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What is the most balanced/competitive character set in Citadels?

In Citadels, most versions that are currently available for sale also include the Dark City expansion. Since those extra characters are available, what arrangement of characters do you find the most ...
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Multiple Replacement Effects for “Next Time”

So I recognize that replacement effects are chosen in order by the affected object/player's controller per 616.1. If two or more replacement and/or prevention effects are attempting to modify the ...
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Can a player get the second place points with no Maki Rolls in Sushi Go?

In a two player game of Sushi Go!, if only one player has Maki Rolls they would get the 6 points since they have the most of that type of card. Does the second player get the 3 points since they ...
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Two Experiment Kraj are on the battlefield, what are their abilities?

Through the use of Sakashima the Impostor (or Mirror Gallery), there are two Experiment Kraj on the battlefield, each with a +1/+1 counter on it. How many additional copies of their activated ...
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Hideaway Lands and Additional Costs

If I were to use say Spinerock Knoll's or Mosswort Bridge's Hideaway ability to cast Tooth and Nail, am I able to then pay the entwine cost to have both effects? Im not sure whether the card being ...
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What's the name of the board game with dinosaur cards?

I remember having and playing this game in early to late 90's when I was a kid. There was a deck of dinosaurs with stats like "length", "ferocity", and two others I cannot remember. When you finished ...
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If Queen covered with opponent coin and both players have coins to pocket, Queen will be recovered? [duplicate]

In carrom, if the Queen pocketed, while covering, covered with opponent coin by mistake(both players have coins remaining on the board), will the Queen belongs to opponent or recovered to place on ...
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What is a good 'Baker's Dozen' solitaire strategy?

I am wondering what a good strategy is to win the 'Baker's Dozen' solitaire variant? So far, I have tried to keep the cards descending in the same suit, wherever possible, but when the Kings are at ...
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Positional based, strategical card games? [closed]

There was a CCG called Warlord: Saga of the Storm that I played briefly in its relevancy. It was the only CCG I played where positioning was a main element. Ranged attacks, etc. The accompanying image ...
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What is the deck and name of this card that gives extra food?

I remember seeing a card once, but I cannot remember which deck it belongs to, or whether it was a minor improvement or occupation. I am also having trouble finding it on google. The text was similar ...
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What is the easiest way to play DarkForest, probably the strongest publicly available go AI?

The strongest publicly available go AI is probably this: https://github.com/facebookresearch/darkforestGo, since there is currently no way to play AlphaGo. Is there any way to play this without ...
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What is a good opening in Blokus?

I have played Blokus enough times to get a feel for the game and one thing that always bugs me is how to play the first few moves. There seem to be a couple of competing aims: Get rid of big, ...
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How To Play Coup: The Resistance with more than one set of cards?

I recently purchased 2 sets of Coup: The Resistance So that I could play with more than 6 people. However, The included rules don't state how many of each card to use when dealing with more than 6 ...
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Do some combat checks occur without monsters?

Many location encounters reference a monster (such as a monster appearing) and require a combat check. One encounter at St. Mary's Hospital says The corpse you are examining isn't quite dead yet. ...
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How to evaluate this board situation under Japanese or European rules

In a game, the following board position remained after both parties passed: $$ ----------- $$ .XO.X.X.OX. $$ .XO.....OX. $$ .XOOOOOOOX. $$ .XXXXXXXXX. $$ ........... In the post game analysis it ...
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Assigning damage less than power

Is it possible to assign damage to a single blocking creature that is less than the attacking creature's power? If so, it is possible to assign less than lethal damage? Suppose I attack with a big 20/...
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Forbidden Island Engineer's power?

In Forbidden Island, must the Engineer be either on or adjacent to a tile to shore it up?
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Are there any resources online of rules to solitaire card games

I know of www.pagat.com for games with multiple players, but is there anything similar for solitaire. I'm one who prefers to play it with real cards, doing it on the computer reduces it to a a bad ...
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Can you use Halicarnassus to build a duplicate card?

As the title. If not, what happens if you build the wonder, say in Age II, and all the cards are duplicates of cards you've already built?
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What is the best way to shuffle a large deck without damaging the cards?

I'm quite familiar with a few methods of cards, primarily Riffling and Mongean* shuffling. The issue I have with those is that the Riffling shuffle tends to bend cards and wear them out, as well as ...
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Betrayal at house on the hill question about monster turns

In the betrayal at house on the hill rule book it says the traitor gets an extra turn on the monsters turn but what if there are no monsters in that haunt does the traitor still get the extra turn? ...
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Betrayal at House on the Hill - Mystic Elevator

We did not see anything about this in this rules, but we encountered a situation where the monster that our traitor was controlling entered the mystic elevator. Our only remaining hero was wearing ...
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Is The Next Act Begins a valid first mythos card during setup?

Can the "The Next Act Begins!" Mythos card be a valid first mythos to draw during the game setup? There is no rule prohibiting it, but it would result in no gate emerging at the start of the game.
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Do creatures with enchantments on them keep the enchantments if they return to the battlefield from the graveyard?

Do creatures with enchantments on them keep the enchantments if they return to the battlefield from the graveyard? If a creature is sent to the graveyard from the battlefield, and has an enchantment ...
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Can I activate and resolve Hand Destruction with less than 2 cards in one's hand?

Hand Destruction's effect reads: (Spell/Quick Play) Each player sends 2 cards from their hand to the graveyard, then each player discards 2 cards. My question is simple: If me, or my oponent, ...
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Using the King as an attacking piece

Are there examples of expert-level games where the King is used as an attacking piece early in the game? I.e. brought out into the center of the board behind the bishops, pawns and knights, to gain a ...
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Betrayal at House on the Hill characters: Strength and Weaknesses?

