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Do Regenerate and/or Totem Armor counteract the Legend rule?

Can a regeneration shield or a totem armor aura protect a Legendary creature from getting killed by a clone of itself?
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Question about MTG card Flamebreak

I was using Flamebreak during the MTG pc game, and I had a 5/4 without flying. I used it, and the 5/4 died! Why? It says it only deals 3 dmg to non-flying creatures.
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Scrabble variation: use double and triple word scores (but not double/triple letter scores) twice?

Is there a popular Scrabble variation that: lets you play double/triple word scores twice, once vertically and once horizontally? does NOT let you play double/triple letter scores twice? This ...
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Battlestar Galactica: what is the most critical resource?

In the Battlestar Galactica basic game, what is the most critical resource between Fuel, Food, Morale and Population? Does it change with the 6-player FFG optional rule where humans start with 8 ...
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Avoiding stealing a resource when moving the robber in Catan

Is it allowed to move the robber, but not take a random resource from another player? Avoiding stealing a resource may sound odd. One reason you might want to: you need to play a soldier card to move ...
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149 views

Magic the gathering box

I am trying to do a calculation for modern masters that is coming out next year and to complete it I need to know, How many commons, uncommons, rares and mythics are in a regular set of mtg(Scars of ...
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What are good general strategies for Tigris & Euphrates? [closed]

I've recently discover Reiner Knizia's game called Tigris & Euphrates. It didn't take long to convince me that this game is great and quite deep. I've played only a few times, but enjoyed all of ...
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Is 3-4 player Labyrinth endgame necessarily a deadlock?

I played Ravensburger's Labyrinth with two friends, and we didn't manage to finish the game. As far as I can see, you can never effectively move your piece more than 2 steps during your turn (step 1 ...
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Can a player use only the communal cards when selecting their best hand?

In Texas Hold'em, there are 5 communal cards that are shared by all players, and 2 hole cards, that are private and may only be used by the player that the cards were dealt to. Can we just select all ...
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If you pass GO, do you collect 200 at the end of the turn or as you pass GO?

This is to settle a current dispute with our game. Here's the scenario: Someone rolled the dice and landed on Community Chest, passing GO in the process. They picked up the card and it read 'Pay 10 ...
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How many of the same artifact can be on the battlefield at once?

How many of the same artifact can be on the battlefield at once? For example, could I play more than one Dragon's Claw or Angel's Feather?
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Is it possible to have a tie in Munchkin?

One of my friends asked me this question recently, and I couldn't answer it, so I thought I'd pass it along: Is it possible to have a tie in Munchkin (elf assisting in a victory to have two people ...
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Worldfire order of events

Say I have a Keldon Marauders on the battlefield. The card reads: When Keldon Marauders enters the battlefield or leaves the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to target player. I then cast Worldfire. ...
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Is team approval voting kept secret?

In The Resistance the rules state that everyone votes on the team selected by the team leader, and then reveals their votes. However I was taught by a friend that the votes are randomized by the ...
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Hunt re-rolls in the presence of Sauron's servants or Strongholds

How should I understand this rule (rulebook p.41, Hunt Re-rolls)? Does it refer to the last known position of the Fellowship, or does the free peoples' player have to tell the shadow player that he ...
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1answer
56 views

When to make a small bet in two-player Haggis?

In the game of Haggis, you can make a big bet (30 points) or a small bet (15 points). I've always wondered what the use is of making a 15 point bet instead of 30. If you're pretty sure that you're ...
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What are legal ways to use the Dispatcher's special ability in Pandemic?

I don't quite understand what the person playing the Dispatcher role is allowed and disallowed to do. If the Dispatcher wants to move i.e. the Medic's pawn, does he need the approval of the owner ...
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348 views

After the initial meld, can I do multiple moves in the same turn?

I have to code a program that suggests what to do depending on the situation of a Rummikub game. More about Rummikub: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rummikub In Wikipedia's explanation, I quote: ...
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422 views

When to reveal what you saw using the Map card in Saboteur?

When playing as a Digger, when is the best time to share the knowledge about one of the destination cards with the other players? Should the digger tell other players this information immediately to ...
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How do Captivating Vampire and Deadeye Navigator abilities interact?

In a recent casual game, an opponent controlled a Captivating Vampire and had enough untapped Vampire creatures in play to use its ability. I had a Deadeye Navigator on the battlefield, and on my ...
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276 views

What are the differences between Vinci and Small World?

Small World has been described as a re-implementation of Vinci, but I've heard that there are some non-trivial differences. How do these two games differ in terms of rules/mechanics and feel of play? ...
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How is Words With Friends different from Scrabble?

I like to play a game called Words With Friends, which is a freenium version of Scrabble. I thought it was however functionally the same. However, I've just seen that Zynga, the creators of the game, ...
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505 views

First Auction Power Plant in Power Grid?

Ok, let's say we just started Power Grid game for 4 players: A, B, C and D. We will be focusing on Step 1st/Phase 2nd, which is the first Auction Power Plants phase in the game. We have (randomly) ...
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381 views

Weight and dimensions of Hive game pieces?

What are the exact dimensions and weight of the bug pieces used in the game Hive? What are they made of?
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301 views

What are good tips and suggestions for first-time Junta players?

We'll be pulling Junta off the shelf for the first time in years, and our group will consist of players who haven't played since the last time years ago, and players who have never played it at all. ...
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What should I consider when selecting a Prize to take with my Tournament?

