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How can I cheaply and easily create stackable tiles?

I'm building a prototype with stackable tiles in several different shapes. I 3D-printed some tiles that lock together nicely, but it is too expensive to 3D-print all the tiles I need to make multiple ...
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What exactly was so broken about Urza's Block?

I've often heard it said that the Urza Block (Urza's Saga, Urza's Journey, Urza's Destiny) was the most powerful, broken block in Magic history, with decks able to win on turn 1 or 2. I also saw it ...
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Arkham: Harvey Walters Sanity loss for tome or elder sign

Does Harvey Walters prevent the loss of one Sanity when he: uses an elder sign? succeed in reading a tome? Which part of The Dunwich Horror Rulebook (page 10) apply? The Strong Mind ability ...
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Is it better to pick up a Chapel or Steward?

Consider a game where both Chapel and Steward are present. If the copper split is 4/3, is it better to pick up a Chapel or a Steward? Can you think of any situations where you'd pick up Steward if ...
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“Diplomacy” rule clarification, unit under attack

Referring to the original game. If a unit is under attack from Province X, can it still interfere with the actions of a unit on Province Y? For example: English fleet unit on "English Channel" ...
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Does Harvey Walters' ability to reduce Sanity loss by 1 break the game?

The professor has an ability to reduce san loss by 1. Therefore, he is able to cast any number of spells for free! Is this meant to be so overpowering?
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What are the differences between American Megafauna and Bios: Megafauna?

The idea of a detailed board game simulating evolution sounds awesome. I understand that Bios: Megafauna is a more recent reworking of American Megafauna, but I'm quite unclear on the differences. ...
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Software to search for MTG decks based on a list of cards

I haven't played MTG for a while, but I still own about 500 cards. Some of them were from pre-built decks, but now the cards are all randomized. I have the full inventory (quantity and name) on a ...
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Can you play a piece of Ninja Gear that gives a flat bonus to turn a failed roll into a success?

In Ninja Burger, you attempt to deliver tasty food to people. Along the way, you need to pass skill checks (such as Climbing at -2 to get to the International Space Station, because nowhere is outside ...
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In Killer Bunnies can you play a Terrible Misfortune on a bunny that needs to be fed?

In Killer Bunnies when a Bunny has a "feed your bunny" card on it you have until the end of your turn to feed it. If you draw a Terrible Misfortune card (plays immediately) can you play it on the ...
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Can Slifer be summoned using Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon's effect?

I'm running the first gen print of Slifer. Before I get asked about it, no I don't do tourneys or follow the modern card rulings. I stopped playing yu-gi-oh back in 2007 so I use the same limited ...
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Best strategic games and play online [closed]

Can you tell me what are, in your opinion, the best strategic board games? I love Settlers of Catan and Risk. I've heard of Axis & Allies.. Are there any online tournaments (or just websites to ...
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Which “end of round” effect resolves first: dealing in a dead player, or game end due to low honor?

In Ninja Burger ("No matter how alert your guards, how deep your bunker, or how secure your office, we deliver in 30 minutes or less"), one possible game end is if the average Honor of all players at ...
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Are the German tanks in Axis & Allies Panthers?

I know in some A&A rulebooks it is printed what the plastic miniatures represents. I own A&A 1942 and Pacific. When I see the German tank it looks like a Panther.. is it? Is it the same tank ...
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Do I lose two levels just for choosing to fight King Tut?

I am really new to Munchkin and I had a question about a card. The King Tut card says "Will not pursue anyone of Level 3 or below. Higher-Leveled characters lose 2 levels, even if they escape." Does ...
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My game of Rummikub came with a die. Why could that be?

My newly bought, first-hand game of Rummikub (from Philos) came with a die. However, the game doesn't seem to use a die. Is there any variant that uses a die, if so, what for?
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Does the 30-point rule apply to every non-manipulating move, or only to the initial move?

In rummikub, how exactly does the 30-point rule work? Is it: The very first move of each player must be independent of existing stones and with a value of at least 30. There is no 30-point rule in ...
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Is Lookout usually a good pick with a Big Money strategy?

According to the Dominion Strategy wiki, Lookout doesn't go well with a Big Money strategy. Do you agree? To clarify: I mean Big Money in a broad sense. So picking up at most a couple of cards, then ...
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Maxxing out the trader track in Stone Age: Style is the Goal

While playing a game of Stone Age with the Style is the Goal expansion, we had a player achieve ten traders on the trader track. Later in the game, she purchased a card which gave a +1 on the trader ...
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How do you resolve black cards in quests you haven't started in Shadows Over Camelot?

If you pull a black card that goes against a quest that you haven't started, do you still place the black card on that quest, or do you discard it? So, if you get an Excalibur card before starting the ...
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Can I read a tome in Other Worlds?

In Arkham Horror, tomes require movement points to use, e.g. Old Journal: Tome Movement: Exhaust and spend 1 movement point to make a Lore (-1) check. If you pass, gain 3 Clue tokens and discard ...
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Puerto Rico, 3-player: Which role order in the first round?

What would be the best role choice order for the first round in a 3-player game of Puerto Rico (without extension)? I often see: Settler (→ Quarry) Builder (→ Small Indigo or Small Sugar) Major ...
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1953 version of Scrabble includes 4 wooden dice - why?

I have acquired a 1953 version of Scrabble. Included with the usual 100 wooden tiles are 4 wooden dice. Each face of the dice has the dots imprinted using one of these 3 colors; red, green or ...
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Can I use Naturalize to “counter” an activated ability?

I have a question regarding activated abilities. My opponent has an Isochron Scepter (untapped). He wants to play the ability and taps it. Is it possible to destroy the Isochron Scepter with ...
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Is the Go! action card ever worth playing?

