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Soviet space exploration board game (now with pictures)

I have an archaeological question :). I used to have this space exploration board game that my father bought in the USSR in the 80s. I can't remember its name and I've been trying to find it on ...
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Is there a way to tell if a Cards Against Humanity card exists already?

I have Cards Against Humanity with all the expansion packs that come with blank cards. I have some ideas for cards but there are so many I couldn't possibly remember/know all the ones that already ...
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Can Guttersnipe hit Planeswalkers?

Guttersnipe's ability states: Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, Guttersnipe deals 2 damage to each opponent. Now, Planeswalkers are classed as "Players". I found this ruling that ...
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In Elder Sign, after rolling, can I do both - complete a task AND use any dice previously secured by a spell to complete a second task?

For example: I have secured dice by a spell which can complete a full task on the adventure, but, it is an adventure with an order arrow, and the secured dice are needed for the last task. Now I roll ...
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Flash Point without the Deck Gun?

I've played a dozen or so games of Flash Point so far and always find it necessary to have someone be the Driver/Operator, stay in the firetruck, and just use the Deck Gun all game. The right roll can ...
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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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Question about interaction: levitation, then gravity sphere, then oblivion ring on each, then tranquility. Who flies away?

Here are the cards involved: Levitation Creatures you control gain flying. Gravity Sphere All creatures lose flying. Oblivion Ring When Oblivion Ring enters the battlefield, exile a ...
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Why do the opposing sides of a D20 generally add up to 21

Most D20s I own (with the exception of poorly made foam ones or MTG spin-down dice) seem to have all opposing sides add up to 21 (20 + 1, 15 + 6, etc). Why is this? Who started this?
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Is there WSOP (or other organisation) Texas Hold-em chip and blind schedule?

Is there a WSOP (or other organisation) agreed hold-'em tournament set-up for chips and blinds schedule: e.g. something that lays out: Chips arrangement: Players start with 2000 worth of chips: 200 ...
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Can someone explain me this furiten?

Please explain to me why I can Ron the opponent's discard? (see screenshot) I suppose I'm in furiten. But I don't understand why - I tried to read the rules, it states that I can't win on an ...
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Periodical chess problems by RSS

Is there somehow I can find an RSS feed of daily chess problems at different difficulties? I like chess and would like to get reminded to practice now and then. Update: I've found Brian's Daily Chess ...
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Chained to the Rocks and shocklands

Chained to the Rocks says: Enchant Mountain you control. When Chained to the Rocks enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until Chained to the Rocks leaves the ...
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How can I get the trait clips in Betrayal at House on the Hill to stay on?

Betrayal at House on the Hill features character pentagons with 4 traits that can increase or decrease and are marked by clips. I find (at least with my copy) that the clips slip and slide too ...
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Kate Winthrop's Immunity to All Terror effects in Elder Sign - how does it work?

The ability reads SHE is immune, however, what about Terror affects that'd add another doom token, for example? In that case, the Terror effect wouldn't directly target her, would her immunity still ...
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What is the maximum score in Ticket to Ride USA, and how to aim towards it?

My wife has been playing Ticket to Ride on her iPod, and has achieved what seems to me a very impressive score of nearly 250 in the 2-player game. Naturally, nothing now matters to me except trying ...
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1answer
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Would Evacuation and Ambush Commander return all forests to their owners' hands?

Evacuation returns all creatures to owners hands. Ambush Commander turns all forests into creatures. Would that mean that Evacuation would return all forests to their owners hand?
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moving backwards into a safety zone in the game Sorry

can a player move backwards into their safety zone in the game of Sorry?
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1answer
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First-player advantage in Puzzle Strike?

Does Puzzle Strike favor the player who goes first? Puzzle Strike takes a lot of cues from Dominion, and Dominion is well-known for having a distinct advantage for the first player, as discussed in ...
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When and where can scrolls, curses, and potions be used?

This is a pretty unclear portion of the rules. Potions which affect combat which can be played "at any time" are pretty self explanatory-- you have to be in an adjacent room or same to use it. What ...
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Good rules for combining the various expansions start tiles

The river expansions, the wheel of fortune and other expansions all add their own sets of start tiles and blocks of tiles to the game. Are there good rules for combining these starting tiles?
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Calculating reserves, and the 50% rule

According to the rules, 50% of units, rounded up may be in reserves. Also, some units (flyers, drop pods) don't count towards the units counted in reserves. But do we count the latter including or ...
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Cauldron of Souls and Wickerbough Elder

How many counters does Wickerbough Elder get when returned to battlefield with Cauldron of Souls? Assume that it died with no counters on it and was targeted by Cauldron of Souls. I can't tell if gets ...
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Merlin always gets stabbed

I've been playing The Resistance: Avalon with a group and we're finding that the games usually end with the Good Guys passing 3 missions, but then the Forces of Evil win by assassinating Merlin. This ...
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In King of Tokyo advanced play, does the monster in Tokyo Bay move into Tokyo City if the Tokyo City monster yields?

Then the attacking monster would enter Tokyo Bay unless both spots are yielded and attacker enters Tokyo City? This is important because when monsters are eliminated and there become fewer than 5 ...
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How does Perplexing Chimera work with multiple triggers on the stack?

