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How to force the opponent to take the x squares?

I've been told that I must do two things in order to win hard games in Othello (Reversi): Take the corners Do not take the X squares, as they are the worst squares on the board. We all know that ...
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civ 2 tech writing

With writing you can cancel a city action of another player. Do I have to do that directly after his action or am I allowed to react later in my city action time or in the city action time of another ...
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Am I at legal risk if I use a mechanism from another game in my own design?

I'm juggling with a card game idea based on a popular fantasy universe. The game still has a long way to go yet. But before I really invest in developing the card game I want to make sure I'm not ...
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Do card sleeves contain BPA?

Does anyone know if card sleeves commonly contain Bisphenol A (BPA)? And if so, which brands do, and which are BPA free? I would prefer to use BPA-free sleeves if possible. I have not had any luck ...
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Predator's Rapport and counters [duplicate]

Suppose Predator's Rapport's target has counters (for example, a few +1/+1 counters). Do the counters count when calculating the gained life? I thought power and toughness do not change after adding ...
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How much mana does Radiant Fountain provide when tapped? [duplicate]

Radiant Fountain reads "{T}: Add {1} to your mana pool." Does this card alone produce a total of {1} or {2}? Basic Land cards produce mana when tapped. So, either All land cards produce mana when ...
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When is the game state checked for “Whenever you cast […]” triggers?

When you cast a creature for its bestow cost: When you begin casting, it is a Creature spell We know this because Steel Golem prevents Bestow creatures from being cast When you pay the alternative ...
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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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408 views

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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Citadels: Does the crown switch hands if the king is killed?

In Citadels, Ann has the crown and Bill chooses the king. The assassin kills the king. Who keeps the crown at the end of the turn?
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What happens when Fate Cards become Expendable in Ivory Edition?

If a Fate card gains the Expendable keyword, as in the example of Holding Cells with Kobi Sensei, does playing the card form hand trigger the Expendable keyword? Would this affect a Kata or ...
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1answer
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WH/40k - The age-old instant death and multiwound models question

I'm asking this because I can't find an up-to-date and credible source of information on the subject (since it has apparently changed at least once over the years). My question is, when does instant ...
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2answers
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How does Fuse work?

If you have a card like Profit and Loss you get the Fuse special rule I'm a little unclear how it works? Do you have to cast both sides in the same turn? If you don't can you cast one of the ...
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Rune of spellbreaking on multiple runelords

If I have rune of spellbreaking on multiple rune smiths can I use it once on each of them? It says one use only, does that mean one use only on that character or for the entire army?
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When can I destroy a room?

Only some of the room cards say "Destory this room (and other stuff happens)" on them. But when can I destroy a room? Does it have to be on my turn, or can I do it when heroes are in walking through ...
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Is there a site to solve tsumego online?

I'd like to solve tsumego online, not having to install a program or app locally. Are there any sites that allow this? How about for smartphones?
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1answer
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Can characters be summoned into a unit?

With the arrival of new summoning spells in the End of Times expansion there is a new spell which allows the wizard to summon a character (worth up to 65 points). Can this spell be used to summon a ...
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428 views

What makes a cooperative game require multiple players?

Many cooperative games (like Pandemic or Arkham Horror) could be played by a single player, even though they're intended to be played by a team of players striving against the board. What makes a ...
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1answer
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Is the extra attack from frenzy on the profile of the Vargheist?

Vargheist have frenzy. Frenzy gives an extra attack. The profile for vargheist says it has 3 attacks. Does the profile include the extra attack from frenzy or are they supposed to have 4 attacks with ...
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In Catan, can players negotiate a trade when it's not their turn?

For example, it's my turn, I'm trading and I agree to make a trade with player B where I give them my only wood and they give me one brick. But then, before we exchange cards, player C interrupts and ...
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2answers
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How to apply the ko rule (Go)

I'm having trouble understanding how to apply the ko rule. For instance, in the description in Wikipedia, there is an example where the ko rule can potentially apply. But suppose there were two, or ...
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1answer
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Does a Junta during the Cuban Missile Crisis end the game?

In Twilight Struggle, if the Cuban Missile Crisis is in effect and the targeted player takes a free coup using the Junta event, does that trigger the end of the game clause on the Cuban Missile ...
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Does Defectors do anything when triggered by Five-Year Plan

I was playing as the USSR, and Five-Year Plan was played against me. Defectors was the randomly selected card. It has a US event, so it triggers. But, the event in question occurs when "played by ...
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5answers
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Evaluating a Dominion Kingdom set

How do you analyze a Dominion Kingdom set to determine what your strategy is going to be for the game? In other words, are you looking for specific cards? for abilities (e.g., trashing cards or ...
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8answers
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What kingdom set would lead to the highest scoring games of Dominion?

Obviously anything that puts curses into circulation would be anathema. I'm not necessarily looking for one player to have the highest score possible, so much as to have games where everyone's scores ...
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11answers
2k views

Short-version of Settlers of Catan

What are some rule changes that shorten the game, and what drawbacks do those changes have? Please limit your answers to rules changes with which you have first-hand experience!
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3answers
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What cards can be used to cheat Eldrazi creatures onto the table?

