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What is the difference between the board game “Clue” and the card game “Clue”?

Obviously with the card game, there's not a board or tokens, but is the card game version just as engaging as the board game version? It would be ideal to travel with just the cards, but I'm not sure ...
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How long will an MTG draft take with varying number of players (approximately)?

I'm planning to have a MTG draft with some of my friends, but I'm not exactly sure how much time I should block out. We'd be using 40 card decks with 3 boosters total. About how long will the ...
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Interactions of multiple Parallel Lives

If I have two Parallel Lives, and I have a Doomed Traveler that just died, how many Spirit tokens would I put into play?
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What happens when a commander is exiled?

Let's say you have a commander on the field, and an opponent uses Sisters Of Stone Death to force your commander to block the sisters and then exiles your commander? Does it remain exiled, or does it ...
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How much land do I need for a Commander deck?

A Commander deck consists of 99 unique cards and 1 legendary creature. I'm still very unfamilier with this format. How would you go about figuring out the number of lands to put into your commander ...
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Is it common practice to publish/sell online versions of board games?

I bought the Ticket to Ride: Europe game by Days of Wonder, and it included an online registration code. Visiting the website, I noticed that some of the games had a free online preview available. I ...
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Solid openings for Blitz Chess

Is there an accepted repertoire of openings that are solid in Blitz (3-5min per side) Chess? I guess the primary factors should be: reasonably solid simple structures minimal number of tactical ...
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How to prevent being overrun in the early game?

My girlfiend has a U/G standard deck (Scars/M12/Innistrad), and she's having issues with being overrun in the early game so that she can take off late game with her deck (once it takes off it's nearly ...
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Table-top Golf game with coins?

About twenty years ago I saw this game board. It was huge, the size of a table. Made of wood. And on it was an 18-hole golf course, complete with pegs and barriers for hazards. You played with coins ...
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Do professional-level Go players memorize a list of endgame positions as part of their training?

As in this question there were two questions, I extract the second question here.
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What is the meaning of 'karai' and how is it applied?

A Western insei recently wondered about the term "karai": Japanese players call black 57 "karai", which is a term which I haven't heard used in western go at all! The meaning appears to be ...
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What are good strategies against counterspell decks?

I'm currently honing a white-green tokens deck for Standard tournament play. I feel like I have a good handle on my game-plan for most of the other common archetypes, but I'm really stymied playing ...
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Does a builder count as a follower when scoring?

The rules say you can have more than one builder on a road or in a city, so what happens when a city is completed and it has a follower and builder of one person and a big follower and builder of ...
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How can I arrange a Christmas gift exchange for board game geeks?

My circle of board game geeks usually celebrate Christmas by a simple gift exchange game where we take turns rolling dice to accumulate gifts, and have 2/6 chance to get a new gift but 1/6 to lose ...
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Munchkin: Singing and Dancing Sword - Companion, Weapon, or Upgrade?

I was wondering if a Singing & Dancing Sword could be played on top of another sword, or if it is equipped as your primary weapon. For instance, would the Rapier of Unfairness become A Singing ...
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Strongest early-game counters for a Modern deck?

Magic's Modern format has a rather large card pool, including 90-ish counterspells with a good variety of mana costs and limitations. Assume you're playing a control deck that can fairly reliably take ...
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Monopoly Deal: My Bank Pile - Private or Public Information?

When we play with more than two people on Monopoly Deal, we have devised a rule: Your only exposed card in your bank pile is the top card. All other cards may remain hidden, as to add an element of ...
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Is there a strategy for consistent winning in the base dominion game with the base setup?

I've just started playing dominion a little while ago, so I'm pretty new. I get the basic tactics (big money, deck thinning, don't buy copper, etc.) and I do ok when the kingdom cards vary. However, ...
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Does card-counting work in online Blackjack?

I realize that card counting is strongly discouraged. Are there systems in-place to prevent card-counting in online blackjack?
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In Go, Why are “High Point” Openings Seldom Seen in Modern Play?

I'm talking about opening with the "high point" of a "shimari, such as the 3-5 or 4-5 point. The disadvantage is that it allows the opponent to enter near the corner, such as the corresponding 3-4 ...
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What is the best version of Settlers of Catan for a group of people who have never played before?

I am trying to get our family to try out Settlers of Catan, and am wondering which version would be the easiest to begin with. I figured the original, but some sites say that some of the other ones ...
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What rules are used in international events

What rules are used during international events like the recent Samsung Cup?
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Where can I find reusable white playing cards for prototyping?

The question title says it all : Where can I find reusable white playing cards for prototyping? I find services online to generate cards but not reusable white cards (that you can write on and erase ...
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Magic the Gathering: Two Skinshifters in play

If I have two Skinshifters in play, can I use the ability of one to effect the other? For instance, if one of my Skinshifters has Ice Cage on it, can I use the other Skinshifter's ability to morph ...
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Is Saboteur better in a 4-player game than a 2-player game?

Inspired by this question, especially @RobRenaud's comment on @BlairHippo's answer pointing to an inconclusive argument on BGG. My question is two-part: (a) In a general 4-player game, is Saboteur a ...
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Can I attack both the player and a planeswalker the same turn?

Can I have some creatures attack the planeswalker and other creatures attack the player?
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What's the strategic advantage of building around alternate win conditions?

