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How does Hypnotic Specter work in Two-Headed Giant?

If I attack with Hypnotic Specter and the defending team does not declare a blocker, should I "target" who is going to discard a card randomly? Or do they decide?
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If you disturb a Jenga block, can you push it back into place?

In Jenga, when you are moving your block out and another block next to it moves, are you allowed to push the other block(s) back?
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231 views

Tournament rules for RftG, how to ensure fair play?

I am going to run a Race for the Galaxy tournament at WBC this year. You should all come and play! I received a message that last year, one of the competitors suspected another player was underpaying ...
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When should I choose an Explore card in Race For The Galaxy?

On a VERY basic level, my RFTG choices work like this: Pick Develop if you want to build a development Pick Settle if you want to settle a world Pick Trade if you want to trade Pick ...
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Choosing between Shanty Town and Village when both are in the Kingdom set?

Shanty Town: +2 Actions, Reveal your hand. If you have no Action cards in hand, +2 Cards Village: +1 Card, +2 Actions Occasionally I've had games where both of these are in the kingdom set ...
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Crimson Hellkite vs Telekinetic Sliver + Darkheart Sliver

If player A taps his Telekinetic Sliver to tap an opponent's Crimson Hellkite, the opponent can pay 2 red mana (he can pay X, but lets say he pays two) and tap the Crimson Hellkite to put the effect ...
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Are there any non-supply cards besides Black Market?

According to the designer of Dominion, Donald X. Vaccarino: Bridge makes all cards cheaper, not just ones in the supply. This was to prevent problems in weird situations. I am not sure the kind of ...
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How do you count troops in Shogun when they fall off the tower?

We played our first Shogun game last Saturday. We have a problem regarding how to count the troops that fall from the tower in every battle. We don't understand how the tower really works (even after ...
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Has the significance of the term 'cast' changed?

Spellshock currently has the following wording in the Gatherer: Whenever a player casts a spell, Spellshock deals 2 damage to that player. However, the original wording shown in the card image ...
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Help! I'm A Cylon!

A bit of backstory: I've only played the Battlestar Galactica game twice. The first time I was uproariously drunk, and a bit too delighted at getting to "be" Dr Gaius Baltar; all the inexperienced ...
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If I play an action card and it is sabotaged, can I take another action?

If I play an action card as an action and another player plays sabotage on it, can I take another action or is my action considered taken already?
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Trader vs Torturer, where does the Silver go?

My opponent plays a Torturer. I have a Trader in hand. I choose to gain a Curse and then reveal the Trader and gain a Silver instead. Does the Silver go to my hand like the Curse would have?
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Can a creature be tapped to prevent its activated ability? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do twitch effects work with the stack vs activated tap abilities? If I have a creature with a tap to activate ability, can my opponent use an ability to tap it in ...
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What happens when I remove Mistbind Clique with its champion trigger still on the stack?

So, this recently happened to me in playtesting: It's my upkeep. My opponent casts Mistbind Clique. I don't have a relevant counter, but I do have Path to Exile. He has multiple fairies on the ...
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1answer
154 views

What happens if an alliance is created that would create an illegal battle?

In Rex: Final Days of an Empire, it is possible for the following sequence of events to occur: Sol Offensive is revealed as the Influence card and affects a zone occupied by the Sol player's troops ...
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Is untapping my permanents during the untap step optional?

I was reading the untap step rule and got confused a bit. It says: 502.2. Second, the active player determines which permanents he or she controls will untap. Then he or she untaps them all ...
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2answers
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In Pandemic, do certain setup and card order combinations make it impossible to win?

My family has won most of the Pandemic (2 or 3 player games) we've played, but we ran into one recently that I thought impossible to win due to the 2 and 3 cube infections being far from Atlanta, far ...
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2answers
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What are the differences between the oldest (EON) version of Cosmic Encounter and the newest (Fantasy Flight)?

I played hundreds of games of the EON version of Cosmic Encounter when younger but have not played the Fantasy Flight version, which is now the 5th version of this game. Including the expansions from ...
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2answers
244 views

Line of sight dots on “chasm” map tile

In Mansions of Madness: On the map room "chasm" there are two spaces (The Chasm room is the lowest left tile). But only one of them has "line of sight dots". Does this mean that the other half (the ...
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What does Masquerade do when you have no cards in hand, library or discard?

If you play the card Masquerade, and you have zero cards in hand, library and discard, what happens? I assume the person to your left will still have to pass a card along. Do you have to pass a card ...
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Are unused Start Worlds shuffled into the card supply?

When you begin play and randomly hand out the start worlds, do you shuffle the remaining start worlds into the deck?
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Is Saboteur biased towards the miners?

I recently played a couple of games (i.e. six rounds) of Saboteur with ten and then nine players. The miners found the gold every round, and it was only a close thing once. The saboteurs win a bit ...
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273 views

In 2-3 player Citadels, can your second character buy a destroyed building using Graveyard?

In Citadels you have a card that permits you to buy buildings (Graveyard) destroyed by the Warlord. But the Warlord cannot buy the destroyed building. In the 2-3 players variant you select 2 ...
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Is there a single player PC game with similar mechanics to Twilight Imperium? [closed]

I recently started playing Twilight Imperium, and it's a blast. I really like the political aspect, technology aspect, and the mobilization of fleets. I really wish there was a PC game similar to ...
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Where did the “can't build next to the robber” house rule come from?

Several people I've met play Settlers of Catan with the house rule "you may not build anything that isn't a knight next to the robber". As far as I can see, it's not in the rule book. To clarify: ...
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384 views

Where can I find more Brood War scenarios?