I'm constructing an Eldrazi based deck and I'm thinking about possible ways of getting one onto the table. What I already considered: Summoning Trap Polymorph Do you know any other cards like ...
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6answers
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Maximum attainable points for a single player in a two player game of Carcassonne

Let's start this question with the following assumptions about a game of Carcassonne: It's a two player game. The game is using the current basic set of rules/tiles. edit: just to be clear, I'm ...
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If face down permanents have no abilities, why are they affected by “loses all abilities”?

The Khans of Tarkir Release Notes say: If a face-down creature loses its abilities, it can’t be turned face up [...] This implies that Morph is an ability. However, the community here seems ...
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51 views

Custom boards for Eclipse

I was thinking of creating a custom player board for Eclipse as a gift for a friend of mine. Looking it up online I found an image of something quite similar to what I wanted: I have three ...
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4answers
547 views

Putting cards into your hand while the top of library is revealed

Anthony has Courser of Kruphix on the field. He begins resolving Dig Through Time. While Dig Through Time is resolving, must the top card be kept separate from the other six? I'm thinking that ...
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2answers
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Does Alien Fuel Refinery count as having a trade power in Race for the Galaxy?

In Race for the Galaxy, does the Alien Fuel Refinery restriction ("you may not trade a good from this world") count as a "trade power" for the purposes of Trade League, or in other words do I score a ...
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1answer
70 views

What deck should be used for a beginner in Netrunner

The Netrunner rules suggest playing with Jinteki as a first hand, but I have heard that is a bad starting deck. Which should be used for a starting deck for introducing someone to the game? And which ...
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1answer
1k views

What is this blank purple UNO card?

When I was playing UNO earlier, I found two strange cards: they were purple and blank, with no number or special sign on them. What is this card for? Is it like a Wild Card or +4 Wild Card? It wasn't ...
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1answer
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Model positioning during multiple close combats after removing models

Here is the scenario. A multiple close combat scenario. 3 units are attacking one of my units. One is attacking the front. 1 on my left flank. 1 on my right flank. I have 15 models in the unit. 3 ...
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How should I approach teaching Magic:The Gathering to a new player?

I've been playing MtG since Ice Age (mostly with friends) so I'm now sitting on a massive duffle bag of cards, plenty of decks, and quite some experience of the game. I want to teach the game to ...
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1answer
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Does Soul Link give life twice in combat and fighting?

Soul Link says: Enchant Creature Whenever enchanted creature deals damage, you gain that much life. Whenever enchanted creature is dealt damage, you gain that much life. If the ...
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2answers
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Does a creature with Lifelink provide lifegain equal to its power, or the defender's toughness?

I have recently began playing a deck that has a number of creatures with lifelink in it. I want to be certain I understand the mechanic and the following question occurred to me. Which damage total ...
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2answers
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How can I quickly estimate my level in go by playing against a computer/tablet?

I would like to have an idea of my level in go (in kyu). This would for instance help me choose the most appropriate go books to read. I would like to do this through playing against a program—because ...
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2answers
68 views

Handling dwindling supplies in Splendor

Splendor is a great game, but the rules were written sub-optimally. The following quotes the rules that specify what actions a player can take on his turn: On their turn, a player must choose to ...
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1answer
51 views

Translation Software [closed]

Which software is best for translating Yu-gi-oh cards from Japanese to English without changing the original art.
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1answer
226 views

When a creature dies and later returns to the battlefield, does it keep +1/+1 counters?

If I have a Bloodcrazed Hoplite that's been given +1/+1 counters from its heroic ability, and then it's killed by an enemy creature, and then I cast a spell that returns it to the battlefield, does it ...
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2answers
879 views

Can Japanese Cards be played if using an English based Deck?

I was reading on the Yu-Gi-Oh Wiki that some cards have their artwork changed due to censorship, examples are the Fortune Lady's Original Japanese version English Version with Censor now i am ...
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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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1answer
120 views

Can we extend the game by playing Multiple Boards At Once?

I play Ticket To Ride with my gf and friends and we love it! So much so that we always reach the end thinking, 'this went too quickly!'. We've toyed with playing two maps simultaneously, has anyone ...
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1answer
36 views

Is Ticket To Ride Asia played with stations?

In Ticket To Ride US Edition there was no stations, but in Europe Edition there were. When playing Asia Edition, do you play with/without stations or is there no set rule about them? I couldn't spot ...
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2answers
168 views

What does “each other player” mean on Unwinding Clock?

If I am playing a four man free for all, when do my artifacts untap using Unwinding Clock's ability? I'm having trouble understanding. The card says "each other player". If I am player one, are ...
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votes
2answers
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Poker texas holdem combinations: tie or not tie?

In Texas Hold'em poker, there are some cases where a particular card, often called kicker, acts as a tiebreaker between players to determine who wins the pot, or if the pot has to be shared. For some ...
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1answer
170 views

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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What can the dummy player do in Bridge?

We're learning to play Bridge from Gramma, who played the game a lot ~40 years ago but doesn't really remember the rules (or, at least, the reasons behind some rules and conventions). One of the ...

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