Perplexing Chimera is a new card in Born of the Gods. It reads as follows Enchantment Creature - Chimera Whenever an opponent casts a spell, you may exchange control of Perplexing Chimera and ...
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Which Magic Ring should I choose in DungeonQuest?

Which Magic Ring is superior to the others on average? Does the best ring vary based upon which character you have?
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When might a Standard American bidder “bend” the five card major rule?

"Five card majors" is the foundation of the Standard American system. Yet rules are made to be broken under special circumstances. My understanding is that some bidders will adhere to "five card ...
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How many meeples should I have according to the expansions that I'm currently using?

Like many of you, I start playing carcassonne base game with 72 tiles and 7 meeples, but I start adding expansions, and now I have more that 150 tiles in game With just 9 meeples by player (counting ...
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What happens when I copy Precursor Golem with Rite of Replication?

I came across this issue with my friend a while ago and came up with many possible answers: How many golems will you get if you copy Precursor Golem with a kicked Rite of Replication?
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Can the climber jetpack to a buried tile?

In Forbidden Desert the climber's card says that they can move to any blocked tile, whereas the jetpack says it can only be used to fly to an unblocked tile. Can the climber use the jetpack to travel ...
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Does 'fight' involve combat?

The text for Ulvenwald Tracker says: {1}{G}, {T} : Target creature you control fights another target creature. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.) Does this have anything to do with ...
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Are there any good intermediate deck building resources available in magic

I've gotten to the place where the run of the mill 'basic deck-building' guides offer no more help to me and yet the advanced deck building resources are still a little out of my reach. I am wondering ...
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What is Astrochain and how does it work?

I just got into Netrunner, and I'm reading up about it, and I keep seeing Astrochain being mentioned everywhere, but I can't find an explanation of it. I know it involves AstroScript Pilot Program in ...
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Klondike Solitaire - moving partial sequences between columns

You'd think all the rules for this game would be well established but I have a question about the movement of partial sequences between columns in the tableau. Lets say I have two columns with the ...
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If partner opens one heart, what do I need to respond with one spade?

If my partner opens one heart, and I respond one spade, am I showing four or five spades?
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Where to buy or how to cut blank hexes for own game prototype?

Fellow board game player wants to test his game prototype, which uses a number of hex pieces (prefreably smaller than Catan or Eclipse ones). Is there a place to buy some blank ones? We could then use ...
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Does Eclipse under-estimate the game length, or are we playing it incredibly slowly?

On the box, Eclipse says a game takes 30 minutes per player. We've only played it three times - two-player each time - and our games have taken between two and three hours, rather than the one hour ...
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Is Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood a potential game ender?

If both Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood are in play and target player loses any life, is the game over?
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Sudden Death Mode

When playing Puzzle Strike online, my friends and I encountered a sort of "Sudden Death" mode that activated after many turns of a particularly slow game, resulting in 2-Gems being anted each turn ...
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Geiger's ace artwork

Which of Geiger's ace moves is pictured on his ace card? As with all Yomi characters, Geiger has two possible options on his ace cards, with only one represented in the artwork. Unlike other ...
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Can the Runner/Corporation trash their own installed cards?

This mostly came up last game with a player that had Wyldside. When your turn begins, draw 2 cards and lose [Click]. He was using it to good effect up until a few turns in, when he had too many ...
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Combo question: urborg tomb of yawgmoth, torpor orb, kormus bell, dark depths = free Marit Lage?

If I have the following in play: Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth Each land is a Swamp in addition to its other land types. Kormus Bell All Swamps are 1/1 black creatures that are still lands. ...
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Can Crypt Rats be used from Graveyard

Can Crypt Rats be activated while in the graveyard? There is no tap, which is why it seems possible. If not, then why can cards like Rot Farm Skeleton have activated abilities that are usable only ...
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Re-rolling secured red/yellow dice in Elder Sign?

It's clear from the rules that any player can use the red/yellow dice secured by a spell during their turn for resolving a task without using an Add red/yellow die Cards' effects. The rule also says, ...
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Hokusai and Bernice Mai timing

What is the jack-out and rez timing of upgrade traps that need to be rezzed. For instance, let's say the runner has passed the last piece of ice. Does the corp rez Hokusai Grid after the runner has ...
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How can I win against Phyrexian Unlife?

I've played my friend and he used his new mono white deck. After some turns, he plays Phyrexian Unlife. This is the first time I've seen it. It says even if his life is 0 he never loses. I'm using ...
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Are there specific deck combinations to avoid in Smash Up?

I just got the game, and haven't had a chance to play yet, but I did a quick run through on the decks (I got the basic version; no expansions yet), and it seemed like some of the combinations might be ...
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1answer
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Can I cast a Slaughter Pact on a Spellskite after I played Lightning Storm and I already discarded some lands?

My opponent has a Spellskite on board. He is at 17 life, has one blue mana and one land in hand. I just resolved Ad Nauseam + Angel's Grace and I have my entire deck in my hand. I have 2 Slaughter ...
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Negative and Infinite ATK in Yugioh

Two questions: (-1) Everyone I've spoke to says that you cannot have negative ATK, why? It's not in the rule book so it seems that if I could reduce the ATK of an opponent to become negative then in ...
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What if someone attacks with Master of Cruelties and another creature?

My mate constantly plays Master of Cruelties which can only attack alone, Master of Cruelties isn't forced to attack, but if it does, it must do so alone. If you control another creature with an ...

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