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What is the most common Bridge Bidding system in the US?

What is the most common Bridge Bidding system in the U.S.?
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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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309 views

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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0answers
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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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59 views

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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44 views

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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439 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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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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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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What is a good generic strategy for playing as Geralt?

In the Witcher Adventure Game, you can play as one of four characters trying to complete a set of quest. Geralt is clearly a monster slayer and as such should pick quests form the combat desk. Is ...
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84 views

What are good tips for playing the endgame in Scrabble?

Toward the end of the game, you want to get rid of as many tiles as you can so that they don't count against you. Or do you? Yesterday, with less than 20 tiles to go, I got a few points for extending ...
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1answer
60 views

Drug Dealer trigger priority

When exactly does Drug Dealer trigger? It says "When the corp's turn begins, draw 1 card." When does that trigger on the corp's turn? Does it trigger before the corp gets priority on turn 1.2? ...
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157 views

Creatures with Surge as Commander

Is it possible to use a creature with a surge ability as my commander? a creature such as Tyrant of Valakut? If so would this allow me to bypass the cost increase by using the surge ability, or would ...
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1answer
124 views

From which expansion is this magic the gathering card? [duplicate]

From which expansion is this magic the gathering card?
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Has there been known of a board game that co exists with a GM? [closed]

I was curious to know if there was a RPG themed boardgame (or a RPG in a box) that could use GM's as a primary mechanic, or just in there. Kinda like to GM as much as I like to play a board game ...
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1answer
130 views

Can I pay kicker on a creature put into play with Kaalia's ability?

I've attacked with Kaalia of the Vast and I decide to use her triggered ability to put Desolation Angel onto the battlefield. Do I get the opportunity to pay for the kicker and destroy my opponents ...
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1answer
185 views

If I use a colorless commander, can I use colored spells?

This is for Commander play. The General's mana defines what other card you get to use, BUT what happens when you have a colorless General? Can you play any other mana cards (WUBRG), OR are you stuck ...
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1answer
115 views

When do spells go to the graveyard?

Suppose I have a Jace, Vryn's Prodigy with 3 cards in my graveyard. My opponent casts Lightning Bolt on Jace. Can I attempt to Path to Exile my Jace, and then in response to my own Path, use Jace's ...
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133 views

Starting items for investigator not available

During a recent game, a player was defeated. He chose another investigator but when he came to receive the starting items, we realised that they were actually with another investigator in the game. ...
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1answer
169 views

What happens if you give Defiant Bloodlord Lifelink? Infinite Health/Damage?

What would happen if you cast a spell like Grotesque Mutation on Defiant Bloodlord, then gain life from one source or another? Theoretically, he would then deal X damage (where X is the triggering ...
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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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Does Curse of Exhaustion and Possibility Storm hard lock your opponent out of casting anything?

Does a Curse of Exhaustion enchanting my opponent hard lock my opponent out of playing anything when there is a Possibility Storm in play?
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Pandemic: The Medic and cured diseases

Does the medic remove all cubes of cured diseases from the cities he travels through? Let's say he: drives to one city (3 cured cubes) drives to another city (2 cured cubes) drives to another city (...
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1answer
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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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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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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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Can I deal damage to Hornet Nest multiple times before it dies?

If I have a Hornet Nest on the battlefield, can I cast 2x Lightning Axe on it to get 10 tokens? Or does the creature die between the first Lightning Axe and the space that the opponent has to respond? ...
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442 views

Willbreaker vs. Silverfur Partisan who gets a wolf?

With Willbreaker (mine) and Silverfur Partisan (opponents) in play if I cast an instant on their Silverfur Partisan who gets the wolf? Do I get to choose the order they go on the stack to decide this ...
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1answer
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What happens if the runner choses to play [Magnum Opus] twice?

http://www.cardgamedb.com/index.php/netrunner/android-netrunner-card-spoilers/_/core/magnum-opus-core Is there any benefit to playing the same card twice? (I understand the point for most hardware ...
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1answer
93 views

Do older versions of cards use the card types printed on the newest version? [duplicate]

On the older versions of the Magic: The Gathering card Lord of Atlantis the card type was listed as "Summon Lord" but on the newer versions it is listed as "Merfolk Lord". If I play the old version ...
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Is it okay to draw from the middle of the deck? [closed]

This question is not related to "Ticket to Ride", but while playing Ticket to Ride, the following happened: There were 5 us around the table, and to make it easier to reach for all players, we split ...
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4answers
148 views

Would it be possible to play through Pandemic Legacy more than once?

I am about to start a Pandemic Legacy campaign. I have managed to avoid spoilers so far, but I have read enough to know that the game is essentially designed to be played through once - changes are ...
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1answer
59 views

Can you play an Uno 4+ action card when you have another wild card in your hand?

My wife insists that if you have a wild card in your hand you cannot play the 4+ wild card because the first wild card constitutes having the same color card as the one on the pile. I say it does not ...
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1answer
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5 card major/weak NT bidding systems

In the part of the UK where I live, a common set of conventions played at clubs and EBU tournaments is Acol based with 5 card majors, weak NT, weak jump overcalls/truscott (and often also Benji/...
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When to leave the 20 point?

I'm relatively new to backgammon, and something I often struggle with is deciding when to leave the 20 point once I've made it. Furthermore, I also sometimes struggle with whether or not to leave the ...
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One ability on other creatures with same name? [duplicate]

The card is the "Truefire Paladin". You can pay 1 red and one white mana to activate the ability: "Truefire Paladin" get +2/+0 until end of turn". If I have another one on the field, does the ONE ...
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1answer
131 views

How do you counter pillaging skeletons?

The Pillaging Skeletons could pick everything up, take over 4 territories, get 2 extra monsters, still get 8 gold because of pillaging, have 4 large stacks of monsters (large investment to only kill 1 ...
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1answer
417 views

What are the steps to becoming a rules advisor and what kind of rulings can be made by one?

I play FNMs at a relatively small store. There isn't a judge that runs the FNMs or any that consistently play there (the crowd is casual for the most part). I know the rules fairly well and the people ...
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1answer
563 views

What happens when a fortified land stops being a land?

Darksteel Garrison is like an equipment but for land - it can fortify a land, giving it an extra ability. The Westvale Abbey is a land but once it transforms, it's no longer a land. What happens when ...
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107 views

Does removing a creature from the battlefield during the blockers declaration phase affect the damage the player will take? [duplicate]

First example: When a creature is going to attack me alone and I use Vapor Snag to return it to the other player's hand, is the combat damage prevented? Second example: If three 1/1 Soldier creatures ...

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