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Are there Magic cards that counter activated abilities?

Are there any Magic cards that nullify activated abilities? Edit: My apologies for such an easily query-able answer. I was not aware of the existence o such comprehensive databases and ...
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Which cards feature direct manipulation of counter types on permanents?

Are there any magic cards that allow for direct manipulation of arbitrary counter types? Eg, "Add a counter of any kind to target permanent"? At this point (2014) I would be surprised if something ...
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mice and mystics rules clarification

We played chapter 3 of Mice and Mystics. We defeated Brodie on a tile who appeared as the result of the special surge. On the next tile, the clock wheel was again full of cheese and the special ...
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Does immediately ending the turn cause mana burn?

When cards such as Time Stop or Sundial of the Infinite that immediately end the turn are cast, are players subject to mana burn for excess mana in their mana pools?
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Advance to GO, collect $400?

I've recently come back to playing Monopoly, but one thing that's intrigued me is the following card, in the Chance pile. The wording says "Advance to go (Collect $200)". Modern versions, like the ...
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What order do triggered abilities happen in if multiple things trigger at the same time?

I had several humans on the battlefield. On turn three, I played Triumph of Ferocity. On turn four, I played Descendants' Path. On turn five, during my upkeep, this question came up. At this ...
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Is there any configuration of Free Cell that cannot be solved?

When I have free time in small durations, I often play Free Cell on my phone. The app that I use permits unlimited undos, and because of this I currently have a run of 603 wins, with 655 total wins ...
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Does a daikaiju kill off a player if it appears next to them?

According to the rules of Tsuro of the Seas, when a daikaiju moves adjacent to a player's ship, that player is eliminated. What if another player rolls a 6 to put a daikaiju on the board, and the ...
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Cards changing mana color

What cards across all sets allow the utilization of mana, either colorless or otherwise, as colored mana of another color? One early example with an unlimited 1:1 ratio: Sunglasses of Urza ...
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Talisman - Do war horse effects stack?

I just got the Sacred Pool expansion which adds a bunch of war horses to the game for the Dread Knight's sake. If you obtain two war horses, is there any reason their effects would not stack? May I ...
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Can neutral cards be used as a resource?

Very straightforward question, can neutral cards be added to a domain as a resource? I can't seem to find anything that says you cant, but just wanted to make sure.
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Why does Pinochle utilize ultra-high point values for melds?

In Pinochle, according to the Bicycle insert in my decks, at least, aces around (one ace of each suit) is worth 100 points. The 9 of trump is worth 10. Other meld values all are multiples of ten. ...
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interaction of “Foreclosure” and “Crop Insurance” cards

In the game Farmageddon, if the Foreclosure card is used to "buy" a crop from another player with a Crop Insurance card on it, is the crop acquired complete with the Crop Insurance, or does the Crop ...
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How long can I wait before choosing to counter a spell?

Today, I was playing a duel, and my friend played a Wall of Reverence, which he then ended up enchanting with an Ethereal Armor. Between those two actions he asked me if I would counter it, to which I ...
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What is your overall Yahtzee strategy? [closed]

I have played Yahtzee with people with differing strategies. Some, I'm not so sure I agree with. Roll for 6's every time One friend believes that if he tries to roll 6's on every throw, he'll end up ...
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What is the best lead when calling next on a declined bower?

Let's say that we have a scenario where the dealer has declined a ♠J. You are sitting to the dealer's left, with ♥A, ♣K, ♣9, ♢Q, ♢10. The advice I read at this site says that calling clubs is ...
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What happens if you go go bankrupt trying to pay the bank?

Let's say I land on someone's hotel. I'm short in cash. So, I sell houses, mortgage everything, and am still short in cash. I am now out of the game and that player gets my money and mortgaged ...
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How to expand Love Letter to accomodate more players?

Love letter was a surprise hit in my group. Everybody enjoys the fast pace and player interaction. It's just a shame that it only allows up to 4 players, because it seems like it would be better for ...
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Are Bishops more valuable than Knights?

Bishops and Knights are both traditionally considered to have a similar value, worth roughly three pawns each. However, I have heard arguments that under certain circumstances they are not so closely ...
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If Anger of the Gods kills a creature, does it still trigger death effects? [duplicate]

Let's say I control Athreos, God of Passage and my opponent casts an Anger of the Gods. I'm fairly sure any creatures I own that die this turn are just exiled without Athreos' ability triggering, but ...
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Poker hand probabilities in Doomtown:Reloaded

The short version of my question is as follows: What is the best way to compute the probability of different hand ranks after redraw in poker? Can this easily generalise to a stacked (non-standard) ...
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Checking a +1/+1 counter requirement

Abzan Battle Priest has an ability that reads Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has lifelink. Does it grant lifelink to creatures with two +1/+1 counters?
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Ultimate Werewolf Deluxe Edition vs One Night Ultimate Werewolf

Recently played One Night Ultimate Werewolf, but it is sold out on the website, and currently not in stock near me. That said, Ultimate Werewolf Deluxe Edition is in stock, but I can't tell the ...
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Breaking roads in Settlers of Catan

Let's say my opponent (o) has a road network: o - - - - - o | x as x, can I: o - - -x- - o | | x ? And break his already existing road? My question is not ...
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In Monopoly, Is it OK for a third party to make a trade with a player who is about to lose?

