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What exactly is the “game state”?

The Tournament Rules define free information to include: Details of current game actions and past game actions that still affect the game state. The rule refers to the "game state". What ...
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What techniques should I use to teach my 5-year old to play chess?

The other night while playing checkers with my 5 year old, he told me that he wanted to make up a game using the checkerboard which had different pieces that could do different things. I told him that ...
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Tactic guides for mininature combat games [on hold]

I started playing Megacon Mercs 2.0 with one of my friends. It feels like a Counter Strike tabletop - 5vs5. We are just playing and become trapped in acting very defensive. I would like to dive deeper ...
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Is Splendor accessible to those with red-green color-blindness?

I was recently discussing Splendor with a friend who in turn has a friend who's colorblind, and my friend was wondering whether his friend would be able to play the game. Color-coding shows up in ...
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2answers
682 views

Simultaneous win conditions in Android: Netrunner?

If the runner access an agenda which gives them enough points to win the game, but the corporation is Jinteki and deals 1 net damage as a result which is enough to kill the player and win the game, ...
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1answer
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Must take net damage vs prevent net damage

If a runner hits a shi.kyu can the runner use guru davinder to prevent the damage and both effects? Can the runner decide to take the net damage and then prevent the net damage with guru davinder? ...
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Do instants active before combat damage is dealt? [on hold]

I activated Ætherize do I still receive the combat damage from the monsters
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Civilization Board Game - founding cities gives army extra move?

Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game (2010) Let's say I have just moved an army and a scout together on a tile. Then, in the Starting Phase of the next turn, I found a city with the scout, and ...
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I tend to focus on one aspect of a game. How do I take the necessary balanced approach that's necessary in games like Seven Wonders?

My personality is to pick one thing, and then go all out on it. For instance, if I play Civilization, I might tons of a single unit. Or Settlers I might focus on roads. Often this negatively hurts me. ...
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Is there an Eldritch Horror variant for playing against two ancients at once?

Has anyone tried modifying the rules of Eldritch Horror so you can play against two ancients at the same time? How was your experience? Mysteries Do I solve alternating or in parallel? Mythos ...
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What sequence of moves in Solo Caverna result in the maximum score?

The solo game of Caverna is completely deterministic. There is no luck. There are no opponents to mess up your strategy. So, a particular sequence of moves will always result in the same score. ...
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Is anyone aware of any score keeping apps (BB10 or Android) that can keep track of score (including extra meta-data)?

I know there are lots of apps (eg: keepscore, scorekeeper, endless variations of those words) that can keep a simple tally for various players for generic games. I am looking for one that can: Keep ...
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Can Dead Weight be sacrificed after it kills a creature?

When you cast Dead Weight on a creature, is there a time frame to sacrifice the dead weight to another instant speed card effect before the dead weight goes into the graveyard but after it killed the ...
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Name of the game where you are a monk collecting scriptures and could become pope?

I trying to recall the title of a game. I remember its gameplay and mechanics rather well, however its name eludes me. The premise has you as monks who travel around Italy during the medieval period,...
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1answer
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Are number of cards in hand public knowledge?

Are the number of cards in a players hand public knowledge? If a player requests to know the hand size of another player, does that player need to reveal the number of cards they have?
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About Farkle Threshold Score

What is the threshold score you would require yourself to have in order to bank with three,four,five dice left? Assume you are trying to maximize the expected value of this one turn (so ignore things ...
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Can I Wish for a card outside my Commander's colors?

I have been told that Wishes work differently in Commander than in normal casual Free-For-All (FFA) mtg. Do the comprehensive rules cover how wishes work in Commander? Do the rules for wishes differ ...
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Coax from the Blind Eternities in Commander [duplicate]

If i'm playing a game of EDH and I have a monoblue commander, when I cast Coax from the blind eternities would I be able to choose an Eldrazi creature from outside the game that doesn't have a mono ...
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Positional based, strategical card games? [closed]

There was a CCG called Warlord: Saga of the Storm that I played briefly in its relevancy. It was the only CCG I played where positioning was a main element. Ranged attacks, etc. The accompanying image ...
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Earthquake - does it affect units in docks?

So in a game of 'Mine a Million' aka 'The Business Game' the production card came up with Earthquake at Newport. The card's description officially says: All Warehouse stocks belonging to all ...
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How to encourage rolling two dice in Machi Koro?

I've played Machi Koro a number of times, most often with in a group of 3 players, sometimes 4. So far the prevailing strategy usually ends up being to roll only one die and to: Buy as many ...
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1answer
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Full written card lists for sets MTG

Is there anywhere where I can get a full card list just names for sets without all the mana costing and text or pictures. for example in the form: Card one card two card three and so forth.
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1answer
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Betrayal at House on the Hill If it's meant to be card

Last night I was playing with a group of friends. The player on my right had a "if it's meant to be card" with a dice roll he made of 5. So he can change the roll later in the game. When it got to me. ...
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Sacrifice inferno fist after creature died

If my oponent attacks me with a 5/5 creature and I block it with a 2/2 creature with a inferno fist attached to it, can I sacrifice the Inferno Fist after damage has resolved, so I can kill the 5/5?
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How can I make a creature a Horror?

I was wondering whether there is a card that can make a creature a horror in addition to its other types. The card type does not matter. Is there a card like this?
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1answer
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When to turn your alien power face up?

