-1
votes
1answer
85 views

Effect of Blood Feud

Blood Feud lets two creatures fight each other. Is it similar to normal combat? As I understand it, after a combat you use up your power and toughness. If there are 3/4 and 2/2, and they combat each ...
1
vote
2answers
47 views

Use of the special power “Diplomat” against another player not yet entered the game in Smallworld [duplicate]

If you're playing a race with the special power "Diplomat" during the first round, are you allowed to declare peace with a player that has not yet entered the game?
2
votes
0answers
48 views

How do I make Home Builders more fun? [closed]

Home Builders is a cooperative game, published by Family Pastimes and Zonnespel/Sunny Games. My youngest son likes it, mainly because of the theme. My eldest thinks it's boring, and I have to agree ...
3
votes
1answer
202 views

Can smoke be placed on a POI?

We played for the first time last night, and we tried the family version to start to understand the game. The situation arose where a smoke marker came up on top of a POI marker. The POI marker was ...
5
votes
2answers
111 views

International Checkers - winning strategy for 3 [4] kings vs 1 king

Is there any winning strategy in International Checkers for 3 or more kings vs 1 king? I've reached a draw because the opponent was moving his single king on the diagonal from one end to another, and ...
11
votes
5answers
8k views

Is the 4-player variant unbalanced? Is there a fix?

In Game of Thrones (second edition): I have marveled at the balancing put into this game, specifically for 3-player games, where the whole south of the map is blocked, forcing the game to stay in the ...
6
votes
2answers
754 views

What is the value of the Iron Throne track?

I have only played the game once, but after that experience I do not see why anyone would bid on the Iron Throne track. The main advantage it offers is to go first, but I never could see a use in it. ...
10
votes
1answer
199 views

Settlers Of Catan - discarding cards when rolling 7

If 2 or more players have 8+ cards, do they discard their cards in some "player order" (starting from the one who threw the dice) or is it simultaneous ... is there any specific rule to that ...
2
votes
1answer
46 views

What tactics should Baron Blade use in the Power Splicing scenario?

I just played through the first scenario of Sentinels Tactics, Baron Blade vs Tachyon/Legacy/Ra, where he is trying to blow up the power plants. Baron Blade got totally destroyed, he only managed to ...
9
votes
8answers
626 views

Timing a backstab in Diplomacy

When is a good time to backstab an ally in Diplomacy? Should I backstab if I can grab a Supply Centre or two, or should I wait for an opportunity to eliminate an enemy?
0
votes
2answers
246 views

Are the odds of drawing mythics greater when purchasing individually packaged boosters over booster boxes?

From personal experience I tend to draw mythic rare cards about one in five purchases when buying individually packaged boosters at Target, Walmart, etc, like the ones in this picture: In booster ...
13
votes
6answers
377 views

What is a good resource to discover new games? [closed]

On this site recomendation questions are banned. You are not allowed to ask: I often play risk and Axis & Allies. I don't like Settlers of Catan because bla bla bla ... What other games ...
6
votes
1answer
258 views

Can a disease be eradicated at the beginning of the game?

During the setup the players are required to draw 9 cards to infect the starting cities before the game starts. What if for example no red disease card is drawn? Is the red disease already eradicated ...
3
votes
1answer
72 views

Does the “Urgent wish for children” card in Caverna allow construction of all types of dwellings?

The B side of the "Wish for children" card titled "Urgent wish for children" requires you to build a "Dwelling" prior to family growth. Dwelling is written with a capital D on the card. Does that mean ...
2
votes
1answer
20 views

Can I play on other people's buildings in Belfort?

I assumed that I can only play on my own buildings. Are you allowed to play on others' buildings as well in Belfort?
2
votes
3answers
88 views

Can you use ports or markets after playing all action disks?

In Archipelago, say you have already played all your action discs, but for an arbitrary reason you did not use your ports or markets. Does this means you cannot use them anymore in this action phase?
13
votes
5answers
347 views

What well designed Icehouse games are available for two people? [closed]

Recently the Icehouse game system has caught my eye. I've looked through a ton of rules on the Icehouse Wiki but haven't found any really engaging game for two players. What well designed Icehouse ...
4
votes
1answer
74 views

Can Harvey Walters solve the final rune puzzle with his special ability?

