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How well do Forbidden Desert and Forbidden Island play with two players?

I introduced a colleague to Pandemic. He liked it and asked if I could recommend a similar game that: Plays well with two people, and Will be a bit more approachable for his partner, who's new to ...
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Rules for kings to take pieces

In traditional draughts, the rules written on our copy of the game say a king can take in any direction even if there are empty spaces between the king and the piece it will take. Is this right? Even ...
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What is your average VP score rolling 2 versus 4 dice after an initial 3322xx roll?

King of Tokyo has a die rolling mechanic similar to Yahtzee, where you get three rolls and may choose to hold or reroll any die you previously held. At the end of third roll, you must keep the ...
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Can a player trade 3 groups in one turn?

Rules specify that when trading each group exchanged counts as an action to the player whose turn it is. And then later goes on to say that puppets of a group are transferred along with it. Is the ...
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1answer
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Are there any playable Twilight Imperium 2 player variants?

I love TI 3rd edition, but can't always get together 3 players willing to commit the amount of time it takes to play a game. Are there any 2 player variants of this game?
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2answers
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Is there a program/game i can build a deck and play against AI's without a net connection?

When i build my deck i like to try and test it out to see what flaws could be exploited and cards used to exploit those flaws while also seeing how difficult it is to implement my strategies while ...
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2answers
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Can Japanese Cards be played if using an English based Deck?

I was reading on the Yu-Gi-Oh Wiki that some cards have their artwork changed due to censorship, examples are the Fortune Lady's Original Japanese version English Version with Censor now i am ...
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1answer
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Do I have to move all units in the area I have attacked?

In game of thrones, if I attacked the opponent with army of several units, and I used all of them to make sure to win. Should I also move all the units to the conquered territory in case of victory or ...
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1answer
557 views

Can Aura of Dominion be used with Inspire Creatures?

If I put Aura of Dominion on Arbiter of the Ideal, can I pay 1 mana and tap Arbiter of the Ideal (as the cost of Aura of Dominion's ability) and then have Arbiter untap (as the effect of Aura of ...
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Why so many people use “house rules” in EDH/Commander?

Since I'm an Eternal player (Legacy and sometimes Modern) that has played just few times EDH/Commander I found difficult to understand why often players use a more strict banned list in their matches; ...
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1answer
345 views

Firefly “Reaver Cutter” nav card

Situation: Player1 moves into a sector containing a ship of Player2 and draws "Reaver Cutter" nav card (which means moving Reavers into the same sector and applying Reaver Contact effects immediately)....
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1answer
149 views

Firefly 'Sky Hook' ship upgrade

There is a "Sky Hook" ship upgrade which "Counts as TRANSPORT" and "Requires Pilot to use". What exactly the rules of its use are? I see several possibilities: 1. It should be "equipped" by a Pilot ...
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222 views

Are the large box sets stand alone, or do they require Descent 2nd Edition base-set?

I've been dying to start playing this for a good year now, so I'm finally going to grab a copy. My question is simply do I have to start with the 'base-set' box, or can any of the larger box sets be ...
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3answers
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How to play the intro of Legends of Andor with two players?

I just got Legends of Andor and was trying to play the intro with two players. Having only two heroes, it seems the objectives cannot be reached in one day. Is Andor meant to be played with all heroes ...
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2answers
109 views

Does the first piece in a standard blokus game have to have a square on a corner cell?

When a player plays his first piece, does it have to cover the corner square? For example, can one play his X piece as first piece?
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2answers
228 views

What is the “pause” rule for dummy play in tournament bridge?

My understanding is that in a bridge tournament, that the declarer must pause for some time (X seconds) after the dummy goes down, in order to study it, before playing to the first trick. What is ...
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4answers
3k views

How do Platinum Angel and Darksteel Reactor interact?

I have a Darksteel Reactor on the battlefield, and my opponent plays Platinum Angel. How does the Reactor's effect resolve when it hits 20 counters with the PA in the battlefield? Do I win the game or ...
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2answers
957 views

How do you counter a fuse card?

