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How do you play Winter Tales (in a non-gamist manner)?

I recently bought Winter Tales and had my first two games with five friends last night. It was kinda fun, but we really felt like we were missing something or misinterpreting the rules somehow. The ...
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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, ...
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Name of this interesting variant of Tic-tac-toe?

A group of grad students and I regularly meet up at conferences. Often, we spend our coffee breaks between talks playing various suggested generalisations of common pen-and-paper games to see if we ...
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In Axis and Allies, could a house rule upgrading the German navy finally “balance” the 1942 game?

Because of the historical strength of the Allies, Axis and Allies is somewhat Allies favoring, despite numerous attempts to "balance" the game. I was wondering if curing the Axis' "achilles heel," the ...
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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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Sorry! Fire Token Bumping Rule

In Sorry! if I have the fire token, and I advance to the next corner fire slot before drawing my card, do you bump somebody else back to start who is on the fire slot before drawing the card? My ...
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How is bridge for beginners taught in Taiwan or Italy today, Precision or another method?

I play duplicate bridge, and have recently begun studying the Precision bidding system on my own. Precision was invented by C.C. Wei in the 1960's with Truscott's assistance, and was used with great ...
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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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What are the strength and firepower of Ivory X bombardments?

The 2nd Infantry Division online briefing for Flames of War has a special rule called Ivory X that lets you fire anti-tank guns and anti-aircraft guns like a normal artillery bombardment. The ...
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Space combat game with standard deck of cards

About a year ago I was clicking around on the net and I found someone's personal blog with a description of an invented card game. It was played with a normal deck of cards. Face cards were ships, ...
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How soon is “Just Played”

Ainoa and some other general have an ability which reads: Force an opponent to move an Agent he just played to a different District Does this mean I have to use the ability at the same time as ...
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What is the point of Jacob's Ladder?

I have the artifact Jacob's Ladder (from the Patriarchs expansion). For the life of me I can't figure out its use or why I'd want to include it in a deck. The text on the card reads: "Holder may ...
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How do I decapitate the enemy force?

I ran across a critique of the game Diskwars that I did not quite follow. "There was an easy way to basically teleport a good unit to the far side of the battlefield, then decapitate the enemy force ...
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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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Power Grid China/Korea strategy - is it any different from the base game?

I just got Power Grid China/Korea and was wondering if there was anything (besides for the two markets on the Korea side of the board) I should look for strategy-wise that is different from the base ...
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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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Necromunda: what happens to plague zombies when they go down?

My brother and I play the skirmish game Necromunda (made back in the '90s by Games Workshop, its a spin-off of Warhammer 40k). My question is, what happens to zombies when you have wounded them and ...
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Warhammer Fantasy Dual Wield Ruling

If you have any unit that was more than one attack and the unit is dual wielding how many attacks does he have? I.e. if a unit has 3 attacks but is dual wielding, does he in turn have 4 attacks or ...
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When playing the Rumble in the South variant, what adjustments should be made to the neutral forts?

I'm playing the Game of Thrones board game in a group that only has four players. To fix some of the balance problems with the original four-player game, we tried using the Rumble in the South ...
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Current 'Axis & Allies: War at sea' Rulebook?

I recently a booster pack for this game, so I don't have the rulebook. Reading in other sites and reading the website I found the one listed here but it appears that there is yet one more. I can't ...
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1942 Battle Ship Bombardment

When my battleship does a bombardment, can the battleship stay on the board for the remainder of the turn and get the 2 hit advantage. I.e. My battleship comes in with a transport and some ...
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What do the iPad “End of Times” books contain?

Many of the End of Times hardback books have sold out very quickly (I believe the latest one was out of stock within seven minutes!) however there are iPad versions available. Do the iPad versions ...
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End of Times Summoning Spells

My friend and I have played several games of End of Times now and I was re-reading the rules for summoning units. I am sure that you can only summon something from the undead legions list... however I ...
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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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Solution to Avalon board game

Question: If players are able to discuss strategy before playing Avalon, does the game have an optimal solution? The strategy can be as convoluted as you want. I just want to know if in ...
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Sinister Shadow Games and Dimensional Fissure

Can I activate 'Sinister Shadow Games' if Dimensional Fissure has already been activated and, if I can, do I get the second effect to flip up a face down Shaddoll? Sinister Shadow Games Send 1 ...
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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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Order of extra actions/minions?

So far, we have always played under the assumption that you can play an extra action/minion before playing the standard one. Another player just challenged that interpretation claiming, "it's not an ...
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how to store cards in Dominion big box insert?

