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Can an optimal strategy for Roll Through the Ages be created for two player games on modern hardware?

Yahtzee has been weakly solved* for single player, and uses about the same dice on average. The game is probably only slightly more complex than Yahtzee. Can an optimal strategy for Roll Through the ...
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smash up? run out of cards

Recently I was playing ninja-mages deck. After I gained 14 points my deck run out of cards. What should I do when I can't draw cards anymore? (because my deck is empty)
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Can a berserk unit advance in Advanced Squad Leader?

In ASL, may a berserk unit advance in the APh? It seems logical that it can't, but I cannot find the rule.
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How can I become a better Connect Four player?

I am good player at Connect Four and I want to become better. One suggestion I found is: The ideal position is to have two potential connect-fours that need a final checker on two spaces that are ...
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Engines that play Mangala?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangala_(game) The Turkish have their own rules in the game mangala. I am planning on doing a project in it. Are there any game engines that either specifically play it, ...
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May you choose *not* to use the free construction chain?

If you could build a structure for free (thanks to the chain noted on the card), may you choose not to and use resources (whether your own or bought from your neighbours) to build it instead? This is ...
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Pre-drawing cards or tiles

This goes for many games where players take turns to draw cards, but I specifically wondered about Carcassonne: Do you allow players to pre-draw tiles and look at those tiles before it's their turn? ...
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1answer
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Kolaghan, The Storm's Fury dragon attacking ability

Does Kolaghan, The Storm's Fury's ability trigger for every dragon attacking or any dragons attacking? For reference it says "Whenever a dragon you control attacks, creatures you control gain +1/+0 ...
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1answer
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How does the effect of tile 22 (from Tower of Babel) apply to tokens (from Great Projects)?

In the Babel rules, under the section "Playing with the other expansions", it says (English PDF, page 7): If you play with the Tower of Babel expansion, the effect of tiles 19 and 22 also apply to ...
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Question about '…only as a sorcery.' abilities

This is a (hopefully) quick question, there are several abilities that can be cast 'only as a sorcery', like a planeswalkers loyalty, or the Outlast ability. Can these be used multiple times in one ...
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When can the “build a wonder stage for free” tokens be used?

In the Seven Wonders - Babel Expansion, when can the reward tokens that allow a player "to construct a Stage of their Wonder for free" be used? Can they be used immediately or do they just remove the ...
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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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Can you use Halicarnassus' special ability to build the wonder or to discard the card for 3 gold?

The wonder Halicarnassus has a special ability (second stage on side A, all stages on side B) that lets the player choose a card from the discard pile. Instead of building the card for free, can the ...
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In Seven-Wonders Can I buy resources that were built by my neighbors this turn?

In 7 Wonders, you do a lot of building things and purchasing resources from your neighbors. Naturally, you cannot purchase resources that aren't actually there. However, sometimes you run into a ...
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Rules do not explain the answers to these 2 questions

What do you do when you don't have a discard during the game? Also, what happens when you lay down a skip card? Does the color change to what the next player lays down or do you have to use the ...
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Help identify an old board game with three rooms in a castle and a ghost

Some things that I can remember: There is a castle with 3 rooms. There are tree treasures in each of the rooms Maximum about 4 players Someone plays as a Ghost and others as people Ghost is hunting ...
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Two player mahjong?

My understanding of Mahjong is that you need four players. Is that right? Or is it possible to play with 2 or 3? If so, can anyone assist with a link to the rules.
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Does Deathtouch apply to damage dealt via Fall of the Hammer?

Does Deathtouch (from my creature) apply if Fall of the Hammer is used on an enemy creature? The rules say about deathtouch: The rule that causes creatures dealt damage by a source with ...
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What is the availability of the complete sets Wizards of the Coast is apparently selling?

I recently found, what appeared to be complete sets made by Wizards of the Coast. I had been contemplating buying a complete set of Dragons of Tarkir, with seemingly many vendors making offers, and ...
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1answer
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Do you still pay 10x the dice when getting the chance card that takes you to the nearest utility if the property is mortgaged?

The card does not say anything about whether or not the property is mortgaged. Also, it does not say anything like "twice what is entitled" like the similar railroad card does. I would go with you ...
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Can the Mage Wars Warlock be played without any Demon cards?

As the subject states, I was wondering if the Mage Wars Core Set comes with enough Fire type cards to allow the Warlock Mage to build a spellbook with absolutely no Demon cards. Without seeing the ...
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Fluxx - when is the winning condition reached?

I recently bought Cartoon Network Fluxx and have quickly become a big fan. I've been playing it a lot lately but we keep going back and forth on when the winning condition has been reached. Help? ...
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1answer
58 views

Use of Event cards without corresponding rules

The game board reserves a space for Event cards, but how they come into the game is a secret, thus spoiler protection below.
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Baahsto destroyed mid action

When using the The Enclave of Endlings environment deck how do you handle it when the Baahsto card is in play and is destroyed while it is being resolved. For example while a hero is resolving the ...
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1answer
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Villages card game rules

In the Villages card game, we did not understand a few rules. Can you pick up cards from your villages during your turn? Can multicolor/light units switch which village they are in if possible? if ...
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1answer
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How many cards do I need to make a collected set “draftable?”

