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What's a fair handicap?

I really enjoy the Game-Of-Thrones board game. (We only own the first edition, so no ports or siege engines etc.). My wife and friends tend to enjoy it also, well they used to. The problem is that ...
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Whats a good house rule to give the Rogue a chance at winning Dungeon?

I was playing the new release of Dungeon! by wotc with about 6 young players. Looking at the cards, I noticed that its nearly impossible for the Rogue to ever win. What is the best way to give the ...
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Modernising a 90s Warhammer 40K Army

I collected and gamed with a Blood Angel and Dark Angel army during the mid to late 90s. I have (I think) the second edition that came in a box set of basic Space Marines and Orks, and also have the ...
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Does destroying a server mean the run is unsuccessful?

Maybe I'm missing this from somewhere, but a situation came up in a recent game that I need clarification on. The runner plays Dirty Laundry on a remote server with no ICE and only one card ...
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What happens if I play Cloudshift during combat?

Would playing cards like Cloudshift end my combat phase? And if not could I attack then Cloudshift then attack again with the same card that was Cloudshifted? Also would cards like Amulet of Vigor ...
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Is Pandemic easier with more players or with less players? [duplicate]

In some forums I have read that it gets more difficult with more players but I think that with more players you have more special ability cards in a game and hence it gets easier.
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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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In King of Tokyo, can you get more than 1 evolution per turn?

In the rules, it states that you must roll AT LEAST three hearts to earn an evolution card. If you are able to roll/use card(s) to garner, for example, 6 stars, can you apply the 'at least' statement ...
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Effect of Blood Feud

Blood Feud lets two creatures fight each other. Is it similar to normal combat? As I understand it, after a combat you use up your power and toughness. If there are 3/4 and 2/2, and they combat each ...
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Did this player need to draw?

We've just played a game of Fluxx, where the following occurred. There was a Draw3 and a Poor Bonus in play, so this player got to draw 4 cards. He then removed the Poor Bonus and changed the Draw3 to ...
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Use of the special power “Diplomat” against another player not yet entered the game in Smallworld [duplicate]

If you're playing a race with the special power "Diplomat" during the first round, are you allowed to declare peace with a player that has not yet entered the game?
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How do I make Home Builders more fun? [closed]

Home Builders is a cooperative game, published by Family Pastimes and Zonnespel/Sunny Games. My youngest son likes it, mainly because of the theme. My eldest thinks it's boring, and I have to agree ...
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Risk - Play by mail/email

In Risk (or Risk Legacy), is there an established way of playing the game by mail/email/..? I'm considering setting up a game between friends, but am struggling to work out how the moves can be ...
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Settlers Of Catan - discarding cards when rolling 7

If 2 or more players have 8+ cards, do they discard their cards in some "player order" (starting from the one who threw the dice) or is it simultaneous ... is there any specific rule to that ...
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Are the odds of drawing mythics greater when purchasing individually packaged boosters over booster boxes?

From personal experience I tend to draw mythic rare cards about one in five purchases when buying individually packaged boosters at Target, Walmart, etc, like the ones in this picture: In booster ...
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Is buying older power plants than what you have disallowed?

In a recent game of Power Grid, someone we play with regularly insisted on a rule that you're not allowed to purchase a "lower" technology power plant than you already have. e.g. if you have 13,17,25 ...
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Do creatures who come into play tapped have summoning sickness?

If I play Leviathan (and we know he comes into play tapped) and have a Puppeteer or something out to untap him, am I prevented from sacrificing the two islands and attacking the turn he came into ...
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Can You Create Free Rent Agreements in Monopoly [duplicate]

Is it legal to allow free rent agreements as part of a real estate transaction in Monopoly? Specifically I'd like to purchase a property and sell two additional properties but only if both parties in ...
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Brokering three-party deals in Bohnanza

I was playing Bohnanza with some family, my brother-in-law kept trying to negotiate three-party trades. I felt like this was against the rules but as long as everyone's trades were planted at the end ...
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1answer
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Can I play on other people's buildings in Belfort?

I assumed that I can only play on my own buildings. Are you allowed to play on others' buildings as well in Belfort?
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Odd Monopoly situation: rolling doubles to get out of jail is ALSO third double in a row!

I'm simulating monopoly with a computer program and came across this situation: Roll: 4 + 4 = 8 (double) Moved from "Tennessee Avenue" to "Atlantic Avenue". Roll: 2 + 2 = 4 (double) Moved from ...
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How do the end of game conditions work in Volcano?

I've played a few games of Volcano now and the 2/3 player game often ends because there is a round of moves without anyone capturing a piece (the "Alternate Ending Condition" as listed in the "Playing ...
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Does a heroic trigger still resolve if the heroic creature is gone?

Having read When does Heroic trigger? I think the answer is yes, but I'd just like to double check: I have Akroan Crusader and I cast Nyxborn Rollicker for its bestow cost so my stack looks like ...
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Do I lose the “High” or “Dark” modifer if I gain a race?

The Reloaded expansion for standard Munchkin adds High and Dark modifiers to your class. If I get the High card without already having a race, I become a High Human. If I then get a Race card such as ...
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Is it ever a good strategy to discard cards in Race for the Galaxy?

Imagine a a tabuleau which contains both Contact Specialist and Drop Ships, and my hand contains Reptilian Uplift Race and at least one other card, or more generally any other setup which contains ...
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124 views

Collect cards for beginner deck [closed]

i'm willing to dive into MtG I just ordered Deck Builder's Toolkit from our local club, is that going to be enough for building at least average beginner deck? What my best options to expand my ...
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In Pandemic, can yellow infect black, after black has been eradicated?

