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1st Edition missprints on base set pikachu

Hello there I've trying to get my hands on a rare miss printed base set pikachu. Where the 1st edition symbol is faded, aka the (ghost print). I just wondered is the pikachu on the right is a (ghost ...
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How can I find the price of non-english cards?

I have several German cards, from Unlimited - Fourth. How can I tell the price of German (ex. Hypnotic Specter)? TCGplayer's website doesn't appear to have much data for foreign language cards.
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How to combine Risk, Catan, and Monopoly? [closed]

So my group of friends play a lot of Catan. And we recently got a version of Risk. We ended up thinking about how relationship destroying a combined version of Risk, Catan, and Monopoly would be. So ...
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Convert Big Boggle to regular Boggle

I have a 5x5 Big Boggle set (in English). Is it possible to play regular 4x4 Boggle with this set by removing cubes? I'd like to remove 9 cubes and get a letter distribution that's close to the ...
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Why are Elo ratings for go higher than for chess?

If we compare Elo(-like) ratings in chess and in go, we see that the highest ratings published for go (3621 for Ke Jie as of 2016-03-13 at goratings.org) are higher than those in chess (2851 for ...
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Chaos in the Old World: What happens to units in ruined regions?

When a region is ruined, I found it very hard to get units out of the ruined region into new regions (i.e. by using chaos cards). So, what happens to units in ruined areas? Do they: Come off the ...
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What's the best way to play the worst possible 4 hands in bridge [closed]

Everyone has 5-4-4 Every pair has a 5-0 match and two 4-4. Every 5 long colors is 10-A. How do you play this and what's the maximum you can achive?
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What variants are there for the playing-card-based game “War”?

The game War is played with two decks of standard 52-card playing cards. Each player shuffles their deck into a draw pile. Simultaneously, each player turns over the top card. The player with the ...
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What does “play this ability only if you could play a sorcery” mean?

This is a stretch and in no way am I trying to dull the game. However, I recently ran across this potential issue. Many cards have an ability that may read, '...Play this ability only any time you ...
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In Catan, when a settlement breaks a road. Do the other existing roads sit there? or are they removed?

Recently, I came upon an odd rule that states that a town/city placed in between two enemy roads "displaces" the enemy roads, now let's say there is a large stretch of road with only one town ...
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Can the ability, return target permeant to hand, be activated on the creature that uses the ability?

Using a specific example, Ancestral Statue. I have played many different card games and they all have different rules regarding this ability. If I had no other permanents would Ancestral Statue ...
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How can I protect my tron deck against Crumble To Dust

So I made a really cool Mono-Black Eldrazi Tron deck. The only decks it has lost to are Bogles and an Izzet Control that was running a few copies of Crumble to Dust. The only thing I can come up with ...
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M:tG infinite loops: which actions are optional vs. mandatory? Is there inaction?

I'm confused about how to interpret the rules regarding infinity. In particular, the rules speak of mandatory actions, from which I infer that there are also non-mandatory actions. How do I tell which ...
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Boggle: What is the dice configuration for Boggle in various languages?

This is the dice configuration for the English Boggle: Other variants and discussions concerning letter distributions for English can be found here: ...
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Are treasure cards spent by Storyteller still in play?

I played a game tonight with Storyteller and Alms. Storyteller says: +1 Action +1 Coin Play up to 3 Treasures from your hand. Pay all your coin; +1 Card per coin paid. Alms is an event ...
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Do any precolumbian board games survive?

A number of board games survive to the present day from quite ancient times in the Old World: mancala, go, even the physical components of the game of Ur survived (though we don't know the rules). Do ...
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Rules for Churchill Solitaire?

I've been hearing about the double-deck version of solitaire, played by Winston Churchill, that's way harder than normal solitaire. I can't seem to find the rules posted anywhere. Anyone know the ...
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What happens if your only pawn can't move as many spaces as required? [duplicate]

If you have just started and you draw a move backwards 4 card, on your next turn you get a move forward 12. You have no other pawns out to move. Do you have to move The original pawn (the one you ...
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Does anyone know the name of this card game?

The game is played with a standard 52 card deck. I start by dealing cards to each player plus a dummy hand next to the dealer and the last card goes into the middle. Then three pots are made up. ...
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Does any cards care about the color of mana spent on other spells/abilities?

There are plenty of cards, such as cards with Sunburst and Converge and most of these cards, which care about the colors of mana spent on themselves. Additionally, Nix cares about whether or not any ...
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By how many points did alphago win against Lee Se-dol?

Today, the computer program AlphaGo from Google won against the Go world champion Lee Sedol. I read that it won by resignation. If I understand correctly, it means that Lee realized he could not win ...
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Are card modifications from Continuous cards thought of as “effects” - what happens to them?

I'm trying to determine what happens to modified cards when the Continuous card in question is destroyed. From the Yu-Gi-Oh Wikia; Continuous Monster Effects (Japanese: 永続効果 Eizoku Kōka) are a type ...
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Is the cast keyword triggered from the graveyard?

If Conduit of Ruin or any other card states that when it is cast, does this mean that it can trigger when it returns from the battlefield? Such as Conduit of ruin is in the graveyard, I return it to ...
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Starfarers of Catan game mechanics

I'm looking to speed up turns and overall gameplay in Starfarers of Catan without reducing victory point milestones. Is it feasible to play the game without event cards if the black ball is given a ...
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Board game dice-unrecognized [closed]

I found a white die in our box of board games and I don't know what game it belongs to. It has six sides with white numbers on them; 1 - 6, one number to a side. Each number has an orange circle ...
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Axis and allies Europe 1940 2nd edition

Example: French capital occupied by Germany. Britain lands a mechanized infantry in Morocco. Can they blitz thru Allied Algeria and Tunisia and take them (occupy them) even though it's just a ...
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What is the one-turn win combination, using Zada, Hedron Grinder, that requires the least number of cards and external effects, in Modern?