The Brood War expansion of Starcraft introduces the idea of the Scenario Game Mode, which basically comprises a pregenerated galaxy setup with special victory conditions. Often, playing scenarios ...
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Does the flanking provided by Slivers stack?

If I was to play 2 Sidewinder Slivers would the 'All Slivers have flanking' ability stack causing creatures blocking my Slivers to get -2/-2 until the end of the turn or would it gain flanking twice ...
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What regions count towards support of another region?

When attacking from a region into another region, do supporting units from territories connected to the region the attackers are coming from count toward their total strength? Or is it only supporting ...
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1answer
1k views

Advanced two player rules clarification for 7 Wonders

Perhaps I overlooked the following when reading the rules, but I don't recall these questions being addressed in the two-player advanced rules for 7 Wonders: Can the free city build its wonder, or ...
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Can Angel's Grace set your life total to 1 when you have Negative Life?

An opponent plays a storm combo, ending in Tendrils of Agony. In response I play Angel's Grace. After the storm of Tendrils finishes resolving, I am at -10 life, but I have not lost the game ...
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What is optimal end play in Settlers?

Part of what makes Settlers of Catan both balanced and exciting are two sets of slow-the-leader rules: The robber and trade embargoes. While this means you have a chance to win even after a slow start ...
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60 views

How many of each fish does Traders and Barbarians have?

How many 1, 2, and 3 fish tiles are in the Traders and Barbarians expansion and Traders and Barbarians 5-6 Player extension? The most I've garnered from various web sites is that there are 20 fish ...
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901 views

Is card counting allowed in Dominion?

Just recently started playing Dominion. The rules say you can count remaining cards, but not in your deck or discard. I was wondering if it would be legal to keep tally marks on paper for specific ...
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Does deathtouch kill Phantom creatures?

Does a Phantom creature, one with the ability "If damage would be dealt to Phantom {Creature}, prevent that damage. Remove a +1/+1 counter from Phantom {Creature}.", that has taken damage from a ...
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803 views

How do game designers come up with suggested (or minimum) age requirements for games?

Is there a standard formula or procedure for determining suggested (or minimum) age requirements for games? Or do a few game designers just sit around and discuss for a few minutes and then just come ...
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1answer
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Does a creature returned by the Undying effect have summoning sickness?

As far as I understand the undying ability, a creature returned to the battlefield by its undying effect with a +1/+1 counter on it is considered a new object. Due to this it cannot attack if it ...
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What interesting 3-player strategy games are available? [closed]

In my apartment there tend to be 3 of us wanting to play board games regularly, and we're fond of strategy games. Unfortunately, 3 is not the optimal number for most of the more interesting ones that ...
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How do you handle drawing more flood cards than there are tiles on the board in Forbidden Island?

Pretty much what it says on the tin--when you're drawing, say, 5 flood cards and there are 4 tiles left in the game, are you supposed to keep shuffling and re-drawing one of those 4, thus ...
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What happens when I play a Swindler and no cards with the same cost as the trashed card are in the kingdom set?

Swindler: +2 Coins, Each other player trashes the top card of his deck and gains a card with the same cost that you choose. Say my opponent has played a Black Market and now the top card of their ...
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1answer
237 views

What Dominion kingdom-card setups tend to lead to the shortest games? [closed]

Most dominion players notice early on that different kingdom sets have GIGANTIC effects on how the game ends up being played. This also means that some games will end fairly quickly, while others will ...
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2answers
361 views

What Dominion kingdom-card setups tend to lead to the longest games? [closed]

Most dominion players notice early on that different kingdom sets have GIGANTIC effects on how the game ends up being played. This also means that some games will end fairly quickly, while others will ...
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1answer
219 views

How do I save myself from Khorne?

Chaos in the Old World is a game about stomping all over your opponents, either by dominating regions or killing them off! Khorne is particularly good at the latter, requiring to spill much blood to ...
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1answer
144 views

How should I plan for a VP win as Nurgle?

I played a game of Chaos in the Old world today and I came close to winning as Nurgle, whilst trying to win via ticks on my counter. The thing is, I only came close to winning via VPs, and my ticks ...
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481 views

Undying vs first strike

What happens when an undying creature dies being dealt damage by a creature with first strike in a combat? For example: If Nearheath Stalker blocks an Abattoir Ghoul and dies will he deal combat ...
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Bottom card drawn during epidemic: Are 3 cubes added to the city pictured, when the disease in that city's region has already been eradicated?

I suspect not, because the rule on Eradicating Disease states: From now on, cards of this color have no effect when drawn on the Infector's turn. Take all of the cubes of the eradicated color ...
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1answer
191 views

What happens if nobody wins?

If you create a path to the gold with a blue door in the way, and there are no blue dwarves, no boss, and no profiteer, what happens?
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1answer
510 views

What happens if you reach an end card with both doors?

If you construct a path from a ladder to an end card with a blue or green door in the path, the end card is flipped. If the card is the gold, all dwarves on that colored team (blue or green) win, as ...
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1answer
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What happens to an Inkmoth Nexus that has had Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas' -1 ability used on it?

From my initial expectations I'd expect otherwise, but I was recently told at a tournament that an activated Inkmoth Nexus that had been the target of Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas' -1 ability ("Target ...
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What happens if you cast a card that says “Target Opponent” in Two Headed Giant?

Let's say I'm playing a game of 2HG, and I cast Tribute To Hunger, which reads: Target opponent sacrifices a creature. You gain life equal to that creature's toughness. Do I get to pick which ...
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1answer
120 views

What does the Skaven-themed expansion to Chaos in the Old World add?

What does The Horned Rat expansion add to the game? How is play different to the original?

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