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What happens if an alliance is created that would create an illegal battle?

In Rex: Final Days of an Empire, it is possible for the following sequence of events to occur: Sol Offensive is revealed as the Influence card and affects a zone occupied by the Sol player's troops ...
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Is this movement through other trucks in Auf Achse correct?

I've the 1987 edition of Auf Achse. Would be interested in an answer for that and if it's any different in the 2007 version. When moving past other trucks, the rules translation we have (from the ...
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What Is Eriku's Ability?

When I bought my copy of the Tokaido expansion "Crossroads", the shop had included a bonus player named "Eriku" in the box. He's not part of the main game for either the original board or the ...
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Rules for the game “Chainstore”

There is an old box in our storeroom containing the game Chainstore. My brother and I bought the game when we were kids (ages ago). Now my children wants to play it, but the rules are missing. I've ...
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What are some good strategies against land takeovers in Alexandros?

I recently purchased Alexandros and after a few games I found that getting a head start makes you the primary target for land-takeovers. A slow start can also cost you the game, however, and make it ...
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When are targets chosen in Final Fantasy TCG?

In the FAQ, some cards, like Hades (1-046U ハーデス) mention a need to have valid targets when the card is used. This entry also implies that some targets may become invalid before resolution time. This ...
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In the Great Dalmuti, should I be attempting to improve my seat position or shoot for the win?

The Great Dalmuti is a game where you attempt to get rid of your hand, a climbing card game like Tien len or Asshole. The deck consists of 80 cards, with different point values. There is one '1', two ...
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In the Game of the Goose, keep moving again and again if I keep landing on geese?

In the Game of the Goose, if you land on a square with a goose, you may move the same amount of squares again. If that lands you on a square with a goose again, can you move yet again? In theory, ...
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Adding additional weapons to rock-paper-scissors

Many of us are probably aware of the classic 'Rock-paper-scissors' game. I'm looking for an expansion with as many weapons as possible. One popular alternative is 'Rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock'. ...
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In LOTR with Sauron, what's the timing of Nazgul cards?

We were playing the LOTR board game (Reiner Knizia) with the Sauron expansion (me as Sauron). On a player's turn, I played a Nazgul card. They interrupted the card with yellow cards, putting the ...
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What are the dragonflies used for in Little Balancing?

My question is about this game for little people: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/134434/little-balancing The set is nice quality, it's fun and quick to play, and very collaborative without much ...
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Hawaii strategies [closed]

What are possible viable strategies in hawaii? So far I tested: going for whole village building, drawback is that you have very little chance to build anything else, pros is lots of free resources ...
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What are good general strategies for Tigris & Euphrates? [closed]

I've recently discover Reiner Knizia's game called Tigris & Euphrates. It didn't take long to convince me that this game is great and quite deep. I've played only a few times, but enjoyed all of ...
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How should my strategy change for six players?

I often play (and often win) the card-game Wizard with 3 players. I call somewhat aggressively and it works out well. Recently, I played with more players, and my strategy didn't work as well in ...
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Where are the various Krosmaster Arena tokens supposed to go?

In the Krosmaster Arena board game box, there are a variety of tokens that come with the set. In the plastic "piece container", the eight original figures are already set in place, and there's an ...
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When scoring in Prosperity, is there a maximum limit for research?

In Prosperity, the rules for scoring Research say: Research: each player moves a number of spaces in both Research tracks equal to the number of Research symbols visible on their individual ...
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Where can I purchase replacement parts for Battleship Galaxies?

My boys and I still enjoy Battleship Galaxies in spite (and because of!) some rather bizarre abilities and the strange "activate only one ship" mechanic. My younger son was setting up the board for ...
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May a creature declare an attack while it is exhausted?

In Berserk: War of the Realms, if a creature 'may declare a magical strike' on some condition, does that apply even when it is exhausted? For example, the Elf Spellslinger 'may declare a magical ...
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Does Redshirts Deluxe fix the stalemate issues of the original game?

It took two hours to end the game originally, and by that point everyone was just glad to have finished. Does Redshirts Deluxe, the new version of Redshirts, fix any of the stalemate issues ...
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In Dungeon Petz, what is the optimal round to pick the “Inviting new imps” action space?

What is the optimal round to pick the "Inviting new imps" action space in a 2-, 3- and 4-player game, respectively?
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Are items shared when hiding alone in City of Horror?

If you hide alone in City of Horror, do items still get shared (to yourself) even though no vote takes place?
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How literally should I take the “Man of War” in Pirate King?

