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What are all the promo cards available for Dominion?

What are all the promo cards available for Dominion? I found Black Market, Envoy, Walled Village, Governor, and Stash on the Board Game Geek Store. Are there more? Some of the promo cards are out ...
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ipad implementation of board games with strong AI [closed]

I sometimes enjoy playing some board games like ticket to ride or settlers of catan on my ipad. In most cases I prefer to play against the AI, because it allows me to pause the game and continue at a ...
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Can someone counter a creature ability with a counter target creature?

If I activate a creature ability that puts creatures on the battlefield, can my opponet counter it with a counter target creature spell?
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Opening bids with no long suits

My partner and I play a strong NT and 5 card Majors. However, we're unsure how to open strong hands with no long suits. For example, how do we open a 4432 hand with 16-19 high card points or 20-22 ...
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American Five Card majors - using Jacoby to respond to a 2NT opening bid

Playing Bridge last night my partner opened 2NT, showing 20-21 points. I had 11 HCP and a five card major. I used Jacoby Transfer, calling 3 hearts and my partner responded 3 spades (all OK so far) I ...
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Can a player respond while a spell is resolving?

I cast Wistful Thinking on my opponent, whose hand has two Mountain cards. Wistful Thinking resolves and my opponent draws a Shock and another Mountain. Can my opponent cast Shock before discarding ...
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Combat damage assignment with multiple blockers

After reading the comprehensive rules, the answer to these questions seem clear, but I'm still having trouble reconciling them in my mind. Here on some scenarios: (1) My opponent attacks me with a ...
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Is it required that someone is Admiral?

When starting a game of Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game, the three players selected Roslin, Tyrol, and Apollo. Per page 5 of the rules, none of us are the Admiral. Then we got a Crisis card that ...
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What happens in Go if you “take back” a ko before making a ko threat?

In Go, there is a potentially repetitive sequence of moves called a "ko." So if your opponent takes a ko from you, you have to make a move elsewhere on the board, called a ko threat, before "taking ...
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Is it possible to intentionally draw a game?

I was told today that it's possible to do an effective "friendly mulligan" (draw to 7 cards) by intentionally tying the game and starting a new one. I've heard of people intentionally drawing ...
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When can I scramble?

In Axis and Allies Pacific, What constitutes an adjoined sea space for a scramble? Sea space in square contains the fighters or all sea spaces that touch that square?
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Has anyone made regular-themed version of the Star Trek Catan role cards?

I see that "Star Trek" catan has some extra role cards, which add a new element to the game (and are the only things that do). I'd like to try these, but I don't really like the "Star Trek" theme, ...
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Self-Referencing Effects when a Monster is Destroyed

Keep the general implications in mind but, in particular, consider "Banisher of the Radiance". Its effect reads, "Any card sent to the Graveyard is removed from play instead." So does this monster ...
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Starting a Skaven army: Pros and Cons?

After playing much Warhammer 40K and building some Space Marine and Orks, I've been looking into starting a Warhammer Fantasy army, more specifically Skaven, because of the cool-looking models and the ...
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What are the differences between Pandemic and Pandemic 2013?

I have seen that there is a new edition of Pandemic for 2013. What are the differences between Pandemic and the "New Challenge" version? Can I convert my original edition to use any of the new ...
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Too few resource cards to distribute, but only one player receiving that resource type. Do they get the cards?

Let's set up a simple example to illustrate what I'm getting at: A player has a city bordering an ore tile, and they are the only player with a settlement bordering an ore tile. There is only 1 ore ...
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Do Attached Cards follow the Swapped Monster when Creature Swap is used?

Suppose you have cards attached to a creature, and then use Creature Swap. Do those attached cards follow the monster to the other side of the field?
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Victory in Yugioh by Unusual Means

My first question is: Is it true that if your opponents obtains more than 5 back field cards (traps, etc) that they automatically lose? I realize you cannot lay more than 5 cards in that area, but ...
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Negative and Infinite ATK in Yugioh

Two questions: (-1) Everyone I've spoke to says that you cannot have negative ATK, why? It's not in the rule book so it seems that if I could reduce the ATK of an opponent to become negative then in ...
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What does a combo deck based around Thran Lens look like?

I like building casual decks based around obscure rares. This one has been sitting in my collection forever, and I've never used it. I'm completely stumped. Thran Lens is a two mana artifact that ...
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Has any mathematical analysis of The Resistance been done?

I played The Resistance for the first time a couple weeks ago and am interested in writing a simulation program to test strategies. I know that mathematical analysis has been done on Mafia proper, but ...
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If creatures targeted by Living Inferno's ability all die, what happens?

If I were to target a ton of creatures with Living Inferno's ability and then all those creatures were to die (or be sacrificed, per Dismiss Into Dream) in response to Living Inferno's ability going ...
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How are Swindler's effects resolved in a multiplayer game?

I play Swindler in a 3-player game. Does each player reveal, trash, and gain in turn order, or all reveal, then trash and gain in turn order? I was thinking that it would matter in the following ...
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Can I combo Dismiss Into Dream with Living Inferno or Cauldron of Souls?

So, at the Prerelease this past weekend I pulled a Dismiss Into Dream from the packs I won. I LOVE the flavor of this card and I think I could abuse it. I wanted to check on rulings though: Dismiss ...
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Is Ultimate Tic Tac Toe solved?

