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How do you resolve black cards in quests you haven't started in Shadows Over Camelot?

If you pull a black card that goes against a quest that you haven't started, do you still place the black card on that quest, or do you discard it? So, if you get an Excalibur card before starting the ...
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Can I read a tome in Other Worlds?

In Arkham Horror, tomes require movement points to use, e.g. Old Journal: Tome Movement: Exhaust and spend 1 movement point to make a Lore (-1) check. If you pass, gain 3 Clue tokens and discard ...
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Puerto Rico, 3-player: Which role order in the first round?

What would be the best role choice order for the first round in a 3-player game of Puerto Rico (without extension)? I often see: Settler (→ Quarry) Builder (→ Small Indigo or Small Sugar) Major ...
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1953 version of Scrabble includes 4 wooden dice - why?

I have acquired a 1953 version of Scrabble. Included with the usual 100 wooden tiles are 4 wooden dice. Each face of the dice has the dots imprinted using one of these 3 colors; red, green or ...
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Can I use Naturalize to “counter” an activated ability?

I have a question regarding activated abilities. My opponent has an Isochron Scepter (untapped). He wants to play the ability and taps it. Is it possible to destroy the Isochron Scepter with ...
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Is the Go! action card ever worth playing?

In Monopoly Deal, there is a Go! Card which uses one of your three plays for the turn in order to draw two additional cards. It seems the key to winning in this game revolve around emptying your hand ...
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Third Hole in Cribbage Board

What is the third hole at the start of the cribbage for? It's shown behind the 2 pegs in the image below:
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Puerto Rico - Custom gameplay tweaks to introduce player interactions

We have been playing Puerto Rico for on a regular basis. It's an excellent game, and one of the few well balanced games in buildup genre as: There is almost no luck factor involved. All of the ...
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Buying houses and selling hotels in a housing shortage

Here's a hypothetical situation: There are 12 houses left in the bank. Alice states she wishes to buy 6 of them for her red property group for $900. Bob owns the light blues with 3 hotels, and ...
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Spawn rules for the Overlord

We played our first two rounds of Descent a few days ago and we (3 heroes) always lost against the Overlord. The biggest issue we experienced was the summoning of enemies in direct attack distance ...
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If there are two Lighthouse Chronologist with three players, will one player be pereptually skipped?

If you would play a game with 3 people (let's call them A, B, and C) and A and B have a Lighthouse chronologist, will this make A get a turn after B, and make B get a turn after A without C getting a ...
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Citadels: Can two Circus Tents be built in the same city?

In the latest German edition of Citadels, there is an action card Circus Tent. It is played from your hand without paying any gold (and in addition to your normal building action). It's text says: ...
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What form of chess was played in seventh-century Arabia?

In Islam, there are a number of reports (of variable grades of authenticity) that the prophet Muhammad either forbade or explicitly disliked the playing of chess. As is known, he was centered in what ...
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Can I buy a district after landing there by taking the train?

In Monopoly City can I buy a district after landing there taking the train via a station? Background: I rolled the dice, went forward and ended up on a district owned by me that includes a train ...
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How do Heartless Hidetsugu and Gisela interact?

Let's say that I have Gisela, Blade of Goldnight in play and my opponent controls Heartless Hidetsugu. We both have 20 life. When Heartless Hidetsugu is tapped, each player takes 10 damage, which is ...
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Tactics for Othello

I understand that occupying the corners is desirable, as a counter placed there can never be flipped. Also, placing a counter on a square next to a corner seems to be bad as it usually hands the ...
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7 Wonders scoring question (Olympia B, copying a guild) on BSW

On BrettspielWelt, I played Olympia (B) and built the 3rd wonder stage (copy a guild). The end score confused me, and I think BSW might have implemented the scoring wrong. We were 3 players. Everyone ...
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Check for adjacency after or before using a moving tile?

I'm white player and I draw a desert card. I place my three settlements there: Now I use my special ability to move any settlement to a desert field: I choose the settlement on the right: ...
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Cards for Reanimator in Cube

What cards should a good cube supporting reanimator decks contain? Which ones are crucial and what's extra. I figure there are at least 3 types of cards: Reanimation E.g. Animate dead, Necromancy. ...
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Dictionary for Scrabble that doesn't contain ridiculous words

In playing Scrabble with friends, where can I find a dictionary that doesn't contain the ridiculous two-letter words that turn the game into a contest to see who has spent the most time reading the ...
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What happens when I copy Precursor Golem with Rite of Replication?

I came across this issue with my friend a while ago and came up with many possible answers: How many golems will you get if you copy Precursor Golem with a kicked Rite of Replication?
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Is splitting your 3 settlements allowed?

Let's say I've placed settlements in two separate forests. In both forests there are still (more than) 3 fields free. Now I draw another forest card and have to place my 3 settlements. Am I allowed ...
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Does the Void's power cancel out the Spiff's?

In cosmic encounter, one player is the Void (destroys ships instead of sending them to the warp), and another player is the Spiff (attacking player still gets a colony if they lose by 10 or more). If ...
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'Free City' with Babylon (B): How to play the special ability (2nd stage)?

You can use the special ability of Babylon (side B, 2nd stage) to get a 7th turn (EDIT: well, apparently not) where you are allowed to play your last (7th) card (which would otherwise be discarded). ...
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How good is the AI in the iOS port of Haggis?

I recently picked up the iOS port for Haggis. Although I own the physical version, and you can play it online at boardgamearena, playing versus the iOS AI has been my first experience with the game. ...
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870 views

Can you use Halicarnassus' special ability to build the wonder or to discard the card for 3 gold?

