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What led to the creation of games in antiquity? [closed]

I am thinking to use games for my development of thinking on a particular concept/problem. I hope to use it to know on how games provide ways of thinking on other problems. I am also thinking on ...
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Different between capsa,big two and daifugo

Is there any rule difference between capsa(indonesia),big two(usa) and daifugo(japan) ?? Can someone explain to me ?
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Do Zombicide: Black Plague quests last a lot longer than suggested?

I bought Zombicide: Black Plague and we played the three first quests (0, 1 and 2). None of us played the other versions. Now what surprises me. The quests 1 and 2 have an estimated time of 60 ...
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1answer
188 views

Moonlight hunt with trample

If I play Moonlight Hunt, and my Werewolves have trample, does the excess damage from my creatures get applied to the player?
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66 views

In War, what if one player runs out of cards mid-war?

In war, if two people play the same card they go to war and have to stake multiple cards on the next play. If another person and I go to war, but the opponent only has one card left (can't stake ...
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180 views

If you knock, but actually have a gin hand, is it valid to change it after you've knocked?

I was playing a game of gin rummy when I knocked for a non-zero amount. As I laid out my cards, I noticed that I could have rearranged to cards and gone gin. Now this isn't a question about whether ...
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3answers
247 views

How to make sure a player will not draw their own character card as target?

In my current design each player needs to kill an other player assigned to them. They have a character card and a target card which shows which character they have to eliminate to get points. Both the ...
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3answers
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Why are the old Pokémon TCG sets not allowed in modern tournaments?

I've heard that the Pokémon TCG cards from the old sets, like base, jungle, fossile etc, aren't allowed in tournaments anymore. Why are they forbidden? The old cards seem to be consistently weaker, so ...
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11answers
877 views

Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?

In most games, everyone starts off with the potential to either win or lose. At the end, they've all either won or lost. Some games have a player who's like a referee -- they can neither win nor ...
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5answers
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Differences between Dixit versions?

I'm concerned my niece, who's ten and has been raised on the likes of Hannah Montana, has little to no imagination or creativity. I want to find games we can play that will push her thinking out of ...
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8answers
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What are mistakes beginners should avoid in Dominion?

I am going to play my first round of Dominion (+ Intrigue Expansion) this weekend with 4 other players who have played Dominion before. I have read the rules and now I want to avoid the typical traps ...
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1answer
51 views

How to determine points costs of Tau unit enhancements?

I have been trying to figure out which are the points costs for the several enhancements to tau units, but there is not a single comprehensive list for that. Sometimes model stats sheets have 'may ...
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1answer
36 views

In Monster My Neighbor, how is the Rumor card resolved?

In Monster My Neighbor the Rumor card states: Each player draws 1 card from the hand of the player to their right. How is this card resolved? I assumed that the player playing the card would ...
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1answer
116 views

Can I play unequipped on-the-table cards in combat?

Players can put cards down on the table unequipped. If they have a one-shot card on the table, such as a loaded die or a type of grenade, can they use those cards during combat? Or, can you only play ...
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2answers
503 views

Can anyone tell me what game these dice come from?

There are 7 d6 and a d10. Sides contain horseshoes, crossbows, swords, wings, faces, etc.
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3answers
243 views

What is this game with cards you describe, draw, or act out, decided by an electronic unit?

Can anyone help me remember the name of this game? We played it around 2005. It was an electronic game with a purple (I think) unit. There were no teams. Each player chose a color. All the ...
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2answers
85 views

What does playability of a Scrabble word mean?

While studying Scrabble word lists through Zyzzyva, I came across the term playability order. I understand the term probability order, which lists the most probable tile combinations on a rack of 7 ...
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2answers
113 views

Spoons: is passing your cards w/o looking cheating?

In the game of spoons (aka "pig" or "tongue"), you can simply not look at your cards, passing them on directly, so as to be ready to pick up a spoon at any moment (fixated on the spoons, with your ...
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1answer
58 views

Unlcear about noise making as a useful tactical move

One of the actions one can take is to make noise. This adds one noise token to one's current location. In addition, as far as I understand the rules, each character makes a noise automatically. This ...
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1answer
86 views

Can survivors with the jump skill jump into/off towers in Zombicide: Black Plague - Wulfsburg Expansion?

The Jump skill states that: The Survivor can use this Skill once during each Activation. The Survivor spends one Action: He moves two Zones into a Zone to which he has Line of Sight. Movement ...
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1answer
931 views

Zombicide: Black Plague! Strategy suggestions for Clovis and Samson

I've completed the 11 quests in the base Zombicide: Black Plague! box (i.e. 1 necromancer, 1 abomination, no expansions), and I found that Clovis and Samson consistently lagged behind in terms of ...
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2answers
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“If you end your turn on this tile gain X stat.” Power farming?

So i was playing Betrayal at house on the hill, and there's several tiles that say: "If you end your turn on this tile gain X stat." I couldn't find any rule preventing the players from just standing ...
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1answer
61 views

Acol Bridge card game

I am playing game in 4 hearts and get four. The opponents revoke on the 12th trick. If they had not revoked they would of taken us down one trick. Do we get our four hearts? I know a revoke does not ...
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151 views

Magic The Gathering: keyword for power at least X

I would like to know if there is a keyword that basically means 'if the creature has a power of at least X'. A friend told me there might be, but I couldn't find it. I wouldn't be surprised if I ...
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1answer
5k views

Is there a valid Blokus configuration where all the pieces are on the board?

Is there a configuration of Blokus pieces where all pieces of one colour touch only at the corners and not the edges, so that the pieces could actually appear that way in a Blokus game, with each ...
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1answer
202 views

If I rebound Seasons Past what happens?

