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Is there a real shift in balance if Blueprints players violate their blueprint?

After being taught how to play Blueprints, I was told that building your blueprint was completely optional, with the only downside that you would miss out on the 6-point bonus if you don't follow it. ...
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Does removing the timer make Space Hulk significantly easier?

I played the recent edition of Space Hulk with my brother, who insisted on playing the entire campaign as the Space Marines (bad idea - they tend to lose!) He gave up the campaign about half way ...
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Which games have ever been rated #1 on Boardgamegeek.com's Geek Rating?

What are all of the games that have ever reached the #1 rank on boardgamegeek.com's Geek Rating list? The current #1 is Pandemic Legacy, and prior to that it was Twilight Struggle.
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What's the best way to store Eldritch Horror with all the expansions [duplicate]

I was wondering what the best method of storing Eldritch Horror including all the expansions that also allows for a faster set-up time. Thanks!
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Can I use Sir William Brinton's ability immediately after discovering I have to lose Stamina?

The Ally Sir William Brinton say Discard to immediately restore your Stamina to its maximum. Can I choose to do this after I've learned I need to lose Stamina, but before I actually deduct that ...
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Baker's Dozen: rule about kings

I've seen various versions of the rules of "Baker's Dozen" (e.g. on about.com, Wikipedia) stating that the rule for kings is simply that they are placed to the bottom of the column they end up in. ...
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In Go, what is the Superko rule, and is it used universally?

What is the Superko rule in Go? Is it used in most scoring/online systems, or only in certain ones?
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Poker hand probabilities in Doomtown:Reloaded

The short version of my question is as follows: What is the best way to compute the probability of different hand ranks after redraw in poker? Can this easily generalise to a stacked (non-standard) ...
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Does the Retainer card grant $2 on the first Upkeep phase?

Page 6 of the reference guide says: Bless, Curse, Bank Loan, and Retainer cards do not require an upkeep roll during the first Upkeep Phase after an investigator acquires them. Does this mean we ...
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Do creature tokens get removed along with the permanent that created them?

I have this card called Militia's Pride which lets me summon 1/1 creature token onto the battlefield. My question is: if Militia's Pride is sent to the graveyard, do my 1/1 tokens stay or are they ...
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Does Immerwolf's bonus stay after it leaves the battlefield? [duplicate]

A little while ago I was playing two of my friends. One of my friends was playing a wolf/werewolf deck with Immerwolf and a few other creatures out on the battlefield. I was playing an enchantment ...
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Is it possible to count cards by literally counting cards?

Typical card-counting, which treats 2,3,4,5,and 6 as "+1" and 10's as "-1", requires card counters to keep track of each card as it's dealt. I wonder if you can get a reasonable approximation of this ...
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Mage Wars Academy - zone spells : do they attack mages?

The spell Voltaic Discharge is said in the rules to target every creatures in the play area, including your own. That being said, and including the mages as creature, it seems right that it affects ...
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I found this deck of cards and have no clue what it is called or how it is played

Example of card names: The Magil, Sirens of Aphron, Tristes Unum, Cerga Mobster etc. I have 64 cards. All 64 cards are different. Top left of the Cerga Mobster card is written 14 FrP - 12 Gui - 9 Lck ...
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Is a yellow sign marker still added if the terror level increase is reduced to 0?

In the King in Yellow Herald variant, there is a rule about increasing the terror level (emphasis mine): The blasphemous play "The King in Yellow" is being performed in Arkham. Every time the ...
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Who decides what does the informer reveal?

In Tragedy Looper the the ability of the "Informant" character is according to the plot/character summary is that Goodwill 5 (1×∞): Reveal subplot A or subplot B meaning that having 5 goodwill ...
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53 views

When I search the discard pile, which direction do I search

The reference guide says, under Gaining Posessions and Condition, that when gaining a card with a specific trait: The investigator searches that card type's deck then discard pile for the first ...
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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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Can I use the Injury and Madness cards from Miskatonic Horror without Dunwich Horror?

One of the components of Miskatonic Horror are additional Injury and Madness cards, which were originally for the Dunwich Horror expansion. The rules for Miskatonic Horror say this about the cards: ...
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1answer
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Can you play Big Two with multiple decks for more than 4 players?

We have 5-7 players, which is too much for one normal game and not enough for two. We could just deal less cards per player, but it would reduce the strategy involved. Are there any variants for using ...
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133 views

In Agricola, why are Minor Improvements not separated by number of players whereas Occupations are?

In Agricola, Occupations cards are each marked with 1+, 3+ or 4+, indicating the number of players for which they are valid. For example, you cannot be dealt a 3+ or 4+ card in a two-player game. With ...
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1answer
86 views

Game stagnates if supply card not drawn

I've played a couple of games where the game has been stifled because the supply card is never drawn. (What happens is that the 'winter is coming' card is drawn, and the deck reshuffled, and supply ...
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Early game bidding as Greyjoy

You are playing the 6p Game of Thrones (2nd Ed) as Greyjoy. At the end of the first round, everyone still has exactly 5 power tokens. At the start of the second, a bidding on the influence tracks ...
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In LOTR with Sauron, what's the timing of Nazgul cards?

We were playing the LOTR board game (Reiner Knizia) with the Sauron expansion (me as Sauron). On a player's turn, I played a Nazgul card. They interrupted the card with yellow cards, putting the ...
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Does this game or similar games exist?