In Monopoly Deal, there is a Go! Card which uses one of your three plays for the turn in order to draw two additional cards. It seems the key to winning in this game revolve around emptying your hand ...
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Third Hole in Cribbage Board

What is the third hole at the start of the cribbage for? It's shown behind the 2 pegs in the image below:
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Puerto Rico - Custom gameplay tweaks to introduce player interactions

We have been playing Puerto Rico for on a regular basis. It's an excellent game, and one of the few well balanced games in buildup genre as: There is almost no luck factor involved. All of the ...
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Buying houses and selling hotels in a housing shortage

Here's a hypothetical situation: There are 12 houses left in the bank. Alice states she wishes to buy 6 of them for her red property group for $900. Bob owns the light blues with 3 hotels, and ...
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Spawn rules for the Overlord

We played our first two rounds of Descent a few days ago and we (3 heroes) always lost against the Overlord. The biggest issue we experienced was the summoning of enemies in direct attack distance ...
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If there are two Lighthouse Chronologist with three players, will one player be pereptually skipped?

If you would play a game with 3 people (let's call them A, B, and C) and A and B have a Lighthouse chronologist, will this make A get a turn after B, and make B get a turn after A without C getting a ...
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Citadels: Can two Circus Tents be built in the same city?

In the latest German edition of Citadels, there is an action card Circus Tent. It is played from your hand without paying any gold (and in addition to your normal building action). It's text says: ...
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What form of chess was played in seventh-century Arabia?

In Islam, there are a number of reports (of variable grades of authenticity) that the prophet Muhammad either forbade or explicitly disliked the playing of chess. As is known, he was centered in what ...
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Can I buy a district after landing there by taking the train?

In Monopoly City can I buy a district after landing there taking the train via a station? Background: I rolled the dice, went forward and ended up on a district owned by me that includes a train ...
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How do Heartless Hidetsugu and Gisela interact?

Let's say that I have Gisela, Blade of Goldnight in play and my opponent controls Heartless Hidetsugu. We both have 20 life. When Heartless Hidetsugu is tapped, each player takes 10 damage, which is ...
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Tactics for Othello

I understand that occupying the corners is desirable, as a counter placed there can never be flipped. Also, placing a counter on a square next to a corner seems to be bad as it usually hands the ...
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7 Wonders scoring question (Olympia B, copying a guild) on BSW

On BrettspielWelt, I played Olympia (B) and built the 3rd wonder stage (copy a guild). The end score confused me, and I think BSW might have implemented the scoring wrong. We were 3 players. Everyone ...
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Check for adjacency after or before using a moving tile?

I'm white player and I draw a desert card. I place my three settlements there: Now I use my special ability to move any settlement to a desert field: I choose the settlement on the right: ...
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Cards for Reanimator in Cube

What cards should a good cube supporting reanimator decks contain? Which ones are crucial and what's extra. I figure there are at least 3 types of cards: Reanimation E.g. Animate dead, Necromancy. ...
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Dictionary for Scrabble that doesn't contain ridiculous words

In playing Scrabble with friends, where can I find a dictionary that doesn't contain the ridiculous two-letter words that turn the game into a contest to see who has spent the most time reading the ...
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What happens when I copy Precursor Golem with Rite of Replication?

I came across this issue with my friend a while ago and came up with many possible answers: How many golems will you get if you copy Precursor Golem with a kicked Rite of Replication?
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Is splitting your 3 settlements allowed?

Let's say I've placed settlements in two separate forests. In both forests there are still (more than) 3 fields free. Now I draw another forest card and have to place my 3 settlements. Am I allowed ...
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Does the Void's power cancel out the Spiff's?

In cosmic encounter, one player is the Void (destroys ships instead of sending them to the warp), and another player is the Spiff (attacking player still gets a colony if they lose by 10 or more). If ...
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'Free City' with Babylon (B): How to play the special ability (2nd stage)?

You can use the special ability of Babylon (side B, 2nd stage) to get a 7th turn (EDIT: well, apparently not) where you are allowed to play your last (7th) card (which would otherwise be discarded). ...
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How good is the AI in the iOS port of Haggis?

I recently picked up the iOS port for Haggis. Although I own the physical version, and you can play it online at boardgamearena, playing versus the iOS AI has been my first experience with the game. ...
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Can you use Halicarnassus' special ability to build the wonder or to discard the card for 3 gold?

The wonder Halicarnassus has a special ability (second stage on side A, all stages on side B) that lets the player choose a card from the discard pile. Instead of building the card for free, can the ...
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What should you do when someone mistakenly builds the same building twice?

You're not allowed to build the same building more than once. I noticed that this rule is easily overlooked, especially in 7-player games and when the table is not that big (and so the cards need to ...
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1answer
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How does jumping work in Descent 2nd Edition?

In Descent: Journeys in the Dark, 2nd Edition, the rules state: Figures cannot jump over a pit space. I never saw jumping mentioned anywhere else in the rules. How does jumping work and where is ...
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What is the exact size of all the Warhammer 40k bases?

I'm looking for a list of the dimensions of all the bases in Warhammer 40k. I know there is a 60mm base, for large models, and there is one that is 120mm x 55mm for really large models. I don't ...
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When drawing cards for each produced good, does it include goods produced on windfall worlds?

My friends and I have had disagreements about how one particular kind of production power works in Race for the Galaxy: powers that involve drawing cards for each good produced, e.g. Diversified ...
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If Koth of the Hammer's plus one ability ends at end of turn, doesn't it make it useless?

How does Koth of the Hammer's plus one ability work when it ends right after you use it and the Mountain turned into a creature has summoning sickness (part of the rulings on Gatherer)?

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