I play with some serious board gamers, but we have neglected Monopoly for a number of years, so our knowledge is mostly based on high school & house rules. We played last week and enjoyed it, but ...
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What cards can be used to cheat Eldrazi creatures onto the table?

I'm constructing an Eldrazi based deck and I'm thinking about possible ways of getting one onto the table. What I already considered: Summoning Trap Polymorph Do you know any other cards like ...
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Can instants be played after I decide not to block?

My friend has a green Infect deck. When he declares a creature to attack and I allow it to go through unblocked, he suddenly plays all these Instants that 'pump' the creature up, and because of ...
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How is Words With Friends different from Scrabble?

I like to play a game called Words With Friends, which is a freenium version of Scrabble. I thought it was however functionally the same. However, I've just seen that Zynga, the creators of the game, ...
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When should I get rid of the queen of spades in Hearts?

Whenever I play the QS on the 3rd or 4th round everyone gets mad at me and says that's a low down nasty thing to do! I thought the QS should be dumped asap so as not to get stuck with it myself - ...
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How many kings is it possible to have on the board at once?

Keeping in mind the force capture rule, how many kings is possible to have (of one colour) on the board at once in Checkers? What is the sequence leading up to this?
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Would changing the value of Scrabble tiles have a negative effect on the game?

This morning my Facebook friends are up in arms about a proposed re-valuation of Scrabble tiles in line with letter frequency in modern language usage: Scrabble: Should letter values change? All of ...
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How should I teach someone new to spades how to bid?

Bidding in spades is one of the hardest mechanics to master. The gameplay comes with experience, but sometimes bidding just goes awry. I know how I bid and that I disagree with the way other people ...
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Do -1/-1 counters count as damage?

I am wondering if -1/-1 counters are considered damage? On creatures with the wither ability is says that the creature deals damage in the form of -1/-1 counters. As such I would like to know if a ...
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Name of a card game

There's a game I remember that I'd like to know the name of: The game is played with normal 52 card deck. It can be played with 2-4 players. At first each player has 7 cards in hand. The rest of the ...
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What makes a cooperative board game actually a game?

Most board games are competitive, where you have players competing against each other, trying to win. Some board games are described as "cooperative", where the players are trying to do...what ...
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Minimizing Agricola setup/clean up time

I enjoy playing Agricola, but the box the game comes in doesn't lend to keeping the pieces organized, and I generally spend a fair amount of time taking everything out, and even more time putting ...
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How does Imprinting and the affinity work together?

I'm currently working on a artifact deck (casual). I am thinking of imprinting Somber Hoverguard on Soul Foundry. But how do I dertermine the imprint cost, and will the activation cost of Soul Foundry ...
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Building Limit in Lords or Waterdeep

Why is there a limit to how many buildings can built by each player? I was the builder lady lord, using the Undermountain Expansion, and would have been about to build 12+ buildings, but game rules ...
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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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Does the Strive mechanic give the opportunity to cast the spell multiple times, or just have multiple targets?

I'm wondering if the strive mechanic counts as one spell that can be cast multiple times by paying the extra cost, or is it just one spell that can affect multiple targets if you pay the mana? I'm ...
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How do I promote a board game to the masses? [closed]

I created a board game for playing while watching American Football with your friends. We always had a great time playing it and anybody outside of our group who saw it immediately loved it. So I ...
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Chess: Efficient training for recreational players

What is an efficient way to train one's self at Chess? I really enjoy playing, perhaps 1-2 times per week. I used to play on an electronic board once per day and at one point I could start to beat it ...
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Are there restrictions on pawn promotion if two pawns are on the same column?

I was playing white and I had one pawn at a7 and the other at a6. My opponent didn't let me promote the pawn to a Queen stating that when two pawns are in the same column then the pawn doesn't get ...
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What's the name of the move where the player swaps King and Rook/Castle in Chess? Why is this move important?

I'm a chess beginner, and I was wondering: why was this movement introduced to chess, and why is it important to the game?
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Chess: Move 2 pawns as first move

When I was young I remember that it was usual to move 2 pawns on your first move. (ie b3 and g3 at the same time). I'm not sure if the 2 pawns had to be mirrored or not, but moving the knight's pawns ...
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Damage dealt by creatures and the order of damage

So I had an interesting one recently at our local win a box tournament. Scene - I have 12 life remaining, my opponent has 9. I have an un-monstrous Arbor Colossus and a Polukranos, World ...
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Does Kill Shot-ing a morph during combat prevent damage?

I just started playing Magic this year, so this might a super-newb question, but here it goes: My opponent declares that he will attack with this 2/2 colorless morph. I declare no blockers because I ...
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How can I quickly calculate the shanten number in Mahjong?

I am able to calculate the shanten number myself, but it often takes me more than a minute. I'm looking for ideas how to become more efficient. Background: I'm currently writing a paper about ...
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Does a winning strategy exist for Don't Break the Ice?

Don't Break the Ice is a children's game, where players take turns using mallets to knock pieces of ice away from the playing field. The playfield is composed of a (6 x 6) grid of single square ...
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Will double strike trigger cipher twice?

Say I am playing with a creature that has double strike (e.g. Two-Headed Cerberus), and I cipher Hidden Strings to it. This allows me to tap/untap up to 2 target permanents whenever the creature deals ...

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