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What are some good tactics for the early game in Risk?

In general what do you recommend at the beginning of the game?
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3answers
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What can be played during an opponents turn?

What types of cards can you play on another players turn / i.e. sorcery or enchantments? Or can only instants/flash be played? It seems foolish to us as new players that every card other then land ...
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1answer
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Ensnaring Bridge and Cranial Plating

Let's say that I have an Ensnaring Bridge in play, and no cards in my hand. My opponent has a 0/2 Ornithopter in play, and also a Cranial Plating (and some other artifacts to pump it up). Can he ...
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1answer
46 views

Is there a limit to a player's hand size in Summoner Wars?

May a player have more than 5 cards in his hand at any time? This may happen when a card allows you to draw cards instead of attacking.
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1answer
33 views

Does Legacy's Super-human Durability and Fortitude interact?

Superhuman Durability reads: Whenever Legacy would be dealt 5 or more damage from a single source, reduce that damage by 3. Fortitude reads : Reduce damage dealt to Legacy by 1. The ...
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1answer
6k views

In MTG, what happens when a player loses in multiplayer?

In Magic: The Gathering, the rules for a player losing in a multiplayer game are quite complex, so I'd like to try to understand them by example. I would be happy to ask each of these situations as a ...
3
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1answer
110 views

What happens when an Annihilating Fire meets an indestructible card?

Annihilating Fire says: Annihilating Fire deals 3 damage to target creature or player. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead. If I deal lethal damage to an ...
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1answer
131 views

How compatible are the two versions of Netrunner?

I have a stash of the original Netrunner game. If I were to play a game against someone with the Android:Netrunner game, what changes/adjustments would we need to make?
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0answers
29 views

Where can I find a list of all the cards in Elder Sign?

I'm looking for a breakdown of the common item, unique item and spell cards so I know what my chances are when buying certain cards. I've done a bit of googling and have not come up with anything.
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7answers
959 views

What are some good games or techniques for helping kids learn to “lose gracefully”?

This is a good question asked as example on Area51. I remember when I was a kid I hated to lose, and worse; I would try to cheat to win. I don't remember when or how this attitude changed but I ...
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1answer
212 views

Is a card that was played and immediately trashed “in play”?

For the purposes of Walled Village, is a card that was played and immediately trashed considered "in play"? For example, if I play Mining Village, trashing it for the +2 coin, then play Walled ...
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1answer
59 views

MTG Multiplayer—Card Control and Losing the Game [duplicate]

I just need a bit of rules clarification that I'm confused about. If I Donate an enchantment to an opponent in a multiplayer game, and then lose the game myself, does the enchantment leave play with ...
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1answer
508 views

Can an optimal strategy for Roll Through the Ages be created for two player games on modern hardware?

Yahtzee has been weakly solved* for single player, and uses about the same dice on average. The game is probably only slightly more complex than Yahtzee. Can an optimal strategy for Roll Through the ...
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2answers
143 views

Small World: Why does it use 3-point coins? [closed]

What is the point of using 3-point coins in a base-ten coin game? There are 5s and 10s, and you can almost never exchange the two for any multiples of 3.
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1answer
37 views

Legend of Drizzt “Cavern Tile” triangle color

In the D&D Adventure game, The Legend of Drizzt, the cavern tiles have small triangles on them used to tell the players which edge of the tile will face the exploring hero. These triangles are ...
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0answers
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Taking hit from Plague Zombie

The Plague Zombie card says: If undefeated, banish the Plague Zombie, and each character at this location must succeed at a Constitution or Fortitude 6 check or be dealt 1d4 Acid damage. This means: ...
2
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0answers
105 views

Where can I find wooden pieces (or alternates) for Diplomacy?

I'd like to play Diplomacy, and have the old Avalon Hill version of the game which, unfortunately, comes with plastic pieces (stars and anchors). It also lacks indicators of who controls which supply ...
3
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1answer
90 views

Exceeding the monster limit due to an encounter

In the "The King in Yellow" expansion, there is an encounter card for the library that results in all monsters of a certain type, including those in the outskirts, relocating to the investigators ...
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1answer
68 views

Church Warden vs Reed Hut in Round 14

I'm playing an online game of Agricola right now and we've just reached Round 14. I have a 3-room Wooden Hut with 4 Family Members in it, and a Reed Hut containing my fifth token. I have also played ...
3
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1answer
126 views

Space combat game with standard deck of cards

About a year ago I was clicking around on the net and I found someone's personal blog with a description of an invented card game. It was played with a normal deck of cards. Face cards were ships, ...
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2answers
882 views

If I target my own Rancor with a Terastodon will the effect still take place and give me a 3/3 elephant token?

If I target my own Rancor with a Terastodon will the effect still take place and give me a 3/3 elephant token? I ask this question because there is a ruling on Terastodon that says: If a targeted ...
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1answer
130 views

How do multiple copies of Merrow Commerce interact?

If I have more than one copy of Merrow Commerce in play, they both trigger during my end step. Can I take actions after the first one resolves, but before the second one does? I'm thinking of ...
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3answers
939 views

Can you cast an instant damage spell between first strike and normal damage?

We had a situation occur in a game where my opponent had a creature with first strike, and I had one that didn't. They attacked and I blocked, first strike creature did it's damage which didn't kill ...
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2answers
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Does Doubling Season affect planeswalkers?

According to 306.5b, A planeswalker is treated as if its text box included, "This permanent enters the battlefield with a number of loyalty counters on it equal to its printed loyalty number." ...
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2answers
92 views

Are hosted power counters and advancement tokens the same thing?

For example: VIKTOR 2.0: Hosted Power Counter: Do 1 brain damage Aggressive Secretary: trash 1 program for each advancement token Can I advance a card that makes use of Hosted Power ...
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5answers
209 views

What techniques do high level SET players use when looking at a layout of cards?