Straight forward really: What are the strengths and weaknesses of each Prize? What play styles do they complement well? Also, apart from the obvious (late in the game), when should I take a Duchy ...
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185 views

How to balance influence vs territorial plays on a 13x13 board?

Most of the answers to "What is a good opening on a 13x13 board?" deal generally with the differences between large and medium boards. I'd like to ask more generally about how I should be thinking on ...
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Does the Battlestar Galactica game spoil the TV series?

I've watched the first few episodes of Battlestar Galactica, and a friend recently got the game. We love The Resistance, and I'm eager to try a similarly deceptive game with more going on than just ...
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86 views

How do different sizes of Hnefatafl play?

There are some variants of Tafl games that involve differently-sized boards. Obviously there is more to a game than its size, but how do the different variations of the board size affect play?
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Hesitating as bluff

The contracting player leads a trump. As the next player I make an obvious hesitation before playing my singleton 10 of trumps. At the end of the hand my opponent, who did not call the director, ...
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1answer
246 views

How many missed triggers are necessary before you begin to have Game Losses and/or DQs?

While reviewing the latest changes to the Magic Infraction Procedure Guide, I notice that a missed trigger is considered a Warning, but that, Judges should not intervene in a missed trigger ...
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105 views

When should I send my current civilization into decline?

In Vinci, you play a civilization for some period of time and then declare it to be "in decline", meaning you sit out a turn and then start a new one. If you go into decline too quickly you're ...
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What edition of Empire Builder do I have?

My family has an old edition of Empire Builder by Mayfair games, and the box I have isn't listed on Boardgame Geek's edition list. I found an image of the box on that site. It is pre-fourth edition, ...
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854 views

Battlestar Galactica: why Pegasus sympathiser is better

I've heard the sympathiser in Pegasus Expansion is far more interesting to play than the one in the basic game. What makes it so different?
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How can I keep track of things, in Discworld: Ankh-Morpork?

I'm lost. Flummoxed and worse, confused by this game. I consistent fail to set up any sort of set piece, or notice when someone else is doing even the least sneaky, sneak move. I'm often in last ...
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759 views

How can I make Betrayal at House on the Hill less confusing?

A love to play Betrayal at House on the Hill, it's my favourite game at the moment and I'm sure it'll stay that way for a long time. Some of my friends have complained that it gets long-winded and ...
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1answer
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How important is base size in Warhammer 40K?

I have a Tau sniper I want to put on a rocky out-cliff, that would require using a non-standard base (a larger one). Is that allowed in the rules? Would it fly in a casual game?
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Are copied spells cast from the graveyard?

If you copy Increasing Confusion or any other "cast from the graveyard" spell with Increasing Vengeance, does the copy act like it was cast from the graveyard? Or, since the copy technically was not ...
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Are there guaranteed winning strategies for Quarto?

As we all know in standard tic-tac-toe the game can't be won if both players play optimally. So: Is Quarto a game that will end in a draw if both players play optimally? If yes, what are the most ...
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1answer
161 views

Looking for a specific variant of Tic-Tac-Toe

I came across a nice variant of Tic-Tac-Toe game, but since I don't know the game, nor remember the exact parameters of the game, it is hard to find info about it, as existence of optimal strategies ...
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How can I teach other people game rules?

I am a game enthusiast. I mostly enjoy board games, card games and things like party games that require no preparations. My friends know that about me, and they seem to treat me as an official Rules ...
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Rival Executioner draws Robespierre…does this end the day?

The Rival Executioner card requires that, upon his execution, you take the noble from the top of the deck and "collect" it. My friend drew Robespierre, who, when collected, ends the day. We didn't ...
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How can we play a shorter but satisfying game of Arkham Horror?

I've only played about half a dozen games of Arkham Horror, and they ranged in length from about 3 hours to aborting after 8. These were all games with 5-6 players, with just the base game (no ...
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348 views

How does Jester interact with the Knights?

Each of the Knights has a different name. If someone reveals a Knight when I play a Jester, can I gain a Knight, or do I gain nothing since there isn't a second Dame Anne (or whomever) available in ...
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119 views

What are the name and rules of this hand signing spell game?

I remember finding the rules to this game on the internet, oh, 15 years ago or so. The players (typically (or necessarily?) two) sit around a table. At every "turn" - for advanced play indicated by ...
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3answers
553 views

When during your upkeep can you cast upkeep spells?

Certain spells in Arkham Horror can only be cast on upkeep. One example is "Voice of Ra": Upkeep Phase: You may cast and exhaust to gain +1 to all skill checks for the rest of this turn. The ...
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1answer
460 views

How can I learn to play chess blindfold?

I'm an intermediate-level amateur chess player. How would I go about learning how to accurately play a complete game of chess, blindfolded? What skills are needed, and how are they practiced? In ...
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Where can I find the most reliable information on upcoming boardgame releases?

Usually I just troll my FLGS to see what new has popped up and that works for me. However, right now I have a pressing need to figure out what games have been recently released, and which will be ...
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Does Steel Hellkite destroy cards in my opponent's library and hand?

The rules for Steel Hellkite say any nonland permanent with converted mana cost X gets destroyed if I deal combat damage this turn. The second ruling states "It doesn't matter who controlled ...
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Can you use a planeswalker ability even if the planeswaker doesn't have enough loyalty?

For example Tamiyo, the Moon Sage. Can I use the -8 ability even though she only has 4 loyalty? I understand it would kill her. Or would I have to get 8 loyalty first with the +1 ability?

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