I have a Dominion set that includes the base set plus Alchemy and Prosperity. The box contains a plastic insert with many slots of various sizes. I have stored the cards in alphabetical order mixing ...
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Can the Russia no first turn attack rule be realistically extended for more turns?

This is a reference to the Classic edition of Axis and Allies. One "alternate" (house) rule is that Russia is not allowed to attack the first turn. (But she does get her "income" of,say, eight ...
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Flying enemy disk ending on friendly disk under King Daqan's protection

The disk "King Daqan" has the text Enemy Disks may not Activate to Attack other friendly Disks within 6" of unpinned, Unactivated King Daqan. If a flying disk attempts to fly over a friendly disk but ...
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Is there a way to play Twilight Imperium's “age of empire” variant with Shattered Empire's strategy cards?

The third edition of Twilight Imperium has become one of the most-played games as of late, and we have finally begun to incorporate the first expansion into the game. In the core TI3 rules is an ...
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Special Gift/Give Back Privilege Cards

In Bacchus' Banquet the Give Back and Special Gift privilege cards read as follows: Give Back: When a player gives you the "gift" card, you may play this card and return the "gift" card to that ...
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In Life Adventures, are there restrictions on what cards can be given when sued?

For those unfamiliar with the game, Life Adventures is a card game version of the classic Life board game. If someone is sued, can they give the litigant a card that they cannot use? For example, a ...
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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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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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Follow up question to “Do I need On the Brink to play ”Pandemic In the Lab“”

Having read this Do I need On The Brink to play In The Lab? I have no interest in buying On the Brink, however if I were to buy the On the Brink replacement cards can I use the events cards from OtB ...
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Luck ability is useless when starting a fire or returning to the camp?

Jean-François and Marguerite de La Rocque abilities say: You may add 1 to any die roll by discarding 1 random story token. This ability can not be used on a reroll. Emphasis on the 'add'. By ...
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How do the end of game conditions work in Volcano?

I've played a few games of Volcano now and the 2/3 player game often ends because there is a round of moves without anyone capturing a piece (the "Alternate Ending Condition" as listed in the "Playing ...
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Gonzalo Pizarro effect also solves ties?

If a player has the Gonzalo Pizarro progression card, his ship with the highest value should be regarded as having value of zero during the supply step. Is this also effective to solve ties?
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Can you play base-game Claustrophobia scenarios with De Profundis included?

Perhaps stupidly, I bought both Claustrophobia and its De Profundis expansion both at once. After doing so I discovered that the designer has stated the scenarios in the base game are not suitable ...
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Does an item effect still occur if you go insanse/unconscious using it?

As an example, an investigator had the item Flute of The Outer Gods, which takes 3 stamina and 3 sanity to use and immedietly defeats all monsters in the investigators location. If using the item ...
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Elimination when a player loses all herds, but still has a Chupacabra

I'm looking for a rules clarification for "Chupacabra: Survive the Night" by Steve Jackson Games. The rules state: Any player who loses all his dice is out of the game, even if he hasn't attacked ...
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Can Quincy 'The Spider' be moved to a battlefield with a full sandstorm in Revolver?

I'm playing the side of the law in Revolver, without any expansions. I played Quincy 'The Spider' Whitmore at Whiskey Canyon, the second battlefield. My opponent has placed a Sandstorm at Buzzard ...
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Are there online tools to solve card-based puzzles?

There are "chess board editor" sites, which you can use to solve chess puzzles. Input chess position and move the pieces trying different combinations of moves. For example: ...
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Six Handed Pinochle card Game

What would be the odds of getting three runs of same suit in 16 card hand? Two partners exchange from bidder three cards each. The run has five cards and the 16th card in the hand was also the same ...
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What are Bonus Tactics Markers in Heroes of Normandie

Me and my friend are playing through the scenarios of Heroes of Normandie and have just been asked to use Bonus Tactics Markers. From the picture in the book we found them amongst all the other ...
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Returning Monsters to my hand

I'm looking for cards that allow me to return one or more Monster Cards from my own side of the field to my hand repeatedly. By repeatedly, I mean that they can be used several times per turn, ...
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Banishing Spell Cards from the graveyard

I'm looking for cards that allow me to banish one or more Spell Cards from my own graveyard repeatedly. By repeatedly, I mean that they can be used several times per turn, including with some ...
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Where can I find a list of all the cards in Elder Sign?

I'm looking for a breakdown of the common item, unique item and spell cards so I know what my chances are when buying certain cards. I've done a bit of googling and have not come up with anything.

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