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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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Do Fortification Discs Double VPs like Town Discs?

I just played my first game of A Few Acres of Snow (late to the party, I know). And the end game scoring confused me just a little. The rules state that VPs for locations are doubled if there is a ...
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Online Rules for Primordial Soup: Freshly Spiced

Are detailed rules for the extension Primordial Soup: Freshly Spiced available online? All I found online is a low quality picture of the cards and an analysis of the new genes. And the linked ...
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How do bonus tiles and booty tokens work?

In Pantheon, you represent... the collective interests of a pantheon that's trying to get worshiped. (You score points for getting deities worshiped, but the scoring system isn't picky about which ...
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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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Can I buy a district after landing there by taking the train?

In Monopoly City can I buy a district after landing there taking the train via a station? Background: I rolled the dice, went forward and ended up on a district owned by me that includes a train ...
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Can the anti-whale tile be used to defend against the giant squid?

In Survive: Escape from Atlantis with the giant squid mini-expansion, the whales and squids are treated as being roughly the same critter. Does this mean that the anti-whale tiles can be used to ...
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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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How are excavation permits handled if the turn you dig in straddles a year-end?

In Thebes, you're an archaeologist digging up ancient ruins around the turn of the 20th century. When you show up at a dig site, and dig for some variable amount of time, you expend your excavation ...
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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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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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Does the cooperative Lord of the Rings game require a decent amount of experience with the books to be playable?

I love cooperative games, and Lord of the Rings seems to be fairly high on the list. (I have Pandemic, Forbidden Island, and Shadows over Camelot. I'm considering Space Alert and Space Hulk Death ...
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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 ...
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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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When is mystify worth using?

In Day and Night when you are playing Day mystify rarely seems to be useful. Towards the start of the game time spent attempting to mystify squares will either be wasted when night swiftly reverses ...
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Constantinopolis Taberna Building

I have just completed playing Constantinopolis(BGG) for the first time and there is a rule that I think requires clarification. The Taberna utility building (Reseller) is used for purchasing goods of ...
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Are experience awards additive in Battlestations?

I'm having trouble deciphering the v1.1 rules in general, but especially whether some experience awards are additive. For example, are the rewards for attempting the mission and the experience for ...
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Can I somehow block zone spells?

Can I somehow block a spell that targets a zone and damages all creatures within it, like Firestorm?
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When claiming victory, can one select a character other than the Chosen One or Fenrir?

According to the rules, for a normal Heroic victory: ...you must move the Chosen One (by the normal movement methods) to the building where the Organ of Eternity is located... However, the ...
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How do you resolve Polarity Stabilizer when Bifurcation Conduit has triggered?

Bifurcation Conduit states: If you have two or more opponents remaining, choose an additional opponent. For the rest of the turn each part of your machine affects both chosen opponents. Then remove ...
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How do the hand size rules interact with Share Your Nuts?

In the game of Nuts the rules state: Drawing Cards Whenever you play a card, whether on your turn or out of turn, immediately draw a card from the deck. You should always have five cards in your ...
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Kingsbridge Scarlet: trade 1 cloth for 3 VP

In Chapter 4 long-term (blue) event card, there's one that says: Each player may trade 1 cloth for 3 VP If this were a one-time card, there wouldn't be any issues. However, as this is a blue ...
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Is Star Wars: Galactic Files going to have stats? [closed]

I looked at Star Wars: Galactic Files and it says it has 350 character cards, and interesting stat on the back. When they say stats, do they mean combat abilities, like Ahsoka Tano :Jar Kai, Force ...
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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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Is Brasilia a weak starting investment in Imperial 2030?

The other day I was playing said game, and I draw Brasilia as my starting investment. While I don't feel I played particularly well, I did find it harder than the others to expand my empire. Further ...
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Can you peek at your cards from future years in Seasons?

In Seasons, after you have selected cards for all 3 years, can you take a look at cards from future years to plan which energy to take?