Let's say that black has been eradicated. Can yellow come into the black cities and infect?
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Can you raise a one bid with only two “filler” honors in a suit?

Suppose partner bids one of a (five card) major. Normally you need three of the suit to raise. But expert Marty Bergen has opined that if your suit has four honors, you can bid it as if were one card ...
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Identify board game on 4x4 board with 8 black and 8 white pieces

Staying in an old farmhouse in France we have found this game. There is a 4x4 board with 8 black and 8 white pieces. Does anyone know what this game is called and more importantly how to play it.
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Magic the gathering: Can Teysa, Orzhov Scion sacrifice itself and still use its 2nd ability?

What happens if I sacrifice Teysa, Orzhov Scion along with two other "white and black" creatures (in order to remove another creature from the game) - do I still get my 2 spirit tokens from the other ...
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1answer
79 views

How do I deal with or avoid a full map?

I played a game of power grid with 6 players using the map of Italy, with one zone removed. In step 2, I had power plants to produce electricity for 11 (6-4-1) houses with cheap resources, and built ...
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King of Tokyo: When can you buy a card and when can you start to use them?

I have two questions related to purchasing cards: When can you purchase a card? Is it only during your turn or you can just go ahead and buy cards as long as you have cubes even if it's another ...
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Do troublemakers prevent single problem faceoffs?

I've been poring over the Comprehensive Rules v.2 for MLP:CCG and I cannot find anything in the rules that implies that troublemakers prevent single problem faceoffs. It's in the base rules, but the ...
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1answer
266 views

Can a disease be eradicated at the beginning of the game?

During the setup the players are required to draw 9 cards to infect the starting cities before the game starts. What if for example no red disease card is drawn? Is the red disease already eradicated ...
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How do you play a solo game of Steve Jackson Games' Car Wars?

A long time ago I bought Steve Jackson Games' Car Wars(1st ed., 1983 release) in pocket box format(like the article image).1 Here's what you can read at the back: Drive Offensively! He ...
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1answer
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What tactics should Baron Blade use in the Power Splicing scenario?

I just played through the first scenario of Sentinels Tactics, Baron Blade vs Tachyon/Legacy/Ra, where he is trying to blow up the power plants. Baron Blade got totally destroyed, he only managed to ...
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Which Game of Thrones LCG house/expansions best reflect a play style similar to 'blue' decks in MTG?

I've recently committed to buying the Game of Thrones Living Card Game from Fantasy Flight so I can play with a number of friends who also have it. At this stage, I know will be buying the Core set, ...
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Is it always better to play a knight immediately?

I'm fairly new to Settlers. I was playing online last night and drew a Knight card. The robber was already on a tile that had two of the game leader's cities attached. I had few resource cards at ...
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1answer
43 views

Pathfinder ACG: When do I use the Character Add-On cards?

I recently bought the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, and liked it so much that I then also got all the Add-Ons in quick succession. But I am a bit unsure when to add the cards from the Character ...
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121 views

International Checkers - winning strategy for 3 [4] kings vs 1 king

Is there any winning strategy in International Checkers for 3 or more kings vs 1 king? I've reached a draw because the opponent was moving his single king on the diagonal from one end to another, and ...
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2answers
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In bridge, are the two “equal vulnerabilities” basically equal?

To me, "equal vulnerability" means both sides vulnerable or both not. In sacrificing against a major suit game, "down two" means -500 when vulnerable versus -300 when not. This compares against ...
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Gonzalo Pizarro effect also solves ties?

If a player has the Gonzalo Pizarro progression card, his ship with the highest value should be regarded as having value of zero during the supply step. Is this also effective to solve ties?
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Is War actually a game? [closed]

There's a simple card "game" out there called War. You take a deck of cards, shuffle it and divide it into two piles. Both players reveal their top card, whoever has the higher card wins the round. ...
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How should I set up a draft from multiple old sets?

I recently recovered a treasure trove of "lost" cards. (If you're physically recoiling at the thought of all those warped and potentially bent cards, I'm right there with you) They run the gamut ...
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1answer
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Does the “Urgent wish for children” card in Caverna allow construction of all types of dwellings?

The B side of the "Wish for children" card titled "Urgent wish for children" requires you to build a "Dwelling" prior to family growth. Dwelling is written with a capital D on the card. Does that mean ...
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1answer
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How does the last turn of an epoch run in Priests of Ra?

Just bought Priests of Ra and am really enjoying it, but am not quite sure how the final turn of each epoch should be played. The rules state an epoch ends when the final sun is flipped over, so what ...
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Stealing and Phasing

Say I borrowed an opponent's creature (e.g. via Threaten) and then let it phase out (e.g. via Reality Ripple). Under whose control does it phase in, and when? Under whose control does it phase in if ...
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How do I identify the role of a singleton in a well-tuned deck?

In this instance, I'm looking at Matt Sperling's Pro Tour top 8 Boros Burn deck, and there's one thing I don't get--what's the single Eidolon of the Great Revel doing here? Creatures: 4 ...
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262 views

Animated Urborg and Humility

We all know that a really messed up rules situation must involve a Humility. So here we go. This site discusses the scenario when an Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth becomes animated (e.g. via Nissa, ...
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Do multiple Archetypes work together?

What if I had three different archetypes on the field: Archetype of Imagination (gives flying), Archetype of Endurance (gives hexproof), and Archetype of Finality (gives deathtouch)? Would all three ...

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