If your opponent plays a card with the fuse special rule and opts to play both sides you get a chance to respond. If you're holding a counterspell do you dispel one or both spells of the fuse?
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3answers
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Can a flashed creature block?

If I summon a creature with the flash rule in my opponent's turn as a response to their attack is it able to block? Or is it suffering from summoning sickness and can't do anything?
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1answer
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How does Spirit of the Labyrinth interact with Chains of Mephistopheles?

If I have Spirit of the Labyrinth and Chains of Mephistopheles in play. And then on my opponent's main phase (after they have drawn a card) I play Blue Sun Zenith for 8 mana and target my opponent. ...
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2answers
591 views

Wording on Volrath's Shapeshifter

I was surprised to see that the wording on Volrath Shapeshifter is not just old card text, but the actual oracle wording. I am curious, why does it not simply copy the the other creature, and have ...
4
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2answers
460 views

How does Phyrexian Dreadnought and Volrath's Shapeshifter interact?

If I have a Phyrexian Dreadnought on top of my graveyard, and I put a Volrath Shapeshifter onto the battlefield, will I have to sacrifice other creatures with the total power of 12 or not? The same ...
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4answers
3k views

Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?

Many classic children's board games, like Snakes and Ladder and Candyland, are essentially pure games of chance. Is it reasonable to regard Monopoly as a game of this type? How important is player ...
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1answer
136 views

Backgammon with negative value dice [closed]

What if we had a pair of dice for each player. 1 dice with positive values(1 to 6) and the other with negative values(-1 to -6) instead of both dice with positive values? So the player who rolls the ...
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1answer
2k views

How do two Doubling Seasons affect each other?

If an effect would put one 1/1 creature token onto the battlefield, and I control two Doubling Seasons, how many tokens would be put into play? 3 or 4?
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2answers
277 views

In bridge, should you be more careful with takeout doubles over one spade?

With a hand like (s) Axxx (h) KQxx (d) Kxxx (c) x, I would gladly make a takeout double over one club. That's because my partner would have a choice of three suits to bid at the one level. Change the ...
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1answer
847 views

Floodtide Serpent and Can't Attack Enchantments

I control Krasis Incubation enchanting my Floodtide Serpent. My mana pool is empty and I have no way to gain more mana this turn. The only enchantment I control is Krasis Incubation. Floodtide Serpent ...
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2answers
685 views

Can Bear Hug force a player to destroy an Incorporeal minion?

The wording on Bear Hug states: Each other player destroys his or her minion with the least power (owner chooses in case of ties). The wording on Incorporeal states: Play on one of your ...
3
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2answers
245 views

Where can I find a printer for a budget game board?

I'm trying to get a board printed for a game I'm making. Are there any companies/websites that can provide this service relatively cheaply? Ideally, each board would cost $5 or less. The material ...
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2answers
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Can I use multiple items and spells in one action?

I was wondering if I could use multiple items and spells in one action. The rules say Although an investigator cannot perform a component action from a single component more than once each ...
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1answer
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Why is Femme Fatale so expensive to install?

Femme fatale costs 9 to install and I am struggling to figure out why it costs so much. The card has the ability to render a piece of ice fairly useless by allowing you to break its subroutines by ...
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0answers
71 views

What do I use the curse and coin randomizer cards for? [duplicate]

I have the big box Dominion which includes Prosperity and Alchemy. It came with randomizer (purple-backed distinct) cards for curses and coins. What are these used for? I understand the Kingdom ...
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4answers
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Is it ever better pass and not hit in backgammon?

I'm learning how to play Backgammon with GNU Backgammon and I noticed that the hints sometimes give better odds for a move WITHOUT a hit. Can anybody explain this for me? 1. Cubeful 2-ply 13/7 ...
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2answers
446 views

Do cards like Giant Growth create a one-shot or continuous effect?