I have very fond memories of (Triple) Innistrad, which is an absolutely amazing draft format, probably without equal. I'd like to be able to have a playset that I can pull out, years from now, and ...
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2answers
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Are there any known “available for purchase” life spans for expansions for Android Netrunner?

As far as I know, a lot of cards (in TCG world) are stopped being produced (and available in stores) at some point. Is there a known life span for Android Netrunner expansions? For example is there a ...
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9-player Advanced Civilization rules

We're playing our yearly Advanced Civilization game this Saturday, and we may have 9 people. Does anyone have any 9-player rules? We have all the extension maps.
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Using Multiple Gleam of Authority [duplicate]

Following up on a recent post, "I am looking for some clarification on the card Gleam of Authority. The wording on the card is Enchantment - Aura Enchant Creature Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 ...
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2answers
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Failure to take a call for step in Pokemon

If a mistake is made in a Pokemon game, and neither player catches it, does the player who failed to do the correct action lose the game, or is the game a draw, or do you continue to play the game ...
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Axis and Allies Europe edition: Neutral Territories?

So, as far as I understand it, the rulebook for Europe states that if a country invades a "strict neutral" (that is, any neutral that doesn't specify if it is Pro-Allies or Pro-Axis) then ALL other ...
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1answer
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If I use a trainer card that removes damage, can I remove less than that amount of damage?

If a trainer card states that it removes 60 points of damage, can you use it to remove 50 points or less of damage? I have one card that says up to 30 points of damage, so I know I can use it to ...
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How can I speed up a game of Axis and Allies?

I find Axis and Allies takes a long time to play. Does anyone have any house rules that would shorten the game? I actually own A&A Europe, but general answers are welcome.
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1answer
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Has Magic always had tapped/untapped tokens?

It's been a long time since I've played Magic. (My "new" cards are from 4th edition.) As I recall, tokens could be created and destroyed, but they could never be tapped or untapped. In practice, ...
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Geek Chic Rail System Dimensions?

I am working on building my own gaming table and was wondering if anyone could provide me with a detailed set of dimensions for the Geek Chic rail system and a cupholder.
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Can you interfere and help and win the game as an elf in munchkin?

In the rules it says you can interfere with combat "use a one shot item to help another player by casting a potion against his foe" My friend drew a lvl18 card and someone else helped him. I wanted ...
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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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Ways to find and purchase out-of-print / rare / old supplies?

My question came from missing out on finding a copy of the Ajani v. Nicol Bolas Duel Deck box to complete my set of duel decks. When something goes out of print, it obviously becomes harder to find. ...
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What should be used to represent creature tokens when the printed token card isn't available?

Many spells or abilities cause one or more creatures to join the battlefield (i.e. 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens, 3/3 green Beast creature tokens, etc.). These token cards are not included with ...
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How can I tell when to take a mulligan in Magic?

Determining when to mulligan is a very important skill in magic. But how can I hone my abilities in that skill? Obviously if I had no/all land I'd probably want to mulligan as the opportunity to ...
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Are the larger base cards available for Smash Up?

In Geek & Sundry's episode of Table Top featuring Smash Up, they were using larger base cards that featured a built-in counter for the break point: I just bought Smash Up, and it came with base ...
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1answer
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If Queen covered with opponent coin and both players have coins to pocket, Queen will be recovered?

In carrom, if the Queen pocketed, while covering, covered with opponent coin by mistake(both players have coins remaining on the board), will the Queen belongs to opponent or recovered to place on ...
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0answers
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How to tell the difference between Alpha, Beta, and Revised magic cards [duplicate]

When I am looking at an alpha, Beta, or revised magic card what are the things I could look for to tell what set the card belongs to?
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Does Olivia Voldaren's second ability still work if I steal her in response?

Olivia Voldaren has the following for her second ability: {3}{B}{B}: Gain control of target Vampire for as long as you control Olivia Voldaren. Meanwhile, Merieke Ri Berit has this for her ...
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Are there any non-green, non-artifact mana ramp cards?

I have looked and can't seem to find any. I have seen many green cards and some artifacts that do this, but nothing in Red, Blue, Black or White. Are there any? Note: By "Mana Ramp" I mean a card ...
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1answer
65 views

7 Wonders - Abusimbel and Courtesan's Guild

So, this item came up last night while we were playing. I'll give you our answer, but I want to see what everyone else's thoughts are. One player was playing as Abusimbel, and their neighbor had ...
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1answer
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If I sacrifice a Sultai Emissary to a Gurmag Drowner's Exploit ability, which triggered ability resolves first?

I need to know what happens first if I exploit a Sultai Emissary with a Gurmag Drowner. Do I look at the top 4 cards in my library and choose a card to add to my hand first or do I manifest the top ...
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1answer
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Pokemon Call of Legends Starter Cards

My son got a bunch of Pokemon cards. One set he bought used was the Call of Legends expansion. The instructions say that there are two preset decks that you can use to start with to understand the ...
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1answer
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Is Gleam of Authority's bonus constant or one-time?

I am looking for some clarification on the card Gleam of Authority. The wording on the card is Enchantment - Aura Enchant Creature Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each +1/+1 counter ...
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Winged Dragon of Ra's Attack and Defense Points

On the card of the Winged Dragon of Ra, the attack and defense points are ????. I am wondering that does the Winged Dragon of Ra has infinite power, and if not, what are his defense and attack points? ...

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