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Late Arrival: What to do with the other two cards? (Guillotine)

The "Late Arrival" card tells to look at the top 3 cards, and add one of them to the end of the line. What should one do with the other two cards?
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What does X mean in a spell's cost?

What does the X in a spell's cost do? For example, Strength of the Tajuru has X in its cost. What do I need to do in order to cast that spell, and what happens with the X when it resolves? Note: If ...
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Can a player redirect his attack if the defending player concedes?

The situation: Player A has 1 life and several lifelink creatures adding up to 100 power. He swings at player B who has no defenders, planning to gain 100 life. Player B concedes. Without a valid ...
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1answer
31 views

ACT5 and ACT6 + pay extra spades

Is it possible to pay extra spades (with for example workers) when you choose power action 5 or 6? Thanks in advance.
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I bought the Dixit Odyssey standalone game and was wondering which expansions would best match up

I bought the Dixit Odyssey standalone base game and was wondering which expansions would best match up. I want to keep the expansion by the same artist (So not Journey). I also want the cards as ...
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Can the overlord immediately place and activate a defeated monster?

When a hero defeats a monster and it becomes the overlord's turn, if the overlord places that monster back on the board where it was defeated, is the monster activated and can the overlord use it ...
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Is there an English name for this popular Lebanese card game?

This is a trick taking game played with a standard suite of cards. There is a variant where the jokers are used, but I will be describing the standard game. The translation of the name is '400'. It ...
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Can Breaker Bay Grid be used to reduce cost of other Regions?

Breaker Bay Grid states: The rez cost of cards in this server is lowered by 5. Limit 1 region per server. Can this be used to lower the cost of rezzing another Region (and then trashing ...
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1answer
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Is there an equivalent of gatherer for Duels of the Planeswalkers?

Gatherer is a fantastic resource for finding cards in paper magic, but does not seem to me to contain any way of getting only Duels of the Planeswalkers cards. Neither the Expansion, Format or Block ...
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Is there a definitive list of Pokemon TCG deck managers? [closed]

So I have recently got back into the Pokémon TCG. My question is what deck managers are out there for Pokemon? What are the features of each?
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280 views

Can you discard inactive jobs in Firefly

When you deal during your action and you finish having more then 3 inactive jobs in your hand, can you choose 3 to keep from all of your jobs or no ? Game rules are not clear about this and in ...
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339 views

How can I prevent players from cheating?

I have created a card game that allows players to advance. The problem is that you can keep your stats until your next game (with anybody else). For the life of me, I can't find out how to be able to ...
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Which program to chose when designing my own cards?

I am working on a prototype of a board game for which I need to design several cards. The cards will have several features like name, picture, text and some additional symbols. I am not sure which ...
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What are the qualities of a successful beta testing session from the player's perspective?

I'm a board game designer with the luxury of a large public playing area filled with board game enthusiasts. I would like to beta test a new board game and was wondering what YOU, as the player, would ...
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On-Going / Long Running Game [duplicate]

Are there any Board or Card games that can be played where not players are not required to be there at the games start in order to play? I'm thinking a game that runs similar to an MMORPG where anyone ...
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How to make a hexagonal board?

Two of my friends and I are developing a board game based on moving around a hexagonal board. We're testing it on the map printed on 4x A4 sheets merged with adhesive tape. What I'm trying now is to ...
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1answer
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Is Ultimate Tic Tac Toe solved?

Ultimate Tic Tac Toe is an interesting variant of Tic Tac Toe where in each of the 9 fields, “regular” game of Tic Tac Toe is played; see the link for details. Has this game been solved already? ...
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How to quantify first player advantage?

In playing a two player variant of sheepshead, the group I play with decided that it wasn't that much fun. So I simplified it, and taught it to my niece (5 years old) as a start to learning about ...
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2answers
131 views

Origin of scores for letters in Scrabble (in relation to their frequency in a langauge)

In Scrabble, each letter is worth a number of points. Typically, the rarer the letter, the more score it has, see Scrabble letter distribution and score. Does anyone know how these scores are being ...
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2answers
316 views

Alhambra end of turn: restocking hands?

Do you restock hand cards at the end of each turn, yes or no? We've always played it so you restock your hand to four cards, as is explicitly stated in the Dutch rules. Other languages aren't as ...
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176 views

Is there an industry standard definition between “Board”, “Card”, and “Table Top” game genres?

A friend and I have been developing a game but we've had some difficulty establishing the specific genre we think it should fit in. Our game design uses printed cards to be distributed CCG-style in ...
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2answers
70 views

What is this notation for dimensions: 2-11/16“ x 3-13/16”

I am looking for dividers to order a card collection. I find some on a website but I really don't understand the dimensions: 2-11/16" x 3-13/16". Is it (2*11/16)" x (3*13/16)"? It would be rather ...
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1answer
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Cribbage scoring for one hand less starter card

What would be the score count for a hand with 3 - fours and 1 - seven my thought is 12. For 3 - fours equal 6 points (3 royal pairs) and the three royal pairs of 2-fours and the seven = 6 points.
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1answer
117 views

Double Gleam of Authority interaction [duplicate]

If 2 copies of Gleam of Authority are on the board would that mean that +1/+1 counters would bounce back and fourth to infinity?
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183 views

Looking for name of a double ended connector

I'm building a board game that connects pieces together, like a puzzle, but they can be flipped over, so I have found a picture of what I think would be a good connector piece, but I'm not sure what ...
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3answers
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Does the possibility of claiming tricks prevent the defense from profitting from declarer's errors?

