the biggest award in European gaming. It is estimated that winning Spiel des Jahres can increase the sales tenfold. I am interested to know what ...
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In Conquest of Planet Earth, Do I conquer a Location with my remaining Alien Ships after Losing the final Fight Round?

Consider a scenario where I land 2 Alien Ships at a Location with a Resistance level of 1. This means there will be 1 Fight. From the Battles, Fights, and Fight Rounds section of the Rules Wiki: ...
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Multiplayer version of Quizl

I recently started playing David Parlett's Quizl. It's a word game that is something like a cross between a word search and Battleship, and I really enjoy it. It's a two-player game, but I was ...
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In Troyes, how do use Chivalry and Joust as part of a VP engine?

Chivalry allows you to put one cube on one event card for each red die in your district (excluding the ones you use). Joust operates in the same vein, but requires the total value of the red dice in ...
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Typo in the Women's Health Clinic, Richville, MD card?

We dug out my old X-Files CCG cards to play tonight, and in the process of playing, came across the card "Women's Health Clinic, Richville, MD". Card Stats: WOMENʹS HEALTH CLINIC, RICHVILLE, MD ...
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Choosing early round paintings to auction in Modern Art

One game that still leaves me stumped for good strategy is Reiner Knizia's auction game Modern Art. The last time it hit our table, I noticed that when it was my turn to auction a painting early in ...
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Any gotchas/common mistakes for first time players playing Asia Engulfed?

A number of years ago (... 5ish now I think) I played a game called Europe Engulfed a few times, and loved it. Since moving a few years back, I have not had anyone to play with locally. Recently, a ...
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In Pass the Pigs, when is the optimal point to stop?

I can imagine that there is a point at which a single player would always be wise to no longer advance. I see it being a function of all of the various combinations. The problem is, I've never quite ...
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Power Struggle : Is the player being bribed allowed to see how much cash is offered?

In Power Struggle, to bribe a player, you put money secretly in a folder and pass it to the player you want to bribe. Can the player who is being bribed see how much is offered? If not, what is the ...
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Can a berserk unit advance in Advanced Squad Leader?

In ASL, may a berserk unit advance in the APh? It seems logical that it can't, but I cannot find the rule.
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Zeus Role on Odysseus

Besides the Zeus' power of deciding to end the turn prematurely, he also fills the vacated space when the ship moves. Does he choose the "adventure disc" to be placed, or merely selects one at ...
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Shaun the sheep games rules?

Recently I bought some shaun the sheep games from kosmos.de, but the rules are in german. Does anyone know the rules for next two games : card game board game
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Does anyone know the official rules for Destruct 3?

We've got our hands on an old Destruct 3 game that came without any rules. We contacted the makers (Uncle Skunkle), but oddly enough, they wouldn't send us the rules without documentation of where we ...
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What's The Strongest Base Strategy in Thurn & Taxis?

Thurn & Taxis is a fun game that gets brought out reasonably often in our group; but I'm finding it difficult to work out how to do consistently well at it. My problem is that it seems like you ...
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Where can I find the rules for Word Thief?

I recently inherited a handful of games from a family member. One of those games happened to be Word Thief. When I sat down to play, I realized that the rulebook had been lost or was not included in ...
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Mystery of the Abbey - How to track clues over time?

If I have Novice Gerard in my hand early in the game, and quickly learn that player A has one Templar Novice crossed off and player B has one Templor Novice crossed off, I know I can eliminate all ...
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In Alien Frontiers, how does Raider's Outpost work after a ship has been teleported to another Orbital Facility?

Scenario setup: A player uses the Raider's Outpost by docking a 3-4-5 set of ships. Same player uses an Orbital Teleporter to move the 5 ship to another Orbital Facility. Do the 3 and 4 ships ...
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Looking for full spoilers for the Shadowrun CCG

I'm looking for full-text (or even better, image) spoilers for the old Shadowrun collectible card game (interchangeably known as Shadowrun TCG or CCG). Basically, I'm looking for a list of all the ...
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Should I avoid getting any pot in Poison or try to pick a color and get as much as possible?

What is the better strategy in Poison (BGG)? Trying to get nothing at all may be a good strategy, but sometimes hard. Is it better to try to get the most of a color, so that this color doesn't count ...
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Is Starship Catan similar enough to be considered a two-player adaptation of Starfarers of Catan?

I've played Starfarers of Catan(BGG|Wikipedia) once and loved it. Usually, I only have one other to play board games with. I'd like to know how similar Starship Catan(BGG|Wikipedia) is so I can decide ...
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When does discard happen if player goes over limit after passing in Endeavor?

The rules state: When a player passes, they must discard cards down to their Card Limit if necessary. also: Only when a player passes will they have to discard down to their Card Limit, ...
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Expulsion Card ruling in Mesopotamia

I don't have the english card text ready but the german one translates roughly like this: Move an opponents person or hut (with or without sacrifice token) up to 3 hexes from it's current ...
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Can I put more than one Master Builder in the King's Court?

I played my first game of The Pillars of the Earth today with 3 other people. I had a question about the King's Court which was not specifically addressed in the rules. If I have already placed a ...
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Strategy for Serenissima

Serenissima is a game of trade during the renaissance. Players have ships to carry the cargo across the Mediterranean. They try to controll the harbor cities in order to set the price and collect the ...
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Any defense against the forum cards in Roma?

My friend and I have played about a dozen games of Roma, and it seems pretty consistent that the player with the most forum cards wins. They're just the fastest way to collect victory points. Has ...
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Master of Venice - On Delivering Guild Orders

In the game Master of Venice, what happen if after I have delivered a Guild Order, and upon drawing a new one, I still have enough goods to meet the newly drawn order? According to the rules, I still ...
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Does a Trumpet card count as following suit?

Trumpet includes three "trumpet" cards without a suit that always trump any other card. However, the rules aren't particularly clear on whether they are truly "wild" in the sense that they could ...
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How can I tell if these vintage boardgames are worth anything?

My grandparents passed away recently, and my mother is cleaning out their house. They have some vintage board games (ca. 1960's, maybe?) in their house, and she's wondering what to do with them. I ...
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Sunrise vs. “Summon Eclipse” in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Yes, I play the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (US) board game. Yes, I like it. On to the question! The Sunrise rule states: When the talisman moves to the Sunrise, all vampires that are outside ...
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Blood Bowl 2nd edition: Star Players

Is there a list of Star Players for 2nd Edition of Blood Bowl somewhere? Obviously the ones from Star Players Handbook and Companion Rulebook is simple enough but the ones printed in White Dwarf etc?
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How do you prevent deliberately losing in Republic of Rome?

In Republic of Rome, if Rome falls, everyone loses. Some gaming groups I've been in grok this concept completely and players will make major sacrifices of their positions (donating lots of money from ...
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Can a toilet be covered if the votes are tied in Drunter und Drüber?

In the game Drunter und Drüber a tile that covers a toilet must be voted on by all players. The rules say that the tile is placed if the yes votes exceed the no votes, and the tile is not places if ...
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How does DeGray's Pilebunker chip work when trashing Gems of size 2+?

In Puzzle Strike, the "Pilebunker" chip says: Opponents reveal their hands, trash their largest [Gem chip], then you gain that many [1 Gems chip]s. How does this work when trashing 2-Gem, ...
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Surprise in World in Flames

Assume the following situation: Italy at war with France but not CW. Italian navy is in port in La Spezia, along with one German SUB and a German AA. CW DOWs Italy. In the port strike: Are the ...