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Deriving statistics from original card games

I have drafted a game that uses a French Deck with 52 cards, 4 suites (diamonds, clubs, hearts, spades), and no jokers. I'm interested in profiling game play along a few axes: How many turns are ...
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Monopoly - Community chest paying for houses

On community chest card, I was told to pay 400 per each house I own due to insurance price hike. I owned 12 houses, so this adds up to 4800. Now - as I didn't have enough money, I mortgaged some ...
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Can “Produce a Miracle for the Masses” be used to replace multiple cubes?

The card states: Once per round, whenever you take an action that provides any [white], you can also replace [orange], [black], or [purple] with [white]. The white cube is qualified by "any", ...
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Never-ending game with two players?

The Shadow Mage is summoned once one player uses his entire hand. However, in the vast majority of two-player games I have played we get so stocked up on weapons, shields, and treasure that we become ...
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Mounting a Hive Crone with Harpy parts

I am new in this game and right now mounting my first unit: a Hive Crone. In the box it contains the pieces for mounting either a Harpy or a Hive Crone. I already decided I want the Hive Crone, but ...
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Munchkin: Tuba of charm loot

If you have the tuba of charm, and you fight multiple monsters, do you take a loot for each monster escaped, or just one for the entire battle?
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Can you use the green Mosque tile more than once per turn?

I have a question about the green Mosque tile: The rules say: When using one of the three Warehouses 2 3 4, you may pay 2 Lira to gain 1 additional good of any type. On your turn, may you use ...
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Why to declare the city a scout is sending goods at the “Start of the Turn Phase”?

In the rulebook of Civilization (p.26) it says, that The player declares which of their cities the scout is "sending" the square to during the Start of Turn Phase, and all the icons in that square ...
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Fortifying an already fortified city (or placing a caravan in a city with a caravan)

In Civilization Fame and Fortune expansion, a player may disband his army/scout figure in one of his cities. Disbanding a army figure is called fortification, and this gives an additional one-time-use ...
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Android netrunner: may I trash a card before I am forced to discard?

As a runner, if I am tagged and the corp spends a click to destroy a resource of mine, if the resource can be trashed for some good, may I trash it before it gets discarded? (as an example of such a ...
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When do you place the +1/+1 counter for Anafenza?

If I attack with Anafenza, the Foremost and one other creature do I get to place a +1/+1 counter on the other creature or does it have to be tapped before combat?
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Does Vorinclex help its controller or its owner?

I play a Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger commander deck casually with friends. If one of my opponents plays Mind Control (or something similar) and takes control of Vorinclex, do the triggered abilities ...
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When Turn to Frog changes a creature's base power/toughness to 1/1 do any affects that change creature's power and toughness still apply?

Turn to Frog changes a creature's base power and toughness to 1/1. Does that mean if target creature has a +1/+1 counter when Turn to Frog is cast, it becomes 2/2? If it has -1/-1 counter on it, would ...
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Can I counter Rite of Replication by destroying the copied creature?

Let's say my friend casts Rite of Replication on one of his creatures. Right after that, I play an instant--Flesh to Dust--and destroy his creature. Would that counter the sorcery? If not, would I ...
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What cards can give an opponent control of an Island so I can use Islandwalk on them?

I'm working on a blue/black deck with some cards that have Islandwalk and I'm trying to find cards that can force an opponent to control an island. I have Stormtide Leviathan but I was looking for ...
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What is different in each version of Chrononauts?

Chrononauts is a time travel game by Looney Labs and has been through five different versions at the time of this writing. Board Game Geek lists the versions as the first, second, and third printings, ...
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Tsumego elementary problem 157

I tried to solve this tsumego, black is on the move: it seems to me that white can kill black only if he wins the ko two times. Is that correct? After first ko win he will connect at 1-3 and after ...
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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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Does the bonus die for Captain of the Guard's Battle Steed ability have to be assigned a target color before the roll?

One of the new heroes in Expansion #1 is Captain of the Guard, and he gets a bonus die when initiating attack in a new location. Does this extra die have to be assigned to a color of minion on that ...
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Does ion damage penetrate shields?

In X-Wing, there are several ships (such as the Y-Wing) which use ion canons. The description says: If this attack hits the target ship, the ship suffers 1 damage and receives 1 ion token. Then ...
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Will returning a creature trigger Prowess?

Pre-amble So I am currently building a Blue & White Prowess + Heroic deck in Standard. The idea that I can boost my heroic creatures with instants and auras and reap the benefit across all my ...
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When do you progress to the next stage in the Lord of the Ring LCG?

After you finish a stage in the Lord of the Ring LCG–whether it be by successfully questing or by a card effect–do you finish the current round before progressing to the next stage, or do you ...
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Do progress tokens carry forward in the Lord of the Rings LCG?

If you've successfully quested during the quest phase and come out +7, but you only need 3 more quest points to finish the current stage, do you put your extra 4 progress tokens on the quest card for ...
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Travel in the Lord of the Rings LCG?

I'm never quite sure how this phase of each round is supposed to go... So, say during the quest phase you encounter a location with 2 quest points, and after you resolve the quest you come out +2. Do ...
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Making the Contingency Planner more useful

The 2013 version of Pandemic added a new card, the Contingency Planner: My gaming group has found this card very weak compared to the other roles for a couple of reasons: It's ability to pull an ...
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When does Mardu Hordechief's raid ability trigger?

