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Can you peek at your cards from future years in Seasons?

In Seasons, after you have selected cards for all 3 years, can you take a look at cards from future years to plan which energy to take?
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Bridge - Counting and Visualising

Been playing Bridge for a couple of years now. Have improved in bidding, strategy and other stuff. But one place where there is no improvement is counting and visualising. At best, I can keep track ...
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Difficulty Ranking of the Ancient Ones in Elder Sign?

Is there a list (formal or informal) of how difficult each Ancient One is in Elder Sign? Clearly, some of them have powerful static abilities (like Cthulhu) and some of them have attacks with the ...
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Using Spells Effectively in Elder Sign

I'm a little confused about how to use spells effectively in Elder Sign. I understand that you play the spell before a task roll and then you can set aside as many dice as the spell has icons, whether ...
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Can Sorcerers convert two units from the same Tribe in one turn?

A Cunning Rules Lawyer pointed out that, while the rules for Sorcerers say: Once per turn per opponent, your Sorcerers can conquer a Region by substituting one of your opponent's Active tokens ...
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What Happens If The Sorcerers Run Out of Tokens?

In a game of Small World we were playing recently, we were facing Seafaring Sorcerers in a 5-player game, and they managed to expand very well, to the point where they were rapidly converting over ...
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Will the Star Wars LCG game have Force power cards?

Will the Star Wars Living Card Game have Force power cards, like Force lightning and Force push?
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Can a takeout doubler pass a redoubled contract?

South opened one diamond. West doubled for takeout with the following hand: s) Axxx (H) Kxx (D) Kxx (C) Qxx North redoubled. This took me (East) off the hook with something like s) xxx (H) xxx (D) ...
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Can you use Trader to gain a Silver instead of a Farmland, but still get the buy side-effects of Farmland?

Can I buy a Farmland, trashing a card from my hand and gaining one costing up to 2 more, but then reveal Trader, and gain a Silver instead of the Farmland? I always think of the "buy" operation as ...
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Can I buy an “underneath” Major Improvement without paying for the top one first?

Can I purchase a Major Improvement card that is underneath another Major Improvement without first having to buy the top improvement?
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In solo play, can you play one Special Action every round in addition to placing family?

The rules state: "In each round, the Solo player can use exactly one of the Special actions shown on the face-up card." My question is, can this be done in addition to placing each of my family ...
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Is Consume-Trade on Alpha Centauri always a good start?

I've found that when I start with the windfall world Alpha Centauri, I always open Consume-Trade. If my hand is good, I probably want cards to pay for settling and development. If not, I need more ...
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Mimic Vat and Misthollow Griffin

Given that Misthollow Griffin can be cast from exile, if you somehow use Mimic Vat to imprint the Misthollow Griffin and then cast Misthollow Griffin and remove it from exile, can you still make ...
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Magic Sword: Peaceful Variation or is Punishment Possible?

In a game earlier today I encountered a deviation from the Magic Sword pattern that I haven't been able to find anywhere. Instead of cutting, White seemed to offer a peaceful trade of influence for ...
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Can the Diplomat power be used against a player without an active race?

Tonight I gained Diplomatic Sorcerers, two of the other 3 players were in decline so had no active race. A reading of the rules implied to us that the Diplomatic power could not be used against those ...
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Containers for decks of small cards?

What sorts of containers have been found to be appropriate for storing large amounts of small cards? For example, in Descent: Second Edition, There are 155 cards which must be stored, and which ...
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Could player discard nearest cards to place the part of `War Machine` in proper order?

Suppose, player got a part of War Machine after attack. Could he discard nearest cards to place the machine in proper order, even if he have another rooms ?
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When do I attack if complete my battle line with a card stolen by Venemous Creeps?

Playing a green card ends the turn so do I attack the turn I play the Venemous Creeps, or the following turn?
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How many of each land do I need to support a draft tournament?

I am planning on running some booster draft tournaments, and want to make sure I am well supplied. The best case scenario is that each player takes 8 of one color and 8 of another color (assuming a ...
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What happens if an action card makes another queued action card impossible?

Last game, the situation arose where I scored a hit on a dreadnaught and played Direct Hit!. My brother then quickly grabbed his Emergency Repairs card. Direct Hit! reads: Play: "Immediately ...
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Are all jenga blocks of exactly same size?

If you ever play the game it's easy to conclude that blocks dimensions vary, otherwise the occurrence of loose blocks would be symmetric/regular when the tower initially built. However, I was unable ...
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Does Goblin Arsonist's ability deal 2 damage when there are two in play?

Does having two Goblin Arsonist on the battlefield cause their ability to deal 2 damage when one dies?
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Mana fixing in a Cube

I am building a cube and was wondering how much mana fixing is necessary to build a fun cube? Is it necessary to have all the fetch lands and revised duals or shock lands to make sure that the ...
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What to keep in mind when copying a small card game?

There's an old card game I want, but it's been out of print for 15 years and currently going for >$1000 used. There are just 80 cards in the game, and I've got a friend who does own it. My plan is ...
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How does the latest version of Talisman 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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Do bonus coin powers include territories controlled by races in decline?

Some of the special powers give bonus coins based on regions you "occupy at turn end." Does this include regions controlled by your previous race that has gone into decline? For example, if you have ...
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Can I use graveyard removal to stop Sorin, Lord of Innistrad's “ultimate” ability?