The character cards for Betray at the house on the Hill are very complicated, in so much as the track you move the traits along are not linear. Different character's traits start in different places ...
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What happens if you get lost while rescuing Jenny?

In scenario 3 of Robinson Crusoe, your task is to build a raft to rescue Jenny, and then build a lifeboat to escape your deserted island before a hurricane arrives. (Let us not consider the wisdom of "...
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1answer
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Does lifelink apply before life loss during combat damage?

Let's say for example I'm at 1 life. My opponent attacks with two creatures and I'm about to block one, but my blocker has lifelink that would make me gain more life than I lose. Do I still die due ...
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3answers
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Can different Aces have different values?

I understand that Aces are worth either 1 Point or 11 Points, depending on the player's will. But how are multiple Aces valued? Here are some examples: Ace, Nine, Ace Is this always x+9+x, ...
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What is this tile-based game?

I bought a game at a thrift store because it was not used. It consists of 104 ivory tiles. The tiles are numbered 1 to 13, with 2 sets in red and 2 in black; and then four more sets but these are ...
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1answer
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Can i get infinite mana from Krark-Clan Ironworks and Welding Jar?

If i play Krark-Clan Ironworks and Welding Jar, can I sacrifice the Jar to activate the Ironworks, and then use its ability to regenerate itself? If so, this process could be repeated infinitely, to ...
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Can I use Fate Transfer to make a Thing in the Ice transform immediately?

If I have Thing in the Ice with 4 ice counters on it and played Fate Transfer to move all these counters on to another creature, will it transform? Or is the check on how many counters it has done ...
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1answer
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Does killing Might Sliver before damage affect other slivers' power and toughness? [duplicate]

I got quite confused on what exactly happens in this situation: Opponent is attacking, he does so with three (3/3) creatures. I declare blockers, which would be two unimportant (1/1) Slivers and a ...
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Does adding a +1/+1 counter count as “gaining attack?”

The Mystique Main Character has the following Level Up Power: Bitter Fury Level Up (10) - Whenever Mystique gains ATK, she gains that much XP. The rules have this to say about +1/+1 ...
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How much control does the first player have when placing multiple monsters?

When drawing multiple monsters and placing them is there a choice in which monsters go to the outskirts? Do we get to pick what monster goes on what gate?
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What is the optimal strategy to solve Hanoi Solitaire?

I recently discovered for the first time a variation of Solitaire called Hanoi (sometimes spelled Hanoy or Hanoii). My Solitaire app says it's rated easy, but I have never solved it because I only get ...
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2answers
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Voice of Ra: does “all skill checks” apply to all players or just the caster?

Voice of Ra states You may cast and exhaust to gain +1 to all skill checks for the rest of this turn. Is that all skill checks for the caster, or for all investigators?
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Do skill check re-rolls include dice gained from spending clue tokens?

If I have 2 rolls for my skill check, and I fail the roll, then I spend a clue token to roll, and I fail. I then spend a second clue and again fail. If I now use the Lucky Cigarette Case which says:...
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Can a creature token represent a different creature token?

I have quite a few cards that have the ability to create creature tokens when they're played or their ability is activated. The only problem is I don't have the specific token for each one, but I ...
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What should be used to represent creature tokens when the printed token card isn't available?

Many spells or abilities cause one or more creatures to join the battlefield (i.e. 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens, 3/3 green Beast creature tokens, etc.). These token cards are not included with ...
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When does Devotion change & when does a god's type change?

A friend of mine said that he was playing a game of magic when he went to use Suspension Field on his opponent's Keranos, God of Storms. Keranos had enough devotion to be a creature at the time ...
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Betrayal at House on the Hill — what counts as a turn for attacks?

For the monster turn -- if I have several zombies (as an example), can they each attack on the turn? So, I move one zombie and attack someone, and then I move another and attack someone else? Until I ...
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Is it common in Munchkin to allow characters to reach higher than level 9

I only recently learned that you're not allowed to go above level 9, unless it's from combat (or some special cards). I had played for years allowing higher levels, except you didn't win until you ...
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Earthquake - does it affect units in docks?

So in a game of 'Mine a Million' aka 'The Business Game' the production card came up with Earthquake at Newport. The card's description officially says: All Warehouse stocks belonging to all ...
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Settlers of Catan : “Can we build after rolling a 7”

In Settlers of Catan (base game or the 5-6 player expansion). Can we build after rolling a seven.? As per the FAQ here: http://www.catan.com/faqs/93?page=3 I know I can't trade with others and can ...
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How does Talisman 4th Edition compare with earlier versions?

I played Talisman back in the 1980s - I don't know whether it was the first or second edition. I enjoyed it. Lots of years later I'm back into board games - particularly Catan, Dominion, Carcasonne. ...
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1answer
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Do I need to keep the Ascension expansion boxes as I have the original one?

I have the original Ascension box with wooden separators (pictured below), what makes for a nice, long lasting storage for cards - I would say, a lot of them, as the separators seem quite empty ...
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Teysa + Painter's servant replacement

I am building a commander deck for my little brother with Teysa, Orzhov Scion as commander and I noticed that Teysa + Painter Servant is a nice combo, but Painter's servant is expensive and I believe ...
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In Go, is there any aji left in this corner enclosure (3-5, 4-4, 6-3), and if so, how can it be invaded?

I often see the following three stone corner enclosure made in high level games, when the player wants to further secure his corner. This enclosure does not appear on the sensei's library page for ...

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