Ok, First I have zero knowledge about boardgames, I browsed some in the past and have watched some youtube videos a while ago and this will seem really , really weird, but today I woke up witha ...
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1answer
239 views

Annotated 9x9 Go Games

I've recently started playing Go and I would like to study some annotated 9x9 games, but can't seem to find anything. Does anyone know where I could find such games? If it's free that would be even ...
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I don't really understand how the expansions/data packs work in android netrunner

I bought the core set a while ago and now I'd like to get some more cards, afaik there are multiple ways to do that: data packs deluxe expansions big box? What's the difference between them? As I'...
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1answer
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Agricola: What cards allow for animals be the main source of food for my family?

In 3 player games (only played 4 player a couple times), as I see occupations and minor improvements get dealt out (draft mode), I never see any cards that make me think, "Hey, that would make animals ...
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Do any card games use the tarot trumps (Judgement, The Chariot) in any interesting ways?

I've been doing some reading on the history of the Tarot deck, and I love the complexity of the suits (wands, pentacles) and the trumps (The World, Wheel of Fortune), but every game that uses this ...
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1answer
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It was the end of the world…but we didn't know it!

We played our first game of Arkham Horror last night with the new Miskatonic Horror expansion. Pretty much all the new stuff was used, and we were playing along. All the usual stuff was going wrong: ...
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1answer
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The cost/benefit of Changed?

In Kingsport, you can become Changed which confers rather a lot of nice abilities. However, I am not sure that the balance is right. It takes 10 toughness or 2 gates or 1 gate & 5 toughness to ...
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1answer
883 views

What is a solid basic strategy for surviving Ghost Story

Is there a solid strategy that you can apply to increase the chances of a win?
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Rolling One With Cowry Dice

I am playing Parcheesi with cowry shells as dice. I am on the last square and need a roll of one to return the pawn to home. However, with cowry dice, only rolls of 10+grace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+grace, 25+...
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How much worse is Rare Re-drafting for the weakest player than opening a random pack? [closed]

One way of awarding prizes in Magic Tournaments is to "rare re-draft", where you take all the higher value cards that have been opened while drafting (6-8 players, 3 packs per player, approx 1 rare ...
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In carrom, what if a player pocket the last piece of other player, while queen still on the board? [duplicate]

One player pocket the black piece of other player while the queen is still on the board. Does the other player whose black piece was being pocketed by other player wins? If so, then by how many ...
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414 views

Do you need to complete both routes indicated on a destination card?

In Ticket to Ride UK, there is a destination card from Glasgow to France that has two routes to France. The points on the card are 19. If a player completes both routes to France that are indicated ...
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119 views

What adjustments do good bidders make for seven card fits?

I don't mind playing in a seven card fit with say, AKxx opposite Qxx. There is a danger that I'll lose control because of the shortness of the suit, but having three top tricks and a chance at a long ...
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728 views

“Investing” in other players in Monopoly

I once played a (somewhat crazy) game of Monopoly where there were too many players, so not enough properties to go around. I ended up with close to zero property but lots of cash. So I made an "...
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In Ticket to Ride, how do you overcome bad initial tickets?

I've played fewer than a dozen games but have noticed that I can now guess with about 75% accuracy whether I'll win or not just based on my initial 3 tickets drawn. If I have a long transcontinental ...
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In Catan, can you continue a “circular” road?

If I have 6 roads that go all around a single hex tile, they are a continuous uninterrupted road (assuming none of my opponents interrupts it with their settlements/cities). But, can I continue this 6-...
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What is a good generic strategy for playing as Yarpen?

In the Witcher Adventure Game, you can play as one of four characters trying to complete a set of quest. Yarpen is possibly the hardest character to play. He does not have a go to quest deck her can ...
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What is a good generic strategy for playing as Triss?

In the Witcher Adventure Game, you can play as one of four characters trying to complete a set of quest. Triss is clearly a sorceress and as such should pick quests form the magic desk. Her combat is ...
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What is a good generic strategy for playing as Dandelion?

In the Witcher Adventure Game, you can play as one of four characters trying to complete a set of quest. Dandelion is clearly a diplomate and as such should pick quests form the diplomacy desk but ...
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135 views

What is the real name of Misha's Bidding Game?

My friend went to a math camp and brought back a card game called Misha's Bidding Game that is super addicting. I can't find the real name of the game on google though, so I'm guessing it's obscure. ...
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2answers
70 views

What is the significance of a Scene ending in the Extraction mission?

The Extraction mission notes where Scenes end, but doesn't say what happens when a scene ends. What is the significance of even saying the Scene ends, then?
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What happens if I set up for a “29 hand” and miss?

Inspired by an answer to "Why does a run of 4 in Cribbage score only 4?". The best possible hand in cribbage is 29, which involves the Jack that counts for nobs and all of the 5s. Now although ...
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102 views

Can players buy other players properties by proxy?

In the game monopoly, can two players create an agreement to proxy buy properties on a players behalf. For example: player one gives player two $100, in exchange if player two lands on boardwalk, ...
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57 views

Shard of Greed - Clarification about counters and usage

There is a spell card called Shard of Greed which has the following effect: Each time you draw a card(s) for your normal draw in your Draw Phase, place 1 Greed Counter on this card. You can send ...
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1answer
308 views

How to run strong Go (baduk) playing program locally?

There are some strong bot-players on KGS (from 4d to 2K). I saw pachi, ayamc and even gnugo having dan ranks on KGS. I wonder how to run such a strong bots offline. I tried gnugo and aya, both ...
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Mille Bornes - What is the purpose of the chips?

What are the 4 chips used for? The instructions make no mention of them. Some have speculated they are used to mark "coup fourré", or extension to 1000 points. Any thoughts?

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