I've encountered the following card while playing Pirate King: "Man of War: Fight ship of equal value: win 1 crew 1 cannon and 500 bronze" I'm not sure how to interpret it and I haven't really ...
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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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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 ...
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How Does Wooly Bully 2's Waterproof Wings Variant Work?

I've started an online game of Wooly Bully (La Guerre des Moutons) 2 with the waterproof wings variant "on", but I'm not 100% sure how this rule plays out in practice. The key line in the rulebook ...
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Guards! Guards! starting volunteer's effects

The board game Guards! Guards! has a system of recruiting volunteers which have various effects on the players who recruit them. These effects range from permanent bonuses to stats (e.g. +1 charm to ...
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What are the rules for Harry Potter: Rescue at Hogwarts Game?

I got this game used, but there are no instructions. I've done a solid Internet search but had no luck. The Mattel site shows the game, but it has no instructions available for download. I don't even ...
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Can I use Bad Toys on other people's babies?

In the rules for Evil Baby Orphanage, it says for Bad Toys that "you may discard the toy from your Orphanage to cause any Evil Baby to take it's Unsupervised Actions during your Activity Step." Does ...
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Any online software available for scheduling of adhoc gaming groups? [closed]

I'm part of a new group of board and card gamers who'd like to meet on a regular basis, probably once or twice a month. We all work for different companies in different locations in the state at ...
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In Village (2011) are the winning strategies really balanced?

I've been playing Village often with my girl (2 player game only) - it is more a matter of making more points than actually competing (as in blocking the other player). I have not, so far, played the ...
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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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Does a unique collection give 4 or 7 points?

In Gloria Picktoria, does a unique collection give 4 points because it is unique, or does it give 7 points because it is unique (4) but also the longest collection of that type in the game (3)? ...
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How is a roleplaying game not a board game?

Let's say you have a roleplaying game with these elements: a board on the table, depicting the rooms of a castle miniature pieces on the board, representing the different characters in the game ...
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Does a fortress count as a unit when defending a city?

If I have a city with a fortress but no units inside it, and my opponent moves armies into that city, does my opponent have to defeat the fortress to win? In other words, do fortresses behave like a ...
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Sake & Samurai / Beer & Vikings: Burning up spirits while being tormented

The rules for the games Sake & Samurai and Beer & Vikings allow dead players to "torment" players that are still living by stealing their Sake/Beer tokens. But any player is always allowed to ...
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Can a player swap position with a dead body in lifeboat?

In the lifeboat game the rules when you are unconscious specify that : Other players could swap their position with yours or steal your cards and you can't defend yourself. But nothing is ...
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Can you turn around in Circus Imperium?

In FASA's Circus Imperium, are you allowed to turn your chariot around on an oval track? One of the tactics suggested during a previous game was for a player who has no chance of winning to turn ...
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Looking for rules to a card game called “Wild Cards”

This game is played with several tables of four in which winning partners in one round move to new table. Wild cards/rules change with each round. It's great for getting to know people. I lost my ...
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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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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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Time's Up! rule to guess a number

In the third part of Time's Up! (the Peter Sarrett game), I have to mime without speaking. Let's say my partner has to guess the movie "Seven Samurai". Is it allowed: to mime the figure with seven ...
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How many trucks can line up in one dock outside a speakeasy?

Each speakeasy has 3 docks (majority, minority, and public), but within each of those docks/bays, how many trucks are allowed to queue? For example, say there is a speakeasy with 4 minority holders ...
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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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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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Is 3-4 player Labyrinth endgame necessarily a deadlock?

I played Ravensburger's Labyrinth with two friends, and we didn't manage to finish the game. As far as I can see, you can never effectively move your piece more than 2 steps during your turn (step 1 ...
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Hunt re-rolls in the presence of Sauron's servants or Strongholds

How should I understand this rule (rulebook p.41, Hunt Re-rolls)? Does it refer to the last known position of the Fellowship, or does the free peoples' player have to tell the shadow player that he ...
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What are good tips and suggestions for first-time Junta players?

We'll be pulling Junta off the shelf for the first time in years, and our group will consist of players who haven't played since the last time years ago, and players who have never played it at all. ...
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Which character abilities are most useful/effective in Yggdrasil?

I've played enough Pandemic (another co-operative game with varying player abilities) to know that some characters' abilities are more useful than others, or at least lead to a higher probability of ...
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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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How do you count troops in Shogun when they fall off the tower?

We played our first Shogun game last Saturday. We have a problem regarding how to count the troops that fall from the tower in every battle. We don't understand how the tower really works (even after ...