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Defense to Strong Pass Systems

"Strong pass" systems are classified as Highly Unusual Methods, so most players never worry about them. My understanding is that they are not particularly overpowered (otherwise all the pros would ...
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Can the diver swim around the outside of the island?

If the diver is able to reach the edge of the island, are they then allowed to swim around the edge to reach another tile on the edge of the island? Logically this would be sea, just as removed ...
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Building settlements over the sea

I know that in basic version of SoC each settlement must be at least two roads away from any other settlement. In Seafarers expansions you can build ships, so my question is - does this 'roads rule' ...
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Frozen prize pile in canasta when all but one player has only 1 card in hand?

What happens when the prize pile is frozen in canasta, and all but one player has only 1 card in hand, assuming no players have a canasta yet, and the player with more cards has already melded-in? ...
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Do you infect the city you are scoring?

One of the cities has the ability: Play immediately: Draw one card for each city you are infecting. Do you draw a card for that city?
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CGoban 3 doesn't ask for saving a review!

I just finished a game at GoKGS and the opponent offered me a review. When we ended, the opponent has left first, then I closed the window with the review in a good hope CGoban will ask me if I want ...
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Texas hold'em flush Tie or Not

I was playing Texas Holdem last night with some friends at my house and this was the hand we were dealt: My cards 7♠ 6♦ His cards 10♠ 7♥ Cards on table 6♠ 8♠ Q♠ J♠ 2♠ Odd hand. Everyone else ...
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Does the team get points if the word is singular but they guess plural?

In Taboo, one player has a word that they are trying to get their teammates to say (e.g. "Apple") within a short amount of time. I have often found that teammates will guess the plural word when they ...
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Why do all Go board sizes have an odd number of lines? Why is a 19x19 board so much better than a 20x20 board?

Here are the number of games played on every different board sizes on DGS (Dragon Go Server): | Size | CNT | +------+--------+ | 5 | 2464 | | 6 | 466 | | 7 | 11015 | | 8 | 434 ...
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Does Babylon's wonder count for scientific structure victory points?

In 7 Wonders, do the science symbols on Babylon's wonder mat count for victory points? Say I've built the second level of the A side and I have no other science symbols. Do I get one point for each of ...
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please explain how you use the city calendar

We have only played settlers and got the cities and knights expansion.. there are ships on the trade calendar. . We have no ships. In settlers, you still use those items not sell them back. How do I ...
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Can Dash from Fate Reforged be used at instant speed?

Fate Reforged is introducing a new mechanic called dash. It's reminder text is as follows: You may cast this spell for its dash cost. If you do, it gains haste, and it's returned from the ...
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1answer
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Using Event Cards to Move off Vine Walls

When playing with a faction such as the Swamp Orcs who have vine walls, the rules state that units roll before moving off of vine walls to see if they take damage. But do units still have to roll ...
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a really dizzying boardgame

Long ago, II think it was in the 1980s-1990s) I once played a game that really made me dizzy. It was a 2 or 3 player game played on a round board , consisting out of 6 concentric circles and ...
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Committing units with a warlord

In some situations, you may have units at your HQ with your warlord. I know when you commit your warlord to a planet, all the units at HQ come across with the warlord exhausted. What I want to know ...
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Is it possible to build a wide variety of decks at low cost? If so, how?

I was pretty reluctant to get into magic because I knew that: Our game-centric family would want to build a wide variety of decks We are not interested in spending hundreds of dollars on a single ...
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1answer
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Can multiple spells be activated with the same mana?

So first off I am fairly new to MTG and I was playing with my friend today and he corrected me on my move making. The way I thought it worked is that, for example, if I have a creature that requires 1 ...
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How should I modify Risk to play with 7 persons

I am planning on creating my own version of Risk in such a way that we can play it with 7 persons. For this I am planning to create my own map with a local theme. What kinds of ratios/parameters are ...
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1answer
281 views

Is accepting new survivors mandatory?

In dead of winter Plaid Hat game, when I draw a card that add survivor(s), do I have a choice: to ignore the card? to make noise to find another type of card?
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How many counters for each turn for Abzan?

I've just started playing mtg like a week ago and the first deck I've bought was Abzan Siege. Problem is I'm a bit confused on one thing, how many counters can you put on a creature at each turn? Is ...
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2answers
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Dealing Damage to Creature soulbonded to Deadeye Navigator

A scenario played out last night that at the time I felt was correct, but the more I think about it, the more I feel uncomfortable about it. I had on the field: Goblin Bombardment Furnace of Rath ...
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1answer
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Are there any turn 1 win decks? [closed]

So the question is in the title: Is there any deck that can(in the very best case) win in turn 1? It should not be tournament legal, it should not be legacy legal, but it should follow the basic ...
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1answer
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Where can I find the offical rules to the Dominion promo cards

I have the Black Market, Envoy, Walled Village, Governor, and Stash promotional cards for Dominion. They didn't come with any rules. Where can I get the official rules from Rio Grande Games?
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Go software for studying/reviewing sgf games

I got a great review of my game from another player on GoKGS. So I got this *.sgf file with lots of variants (tree branches) with lots of comments... So now I am looking for a good piece of software ...
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Who determines the target creature or player when a card says “deals 1 damage to target creature or player”?

Vigilante Justice says "Whenever a Human enters the battlefield under your control, Vigilante Justice deals 1 damage to target creature or player." Do I decide if the damage goes to the creature or ...
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0answers
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What is the point of promoting nobles to watchmen?

