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Why is this tsumego solution wrong?

I'm trying to understand why my solution to this tsumego is incorrect. It's "Basic problem #26" from Tsumego Pro and looks like this: $$ ---------------------------- $$ . . . . . . . . X . O X . . | ...
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1answer
128 views

Which words count for a double word score?

In Scrabble, if you make a new word and one of your letters adds onto another word making a whole new word, but this letter falls onto a double word score and you want to count it for the higher word ...
3
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1answer
66 views

Can Debt tokens be taken to pay any coin costs?

According to the Cities rules, players can lose coins and incur debts. The rules mention that a player can either pay coins or take Debt tokens. Does this allow a player to choose to take Debt tokens ...
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What is the best opening lead on this hand, and why?

Playing in Flight A-X of a sectional Open Pairs, both Vulnerable at MatchPoints in third seat you hold: (Flight A is 2000+ MPS; Flight X is 0 - 2000 MPS voluntarily playing up instead of at their own ...
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26 views

Board game fun for 3 year old AND parent [closed]

I like playing board game with my 3 year old son. But it can be boring sometimes for me. Is there a game that is designed to be playable by a 3 year old, but also interesting for the adults playing ...
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31 views

Do auras that are not cast target? [duplicate]

Say I use Brago, King Eternal to bounce an aura, when it returns, can I put it on a creature with shroud?
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1answer
32 views

Descent (Nerekhall expansion) bleeding mechanics

The bleeding condition reads: "(One action): Discard this card or token. For each other action you resolve while you have this card or token, suffer 1 (one fatigue)" Should "each other action" be ...
2
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1answer
77 views

What happens to exploded kittens?

If I am eliminated by an exploding kitten, the instructions say to discard all my cards, including the kitten. So they go to the discard pile. Now, if I play a combo of five cards, can I take the ...
4
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3answers
281 views

What kind of mechanics can make MTG fun for my opponents?

I'm looking for a way to build an EDH deck that makes sure my opponents have fun while playing against me. In other words I'm less concerned with winning than with doing fun/creative/interesting ...
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2answers
269 views

How important is game theory in Dominion?

A lot of the strategic advice I've read for Dominion seems to be based around honing your deck based on fixed criteria - which cards are good, which work well together, when to start buying Provinces, ...
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1answer
158 views

How many times can you use a port in settlers of catan?

The instructions don't say (from what I see) and I need to know for the game.
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2answers
50 views

Declarer play for a 4-4 trump fit

Is there any theory or advice in how best to plan declarer play in a 4-4 trump fit. In what situations do you draw trumps, in what situations do you not draw trumps and any other advice?
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2answers
175 views

Ranking of Go Software

Where could I find information about the level of Go playing software? In particular, I am looking for commercial software. Ideally, I'd like to find a live ranking, as obviously this field is ...
5
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1answer
107 views

Why isn't MU shown on Runner identities?

The fact that Runners have a default 4 memory units is absent from all printed data, and I'm curious if there's a specific design reason why. I can see how, thematically, the MU is not really a Runner ...
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1answer
78 views

How many cards can I access in R&D / HQ?

My girlfriend and I started playing Netrunner this weekend, and after our first game taking roughly 4 days, we're now enjoying it! I'm assuming that I'm just being thick here, but the manual never ...
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0answers
51 views

Is there a tool that will help me construct a list of games with a more specific game mechanic?

I would like to construct a list of games that have a particular mechanic, but with a twist. Dice rolling is the mechanic I am interested in but specifically with Non-numeric, partially numeric, or ...
3
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1answer
47 views

Gin Rummy Card Game

I'm playing Gin and my opponent has on multiple occasions knocked or Ginned with an incorrect hand. For example he may lay down a 4,5,6 of Diamonds but one of the card s is actually of the heart ...
5
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2answers
119 views

opening bidder bids the bid I want to make

What do I bid when the opening bidder bids my bid? e.g. bids 1NT and that is what I want to bid and I don't have a 5 card suit
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3answers
145 views

Do you need to show what you draw?

I've had exploding kittens for a while but haven't really played it because every time I try to play, nobody really knows whether they are supposed to keep what they draw secret or show it to ...
0
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1answer
89 views

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 ...
5
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2answers
156 views

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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179 views

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 ...
3
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3answers
70 views

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 ...
5
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5answers
417 views

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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1answer
42 views

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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1answer
78 views

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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2answers
48 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
239 views

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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1answer
135 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
143 views

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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3answers
1k views

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 ...
4
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4answers
288 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
93 views

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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1answer
75 views

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 ...
5
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1answer
84 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
324 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
104 views

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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vote
0answers
166 views

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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4answers
239 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
567 views

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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2answers
38 views

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 ...
0
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3answers
200 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
63 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
131 views

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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0answers
22 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
337 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
98 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
54 views

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.
3
votes
1answer
216 views

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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