The wonder Halicarnassus has a special ability (second stage on side A, all stages on side B) that let's the player choose a card from the discard pile. (Note: In this question it is discussed if the ...
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790 views

What should you do when someone mistakenly builds the same building twice?

You're not allowed to build the same building more than once. I noticed that this rule is easily overlooked, especially in 7-player games and when the table is not that big (and so the cards need to ...
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How does jumping work in Descent 2nd Edition?

In Descent: Journeys in the Dark, 2nd Edition, the rules state: Figures cannot jump over a pit space. I never saw jumping mentioned anywhere else in the rules. How does jumping work and where is ...
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What is the exact size of all the Warhammer 40k bases?

I'm looking for a list of the dimensions of all the bases in Warhammer 40k. I know there is a 60mm base, for large models, and there is one that is 120mm x 55mm for really large models. I don't ...
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When drawing cards for each produced good, does it include goods produced on windfall worlds?

My friends and I have had disagreements about how one particular kind of production power works in Race for the Galaxy: powers that involve drawing cards for each good produced, e.g. Diversified ...
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If Koth of the Hammer's plus one ability ends at end of turn, doesn't it make it useless?

How does Koth of the Hammer's plus one ability work when it ends right after you use it and the Mountain turned into a creature has summoning sickness (part of the rulings on Gatherer)?
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How far away does Reach let you hit?

The rules for Reach read: The Reach keyword allows the figure to use a Melee attack to target a figure up to two spaces away, rather than only adjacent spaces. The target still needs to be in ...
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Is there an unofficial term for an artifact that produces mana?

Some terms have an unofficial but widely known meaning in Magic jargon. For example, a "cantrip" is a spell that lets you draw a card, and a "bear" is a vanilla 2/2 (with "vanilla" having its own ...
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Pros and Cons of running a deck with no 1-mana spells?

Sometimes I've noticed myself building decks that have no spells that cost 0 or 1 mana, and instead have extra spells that cost 2 mana to make sure I don't get crushed in the early game. 1-drops only ...
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Initial setup for a house game

I just bought a 300 piece poker set and none of the pieces have a denomination on them. I have white (100 count), red (50 count), green(50 count), blue (50 count), and black (50 count) pieces. I ...
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Bridge bidding - how do I decide whether or not to bid 1NT with weakness in a particular suit?

If I'm inclined to bid NT with 15-17 points, but am weak in one suit, how weak can I be, and still bid 1NT, as opposed to bidding 1 club, to find out if my partner can show strength e.g. a stopper in ...
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Marking white borders with black marker

Is it legal in competitive play to fill in the border of white-bordered MtG cards with black marker? Which marker would be best to use, and why?
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What is the limit on selling during your turn?

Bohnanza (known under different names in different countries) Is a rather simple game intended to have a quick learning curve. So, the rulebook is brief and thus there are some gaps that are not ...
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How can I practice my opening leads in bridge?

After playing bridge for several months, I feel my declarer play and bidding have improved to a beginner-intermediate level. However, I think my skill at making an opening lead is that of a novice at ...
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Can creatures with Undying or Persist escape from Grave Betrayal?

Can creatures with Undying or Persist escape from Grave Betrayal? 702.77a Persist is a triggered ability. "Persist" means "When this permanent is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, if it ...
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Players who can't seem to follow the rules — What can be done?

Non--board-game people keep making up their own rules, without knowing it. I'm talking about players who are intelligent and literate, but who don't generally play board games. Is there anything a ...
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When a land is granted a basic land type, what effects does that have?

For example: I imagine this card is useful specifically because it denies the opponent the appropriate color of mana, if they are not already playing a blue deck. If I make a Swamp into an Island, ...
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Are the card backs identical for Once Upon a Time 2nd and 3rd editions?

I was just about to order Once Upon a Time with the extra blank cards pack, when I found out that a third edition of the game had just been released. Are the card backs the same, so I can mix ...
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How do I decapitate the enemy force?

I ran across a critique of the game Diskwars that I did not quite follow. "There was an easy way to basically teleport a good unit to the far side of the battlefield, then decapitate the enemy force ...
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Does Father Joseph take a wound if Strength of Spirit fails?

Father Joseph has the Strength of Spirit ability: take a wound to cancel any Zombie Card on the roll of 3+ Does this mean that Father Joseph only takes a wound if the roll is successful, or does ...
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Is the Signal Flare a gun?

We played Last Night On Earth yesterday and got a little confused as to whether or not the Signal Flare was a gun. I had Father Joseph in the Gun Shop and I thought that the Signal Flare was a gun ...
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How can I tell which sets are currently legal in various formats?

I haven't played Magic: the Gathering since the days of Onslaught and Mirrodin, and I would like to try to catch back up. Since all my cards are quite dated now, I may be more interested in formats ...
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Will a Havengul Vampire get its +1/+1 counter for killing a creature and prevent it from dying?

Suppose my opponent has a Havengul Vampire, and I have a Young Wolf which has a +1/+1 counter on it so it is 2/2. What happens if they deal damage to each other, for example during combat? Will the ...
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Why creature enchantments aren't playable?

I've read an article recently about the M 2013 core set and it states that: Well, everyone knows creature enchantments aren’t playable... Why exactly creature enchantments aren't playable? I'm ...
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Does a Angel of Glory's Rise and a Fiend Hunter combo work like I think it does?

The scene I envision is that I have a graveyard full of humans, one of which is a Fiend Hunter. I play Angel of Glory's Rise and put all my humans from my graveyard and onto the battlefield, and when ...

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