In the game "The walled city" you can promote nobles up into towers to make them watchmen. Is there any strategic advantage to doing so? It feels as if you are better off leaving them as nobles, ...
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How to take advantage of Japanese Anti-American strategy

I just started playing A&A 1941. While playing the US, I've tried employing the shuck-shuck. I moved my Pacific fleet to the Atlantic (Japan didn't try a Pearl attack). However, Japan then used ...
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1answer
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Does exhausting a card with The Force activate its power?

In Star Wars: Empire vs Rebellion, the card "The Force" says the following: Exhaust 1 ready resource card of your choice of either faction. Does exhausting the card mean that the power ...
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2answers
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How can I store hexagon tiles in a stack?

I have been steadily ordering/printing armies for Neuroshima Hex, and now army storage is becoming a problem: As you can see, there is a small mountain of plastic bags. The current situation is ...
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2answers
375 views

Card game where you're dealt two role cards you keep hidden

I played a game a couple of months ago that was pretty minimalist. Everyone (6+ players) was dealt two cards that they kept hidden. Each had a role, I think some included Assassin, Baron or Duke(?), ...
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Why are there double paths?

Just started playing, and I noticed there are the double (Any color) paths, I thought that meant two different paths could be taken, but then I noticed it was blocked when one person put their train ...
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Is there any strategic reason to skip a turn to untap Time Vault?

A bunch of recent Channel Fireball videos (LSV, Cheon, LSV again) show players exploiting Time Vault combos, where you untap the Vault with Voltaic Key or some similar effect to take infinite turns. ...
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1answer
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Does a player have to draw more Destination Tickets when they run out?

In TTR USA, does a player have to draw more Destination Tickets when they run out? (Meaning they've completed all the ones that started with.) Or can they simply continue to play by extending their ...
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1answer
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Stuffy Doll blocking 11/11 trampler. Phyrexian Obliterator blocks 11/11 trampler

What my problem is when last night a Stuffy Doll blocked my 11/11 trampler, the result was me taking 11 damage and Stuffy Doll absorbing one of that damage from the defending player who took ten ...
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3answers
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Goblin Brigand and Norn's Annex

My opponent has Goblin Brigand on the battlefield. It says: "Goblin Brigand must attack each turn if able" I control a Norn's Annex. My opponent is unable to produce white mana, but can (of course) ...
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How many actions can you take per turn?

In Settlers of Catan can you conduct multiple transactions on your turn? You roll, collect your resource cards, and then: Can you build a road and a settlement? Can you build a road and do a trade ...
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How much mana can I tap per turn?

So I am fairly new to Magic and I have read the entire rulebook multiple times and it never gave a clear answer," how many mana can I tap per turn", because to would just feel weird to be tapping all ...
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1answer
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Is there a limit to the number of locomotives used to build a route?

When playing Ticket-to-Ride USA, is there a limit to the number of locomotives used to build a route? It seems unfair to create a 3-space-route with one Train Car card and two Locomotive Cards.
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1answer
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Catan Junior: When drawing the “pirate ghost” Coco (parrot) card to move the ghost, do you recieve resources?

The rules for Catan Junior, for the "Coco" card with the Ghost Captain state: Move the Ghost Captain as if you had rolled a ‘6’ The description of rolling a 6 says you move the ghost captain ...
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Can a kinged piece jump another king?

Can a kinged piece jump another king piece?
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If I have so few armies I can't attack any more, do I lose the game?

When starting Risk you are spread out and a few bad turns of the dice can leave you so thin you have nothing to attack with. There is nothing in the rules about this. Am I to assume you have lost at ...
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How do I set language in GoKGS?

I am forced to use czech language, but I would like to use English. How can I switch languages in GoKGS? This is what I see when I click File (1st in the menu) and Set preferences (3rd in the ...
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1answer
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Game of thrones house card rules

A problem we ran into. Do the house cards stack or is what you play permanent. For instance, Baratheon play salladhor saan which makes all boats not your own 0 when supported. The opponent is greyjoys ...
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1answer
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Pandemic: drawing player cards if already have 7 in hand

In the game Pandemic, after completing your 4 actions the next step is to draw 2 player cards. If already holding 7 in hand, does the rule force you to draw additional cards and subsequently discard ...
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1answer
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How does the graveyard work in citadels?

Does the graveyard/cemetery card allow a player to take any destroyed building/district (i.e. including other players destroyed districts) into their hand or can they only redeem their own detroyed ...
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2answers
136 views

What to do with starvation tokens?

The rules state that when the players cannot feed their colony, they should place a starvation token in the food supply and decrease morale for every starvation token in the supply. What to do after ...
0
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1answer
281 views

Use exactly 36 combinations instead of two dice

I like playing Settlers of Catan with one extension: "Catan: Event Cards" The deck consists of 36 dice cards to represent the 36 different combinations that can be rolled with 2 dice. This means that ...
4
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1answer
223 views

How many Magic The Gathering cards have been printed?

I wonder how many Magic: The Gathering cards have been printed I in total (including all languages, all editions). And I don't mean unique different cards, but really actual printed cards. It must ...
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1answer
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On playing the Agricola Bielefeld minor improvement called Bielefeld Playing Cards, does it include animals?

We are playing with the Agricola Bielefeld card deck. When playing the card called "Bielefeld Playing Cards", it says whenever you use an accumulation space, place all items on this card until you ...
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1answer
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Diplomacy: What happens when two units attack each other with unequal support?

In a game of diplomacy I am playing, a Turkish army in Moscow is attacking Warsaw with support from Ukraine, Galicia, and Silesia. A Russian Army in Warsaw is attacking Moscow with support from ...

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