My opponent has a Sorin, Lord of Innistrad with scads of loyalty. I've got a Gideon Jura and a Nihil Spellbomb on the battlefield. He activates Sorin's "ultimate" ability, targeting Gideon. -6: ...
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Bottom card drawn during epidemic: What happens if there is already more than one disease cube in the city?

How do you handle a situation where the bottom card drawn in an epidemic is for a city with 2 or 3 cubes (of the same color) on it already? For example, if Mumbai has 2 black cubes on it due to ...
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What does it mean for a game to be 'Caylus-like'?

Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but while browsing board-game related forums I've often heard the term 'Caylus-like' used to describe a game (One usage I remember is that the family version of ...
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How long does the copyright for a game last, after it is out of print? [closed]

I was digging round trying to see if the copyright for Warhammer Fantasy Quest was still held by Games workshop who stopped producing the game 14 years ago. I don't know how long the copyright would ...
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Good Euchre bidding strategy guide?

Is there a good Euchre bidding strategy guide? I like the game, but find my bidding to be very hit or miss. And I've been unable to find a strategy guide for Euchre bidding patterns. Either a good ...
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How long does it take to play Le Havre with different numbers of players?

BoardGameGeek says Le Havre takes about 150 minutes, but I'm curious if the time varies with the number of players as it does in Puerto Rico and Agricola. Approximately how long does it take to play ...
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In Game of Thrones naval battles, do land units on the ship count?

If I have moved units on to a ship, and then that ship gets attacked, do I add their points to my defense power?
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Response to “convenient” minor bid.

My partner opened 1 Club. I held Spade J732, Diamond Axxxx, Club QJxx, Heart VOID. She was upset that I bid two clubs rather than 1 Spade. I did not think the Spade suit was good enough to bid. What ...
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Pillar of Flame, Blood Artist and Goblin Arsonist Trigger Ability

Quick Question on these Spells Pillar of Flame, Blood Artist and Goblin Arsonist Lets say I cast pillar of flame on Goblin Arsonist or Blood Artist, would it still trigger their ability? From my ...
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Trash an Estate or Curse your opponents? Full Version

I just asked a question about whether to trash an Estate with Jack of All Trades or play a Witch to curse my opponents. The answer was a definitive "trash!", because Jack is so good at trashing that ...
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If I fail to defeat all defenders of a fortified site, does this count as a forced withdrawal?

Discussing combat, the rules (p.9, Combat Outcomes) say If you failed to defeat all the defenders of a fortified site, you have to withdraw back to the space you were attacking from. If it is not ...
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In Bridge, should a defender “encourage” with a "stranded honor?

In the example in Today's New York Post, the bidding went: S 1 spade, N 2 clubs, S 2 NT, N3 spades, S 4 Spades (East and West passed throughout). West led the 9 of hearts, which as between these ...
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Where can I find what LCG's exist? [closed]

I know of four Living Card Games: Warhammer Call of Cthulhu game of Thrones Lord of the rings Is there somewhere that maintains a canonical list of all LCG's?
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To trash an estate or to curse my opponents?

I'm playing Dominion, 3-player game, I get a 5-2 split on the opening and get a Witch and a Pearl Diver. Other players have 4-3, they both open Jack of All Trades and Silver. I pick up a Jack and ...
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What is an LCG (Living Card Games)?

What is an LCG? I was looking at Lord of the Rings board games and came across Lord Of The Rings: The Card Game. I saw that all of the expansions were marked with "LCG." I've done some Google ...
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What first turn kill in multiplayer FFA provides the best ratios?

People love to figure out first turn kills in Magic: the Gathering, and have been around since the beginning, when someone threw together a deck with Channel, Black Lotus, Fireball, Mountain. Pulling ...
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How can I get better at lying?

In games that allow you to 'backstab' other players (such as Diplomacy and Cosmic Encounter), it is often very important to make other players think you are going to do one thing while really planning ...
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How likely are you to lose because Fool's Landing sinks into the abyss?

Since I like probability questions, and tttpp brought it up, I figured it might be interesting to calculate how likely you are to lose on the first turn in Forbidden Island, because Fool's Landing ...
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Close to winning means no go for you?

A long while back I was playing crib with a friend, and his crib board (I might be imagining things here, but I'm fairly certain) was shaded in the 118, 119, and 120 point area. This three-point zone ...
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Is Ace high? Or low? Or both?

When playing the cards, Ace is worth 1. When counting runs, A 2 3 is worth 3. I've often played with Q K A also being worth 3. I've even played with K A 2 being worth 3! Definitely good ways to ...
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In Small World, how does the Spirits' ability apply to already declined races?

I have a small question regarding the "Spirit special power" (quote from the rules: You may thus end up with two different races in decline on map at the same time and score for them both.) If I have ...
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Why are the extension cards in separate stacks?

I recently purchased several extensions for Catan card-game and noticed that the manual says to put the cards of the extensions into separate stacks at the beginning of the game. Before reading the ...
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Housing shortage in Monopoly

So the rules of Monopoly state that you can't buy a house if there are no houses left for sale. You can't even pay all at once and buy a Hotel if there aren't enough houses to place 4 on the property ...
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Lifelink and fatal damage question

My life is down to 1 and my opponent 4. I attack with a 4/4 lifelink creature, and my opponent answered with a Shock to deal two damage to me, will I lose or will lifelink save me first?

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