Harvey Walters has a special ability that allows him to solve any rune puzzle once per game for a certain cost (can't remember exactly). One of the scenarios requires the investigators to solve a ...
5
votes
1answer
51 views

Brokering three-party deals in Bohnanza

I was playing Bohnanza with some family, my brother-in-law kept trying to negotiate three-party trades. I felt like this was against the rules but as long as everyone's trades were planted at the end ...
7
votes
2answers
260 views

Is it ever a good strategy to discard cards in Race for the Galaxy?

Imagine a a tabuleau which contains both Contact Specialist and Drop Ships, and my hand contains Reptilian Uplift Race and at least one other card, or more generally any other setup which contains ...
3
votes
1answer
229 views

Is buying older power plants than what you have disallowed?

In a recent game of Power Grid, someone we play with regularly insisted on a rule that you're not allowed to purchase a "lower" technology power plant than you already have. e.g. if you have 13,17,25 ...
9
votes
3answers
2k views

Can a single player have all nine potential queens in one game?

I would like to know whether it is possible to, in a single game, convert all eight pawns of one colour into queens while retaining the original queen. Presume that we are both playing chess ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

Can You Create Free Rent Agreements in Monopoly [duplicate]

Is it legal to allow free rent agreements as part of a real estate transaction in Monopoly? Specifically I'd like to purchase a property and sell two additional properties but only if both parties in ...
3
votes
1answer
173 views

Odd Monopoly situation: rolling doubles to get out of jail is ALSO third double in a row!

I'm simulating monopoly with a computer program and came across this situation: Roll: 4 + 4 = 8 (double) Moved from "Tennessee Avenue" to "Atlantic Avenue". Roll: 2 + 2 = 4 (double) Moved from ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How do the end of game conditions work in Volcano?

I've played a few games of Volcano now and the 2/3 player game often ends because there is a round of moves without anyone capturing a piece (the "Alternate Ending Condition" as listed in the "Playing ...
3
votes
1answer
126 views

Can you play an instant (airlift) to move quarantine specialist prevent infection after the infection card has been drawn?

We had a situation where in the infection stage, a city was drawn that was about to cause an outbreak. To stop this, we used an instant to move out quarantine specialist there. Is this within the ...
33
votes
8answers
7k views

Are Bishops more valuable than Knights?

Bishops and Knights are both traditionally considered to have a similar value, worth roughly three pawns each. However, I have heard arguments that under certain circumstances they are not so closely ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

Do I lose the “High” or “Dark” modifer if I gain a race?

The Reloaded expansion for standard Munchkin adds High and Dark modifiers to your class. If I get the High card without already having a race, I become a High Human. If I then get a Race card such as ...
6
votes
1answer
240 views

Does the cooperative Lord of the Rings game require a decent amount of experience with the books to be playable?

I love cooperative games, and Lord of the Rings seems to be fairly high on the list. (I have Pandemic, Forbidden Island, and Shadows over Camelot. I'm considering Space Alert and Space Hulk Death ...
2
votes
0answers
50 views

Which Game of Thrones LCG house/expansions best reflect a play style similar to 'blue' decks in MTG?

I've recently committed to buying the Game of Thrones Living Card Game from Fantasy Flight so I can play with a number of friends who also have it. At this stage, I know will be buying the Core set, ...
3
votes
4answers
136 views

What happens if you submit orders for another player?