Ultimate Tic Tac Toe is an interesting variant of Tic Tac Toe where in each of the 9 fields, “regular” game of Tic Tac Toe is played; see the link for details. Has this game been solved already? ...
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478 views

Could Armed/Dangerous target an opponent's creature, to force a block with all creatures in play?

Could I target an opponent's creature, then use all creatures from both sides to block that creature, so that Bam! I get rid of something nasty? I think this because the wording on Dangerous says "ALL ...
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Why it is important to make a delayed raise and not jump directly to 4-lvl? (System: simple SAYC)

On responding with 13 pts and 4-card major support why it is important to make a delayed raise (e.g. change suit and only then jump to 4-lvl) and not jump directly to 4-lvl- what added value does it ...
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Can House Arryn be used under the rules of the base game?

In the Feast for Crows expansion a new house (House Arryn) was introduced along with a new set of rules for a 4 player game that changed the way you scored victory points. Is it possible to use House ...
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Can I use the Finger of God on other players' turns?

In Monty Python Fluxx, the Finger of God reads: If you have this on the table you may smite (i.e. discard) any Creeper. After smiting, you must put this card back into your hand. Can I use it ...
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What does it mean when the Animator “counts as” the Finger of God?

In Monty Python Fluxx, the Animator reads: Counts as the Finger of God if the real Finger of God is not on the table. Does it mean that the Animator has just the nominal value of the Finger of ...
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Why is queen placement on the first turn disallowed?

While official rules allow placing the queen on the very first turn, online play, community and tournaments prohibit it. Why? Does it provide an unfair advantage? Does it quickly lead to a draw? Can ...
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Number Wheel/0-9 Decagon gear for board game?

Is there a 0-9 number wheel / plastic decagon thing available for board game construction? I previously asked a question about possible techniques for tracking multiple variables. Here I am asking ...
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Keeping track of many independent variables on a physical board?

I have a large number of independent variables which I would like to represent on a physical game board. One idea I had was to implement these using rotating disks, a little like the metal spinning ...
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Choosing the right Duel Deck

In our gaming circle there is one person who's unfamiliar with M:tG. Now, we had the idea of buying a duel deck to get her into it (at least so her presence is not excluding / excluded by Magic as The ...
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759 views

Can you leave Tokyo voluntarily?

In King of Tokyo, you gain victory points for entering (and starting your turn in) Tokyo, but it's very painful to stay there - all of the other monsters are trying to kill you. Can you leave Tokyo ...
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Is a deck with extra aces more beneficial to a dealer, or a player?

If a deck, being used for BlackJack, contains extra Aces, does the dealer have an advantage, or vice versa. Additionally, do less aces cause an effect on the dealer or players advantage?
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MTG: Zegana, Mul Daya Channellers and Green Suns's Zenith

Suppose I have Mul Daya Channelers (only her) in play and have some creature on top of the library so Mul Daya is 5/5. Now I play Green Sun's Zenith and find Prime Speaker Zegana and put her into ...
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Does Feast for Crows Expansion balance 4 player Game of Thrones?

Feast for Crows expansion came out relatively recently for A Game of Thrones: The Board Game 2nd Edition. The core set is playable 3-6 players, however, 4 player was terribly unbalanced. The expansion ...
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Can Amber Prison prevent multiple permanents from untapping?

Amber Prison reads You may choose not to untap Amber Prison during your untap step. 4, Tap: Tap target artifact, creature, or land. That permanent doesn't untap during its controller's untap ...
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What are the rules for Zombivors?

A friend got some new survivors with Zombivors (zombified survivors) on the back side of their character card. But there are no rules explaining how to play a Zombivor! What are the rules for ...
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Does a Sengir Vampire survive when blocked by four 1/1s?

I attack with Sengir Vampire which is a 4/4 My opponent declares four 1/1 blockers Would Sengir Vampire die or would it gain counters from the three 1/1 creatures that died before attacking the ...
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Clarifying combat damage to player with abilities like Bloodthirst and Cipher

For cards like Vampire Outcasts or Shadow Slice, does Bloodthirst/Cipher only activate when combat damage is dealt directly to a player? For example, if an opponent blocks my attacking creature then ...
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Do triggered abilities still trigger if the creature is tapped?

For example if Falkenrath Noble was tapped and another creature dies then would his triggered ability still trigger or only if it was not tapped?
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How to properly play activated abilities of twilight drover and other creatures?

When playing Twilight Drover with multiple counters, I have the following questions which also apply to other creatures: How many times can I play the activated ability within one turn when it does ...
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Cities and Knights: Played to virtual deadlock

Recently I have been playing cities and knights with fish and harbor master. Victory points needed to win is 15. The last two times we have played we have basically played to a deadlock. No one ...
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Settlers Cities and Knights + Fish: Cost of a commodity

When using fish, the card states that 4 fish are used to buy a resource. What is the cost, in fish, of a commodity?
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111 views

How do fish and road building cards apply to bridges?

How many fish does it take to build a bridge? If you get a road building development/progress card how does that apply to bridges?
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On-Going / Long Running Game [duplicate]

Are there any Board or Card games that can be played where not players are not required to be there at the games start in order to play? I'm thinking a game that runs similar to an MMORPG where anyone ...
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1answer
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Is there a card that protects me from a (self-)milling death?

Is there a card with the ability: You do not lose the game being for unable to draw a card? I've found one so far; Mine, Mine, Mine! but it applies to all players. A little back story; I have ...
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Can I take a jack if I'm at the hand limit?

When at the hand limit, I can always draw one card. Does this include a jack, or can I only draw a face down card from the deck?

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