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How can I tell if these vintage boardgames are worth anything?

My grandparents passed away recently, and my mother is cleaning out their house. They have some vintage board games (ca. 1960's, maybe?) in their house, and she's wondering what to do with them. I ...
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What are good standard strategies for Carcassonne ?

I've only just discovered Carcassonne (thanks to the iPhone app), but I keep losing (in 3-player games). Which standard strategies are there? (game without extensions, 3-4 players). One strategy per ...
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Can you re-equip equipment to the same creature?

Murderer's Axe has an equip cost: discard a card, and since madness runs off discarding, this can be rather useful. Can an equipment card be re-equipped to the same creature that already has it ...
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Bidding a high point Bridge hand

I'm south. I have: ♠️ A 10 5 ♥️ A ♦️ A K Q J 8 ♣️ A Q 10 8 East opened the bidding with 3♥️. What should I bid?
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When is International TableTop Day?

I have heard of "International TableTop Day" being a celebration of board games and roleplaying games, and that some stores have events for it. When is that?
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Do board game publishers design games 'in house', or do they merely publish games by external designers?

My understanding is that a book publisher typically publishes the work of an author, and takes responsibility for the printing and distribution of the book, and take some kind of percentage of the ...
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Karlov of the Ghost Council and Extort

Will Karlov of the Ghost Council gain its counters if I use extort right after playing it? E.g.: I play him, then I use extort because I played him, will it gain its counters?
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What are the best ways to manage challenges to the storyteller?

The rules list various subjective ways players can force a storyteller to end her turn when she: Gets stuck Contradicts the story Rambles Is too silly Introduces unimportant elements What have you ...
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Question regarding exchanging territory cards in Risk

I am reading the rules of Risk, and at the top of the second column (in 3. Exchanging Territory Cards) it says that "if you hold 5 or more cards, you MUST exchange one or more sets on your turn". A ...
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Playing multiple Eldritch Horror expansions

Are there rules governing playing more than one expansion? Arkham Horror has a couple rules when there is more than one side board attached, but I haven't seen any documentation on modifications to ...
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How does the timing work when area-of-effect damage creates new targets?

In Sentinels of the Multiverse, the villain Gloomweaver has this power: "Whenever a Cultist is destroyed, search the Villain trash for a Zombie card and put it into play." Suppose that I use a power ...
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How does the timing work on damage redirection?

In Sentinels of the Multiverse, the villain Apostate has a card called the Orb of Delirium. This card has 12hp, and it says: "Whenever a Villain Relic other than this card would be dealt Damage, ...
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How many creatures should be in a draft deck?

How many creatures should the average, typical draft deck contain? Obviously this depends on a multitude of factors, including the kinds of creatures in your deck, the kinds of non-creatures you have ...
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1answer
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What happens when a non-token creature loses all abilities, is exiled, then returns?

So I was playing with some friends and we ran into a problem. My opponent had a creature with both hexproof and indestructible. I drew and played Polymorphist's Jest. I then attacked with my ...
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Axis & Allies G40 Transport Question

Can a transport enter a hostile sea zone, that was cleared of hostile ships (during the combat phase), during the non-combat phase to pick up friendly units. For example: If the UK fleet N of Egypt ...
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Does “cards with the same name can't be played” affect tokens?

So a friend of mine has a card with the ability "Name a card. Cards that share a name with that card cannot be played." My question is does this work on tokens? I play a zombie token deck mainly, ...
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Can Operations be attacked in Pixel Tactics?

In Pixel Tactics 2 and some other versions, there are Operations (Ongoing Orders) that sit in the reserve spot of your unit. Do these count as heroes that can be attacked, or are they there for 4 ...
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Can poison action card destroy Warbot?

In the Smash Up game, Ninjas have a poison action card. Will it have any effect on Warbot, who is a minion which cannot be destroyed? Poison - Play on a minion. Destroy any number of actions on ...
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1answer
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Where do I insert the exit tile in a 1-2 player game

In Escape: The Curse of the Temple, the rules say if you are playing 1-2 players to insert the exit tile in the middle of the draw pile With the base game (I'm assuming expansions maybe add to ...
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1answer
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Is having the Mask Omen Card stolen from you have the same effect as taking it off?

Let's say an explorer is wearing the Mask Omen Card that has an effect causing you to gain two knowledge and lose two sanity when you put it on. It says when you take off the mask, the effect of the ...
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2answers
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Can Bunker's Grenade Launcher be used on the same target 3 times?

Bunker's Grenade Launcher power says "Deal 2 damage to a target, may deal 2 damage to another target, may deal 1 damage to another target." Does that imply that each target would have to be unique? Or ...
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Angel's Grace and Phyrexian Unlife

I am at -10 life from Ad Nauseam but I don't lose due to Phyrexian Unlife. If my opponent attacks me with all their creatures (for infect-> poison counters) and I use Angel's Grace what happens to my ...
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Are there any single-screen human-vs-human go clients/programs available?

This is a question about Go software, so it might not be the correct place to ask this, but I expect it to be the best place. ;) I want to give a group of people a quick overview on Go but I don't ...
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1answer
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Researcher with the coworker relationship

The coworker relationship sticker states: Co workers: you may share knowledge as long as one if you is in the correct city. (The researcher may give any card to their co worker for one action) My ...
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1answer
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Can a Counterspell basically counter more than one spell? [duplicate]

I'm on my main phase. I cast a 2/2 creature, and want to enchant it in the same phase. I cast the creature - no counterspell. I then want to cast a +3/+3 Aura enchantment on that creature, and ...
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Board game from buddhism inspired manga

I am trying to identify this game. My English is so poor I can't describe this game and "google" it.
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What's the odds of Selvala's parley granting 2 or more mana?