Having only been playing for a bit over a year I am not very knowledgeable on cards outside of standard. I recently got smashed at FNM by a Zada deck which prompted me to look into this for modern ...
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What Betrayal at House on the Hill scenarios can work with just two players

Are any of the scenarios in Betrayal at House on the Hill suitable for just two players? I'm asking as I'd like to play just with my wife at times, but the instructions say it requires three ...
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First blood on the same initiative step

If two opposing forces completely destroy each other at the same initiative step in combat, who is regarded as the first casualty for the purposes of things like first blood?
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Older Pokemon cards

I can tell by checking sites that older Pokemon cards are most likely not allowed in a tournament setting. Would that include energy and training cards? They should seem to be generic and okay.
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Painter's Servant vs Emrakul

What happens in the following situation? My opponents got the Painter's Servant and Grindstone lock going on but I have a Emrakul, the Aeons Torn in my deck that keeps me shuffling my graveyard ...
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If I kill an opponent's Guile while I control a Planar Void will they get to shuffle it back into their library?

This came up in a commander game last week. Cards Read: Guile: When Guile is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library. Planar Void: Enchantment - Whenever ...
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Do death triggers still happen if I am at 0 or less life after combat damage?

Here's the situation: I'm the defending player and being attacked for lethal damage. I block with all my creatures but still would take enough damage to bring me to 0. Among my blocking creatures ...
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Can you transmute before taking energy tokens?

Let's say I have 7 energy tokens, and choose a die face that includes both transmutation and energy tokens. If I tried to take energy tokens, I would lose any extra energy, because I can't hold more ...
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Protection and damage prevention spells [duplicate]

Scenario-> I have pro-red creature like Burrenton forge-tender. I cast Divine Deflection for 2, targeting the forgetender and my opponent. I then cast Pyroclasm Does the 2 damage to the forgetender ...
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If Thanos has an attack of 0, do I still need a hero with the attack symbol to fight him?

This seems unusual, but I encountered this last night. I was playing solo with Thanos as the mastermind and Steal the Weaponized Plutonium as the scheme. This scheme adds a villain group to the ...
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How are new conventions established in Contract Bridge?

I was reading an article discussing the nature of cheating in Bridge, and started wondering: If all pre-arranged signals between partners are forbidden, then how do new bidding conventions come into ...
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When is it worthwhile to aim for visits from Nobles?

I've played quite a few rounds of Splendor over the past few months, but I've almost never come across a situation where a visit from a Noble has made a difference to the outcome of the game, except ...
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In Warhammer 40k is it possible to have your army use vehicles from other factions?

Is there anything in the rules that say you can have your army use vehicles from another faction? I use Harlequins and I always thought about trying something new and using some Eldar vehicles like a ...
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Catan : how to play with extension 5-6 players when we are less than 5?

I bought the game with the 5-6 player extensions : If I want to play at 3 or 4 players, do I have to remove additional elements of the game ? or is it common to play at 3 or 4 players for a game ...
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In Tzolk'in, can you be at negative points?

On the second turn of the game, I angered the Gods when I needed to beg for food. I wasn't up on any of the temple tracks, so moving backwards is supposed to give me negative points. At this point, I ...
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Token creator gets countered?

When a creature that produces tokens is countered, does it still produce tokens? I.e. if Wurmcoil Engine is countered before it hits the battlefield, does it still produce tokens when it goes into ...
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Was there ever a non-1st Edition version of the Machamp found in the 2-player Starter Set?

Back when I collected Pokémon cards, I received a 2-Player Starter Set, which included a 1st Edition Holographic Machamp. As far as I know, everybody who got this set received the same 1st Edition ...
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What are the probabilities of getting any or all five cards of Exodia using a specified monster card effect

In Yu-Gi-Oh!, there exists a monster effect card called Morphing Jar, which has the following effect: FLIP: Both players discard their entire hands, then draw 5 cards. There are more ...
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Is the Commander strictly fixed during deck construction?

I expect that the answer to the question in the title is "yes", but I'm not sure where the official rules for Commander deck construction are. Is a chosen Commander a property of the deck, or is it ...
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Bridge: Is it a rule that you must announce the meaning of partners opening bid

Bridge Playing SAYC Is it a rule for partner to announce to the defenders what an opening bid (eg '1C minimum 3') means
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End game deciding on dead stones

In a game of Go, we were in a strange position. If my opponent moved at one point to put my pieces in atari, his pieces would get taken. If I moved at that same point my pieces would’ve been taken. ...
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Magic the Gathering for very young kids [closed]

I have a ton of MTG cards sitting around and an urge to use them again. I also have a 4 year old son. I'm sure he won't appreciate my B/G infect deck or the rules of the game in general lol. I'm ...
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Do outpost siege abilities stack?

Say I ran four Outpost Sieges had two of them on the field, would the effects stack? Moreover would the effect stack if I chose Khans/ Dragons twice? Basically if I had two Outpost Sieges would it ...
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Can I buy a card without any treasure cards on my hand?

Our English-speaking friends surprised us in a game of Dominion when buying cards with no treasure cards on their hands. In the German booklet, a treasure card is explicitly required to perform a buy ...

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