I'm curious as to how a card like Giant Growth works. I'm not sure if the effect on it is a one shot effect, a continuous effect, or something else. If I had to guess, I think it works as follows: ...
7
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1answer
2k views

What exactly does “can't block alone” mean?

Some cards, such as Loyal Pegasus and Mogg Flunkies feature the rules text Card name can't attack or block alone. For attacking, this is unambiguous; the creature can only attack if another ...
3
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1answer
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What are the rules when accessing a remote server with upgrades?

Android netrunner has a seemingly endless and complex set of rules. I was hoping to get a clarification on how accessing a remote server works. In the rules it states you get access to all cards when ...
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2answers
147 views

Cold contract in bridge

A cold contract usually means that a contract, which makes on most reasonable lines, as the cards lie. You hear people say, "He managed to find a line to go down in a cold contract". (Note: the ...
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1answer
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Can I sacrifice an opponent's creature to Shadowborn Demon?

I have a Shadowborn Demon and I was a little curious about the description of it. It specifically says "At the beginning of your upkeep, if there are fewer than six creature cards in your graveyard, ...
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1answer
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How does Snare! work in Netrunner?

Snare! says ,"If accessed from R&D the runner must reveal it". It then allows the corp to pay 4 credits to give 3 net damage and add a tag. It also mentions to ignore this affect if Snare! is ...
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1answer
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Do you need a program to make a run in Netrunner?

The definition for interaction in netrunner seems a tad vague and I was hoping to clear up some points. I know you can run through ice and accept subroutines if you do not have the appropriate ice ...
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4answers
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Has anyone experienced “too many players” in a game of monopoly? [closed]

The rules say that the game is for 2 to 8 players. But there are only eight monopolies on the board, meaning that in a game of eight players, there would only be an average of one monopoly for each ...
6
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3answers
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Penalty For Skipping Priority

Sometimes when I pass my turn, my opponent simply untaps and, if nothing triggers during upkeep, they draw. This can be a major headache for me when I want to cast Mana Short after my opponent untaps ...
4
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1answer
63 views

What to do when briefcases in the bag run out?

Near the end of the game, when a price adjustment occurs 9 or 10 briefcases can be puled from the bag, but only 5 will be replaced. I played recently where the bag ran out of cases except for these 5 ...
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2answers
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Auras on creatures with protection

I have a question about a new Born of the Gods card. The card is called Silent Sentinel. It has the text that says: Whenever Silent Sentinel attacks, you may return target enchantment card ...
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1answer
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Does ice ever break in Netrunner?

I recently learned how to play Netrunner and it seems to me that the corporation has a large advantage because ice doesn't break if bypassed. As a corp I can just keep piling on ice and the runner can'...
2
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3answers
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Do I get more cards if my hand is empty at the end of my turn?

What do I do if I have zero cards left in my hand at the end of my turn? Do I wait until the end of my turn then draw the usual one card at the beginning of my next turn or do I draw a new seven card ...
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9answers
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How to make custom Cards Against Humanity Cards?

Cards Against Humanity has a free download for a PDF to print custom cards (e.g. PDF for printing custom white cards). However, it seems that these cards are not the same shape/size as the official ...
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3answers
946 views

What happens if both players have the ability to pump their creature an unlimited number of times?

Say that both players each had 2 Leaden Myr, 2 Myr Galvanizer, and a Nantuko Shade. (Or any other way to get unlimited mana, and a Nantuko Shade). Player 1 attacks with his Nantuko Shade, and player ...
7
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2answers
804 views

MTG—Multiple Card Stack Confusion

A friend and I recently ran into a scenario and we're not sure how it would play out. My friend plays Shade's Form on one of his creatures. (B: This creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn." When ...
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2answers
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Mahjong - declaring another player dead

I played the other day with a very experienced player who held the 2(same) of the 1 tile that I needed to go win - she stated based upon where she knew I was playing, she was declaring my hand dead ...

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