I am trying to figure out what are the chance if getting 2 or more mana after parleying Selvala, Explorer Returned, assuming that using commander/EDH one third of the deck is land and that at least ...
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4answers
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How/where can I get comments from strong players on my gameplay?

I'd like to get advice from strong go players - let's say amateur 6D+ or pros. What are my options for getting that advice? I am not necessarily looking for full game reviews, rather comments on one ...
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2answers
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when south makes a bid and west 'doubles', does this mean west could become the declarer?

this is a very beginner question, and perhaps elementary for this site, but here is a new player who has not actually played before. so my question is simply this; if south bids, say 2 spade, and west ...
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1answer
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Where does the term “cube” come from?

In Magic, a cube is a collection of cards that is handpicked to make a good draft. A cube draft is a type of limited format that uses a cube to draft from. But what does "cube" mean? Does it refer to ...
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Othello (Reversi) Online community

Are there any online big communities similar to FICS or Chess.com for Othello (Reversi) where you can play against many players and so on?
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Does “Drive Him Back!” also prevent advancement of the monster on this turn?

Castle Panic's "Drive Him Back" states: Play this card and move 1 Monster all the way back into the Forest, keeping it in the same numbered arc. Does that monster then stay there during the next ...
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What happens with the Royal Navy when all players fled the battle?

This question is similar to Fleeing the Navy, in Pirate's Cove but it's seeking to clarify a different aspect. When all players fled from the Royal Navy, what happens with the Royal Navy: Is it ...
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1answer
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Do I lose a card if I roll 3 bad luck symbols and spend some of them?

If I buy Pension, which costs two bad luck symbols, do I still suffer misfortune because I initially rolled 3 bad luck symbols? The rules state that you select cards as step 2 and then resolve bad ...
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Othello - Most number of legal moves in a given turn

Can anyone help me figure out the what the largest number of possible moves for a given turn would be in Othello/Reversi? On the first turn, there are 4 possible legal moves, the next player has 3 ...
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1answer
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Looking at your the last card played

Is it legal for declarer to look at his/her last card played after the cards from that round are all face down?
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What are the major changes between Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization and the first game?

Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization is described as a new edition of Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization. What are the major changes between the two versions?
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1answer
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Do creatures from outside the game go to the graveyard?

Okay, so I was looking through some eldrazi to purchase and I came across Spawnsire of Ulamog. I want to purchase it for my deck but I want to know how it works before I buy it. My question is, ...
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How do you protect your Munchkin cards?

I love playing Munchkin, but haven't found a good way to protect the cards. So, how do you protect your beloved Munchkin cards?
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Is there any complete downloadable Pokémon TCG text database?

I'm aware those guys have such a database, but I couldn't find any way to download it. Not even access it by an API. Is there any one of those available for download?
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Can you play the Crisis Expansion's Crisis Mode with the core game and Heroes Unite combined?

The description for the DC Comics Deck Building Game: Crisis Expansion 1 says the following: This is not a standalone product. DC Comics Deck-building Game or Heroes Unite is required to play. ...
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1answer
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Do I decide {X} for cards in my library for effects and abilities asking for a particular CMC?

Suppose I have Yisan, the Wanderer Bard on the battleground with 5 verse counters. And then suppose I have something in my library with an {X} in the mana cost, like a Genesis Hydra. Do I get to ...
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1answer
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What happens when a player controls multiple identical monsters?

The rules already specify that when multiple players have the same Monster Card, all monsters of that type will activate when any single monster acts. When drawing new Monster Cards, if you already ...
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What are the changes in the Revised Edition of Curse of the Dark Pharaoh?

I recently picked up a copy of the Miskatonic Horror expansion. In the rules, it says Note: Miskatonic Horror is designed to be used with the revised edition of The Curse of the Dark Pharaoh. If ...
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What's the longest possible forced repetition in Go?

Assume no superko rules so the game would end with no result. And both players are willing to play the shortest possible cycle as long as they don't give their opponent a chance to win. There are 4 ...
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What do board game publishers do? What are the difference between them? [closed]

Board games are usually published by one of a variety of different board game publishers - such as Fantasy Flight or Z-Man Games. My question is - what do the publishers do - and what's the ...
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1answer
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Bang! Fistful and Boots

What happens with fistful and boots? Do you draw for the hits from fistful between the hits? Boots (1 stock, 3 cost, black border) For each lost life point, you draw 1 card from deck. A Fistful of ...
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1answer
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Why do cards miss their timing?

My specific question is regarding Lightpulsar Dragon and why it misses it's timing (such as when synchro summoning), while cards like Tuningware don't. I am mainly just looking for an explanation as ...
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1answer
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Using Mimicry on an invalid target

I have some questions about which of these are legal plays when attacking a creature that has the mimicry attribute. Setup: I have a creature that only has mimicry on it. It is attacked by another ...
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1answer
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What's the price difference in producing different quality game cards?

I've been a bit disappointed in the past the quality of game components, primarily the cards, in certain games. For example Citadels and Timeline have cheap cardboard cards that look like they'll ...

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