Narset Transcendent can give any sorcery or instant rebound. Seasons Past says "put on bottom of owners library". What happens if I rebound Seasons Past and then cast it?
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1answer
9k views

Is there any configuration of Free Cell that cannot be solved?

When I have free time in small durations, I often play Free Cell on my phone. The app that I use permits unlimited undos, and because of this I currently have a run of 603 wins, with 655 total wins ...
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2answers
42 views

Adjacent Territories during setup: What is considered adjacent?

The rules in our Power Grid edition (USA/Germany, purchased 2016) state: Of course, the areas chosen must be adjacent. Are setups with a string of territories where each territory touches only 1 ...
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1answer
98 views

Do multiple take control effects let me keep a card?

If I was to cast two "take control of a creature until end of turn" spells, like Act of Treason, twice on the same creature in the same turn, do I keep it ?
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11answers
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Are Bishops more valuable than Knights?

Bishops and Knights are both traditionally considered to have a similar value, worth roughly three pawns each. However, I have heard arguments that under certain circumstances they are not so closely ...
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2answers
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After using Act of Treason and Cloudshift, does a creature re-enter the battlefield under my control?

If player A has a creature, and then on player B's turn, he/she uses Act of Treason on it, and then Cloudshift, does that card, once it has been cloudshift-ed, return to the battlefield under the ...
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1answer
54 views

Activate ignition effect from hand?

I have 2 questions, one generally-scoped and one specific: Can I activate the effect of Disenchanter while it is still in my hand? In general, can one activate monsters' ignition effects from the ...
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2answers
94 views

Hunt re-rolls in the presence of Sauron's servants or Strongholds

How should I understand this rule (rulebook p.41, Hunt Re-rolls)? Does it refer to the last known position of the Fellowship, or does the free peoples' player have to tell the shadow player that he ...
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1answer
115 views

How many moves can I make in a single turn in Maharaja?

The Maharaja rules state that I can take my two actions any way I like. I can even sub-divide the actions. So for example, given the "build palace and house" action, I could build a palace in one ...
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1answer
123 views

Rescue from the Underworld on an unearthed creature

With Sedris, the Traitor King on the battlefield, I pay the 2B cost to unearth a creature. Then I cast Rescue from the Underworld and sacrifice the card that was just unearthed. I understand that the ...
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1answer
174 views

What happens if I pocket both players' last C/m and the Striker in one shot? [duplicate]

Suppose I pot the last red C/m, the last white C/m and the Striker together. The Queen isn't on the board. Is that a win for me or do I return the C/m with a penalty?
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3answers
84 views

What are good tips for playing the endgame in Scrabble?

Toward the end of the game, you want to get rid of as many tiles as you can so that they don't count against you. Or do you? Yesterday, with less than 20 tiles to go, I got a few points for extending ...
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2answers
90 views

Minimum score for 7 letters and what beats it

My girlfriend and I got into a discussion abotu scrabble the other day and we were wondering what the smallest score you could get for a 7 letter word is, presuming the board is empty, the word can be ...
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1answer
57 views

who takes the trick in all five if the 10 and Ace are played from the trump suit

who takes the trick in all five if the 10 and Ace are played from the trump suit. Ace has 4 pts but 10 has 10 points. The rule says ace id the highest ranking card. I am confused.
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1answer
99 views

Double Deck Solitaire for PC 1989-1992

Looking for the name and directions for a solitaire game found in early releases of solitaire for the PC (circa 1989-1991). It used two decks, eight foundation piles and a tableau with ?3 rows of 4 ...
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1answer
97 views

While covering the Queen, if a player pockets the last C/m of his own together with the striker

While covering the Queen, if a player pockets the last C/m of his own together with the striker then will game continues with placing a penalty or it will be a win?
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1answer
60 views

How would cooperative and foraging chain work?

Imagine a Long Neck + Foraging + Cooperative combo. It gains 2 foods from the food bank and feed the species at its right. If the species at the right has foraging + cooperative, how many does it gain?...
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2answers
831 views

“Would draw” with “Can't draw”

Folks, I would like to know if an effect like "players can't draw cards" prevents/cancel effects like "if you would draw a card, instead do X". Because I wouldn't draw a card anyway, the effect does ...
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1answer
110 views

Can I strike backward directly?

I am an amateur player of carrom and I have seen in tournaments players striking backward their striker to pocket the coins behind the hand. Is this allowed?
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2answers
684 views

What happens if multiple people can cast the same card?

Scenario: Victor controls a Vedalken Orrery (You may cast nonland cards as though they had flash). It's Daniel's turn. Daniel swings with a Daxos of Meletis, not blocked. The triggered ability happens....
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2answers
2k views

Are airplanes involved in defense if they are on an aircraft carrier?

In AAA, if you are defending against a sea attack, and you are defending with an aircraft carrier, do the airplanes on the carrier contribute to the battle or are they considered cargo? The rulebook ...
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1answer
48 views

7 Wonders Look Through Discard Order

I am playing with the Cities, Babel, Leaders, and Wonder Pack expansions for 7 Wonders. There was a situation last night where two players attempted to look through the discard to play a card at the ...
5
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2answers
260 views

I have cards to buy a road or settlement, can I buy settlement first and not place it on the board?

Of course if you have cards to buy a settlement you can buy a road, but I want to buy a settlement first in case my cards get stolen by another player. Can I buy the settlement first and not place it ...
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3answers
914 views

How to play the intro of Legends of Andor with two players?

I just got Legends of Andor and was trying to play the intro with two players. Having only two heroes, it seems the objectives cannot be reached in one day. Is Andor meant to be played with all heroes ...
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3answers
3k views

Are encounters naturally weighted against players and how do we 'fix' it?

I've been having a great deal of trouble when it comes to playing campaign mode with our current group. Initially, we were doing well, and I think most of it had to do with a learning curve for the ...

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