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What's the name of this board game about a Middle East oil war?

I'm trying to find a board game which I knew when I was a kid. Nobody let me play it. It's played in the Middle East. It has oil pipelines to link territories, oil tanker ships, perhaps an oil drill, ...
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Is there a fast way to download all OCG/TCG card arts from yugioh? [closed]

I'm planning on making a small indie Yu-Gi-Oh! game, and I need to download the card art for every card in the OCG and TCG. I thought about going through the wiki and downloading the card arts from ...
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When “an opponent” has to do something in a multiplayer game, who does it?

In a multiplayer game of Magic: The Gathering, if a card requires an opponent to make a choice — like Fact or Fiction, which states an opponent separates the piles into two piles — who ...
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Can the sorcerer's ability be used at any time during the turn?

I've always played Smallworld with the belief that the Sorcerer's swap/replace ability was only used at the end of the player's turn. But I recently played it with a different group who said the ...
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1answer
433 views

Does having 2 Flickerwisps and an Impact Tremors win me the game?

I'm just thinking that if I had a Flickerwisp and an Impact Tremors in play, and I cast another Flickerwisp, would I be able to have the Flickerwisps "flick" each other until my opponents are at 0 ...
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What's the best strategy to win a tic-tac-toe variant on a 5x5-board?

First: We assume that every player is playing at its best Rules 5x5 board Player 1 begins and puts every turn one cross “X”. Player 2 puts every turn two circles “O”. They don’t have to be next to ...
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Which has to be declared first: Marklights or Jink?

Situation: A squad of (jet)bikes has several Markerlights on them. The tau player is about to shoot at them with some Plasma or other weapon w/ low enough AP to punch their armor. Does the Tau player ...
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What do you do when you get stuck in an Eastern Crows loop?

What do you do when you get caught in an Eastern Crows loop? There are three Eastern Crows cards that get shuffled back into the encounter deck every time they're defeated (supposing none are drawn as ...
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Settlers Of Catan 5-6 Expansion [closed]

If I purchase the Settlers of Catan 5-6 Expansion, is there a playable version of the game for only 4 people?
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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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king of Tokyo- camouflage

If I buy a card that does damage to me, and I have camouflage, do I get to roll to negate that damage? The card says when I take damage I roll to negate it, so I would think I could get rid of the ...
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Solid openings for Blitz Chess

Is there an accepted repertoire of openings that are solid in Blitz (3-5min per side) Chess? I guess the primary factors should be: reasonably solid simple structures minimal number of tactical ...
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Am I obligated to distinguish between morphs and megamorphs when I'm casting a card face-down?

I cast a card with megamorph and state "I'll pay {3} and morph this." Is this particular method of communication for casting a face-down creature legal? The reason I ask is because morph and megamorph ...
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2answers
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Brutal Hordechief & Bloodthrone Vampire

I have a timing question: Is it possible to attack with "Bloodthrone Vampire" and let's say 10 other creatures at the same time, while using BOTH abilities of "Brutal Hordechief" and therefore cause ...
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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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What is this kind of card shuffling called?

What is this kind of card shuffling called? Its a grid of cards where you take 1 card at a time to create a grid of say 2 wide and 2 tall, (although it could be any number wide/tall) ASCII Drawing; ...
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2answers
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Before the haunt, can players agree to automatically crack the Vault?

This came up while playing with a bunch of rules lawyers this weekend: There doesn't seem to be anything in the rules that you must explore a new room every turn, or leave the room you're currently ...
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1answer
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What is the Infinite Squirrel deck?

I've heard of the Infinite Squirrel Deck, and it looks as though it revolves around Earthcraft and Squirrel Nest. Is this the only distinguishing feature of an Infinite Squirrel deck?
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1answer
358 views

Where can I find a chart or diagram explaining Magic's turn structure?

I'm looking for a turn structure diagram for Magic the Gathering to use for teaching new players. There is a lot of information to keep track of in the turn: there is everything from the fact that ...
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3answers
343 views

Where can I find D4 dice that are truncated tetrahedrons?

The points are truncated (so it technically has 8 sides). The die cannot come to rest on these small, truncated, sides, which have the opposite large side number printed on their face. These seem ...
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1answer
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Where can I find the rules for 7 Wonders and its expansions?

Are the rules for 7 Wonders and the expansions available online?
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When can I cast spells?

I'm wondering if spell casting only happens after attacks and blocking has been declared or if it's just at the second main phase? I've spoken to a few players in my area, but there aren't many people ...
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Proper way to play character cards?

I have a few questions below. 1) Do we play the character card to the center of the table (stacking on previous character)? or we place in front of us? 2) I also understand from the rules that the ...
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1answer
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1932 Finance board game

We inherited board games from my husbands grandmother who died in the 1980s. Among them is a practically brand new (doesnt look used) board game called Finance. The instruction booklet says ...
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1answer
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What happens when, and can I return face-down non-creature cards to my hand?

Say I manifest an instant or sorcery card which I'd like to use, and I have a card like Temur Sabertooth in play. Can I use Temur Sabertooth's ability to return the card to my hand, and do I have to ...
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5answers
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What are the possible ways to test a deck?