In Diplomacy you submit written orders for your units each turn on a slip of paper. Once everyone has submitted orders, all orders are revealed. The culture of Diplomacy allows various sorts of ...
6
votes
2answers
108 views

Can you re-use millitary power to conquer two worlds on the same turn (with Improved Logistics)

Does Improved Logistics allow you to re-use your military power to settle two new worlds in the same turn?
0
votes
1answer
122 views

Collect cards for beginner deck [closed]

i'm willing to dive into MtG I just ordered Deck Builder's Toolkit from our local club, is that going to be enough for building at least average beginner deck? What my best options to expand my ...
10
votes
2answers
200 views

Identify board game on 4x4 board with 8 black and 8 white pieces

Staying in an old farmhouse in France we have found this game. There is a 4x4 board with 8 black and 8 white pieces. Does anyone know what this game is called and more importantly how to play it.
3
votes
1answer
49 views

Order of actions in Ascension

I recently had a problem in Ascension with the order of the actions. I had enough force, so I killed a Mephit that allows me, when killed, to banish a card from the centre row. I intended to banish ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Pathfinder ACG: When do I use the Character Add-On cards?

I recently bought the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, and liked it so much that I then also got all the Add-Ons in quick succession. But I am a bit unsure when to add the cards from the Character ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Is it possible to get 3 success markers on an unopposed story?

Played my first game of Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game the other day and I was able to get 3 success tokens out of the 5 required from my first story due to the other player not having any characters ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Do I get more cards if my hand is empty at the end of my turn?

What do I do if I have zero cards left in my hand at the end of my turn? Do I wait until the end of my turn then draw the usual one card at the beginning of my next turn or do I draw a new seven card ...
5
votes
1answer
78 views

How do I deal with or avoid a full map?

I played a game of power grid with 6 players using the map of Italy, with one zone removed. In step 2, I had power plants to produce electricity for 11 (6-4-1) houses with cheap resources, and built ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

In Pandemic, can yellow infect black, after black has been eradicated?

Let's say that black has been eradicated. Can yellow come into the black cities and infect?
4
votes
5answers
227 views

Would it be viable to play pandemic with an “eradicate all diseases” win condition?

I have played several games of Pandemic, and have found it to be a really enjoyable game with a lot of challenge. I was wondering about the possibility of modifying the rules such that the game is ...
3
votes
2answers
86 views

King of Tokyo: When can you buy a card and when can you start to use them?

I have two questions related to purchasing cards: When can you purchase a card? Is it only during your turn or you can just go ahead and buy cards as long as you have cubes even if it's another ...
3
votes
1answer
129 views

Magic the gathering: Can Teysa, Orzhov Scion sacrifice itself and still use its 2nd ability?

What happens if I sacrifice Teysa, Orzhov Scion along with two other "white and black" creatures (in order to remove another creature from the game) - do I still get my 2 spirit tokens from the other ...
3
votes
1answer
517 views

Is there an easy way I can tell if a MTG card is “rare” just by looking at it?

I don't always have an internet connection to research the rarity of a MTG card. Is there an obvious indication of rarity on MTG cards themselves (other than foil)? Some sort of insignia? Or a class ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Do troublemakers prevent single problem faceoffs?

I've been poring over the Comprehensive Rules v.2 for MLP:CCG and I cannot find anything in the rules that implies that troublemakers prevent single problem faceoffs. It's in the base rules, but the ...
8
votes
4answers
598 views

In Catan, can you continue a “circular” road?

If I have 6 roads that go all around a single hex tile, they are a continuous uninterrupted road (assuming none of my opponents interrupts it with their settlements/cities). But, can I continue this ...
6
votes
1answer
105 views

How do you play a solo game of Steve Jackson Games' Car Wars?

A long time ago I bought Steve Jackson Games' Car Wars(1st ed., 1983 release) in pocket box format(like the article image).1 Here's what you can read at the back: Drive Offensively! He ...
4
votes
2answers
312 views

Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?

Consider a battlefield where I control a Deadfall, a Sunweb, and a Muraganda Petroglyphs. Importantly, Sunweb says Sunweb can't block creatures with power 2 or less. Deadfall says Creatures ...
11
votes
2answers
2k views

Is it always better to play a knight immediately?

I'm fairly new to Settlers. I was playing online last night and drew a Knight card. The robber was already on a tile that had two of the game leader's cities attached. I had few resource cards at ...
4
votes
3answers
298 views

Why is this type of hesitation considered unethical?

In two previous questions, it was clearly agreed that hesitating before playing a singleton specifically, and hesitating during play as a bluff generally constitute "wrongful/unethical hesitation." As ...

15 30 50 per page