Suppose, the declarer claims 12 tricks in a slam, but you have the opinion that declarer can make a mistake. Can you demand declarer to play it out, or does the tournament director decide how many ...
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Is Axis and Allies 1940 Balanced without National Objectives?

In Axis and Allies 1940 (Europe/Pacific/Global), what is the game effect of ignoring most or all of the National Objectives (bonus income) and simply not playing with them. This reduces complexity ...
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1answer
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A&A Sea Zone Attack Rule Clarification

I'm playing the 2004 Avalon Hill Revised rules. Scenario: It is the UK player's turn. They use their Atlantic fleet (without any destroyers) to attack the German Atlantic fleet. Most of the German ...
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1answer
64 views

Investment Mechanics [closed]

I'm designing a board game about gem collecting. To collect gems players must invest on different gems in their turns (i.e. resource collecting is done using investment). Investment part in my design ...
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1answer
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You may destroy target base - can this destroy outposts before combat damage is done?

Some cards have an ability - 'you may destroy target base'. The rules say that a ships primary ability is triggered immediately when it is played. If I use a ship with that ability and combat points, ...
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1answer
110 views

Why do some players get starting trade goods in 7 player TI3?

In 7 player Twilight Imperium there are 3 starting positions that get trade goods at the beginning of the game. The position that gets 6 trade goods is obviously worse than the others. The two that ...
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2answers
305 views

In Bridge, what is the punishment for misclaiming tricks?

Down to the last two rounds in rubber bridge. Declarer claims remaining tricks only to discover that he has miscounted. He claims the two tricks with Q-10; however, opponent holds the J and ...
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3answers
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Does preventing damage prevent things like land destruction?

For example, if a player plays Personal Sanctuary then plays Armageddon does the damage prevention mean they don't lose lands?
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1answer
52 views

How are missing alerts handled?

If a side misses an alert and the other side protests, the tournament director must decide if the missing alert is a disadvantage for the protesting side. It is not possible to check, if the ...
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1answer
122 views

Par-zero deal with many points for N/S

This question is about the card game bridge : How many points can N/S have in a par-zero deal ? (Only consider the high card points) In a par-zero deal, no player can make any contract assuming ...
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1answer
22 views

Are diagonal corners concidered adjacent?

For purposes of movement and weapon range, are diagonally connected corners concidered adjacent?
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1answer
76 views

Mathematically / logically determine unit alignment for close combat [closed]

** This question involves knowledge of computer programming and/or math and algorithms. ** I am working on writing a Warhammer combat simulator in Java and have hit an interesting snag. Pg 20 BRB: ...
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1answer
523 views

Must a “target creature” be on the battlefield?

If an ability says "target creature," does the creature have to be on the battlefield? I think I found a loophole that depends on the answer.
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First Aid - Unbalanced

The group I play with has no problems with first aid dealing damage but we do have issues with the big power differences it can have based on your character. This comes from situations where the ...
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1answer
35 views

How can I handicap?

I have suburbia, and I quite like it. However, some of the people I play with, don't quite have the cutthroat edge to win. It makes not so fun to play if I win every game. What's an effective way ...
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0answers
56 views

What is the longest possible suit for a player in a par-zero-deal?

S AKJ97 H J63 D 987 C A9 S QT865432 S H 9 H AQT72 D J3 D AKQT C 54 ...
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1answer
36 views

What happens if you pass backwards over a red line?

Quite often in games, you'll go into negative reputation, and move backwards on the reputation track. What should you do here re: adjusting reputation and income? Should re-decrease your income and ...
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1answer
31 views

Shogun: Which player resolves winter revolts first?

Given that several players are going to get revolts due to rice shortage in the winter round, which one goes first? It might matter e.g. when you know that the tower is packed with green cubes and no ...
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2answers
204 views

What all does Blood Moon affect?

1: If Blood Moon is on the battlefield, will Back to Basics, Burning Earth, etc. have any effect? 2: What about Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth? 3: Will a nonbasic with Wild Growth get an extra green mana? ...
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1answer
33 views

Eclipse - Influence action to remove enemy discs?

Here's the scenario: I have a ship currently in an opponent's sector, he has no ships. Do the rules allow for me to remove his influence disc and place one of my own? The rules (2nd ed) around ...
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1answer
26 views

Koi-Koi : does players score their points in case of tie game?

This question refers to the Hanafuda gard game, with Koi-Koi rules. When you form a Yaku (let's say a 1 point Yaku : Tane, 5 animals), you've got the possibility to call Koi-Koi and keep playing the ...
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3answers
98 views

Are there any tabletop apps to allow you to play warhammer 40k with friends in other cities?

Pretty much as the title; I've looked at vassal 40k, but it hasn't been updated in a while and is missing units. I'm not necessarily looking for something for WH40k in specific - as long as it allows ...
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1answer
276 views

Isn't secrecy quite pointless for Bio-terrorist?

My buddies and I have been hooked on Pandemic lately and I just picked up the On-the-Brink expansion for Pandemic. I was reading the rulebook yesterday and I'm not quite sure if I get the ...
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In bridge, can the “rule of 20” be used outside of opening bids (e.g for takeout doubles)?

Here's another example from today's New York Post. West opened 1 club. (He had a 19 point 1NT hand, and was planning to re-bid 2NT.) North made a (takeout) double with (s) KQxxx (h) Qxxxx (d) xx (c) ...
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1answer
53 views

When exactly does the black pawn gets placed on the board?

As I mentioned in another question, I recently got the On-the-Brink expansion and have been a bit puzzled with the BT challenge gameplay. I was looking for gameplay videos but haven't found any.. My ...

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