Naturally when you make a new deck, you test it on your friends but mine have all stabilised their tournament decks now and the game ends so quickly that I don't get a feel for how my deck flows. ...
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1answer
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Laquatus's Champion and Torpor orb

I have a Laquatus Champion who entered the battlefield while there was a Torpor Orb on the field (and thus it's first ability didn't trigger). What happens when it then leaves the battlefield ? The ...
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Is one allowed to play Go with a notebook?

This may be a silly question—but, is it illegal for one to enter a Go (or Chess, for that matter) tournament with a notebook in hand?
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1answer
96 views

Aura Trample removed by High Priest of Penance

I've been searching high and low for this: say a High Priest of Penance (with an indestructible aura) blocks a creature with Rancor, i.e. trample. Can I stop the trample effect by destroying either ...
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1answer
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Epic Spell Wars rules clarifications

I have three card clarifications that came up while playing games last night. Treasure card "Proton Gem": You may add this card to your spell face up. It counts as a Wild Magic card but is not ...
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1answer
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I bought the Dixit Odyssey standalone game and was wondering which expansions would best match up

I bought the Dixit Odyssey standalone base game and was wondering which expansions would best match up. I want to keep the expansion by the same artist (So not Journey). I also want the cards as ...
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1answer
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Can Flute of the Outer Gods be used for monsters “not on the board” like in The Terrible Experiment?

The Flute of the Outer Gods says the following (emphasis mine): Any Phase: Lose 3 Sanity and 3 Stamina and discard Flute of the Outer Gods before making a Combat check to defeat all monsters in ...
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Timing Rules in Seven Wonders

There may or may not be a clear definitive ruling on this in the rulebook, but it's something that keeps confusing me in the actual play, so I'll ask anyway. Here are several questions that, when put ...
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1answer
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How to “dematerialize” a deck in the Magic Assistant card manager?

(I'm hoping that a question about a utility related to Magic: The Gathering is on topic here, otherwise I apologize.) I am trying to organize my collection using the open source Magic Assistant ...
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2answers
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Anyway to play by itself or is the standard version required?

The clerk at the game shop assured me I could play Hinterlands Dominion by itself. Alas, everywhere online claims a standalone version of Dominion is required. Is there anyway to play Hinterland ...
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Discarding a card in Phase 10 that allows the next player to go out

We are enjoying the game Phase 10 but are unsure about one rule. According to the rules, is it ok to discard a playable card allowing the next player to go out? This ends the hand and causes each ...
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1answer
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In Robinson Crusoe, Can I do single-pawn actions multiple times on the same card?

For example, can every character use one of their pawns to do 3 'gathering' actions in a round? All three actions would require dice rolls.
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Does Eclipse under-estimate the game length, or are we playing it incredibly slowly?

On the box, Eclipse says a game takes 30 minutes per player. We've only played it three times - two-player each time - and our games have taken between two and three hours, rather than the one hour ...
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1answer
91 views

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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3answers
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Can older cards that refer to a player/opponent ever be used on planeswalkers?

Many older cards refer to players or opponents, e.g. "deal 3 damage to target player". Can any of these be used on planeswalkers, beyond the fact that you can simply attack them with creatures? For ...
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1answer
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Do Ascension's small box expansions work well with the other big boxes?

I currently own Chronicle of the Godslayer and Return of the Fallen, which are a paired set, so they work very well together. I'm having trouble locating a copy of Storm of Souls, but I could pretty ...
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Why is this NOT joseki?

Why is white 4 in this diagram not joseki? How can it be punished by black and how bad is it compared to standard joseki play? $$ ---------- $$ ..........| $$ ..........| $$ ..3.2.....| $$ ...
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1answer
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Phyrexian Unlife and Necropotence

So I have a 5 color deck and I was wondering how Necropotence and Phyrexian Unlife interact in certain circumstances. I understand that once my life becomes 0 or less I cannot pay life to draw cards, ...
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0answers
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Power Tile Combo: Initiative combined with Crusade

When using the Initiative power tile (which destroys two units pre-battle) combined with the Crusade power tile (which gives Ankhs per units destroyed in battle): Does the attacking player get ankhs ...
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Power Tile Effect: Initiative and Movement/Victory

When using the 'Initiative' power tile (which destroys two units pre-battle) against a [foolish or unfortunate] opponent who has only two units: Is a victory point scored? Is movement interrupted?
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Swapping Creatures in Troops

Regarding the Creatures in troops: May a troop with a creature have its creature replaced with a creature not currently on the board?
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1answer
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Kemet: Controlling another Player's pyramid and Victory point

It is clear that when you capture another player's pyramid you gain the ability to use that pyramid and also the temporary victory point. If you willfully abandon the pyramid by moving the ...
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2answers
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How do Aether Rift and Library of Leng interact?

Let me give you a run down of the board state. I had an Elderscale Wurm enchanted with Canopy Cover on the battlefield. Damage could not reduce my life total below 7. My opponent had Forgestoker ...
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What is the maximum score in Ticket to Ride USA, and how to aim towards it?

My wife has been playing Ticket to Ride on her iPod, and has achieved what seems to me a very impressive score of nearly 250 in the 2-player game. Naturally, nothing now matters to me except trying ...
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Do you forfeit that piece if you do not take a compulsory move?

If your opponents misses a compulsory jump that would capture one of your pieces and moves elsewhere ...do they forfeit that piece

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