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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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What exactly was so broken about Urza's Block?

I've often heard it said that the Urza Block (Urza's Saga, Urza's Journey, Urza's Destiny) was the most powerful, broken block in Magic history, with decks able to win on turn 1 or 2. I also saw it ...
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What are the rules of the game Senet?

I tried searching the game, but all I got were complicated instructions. So in basic rules, how do you play senet and what do the different symbols mean?
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2answers
282 views

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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What techniques do high level SET players use when looking at a layout of cards?

I've played SET a few times now and have noticed some general strategies arise. At the beginning, I try to take in the distribution of the 4 characteristics so I can figure out if I should be looking ...
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2answers
166 views

How do you count troops in Shogun when they fall off the tower?

We have a problem regarding how to count the troops that fall from the tower in every battle. From what we understood from the English and Spanish rulebooks, there is no way a player could get more ...
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1answer
63 views

Go - How does one count territory in these two scenarios? (9x9)

I'm learning to play Go and I was trying to develop a game in java, but I'm still not sure how to count territory in some cases. In the scenario below, which side belongs to White, Top or Bottom? ...
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Water damage on cardboard pieces

Someone just spilled water on my Carcassonne tiles. The illustrations are coming apart from the cardboard (they're wrinkling). What's the best thing to do? How can I dry them with best results?
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Will infinite loops still force a draw if I have a way to end them?

The comprehensive rules of MTG state: 104.4b If a game that’s not using the limited range of influence option (including a two-player game) somehow enters a “loop” of mandatory actions, repeating ...
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Can I cast Enchant Creature cards on Enchantment Creatures (Bestow) that are on another creature?

Say I have a Nessian Courser which is enchanted by a Nylea's Emmissary. I want to cast an Enchantment - Aura on the Nylea's Emissary, for example: Ordeal of Thassa. Perhaps for some reason, I ...
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In Axis and Allies, Should Germany build a first turn transport and try and control the Med/Africa?

When playing Germany in A&A 2nd Edition, is it a feasible strategy for Germany to buy a Italian transport on the first turn, for the purposes of cementing Germany's Mediterranean naval presence ...
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2answers
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When I gain control of a creature, do I also gain control of any auras or equipment attached to it?

What would happen if I Portent of Betrayal'd a creature that had been enchanted by a bestow creature and cast a spell to give it protection from the enchantment's color on it to remove the bestowed ...
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2answers
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Whenever someone casts an enchant on one of my creatures, do I control that enchantment? [duplicate]

Say I control Genesis Hydra, then an opponent casts Claustrophobia onto Genesis Hydra, do I control Claustrophobia?
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1answer
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Does Morphtronic Cameran defense effect negate trap and spell?

I wanna know if the effect in defense of the monster "Morphtronic Cameran" negate only effect of other monster or also trap and spell ?
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1answer
42 views

Playing Pathfinder ACG with all adventure deck cards in early scenarios

My fiance and I just finished playing the Pathfinder ACG through all of the adventure decks and are thinking about getting started again with all new characters from the beginning. The question we ...
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7answers
4k views

Advice on acquiring / constructing Dice Towers

A dice tower is a useful tool for keeping your dice from ruining your game (physically, that is). Can anyone point to: - Good dice towers, and possibly places to acquire them. or - Resources of ...
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1answer
30 views

South African Unrest clarification

The mid war card South African Unrest seemed perfectly clear to me, until I read the Twilight Strategy article on it. How, exactly, can the event be played? South African Unrest reads: USSR ...
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1answer
44 views

Unusual Chinese Checkers Jump?

I recently found out about a rule where if a marble is 2 spaces away, and the next 3 spaces after it is unoccupied, you can jump 3 spaces? So like your marble is on the board, and there's another one, ...
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0answers
58 views

Why is it called “Chinese Checkers”?

It is not a Checkers variant, nor did it originate in China, how could this name possibly make sense?
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1answer
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Can I put any ranged weapon on a Crisis Battlesuit?

I've read the Codex (6th) entry for the XV8 Crisis Team and it says: Any Crisis Shas'ui may take up to three items from the Ranged Weapons and/ or Support Systems lists. I can see only one ...
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2answers
46 views

Which battleforce should I buy as a newbie player?

After playing some Mordheim games we decided with my friends to buy a Warhammer 40k battleforce and start playing Wh40k. I started reading all the codexes/forums but I feel a little overwhelmed with ...
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1answer
71 views

Mimic Vat and Exiling

If I used Mimic Vat on a Licid, created a copy of that Licid, and attached it to a creature, would I still have to exile it during my end step even though it's now an enchantment?
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1answer
231 views

Losing Control of Bestowed Enchantment Creatures [duplicate]

I've been playing Magic for about six months and thought I had a decent handle on how things work until I ran into the following problem: Set-up: I was playing mono black devotion against blue-green ...
2
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1answer
56 views

Does Republic of Rome usually generate one or more wars per turn, leading to a loss even when cooperating?

I have played Republic of Rome several (4?) times with a group (usually 4-5 players) without studying the rules myself. We have always started in the Early Republic period, and even when we try to ...
11
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3answers
430 views

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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7answers
9k views

On-Demand Cards Deck printing service?

I'm designing a card-based rpg game and I'm looking for an equivalent to http://lulu.com but for printing online cards on demand. The card would be either playing cards like Magic or similar, or ...
2
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1answer
72 views

How does selling buildings and bankruptcy work in Monopoly?

