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What are good reasons to lead dummy's first bid suit?

The most obvious time is when partner has made a lead-directing double, showing strength, perhaps a tenace, in dummy's suit. But even when partner hasn't doubled, there may be other reasons. For ...
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Who wins if the game ends with one player having 6 colonies and 1 or more players with 5 colonies?

It is possible to end a game of Cosmic Encounter with 6 colonies (i.e. Parasite wild flare). The rules for the FFG version of Cosmic Encounter state that: The winner(s) are the first player(s) to ...
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Can I view rules for Crayon Rail games online?

Where can I find the rules to a given crayon rail game online? I have tried looking on a game page (i.e. EuroRails), but there is no link to the rules there. I did manage to find a link to the ...
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Where can this FAQ be found on an official site?

On this site, there is a list of crayon rail games FAQ and accompanying answers, presumably from Mayfair games. I don't want to doubt the authenticity of that list. Rather, I'd like confirmation ...
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Can I fight a monster during charity?

During Charity, the rules state to play or give away cards until there are only 5 in your hand. Can you play a monster card and fight it at this point?
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When to use card sleeves for a board game?

Card sleeves are probably be a no-brainer for board game collectors who want to keep their games in pristine condition for as long as possible, or for CCGs where an individual card may be very ...
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When does legendary rule take place?

Say my opponent has Elesh Norn on the table and plays Phyrexian Metamorph as a copy of her. As I understand from her Gatherer-page, all my creatures will now briefly have -4/-4. So my question is ...
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How the game actually end for Carcassonne?

There are 71 (excluding starting tile) playing tiles available and this number seems not equally divided by 2,3,4 or even 5. According to the rule we have to finish all the tiles. Does this mean the ...
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Deep Space cannons: how many times can they shoot?

In Twilight Imperium 3rd ed you may get a technology advance that lets your PDS fire to a system adjacent to the one that contains them: The Deep Space Cannons. The rules of firing in their same ...
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Do Collectible Card Games without shuffling exist?

All Collectible Card Games (like Magic the Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh!) I know require the players to shuffle their decks before the game begins. Also, the deck's card order is unbeknown to the players. ...
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In bridge, how would you bid the “worst” 14 point hand?

You are playing 15-17 point no trumps, five card majors, four card diamond bids, and three card club bids listed on many convention cards. And you have an unusual 14 high card point 4-4-3-2 hand that ...
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Newport has no costs on UK PowerGrid map - A misprint?

On the UK & Ireland / Northern Europe expansion map, the town of Newport has no 10 15 20 pricing. The Expansion rules sheet makes no mention of this place having any special meaning. I assume ...
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Do two creatures with protection from each other cancel out each others' protection? [duplicate]

I've been playing MtG for a while and recently came across protection from everything. It occurred to me: can two creatures with protection from everything block each other? Or, can a blue creature ...
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In SAYC, what does doubling a 2-level weak jump overcall mean?

In SAYC, what does doubling a 2-level weak jump overcall mean? For example, the bidding sequence: 1♣ - 2♠ - double. Is it a negative double, a penalty double, a show of spade control, or something ...
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As Italy, when is it profitable to attack France?

Some experience playing Italy has shown me that attacking France can be quite difficult. If France has a unit in Marseilles, the only way to break through is to bring a fleet to the Gulf of Lyon, ...
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Is Dungeon! biased towards the Cleric?

My group of friends have now played almost a few dozen games of Dungeon! and we have consistently noticed that the Cleric wins. The Cleric has a target of 10,000 and works very well across all ...
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When are Mice and Mystics encounter cards flipped & discarded?

In Mice and Mystics, I understand that encounter cards are intended to be flipped when the mice enter a tile for the first time and that tile does not have a special encounter. I also understand that ...
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What do we do if we need to place a large minion and all minion entry spaces are occupied?

In Mice and Mystics, we entered a tile and had an encounter which dropped several rats and a spider (which is large). On the very first turn, the minions ended up defending against an attack and ...
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How do we use Maginos's staff if it's a blunt melee weapon?

If Mice and Mystic's Maginos is equipped with Maginos' Staff, it is normally a ranged weapon with +1 to ranged attacks. Paired with Maginos's battle value of 1, it seems for normal ranged attacks we ...
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How is my mouse's ability attack resolved?

We are a bit confused by how ability attacks work in Mice and Mystics, and in particular how they interact with equipped items. Our Maginos has the ability Mystic Bolt, which states (emphasis mine): ...
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Does Legacy's Super-human Durability and Fortitude interact?

Superhuman Durability reads: Whenever Legacy would be dealt 5 or more damage from a single source, reduce that damage by 3. Fortitude reads : Reduce damage dealt to Legacy by 1. The ...
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Where to take briefcases from?

In Black Friday, when all three sales tables on the right have been used up, the rulebook says to reload table 2 and use that one for the rest of the game. After all markers are adjusted, he ...
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What does it mean that uranium always refills from space 16?

In the Power Grid rules we are told the following: Re-supply the resource market: Based on the number of players and the step of the game, the players re-supply the resource market (see table ...
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What's this 3D game?

It was a 16 square playing board. Each piece was a clear rectangle 1 wide, 2 tall. Each piece had a red and yellow ball in the center encased in a transparent box. The object was to get 4 in a row. ...
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Can a Special Event be used to help another player during their turn?

Special Events cards can be used at any time, even if it is not your turn, and many of them begin with "The current player may", e.g. Borrowed Time, Re-Examine Research, Mobile Hospital, Special ...
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Is Lighthouse from Dominion: Seaside overpowered?