In MTG, there are several ways to win that don't involve damaging your opponent. The most prominent is milling (running an opponent out of cards to draw), but there are also special cards like Felidar ...
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What is an efficient way to organize my magic collection?

Currently, I have a rare binder with all of my rares, and the rest of my cards are broken into several boxes by color, gold/multi color, and land. The problem with this methodology is that if I have ...
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Is an early escape normal in encounter 1C?

In First Scenario 1C Scenario objectives : Win : Kill 2 investigators Lose : Investigators escape from Foyer During my game session investigators revealed objective very quickly, and most of them ...
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What is the fastest MTG Mill deck that can be made?

I have been working on putting together a Mill deck and it occurred to me that there are likely much faster Milling decks out there. So, what is the fastest Milling win condition that can be achieved? ...
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What is the best way to respond to this pincer joseki deviation?

Every now and again when I approach a corner, opponent plays 1-space pincer and I jump out, my opponent immediately peeps. This seems like aji keshi and bad shape, but I've been stumped as to how to ...
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In Magic, when Magus of the Unseen returns an untapped artifact to its original controller, is there a delay before it becomes tapped?

Suppose I have a Magus of the Unseen and some other creature or artifact, and my opponent has a Glare of Subdual and a tapped Yotian Soldier. Magus of the Unseen (1U) Creature — Human Wizard ...
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When is Mechana Initiate worth buying?

Is the Mechana Initiate worth buying (except at the end to get some easy points)? It's only 1 Rune or 1 Power, which seems weak compared to the other Initiates.
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Battlestar Galactica: meaning of a Quorum card that destroys ships

I have a question regarding a specific Quorum card in Battlestar Galactica. I don't remember its title, but it has in its text something like "Destroy 3 raiders, a heavy raider, or a centurion ...
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What happens when playing a single Treasure Map?

I'm wondering if I can play a Scheme Card and then a Treasure Map and put the Treasure Map back on top of my deck at clean up. But I can only put the Treasure Map back on top if it's in play and not ...
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In Magic free-for-all multiplayer, what happens when someone dies? [duplicate]

In a free-for-all multiplayer Magic game, what happens when someone dies? Specifically: What happens to spells they've cast that are on the stack? What happens to enchantments they have cast onto ...
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What happens to the president's quorum card hand when he loses the title?

Do they get handed over to the new president or do they get shuffled back into the quorum card deck?
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Where can I sell my Magic: The Gathering cards?

I played for quite a few years and have a ton of cards that I want to get rid of. I have a mix of all editions before 2007. 7th, 8th, etc... So the question is where can I sell them effectively. And ...
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1answer
109 views

What do I need to get (re)started in Warmachine?

I got into Warmachine a while ago, then fell out of it. I'm looking to get back into it, but I'm not sure what books I would now need. I have a couple of the original books, but I don't have the Mk2 ...
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Do Race for the Galaxy expansions allow more players without changing the base game's rules?

I just acquired the game Race for the Galaxy, and I plan to play it at work. It would be nice to play with up to 5 or 6 players, though, and the base game supports only 4. I see that two expansions ...
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2answers
640 views

Playing Risk in an arbitrary graph

A Risk board represents the map of the world, or of Europe. Thus, it implies some constraints for example on the connectedness of a territory. I would like to explore how graph theory could help your ...
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1answer
284 views

Different game modes for Thunderstone

While plenty entertaining in the original version, the game Thunderstone looks like it could be played in many more ways. Besides the most obvious modifications like playing with more (or less) ...
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What is the timing of the Hidden Pocket effect?

When does the Virulent Strain Epidemic effect for Hidden Pocket happen? The way the card is laid out, it would seem that it happens after the three epidemic steps; however, that would negate the ...
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What are the proper names for the places where cards are drawn from and discarded to?

Many card games have two sets of cards that aren't in play, but could be: a pile of cards (face down) that you draw from on your turn, and a pile of cards (face up) where you discard any cards ...
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How does Conspirator work with Throne Room / King's Court?

If, for example, my turn starts by playing a King's Court and choosing Conspirator, how many cards will I draw?
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1answer
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Is there any data on most common way to get to 10 VP in Settlers of Catan? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Settlers of Catan Data I sometimes track this for myself when I play online, and almost half the time when I win, I have Longest Road and either 3 Cities/2 Settlements ...
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Learning to count cards

In many games, it can be extremely helpful to know what cards have already been played and/or the number left in any given suit. What are good ways to learn to count the cards played (especially in a ...
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Determining if/when to use trump in the “pre-game” of 2-handed Pinochle

When playing two-handed pinochle, the 'normal' rules of the game are suspended during the initial phase (when melding takes place along with trick taking while depleting the deck of undealt cards). ...
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1answer
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What do you recommend putting in an Arkham Horror quick reference sheet?

I've played Arkham Horror twice and am still boggled by the complexity of the mechanics and the number of rules. During both games I wished for a quick reference guide to summarize the turn order and ...
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In Magic, when and why did the rules change to check life totals “continuously” instead of at the end of each phase?

In the old days, the rules of Magic specified that players' life totals were only checked at the end of a phase, or at the beginning or end of combat. The modern rules, however, specify that life ...

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