Player A and Player B are both fairly well-off and developed players. A, however, does not have much cash on hand. A lands on B's developed property. He has to sell some of his buildings to pay the ...
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2answers
54 views

4-4 high approach joseki question

I have a question about 4-4 high approach joseki. Everything is clear until move 4. I don't know how to respond if black plays C15 instead of the expected C17 (stone number 5). It leads to the ...
4
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1answer
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Does Harmonic Sliver have to destroy a permanent?

If I am the only player with any permanents then does Harmonic Sliver mean I must destroy one of my permanents? Can it destroy itself? Harmonic Sliver {1}{G}{W} Creature -- Sliver 1/1 All Slivers ...
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0answers
43 views

Spectra Ward and creatures that give other creatures with +1/1 counters on them buffs [duplicate]

So I'm just wondering if I have creatures that say "other creatures you control have deathtouch, lifelink, first strike, trample, etc." and I put Spectra Ward on one of those creatures with a +1/+1 ...
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1answer
132 views

How does Dig Through Time work with Courser of Kruphix?

When Courser of Kruphix is on the battlefield and I resolve a Dig Through Time, do I reveal the top card of my library AFTER I pick two cards from the seven I get to look at, or does the top card ...
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0answers
80 views

What's the name of this simple game comprised of squares? [closed]

The game is comprised of a grid of squares. The squares are blank except for the upper left square and lower right square. The upper left square is player 1's square marked by a color (usually red) ...
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3answers
547 views

What happens when a double-sided card is returned to the battlefield or a copy of it appears?

Say I cast Oblivion Ring on Garruk, the Veil-Cursed (i.e. a transformed Garruk Relentless). What happens when my Oblivion Ring gets destroyed? My interpretation was that Garruk returns in his ...
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1answer
79 views

Does Standard Type 2 Rules applies for lands? MTG [closed]

Does Standard Type 2 Cycling Rules applies for lands too? Those lands that generates two, three manas for example?
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0answers
38 views

What happens when I use Feast on the Fallen on Bloodcrazed Hoplite? [duplicate]

Me and a friend were playing magic, and I cast the enchantment Feast on the Fallen, I dealt 3 damage with Jagwasp Swarm. Then at the beginning of his upkeep I put 2 +1/+1 counters on Bloodcrazed ...
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2answers
144 views

Looking for a board game

I once ran into a computer implementation of an old board game that seemed rather interesting, unfortunately I am unable to recall either. What I do remember: Probable Java (advertised support for ...
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1answer
36 views

Bang! Calamity Janet and the High Noon Expansion

In the Bang! expansion pack, there is a card known as "The Sermon" which reads as follows: The Sermon: BANG! cards cannot be used in player's turn Seems straight-forward enough, until I realized ...
3
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1answer
32 views

Potting red and last piece together

Say I am playing the white and one white is left and the red(queen) is also left. The red and white are both potted together, is this a win or a lose or do you put the pieces in the center again?
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2answers
268 views

Can I use an ability granted to a land by an aura immediately?

This is fairly simple question, but I'm unsure. Suppose I use enchant my basic land with an aura like Caustic Tar. The enchantment's ability says to tap the land. Can I tap it immediately to use the ...
6
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4answers
4k views

Do tokens ever go to the graveyard and can they be sacrificed or exiled?

If I had a card that said something like, "Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for every creature in your graveyard". Would that also apply to tokens which died in previous turns? Also if I play a card ...
4
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1answer
787 views

Put twice as many tokens/counters

If I control 2 copies of Primal Vigor which reads: If one or more tokens would be put onto the battlefield, twice that many of those tokens are put onto the battlefield instead. If one or ...
2
votes
1answer
235 views

Does Hardened Scales trigger when +1/+1 counter are moved from one permanent to another?

If a +1/+1 counter get's moved from one creature to another does Hardened Scales double the amount of counters that the second creature gets?
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1answer
53 views

How to find people to play Magic the gathering with? [duplicate]

I started playing Magic about six years ago, and I live in a very "Intelligence Deficient" Town. I have tried playing online and I Don't have a game shop nearby. Help me please??????
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2answers
114 views

A Couple of Hearts Probabilities

Here's what I don't get. I've played a lot of Hearts for many years - thousands of games I'm sure. The number of times I've played a low heart, and the trick has gone 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H seems way out of ...
1
vote
1answer
20 views

What happens if I play Quagmire/Bear Trap on myself on AR 7?

Quagmire* says the following: On next action round, US player must discard an Operations card worth 2 or more and roll 1-4 to cancel this event. Repeat each US player Action round until successful ...
5
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1answer
182 views

is there card game prototyping platform to track, change, print?

this and this and this and this all give good leads, but I'm looking for something with a few specific features: I want a database that does all the basic database things--store cards, find cards, ...
2
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1answer
73 views

Can Legion's Initiative save permanents from Bearer of Heavens's destruction ability?

When Bearer of Heavens dies, it destroys all permanents. If my opponent's creature destroys Bearer of Heavens can he activate Legion Initiative's ability (to exile his creatures until the start of his ...
11
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2answers
2k views

Finding places to play Magic the Gathering games

A friend of mine recently got MTG for the XBox and is talking us into getting real cards. I'm all up for starting but I dread the idea of playing the same two people over and over with no change ...
2
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1answer
43 views

Forbidden Desert: Valid Navigator and Climber combo to save two buried players for one action?

In the game Forbidden Desert, players can be buried when there are too many sand counters on their location. Tiles with more than one sand counter on them are considered blocked. The Navigator can ...
4
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2answers
190 views

What should be used to represent creature tokens when the printed token card isn't available?

Many spells or abilities cause one or more creatures to join the battlefield (i.e. 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens, 3/3 green Beast creature tokens, etc.). These token cards are not included with ...

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