Lighthouse in Dominion:Seaside costs only 2 yet is a duration card that provides +1 Action on the first turn and +1 coin per turn it is active. On top of that it provides protection against any attack ...
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If I discard most of or all my cards in phase ten twist, how will I get enough to continue play?

I was given Phase 10 Twist as a gift. Most of the rules seem straight forward enough. But in trying to play it I'm confused on one point. There came a time I laid down a phase and had 5 cards left. ...
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How do people build a Magic deck once they have a general starting point? [on hold]

In most games, such as chess, Monopoly, or Puerto Rico, I buy a game set with a specified board configuration, and specific cards and pieces in specific quantities (e.g.28 title deeds, 32 houses and ...
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How should I group rare Magic cards when selling them online? [closed]

[Background: this was previously part of a longer question which has been edited into multiple smaller questions. I’ve already researched selling Magic cards, including reading through How do I find ...
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Effect of Viper's Kiss on Heroic creatures

I was battling my brother recently. He had a purely green deck, and summoned Anthousa, Setessan Hero. I then used a Viper's Curse on Anthousa. Anthousa has a heroic effect that allows it to turn ...
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Firefly - getting rid of parts (dumping cargo)?

I just played Firefly the board game for the first time. I ended up with a ship modification that made spare parts invalid, but I had about 6 of them in my cargo hold. I was on a supply planet and ...
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How many of each type of path cards are there in Saboteur?

I lost 4 Saboteur path cards, and want to print my own versions as substitutes. However, I don't know which 4 cards I lost. How many of each type of path card are there in the game? Edit I managed to ...
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What defines “Isolation” in Third Reich?

I may be blind, but I can't seem to find any definition of "isolation" in the Third Reich (2nd edition) rulebook. I don't remember seeing it in my first edition book either, but that was a long time ...
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How to use the promo roles in the resistance?

I got the Coup kickstarter edition, which included some promos for The Resistance - Merlin, Assassin and the Inquisitor tile. But there are no rules for them. I know they reimplement parts of ...
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What happens if a wizard uses a spell against a monster that is immune to it?

In Dungeon! a wizard must choose to use a spell, let's say lightning, before the monster of a room is revealed. What happens if the monster is revealed and it appears to be immune to lightning, as ...
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Is responders suit change after 1NT rebid by opener forcing? (System: simplified SAYC)

Auction: 1C - 1H - 1NT - ? (opener has 3 hearts, 12 pts ; responder has 5 hearts, 13 pts) In case of responder having 13+ pts yet lacking NT distribution, how does partnership get to game with 13+13 ...
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How does Ithaqua's “Icy Winds” ability work with Healing Stone?

The Ancient One Ithaqua's "Icy Winds" ability reads as follows: Each time an investigator uses either a unique item or a spell, he loses 1 stamina. The unique item "Healing Stone" reads as ...
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What does “poker size cards” mean?

I: I am not sure how many cards can best suit our manufacturing until I know the size of your cards. Customer: I expect the cards will be "poker" size. I: Poker also have different ...
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Does the commander count as part of your deck?

Say I have an EDH/Commander deck with Omnath, Locus of Mana as my commander. Does that count as being in my deck? Or can I have another Omnath, Locus of Mana in my deck? (If so I imagine I would ...
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When does “Targeting” happen in MTG?

Here is a hypothetical situation I am wondering about: I have in play a Omnath, Locus of Mana and 500 Green mana in my mana pool. My opponent plays a removal spell on Omnath (Path to Exile, ...
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Do I draw a new hand if I start my turn without any card?

I played with a new group of friends recently and they are playing with such a rule where they will draw a new hand if they don't have any card. Basically their strategy is to finish off all the cards ...
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Best place around the table in Blackjack

I've read a few theories regarding which seat is the best in Blackjack. I haven't been able to figure out if my own theory is correct. It won't apply to many situations, but when it does, I believe ...
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Thinking of getting Pandemic…should I buy one or both of the expansion packs along with the base game? [closed]

I enjoy games and puzzles, although I don't have many people to play with (usually 2 players, sometimes 3). I've heard that Pandemic is a good solo game so I'm especially interested in it. I'm ...
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How do you setup ports when you don't use the new “frames”

I received a new Catan Board and we attempted to setup the 5-6 player game. I realized that I had forgotten how to setup the ports, but since I had also got a new copy of the game, it didn't say how ...
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157 views

about rolls and being forced to reroll

If I'm rolling dice in King of Tokyo, I get what I want after 2 rolls, and I choose not to take my 3rd roll. Another person has a card that says they may make someone reroll a die once each turn. If ...
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In 7 Wonders, when using a Leader to build Babylon (B)'s second stage before Age 3

With the addition of the Leader's expansion, you can use your leaders to build your wonder. If you build Babylon (b)'s second stage (which allows you to play the card you would normally discard) with ...
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What is the effect of the “1 for last card” score on tactics in cribbage?

In most sets of rules for Cribbage [1], you score a point for playing the last card. My first impression is this tends to nullify the "point for go" - if you manage to win "1 for go", probably the ...
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Is a bridge defense easier if the values are about equally distributed?

The conventional wisdom is that a bridge declaration for game will have about a 50-50 chance of success if declarer has about 25 high card points, and the defense has 15. That's "all other things ...
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In 4-player Unspeakable Words, what is the likelihood of more than one player not going insane?

Unspeakable Words is a word game where each player tries to score 100 points without going insane. Each player begins with 5 tokens that represent their sanity. Whenever a player scores a word, they ...
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Interactions between Brainstorm and Miracles

Suppose I'm playing UW Miracles in Legacy. During my opponent's turn, I cast Brainstorm, and the first card that I draw is Entreat the Angels. If I choose to cast the card for its miracle cost, what ...

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