I've played SET a few times now and have noticed some general strategies arise. At the beginning, I try to take in the distribution of the 4 characteristics so I can figure out if I should be looking ...
11
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7answers
3k views

Settlers of Catan play takes hours

I was under the impression that the play time in Settlers of Catan was more modest than say, Risk. However it seems almost as long. This is often due to a lot of trading and talk which drags on for a ...
2
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1answer
55 views

If more than one user is on a twist phase do they each draw their own phase?

In Phase 10 Twist there are only 10 twist phases. If everybody drew their own twist phase then we'd run out really quickly. So, if more than one person is on a twist phase at a time, do they all ...
4
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1answer
938 views

Additional questions for Cranium?

My group of friends really enjoys playing Cranium, but we played it so often that we all more or less memorized the questions and have plans for all the activities. Is there more content available ...
5
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2answers
175 views

If two people wanted to play Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, would each have to buy the cards?

Would there be enough cards for two players to build adequate decks with only one copy of the base set and/or the Asylum Packs, or would each player have to have their own? Thanks!
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1answer
174 views

Clarification of the Veto Card in El Grande

In El Grande, it is possible to collect a Veto card, which can be used to prevent a player from performing the action of the card they choose. It can be used to veto one card in the current round or ...
11
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3answers
472 views

Does a winning strategy exist for Don't Break the Ice?

Don't Break the Ice is a children's game, where players take turns using mallets to knock pieces of ice away from the playing field. The playfield is composed of a (6 x 6) grid of single square ...
5
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2answers
1k views

What are the rules of the game Senet?

I tried searching the game, but all I got were complicated instructions. So in basic rules, how do you play it and what do the different symbols mean?
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1answer
46 views

Does the Favor of the Pope begin in play in Condottiere?

In Condottiere, does the Favor of the Pope (white token) begin in play or does it not come into play until the first Bishop card is played?
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1answer
282 views

How can I become a better Connect Four player?

I am good player at Connect Four and I want to become better. One suggestion I found is: The ideal position is to have two potential connect-fours that need a final checker on two spaces that are ...
3
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1answer
427 views

How does the RATUKI card work?

A relative has given us a Hasbro card game called Ratuki - the rules for which can be found here. I just can't decide how the RATUKI cards are meant to work though. In normal play, a stack must be ...
6
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2answers
548 views

Can't understand the end of Game of Life

Game of Life I can't really understand the ending of this game. How do I become Bankrupt or become a Millionaire? Also, should I buy stock and insurance? Tragedies happens very infrequently and ...
3
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4answers
110 views

Effective way of shuffling small form cards

My shuffling skills leave a lot to be desired, in particular when it comes to small form cards, such as those found in Arkham Horror and number of other Fantasy flight games. What are some effective ...
4
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1answer
241 views

Does Into the Wilds stack?

The enchantment Into the Wilds allows a player to look at the top card of their library and play it if it's a land. If I have 4 Into the Wilds in play, can I look at the top card four times, and, in ...
0
votes
1answer
257 views

Can I cast Enchant Creature cards on Enchantment Creatures (Bestow) that are on another creature?

Say I have a Nessian Courser which is enchanted by a Nylea's Emmissary. I want to cast an Enchantment - Aura on the Nylea's Emissary, for example: Ordeal of Thassa. Perhaps for some reason, I ...
6
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2answers
2k views

What happens if each player has a copy of Archetype of Endurance?

Archetype of Endurance (from Born of the Gods) is a card that says Creatures you control have hexproof Creatures your opponents control lose hexproof and can't have or gain hexproof. If ...
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2answers
93 views

What would Resolve first?

If my opponent has one Timberwatch Elf tapped, and I use Yamabushi Flame on it, can my opponent respond with a Wirewood Lodge and then use Timberwatch Elf to protect it?
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4answers
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Where can I find a database with a list of all magic cards?

I am going to write a program to manage my library of Magic cards and I am looking for a database file or list of all of the cards that have been released. I know that the Gathering site is useful, ...
3
votes
1answer
182 views

If a creature with an effect is destroyed by blocking do other attacking creatures lose the effect?

I have a Rageblood Shaman that says: Other Minotaur creatures you control get +1/+1 and have trample. If I attack with it and multiple other creatures any my opponent blocks it and destroys it ...
3
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1answer
111 views

In 4-player Unspeakable Words, what is the likelihood of more than one player not going insane?

Unspeakable Words is a word game where each player tries to score 100 points without going insane. Each player begins with 5 tokens that represent their sanity. Whenever a player scores a word, they ...
6
votes
1answer
104 views

Dominion Herald's card is not an action, then what?

After you look at the top card to see if it's an action, and seeing that it is NOT an action, do you discard it or put it back? Surprisingly this is never clarified in the Guilds rule book or on the ...
7
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1answer
219 views

Why can't an overloaded Counterflux beat Pyromancer Ascension?

In his write-up of Pro Tour BTG in Valencia, pro player Gaudenis Vidugiris described this game, the last one he played to get to the top 16 (emphasis added): Round 14 I battled against RWU ...
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1answer
98 views

Most human-like chess AI [closed]

I have yet to find a chess AI that plays like a human opponent at an amateur level. Most AIs seem to do something like playing a tactically perfect game but throwing in a really bad move every now and ...
2
votes
1answer
934 views

What game are these cards from?

What game do the cards in the hands of the guy second from the right (Gin Ichimaru) come from, if they do come from from any game?
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1answer
83 views

Best places to buy board games online? [closed]

I have just recently found out about www.bookdepository.com and that they sell Fantasy Flight's games with very reasonable prices and ship the goods freely all over the globe. Since I live in the ...

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