I'm new to MTG and I'm quite confused about when exactly raid is triggered. For instance, say I have Mardu Hordechief (which creates 1/1 tokens) and I tapped, let's say, 2 creatures to attack. What ...
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Magic the Gathering: Hero's Blade vs Lightning Bolt

My opponent has Hero's Blade on the battlefield. He plays Yisan, the Wanderer Bard and attempts to attach Hero's Blade to it. In response, I cast Lightning Bolt and attempt to deal Yisan 3 damage and ...
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Can other players try to stop you from completing Joining the Winning Team?

The Dunwich Horror expansion of Arkham Horror includes a card called Joining the Winning Team. Basically it's a mission where you have to sacrifice an ally at a number of places. On completion, you ...
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Are there any rules differences between the two versions of Unexploded Cow?

Cheapass Games' first game was Unexploded Cow, which like many of the company's early products, consisted of just the basic cards and required players to scavenge other game components from elsewhere ...
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Can This Hand be made?

I was on a cruise and we were given this quiz and I never got to find the answer. I can see only 12 tricks. The Contract is 7NT The Opening Lead is the King of Spades North S A H KQJ109 D 987654 ...
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Identify this grid placement/guessing game

Please help me know the name of this game, i can't google it because i don't know what the proper keyword is. Basically Its a board game played mostly by 2 or more depending on the creator of the ...
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In Civilization at the end of a battle should we throw out defeated army cards?

In Civilization at the end of a battle should we throw out defeated army cards or should they return in our hand?
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In small world, can builder ghouls still build castles when they are in decline?

When in decline builder ghouls keep ofcourse their castles as in dictated on the tile back, but can they still build one new castle at each end of turn?
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In axis and allies, how are casualties allocated when two allies both defend a single zone?

For instance, suppose there are two American armies and two Soviet armies defending American-owned Sinkiang, which is attacked by the Japanese. The Japanese inflict two casualties and "back off." Who ...
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When does Chief of the Edge die?

Lets say my friend attacks with Chief of the Edge and two other Warrior creatures, and I declare three blockers, one on each creature. If Chief of the Edge dies due to combat damage from blockers, ...
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Can I play two instants back to back?

Basically lets say I attack with Triton Shorestalker. My opponent can't block. Can I then play Become Immense and Titanic Growth? Or if I attack with a creature that can be blocked and my opponent ...
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MTG. Using goblin chirurgeon's ability only for sacrifice

I had a Goblin Sharpshooter, sixty-some goblin tokens, and a Goblin Chirurgeon on the field (all with haste). My opponent had an enchantment that kept me from directly attacking him (2 life or {W} for ...
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Why is this the solution?

I'm a very weak go player, playing very occasionally. I however enjoy easy tsumego problems on the train on my phone, as I find it more fun than, say, crosswords or sudoku. However, the app I use ...
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Fluxx: Hand limit zero + trade hands

A rule was in place that said the hand limit was zero. It states that if it isn't your turn you should have zero cards. Other rules in play were draw three, play one. While it was 'Person A's turn ...
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AI that plays Quoridor?

Is there a free program, preferably executable, that allow me to play Quoridor against an AI? There isn't a publicly available one for the Zillions engine, even if it doesn't seem that hard to write ...
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In Star Fluxx, how does the game end with Play all?

I know that there has been complaints about other cards being overpowered, but after playing a few games with my sister, who had never played before, she won almost every game by strategically using ...
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Catan starting strategies — actual data?

I'm new to Settlers of Catan, and I quickly learned the importance of having a source of Brick and Lumber at the start of the game. And some googling showed that others agree ... and others disagree. ...
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Do Ascension's small box expansions work well with the other big boxes?

I currently own Chronicle of the Godslayer and Return of the Fallen, which are a paired set, so they work very well together. I'm having trouble locating a copy of Storm of Souls, but I could pretty ...
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Does this creature give itself +1/+1?

So I was playing a game and this card came out and we couldn't decide if by "Other Minotaur creatures" it means not this creature, or if it included it. Also, we assumed that it would give Trample to ...
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Ultimate Werewolf Good 10-12 Player setups

I recently played a game of Werewolf where the moderator was not very experienced with the game, and (I feel, anyway) the whole setup was very one-sided. After doing some reading of the rule book I ...
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How do other auras interact with Gift of Immortality?

I'm pretty sure that if a creature is enchanted with some other aura, say Rancor, and then you put Gift of Immortality on it and the creature dies, Rancor falls off when it comes back to the ...
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Which “enters the battlefield” effects happen first, cards that are entering, or cards already on the battlefield?

A couple scenarios: Cloudfin Raptor with evolve is at 0/1 Satyr Grovedancer (1/1) enters the battlefield causing Cloudfin Raptor to evolve to 1/2 Put the counter from Satyr Grovedancer on Cloudfin ...
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Best opening moves for Connect 4

Okay, so I am asking a new, more specific question since the previous one got closed. What are the best 4-5 opening moves for playing Connect 4? I am quite a good player, and would like to confirm, ...
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Why are there multiple copies of figures in Gaming Night Kits

I'm curious as to why there are 6 copies of the same miniature an corresponding ID cards in the Gaming Night Kits. I understand the different languages ID cards copies of the same miniature? I would ...
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Does “new city” mean a city no other players are infecting?

There is an Event Card which has the text: Massive Bird Migration You may move 1 of your disease cubes from a city you are currently infecting to a new city. Does new city here mean a city ...

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