In the rules it states that after each player chooses their Alien Sheet, it is placed "face down" in front of them. I can't find in the rules when players should then reveal their alien powers. Do ...
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Statistically when to stop rolling in Greed

I want to reduce the level of chance associated with the game Greed (also known as Farkle and Zilch). Has anyone looked into this or have a source that can give some good stats to answer the ...
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About Some Farkle Situations [closed]

Please help me about what do in these critical farkle situations to maximize winning chance(in normal condition).Thanks. nr.1 you have 100 point and rolled 1 5 5 3 6. nr.2 you have 50 point and rolled ...
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1answer
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Hive Mind and Counterspell

Let say I have Hive Mind in game: The opponent casts Counterspell on my creature spell. Can I counter the Counterspell with the clone of Counterspell I get from Hive Mind?
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Do you have to have exactly 60 cards in a Magic the Gathering deck?

Do you have to have exactly 60 cards in a Magic the Gathering deck? Some people I've talked to at FNM say yes, others say no.
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1answer
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Does being targeted with Moonlight Hunt allow my creature to return damage?

Opponent targeted me with Moonlight Hunt; would my creature It That Rides as One return damage or do any fighting to any of the wolves or werewolves that were chosen to fight me ?
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Is there a program/game i can build a deck and play against AI's without a net connection?

When i build my deck i like to try and test it out to see what flaws could be exploited and cards used to exploit those flaws while also seeing how difficult it is to implement my strategies while ...
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What happens if you steal an Elixir of Immortality and then use it?

In an EDH (Commander) game recently, Alice used Thada Adel, Acquisitor to steal an artifact out of Bob's deck, the Elixir of Immortality, and cast it. That artifact's ability says: {2}, {T}: You ...
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Infectious Curse vs. Tree of Perdition and Triskaidekaphobia

This is mainly a question about APNAP order, so my opponent taps their Tree of Perdition at the beginning of their upkeep in response to Triskaidekaphobia's triggered ability. So my question is as ...
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0answers
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Is an intentional foul in “killer pool” cheating? [on hold]

I was playing "killers", the billiards variant in Ireland a while ago. I was left with one life left and I did not feel I had a shot to sink any balls, so I decided I'd use my shot to make the next ...
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1answer
12 views

Zombicide Black Plague Spawning Question

If the setup requires you to have certain zombies in locked rooms from the start, when you open the door to that room do you still draw a card to add even more zombies to that room on top of what ...
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2answers
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Do cards that say “Each player…” still affect players with Shroud?

I have a True Believer out which gives me shroud. My opponent has an enchantment that says that each player must sacrifice whenever he sacrifices a card. Does the enchantment target me, thus allowing ...
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1answer
378 views

What game is this die from?

I have found a die. The faces depict Fire, a Sheep, a Lock, a Footprint, an "L", and a Magnet. What game is it from?
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1answer
305 views

Does the MtG lore have an official explanation for banned cards?

(Specifically, those other than: ante cards, un-cards, Shahrazad.) I remember reading someone speculating that knowledge of how to cast them was mostly lost, with those who still know generally ...
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0answers
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Does the Ham Radio upgrade require negotiation or is the trade unilateral?

In The Great Heartland Hauling Co. with the Truck Stop expansion, one of the upgrades you can get for your truck is the Ham Radio. The rules read as follows: Ham Radio When parked on a Location ...
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2answers
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Betrayal at Houseon the Hill - Can the Bell move explorers to unexplored rooms?

The Bell item card states: "Once during your turn after the haunt is revealed, you can attempt a Sanity roll to use the Bell." 5+ = Move any number of unimpeded heroes 1 space closer to you. My ...
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4answers
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Bridge and bidding

If I have an opening strength hand and my best suit is the same major as the opening opposition's suit bid, I don't think I can cue bid in this event. How can I tell my partner that we want to play in ...
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5answers
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What general strategy exists for countering a white swarm/pump deck?

A white swarm/pump deck is a deck with a lot of small, inexpensive white creatures that are subsequently improved by enchantments such as Honor of the Pure or other bonuses. The goal of this deck is ...
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2answers
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If damage is assigned to AAA during bombardment, can it defend before general combat begins in the territory or is it removed?

Question pertains to Axis & Allies 1942, 2nd edition. If a defender assigns damage to anti-aircraft artillery units during the bombardment phase of an amphibious assault, do the AAA's still get ...
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Pls recommend a card game for toddlers [closed]

Is there a card game suitable for a toddler to play with one or two adults, that is similar to contract bridge? I'm looking for a card game that 1. Use normal cards , same as contract bridge, 2. (...
6
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1answer
645 views

Can you be visited by more than one Noble in Splendor?

In Splendor, after you have collected enough bonuses to receive a visit from a noble, can you receive a visit from a second noble with the some of the same bonuses as the first, or do you need ...
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2answers
88 views

A opening bid of 1Club if followed by 1Diamond [closed]

A opening bid of 1 Club if followed by 1 Diamond in Bridge shows no majors and 6-7 point, is this correct?
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5answers
73 views

Generic player position names for five player matches

I know in a four player game the standard terms for the players are: North South East West Now that I think about it I can just drop South for three handed games: North East West Five handed ...
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4answers
2k views

Looking to identify a particular form of solitaire played in-hand, not on a table

Back in college I had a friend teach me a different way to play a solitaire-like game. It was played in-hand which meant you could play it while standing in line or any time you were bored and had a ...
6
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2answers
245 views

How much land does a land card represent?

Thematically, how much land is a single land card supposed to represent? (It's for a story where the Magic: The Gathering card game is going to become kind of-sort of real through ignorance and ...

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