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Do cards that supply bonuses trigger on actions modified by other cards?

Many cards in Agricola give you bonus resources under certain circumstances. For example, the Stone Carrier occupation says: Whenever you take Stone with an action, you can also take 1 ...
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What is the difference between thickness and heavy stones?

Thickness in Go describes a strong formation of stones. A heavy group is one that's over-concentrated. How do I know when my stones are thick, without going too far and becoming heavy? It seems ...
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Can a berserk unit advance in Advanced Squad Leader?

In ASL, may a berserk unit advance in the APh? It seems logical that it can't, but I cannot find the rule.
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How does the Merlin's company expansion change Shadows over Camelot?

What does it contain? How does each component affect the base game? What improvements/advantages will it offer me?
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How does the Ticket To Ride:1910 expansion change the original game?

What does the expansion contain? What are the different ways to play with it? How is each different from playing without the expansion? Is there anything else I should know about the expansion before ...
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Source for significant historical events

I'm designing a game that involves identifying historical events, and I'm looking for an online source that I can use to generate a set of event cards. For my prototype, I'm using a copy of the game ...
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If the Witch steals the power of the warlord and tries to destroy a player's district, are they protected if they have the bishop?

Player A has the witch and bewitches the Warlord. Player A chooses to destroy player B's district. Player B has the Bishop. Can he reveal it to protect himself? If player B can do this and reveal the ...
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Can you counter a Land in Magic the Gathering?

I have always wondered this when I played Magic the Gathering, whether or not you can use a counter spell on a land. I know a land is technically a spell, but it is a special type, hence the ...
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How does the addition of the Potion treasure from Dominion: Alchemy change the game?

These questions give a good explanation of the general changes each of the Dominion expansions add to the game. But in this question I really want to zoom in the focus, particularly on how the potion ...
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Zeus Role on Odysseus

Besides the Zeus' power of deciding to end the turn prematurely, he also fills the vacated space when the ship moves. Does he choose the "adventure disc" to be placed, or merely selects one at ...
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Agricola - After/Also rule

For an action space which states: After A, also B such as: After Family Growth, also 1 minor Improvement Does it mean that I must do both Family Growth and Minor Improvement?
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Palafico round in Perudo

We played a game of Perudo the other day and ran into a situation during a palafico round. Assume there are three players left. Player A has just lost their 4th die, Player B also has only one die ...
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Agricola - Acreage minor improvement

The Acreage minor improvement in the K (complex) deck states that: When you Sow, you can plant 2 grain fields on this card. (This card does not count as a field when scoring.) Does ...
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How are power plant discards handled in Power Grid?

When a player purchases a power plant above the maximum limit, and must discard one, does the discard go under the stack of power plants, into a separate pile, or is it removed from the game?
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When is the woodcutter worth buying in Dominion?

So far I've found every card in Dominion has its own niche, but the woodcutter's seems to be exceptionally small. I only buy 1 or 2 if its the only card that gives +buys, otherwise a silver is better ...
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Playing with the characters from the base and the Dark City expansion for Citadels.

In 3 player Citadels, each player chooses 2 characters. I've found I liked picking 2 characters so much that I've modified the game to be able to do it with any number of players. All I had to do was ...
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When I put the robber on someone in Settlers of Catan, does the resource I take HAVE to be random?

Say I have 3 ore, 2 wheat, and a wood, and player B has a wheat, a wool, and a brick. Player B puts the robber next to one of my settlements and has to take one resource at random. Player B wants to ...
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Evaluating tactical situations in Puerto Rico

I've been playing a bit of Puerto Rico against computers (AIs) lately. I'm doing quite well against the easier AIs so I think my overall gameplay isn't so bad but I've realized that I still have ...
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Does Jourdonnais's ability negate all or half of Slab the Killer's attack on a successful draw?

The other night we had Slab the Killer in play as well as Jourdonnais. Here are their abilities as listed on the cards... Jourdonnais Whenever he is the target of a BANG!, he may "draw!" : on a ...
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Donk betting in No Limit Hold 'Em

I've been playing Hold 'Em for a while, and I've considered a variety of different strategies. However, one thing that's always left me a little baffled is "donk" betting. Rather, betting into the ...
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Munchkin “Insurance Rep” bad things

I have the German version of the game so the card may be named differently in the original or might not exist at all. The card "Versicherungsvertreter" says under "bad things" that you lose items ...
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Are creature effects considered an Instant?

I played Magic a long time ago, and I remember activated abilities on creatures were considered instants. Reading through the rules today, it isn't quite clear to me. The reason I am wondering is for ...
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Where are the building entrances in Zombies?

It has never been clear where the entrances in to and out of buildings are from roads. Some are obvious when there is only a single road segment: Others are multi-square builds along side a ...
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Cuba Ship Movement

Last night I play the board game Cuba for the first time. One of the rules that we could not quite figure out from the rule book, was how the ships moved down the shipyard. So, at the beginning of ...
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2 Investigators in Mansions of Madness

I now have a few games of Mansions of Madness under my belt, all of them with three players - a Keeper and 2 Investigators. And I've noticed that there doesn't seem to be time for them (the ...
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Can Munchkin Quest be used for classic Munchkin?

I received "Munchkin Quest" as a gift. I had expected to get the classic "Munchkin"; I don't really know this variant but exchanging it is not an option. I wish to play this with some of my ...
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Do the Elf creatures put into the battlefield by Planeswalker Nissa Revane suffer from summoning sickness?

The 3rd ability of Nissa Revane Planeswalker is -7: Search your library for any number of Elf creature cards and put them onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library. So the question is do the ...
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Shaun the sheep games rules?

Recently I bought some shaun the sheep games from kosmos.de, but the rules are in german. Does anyone know the rules for next two games : card game board game
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Effectiveness of 1000 BWC in practice

To anyone that has played 1000bwc, or seen it played: Does it really work in practice? Does it only work for fun, or can you get a semi-serious competative game out of it? Does anyone actually play ...
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If I wanted to buy a card protector for every card in Arkham Horror (and expansions), how many would I need of each type?

I've been considering purchasing a whack of Fantasy Flight Supply board game sleeves for my Arkham Horror game and expansions. Does anyone know how many of each type of sleeve I would need to ...
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Strategy for succeeding at Crisis skill checks

I've played my first real BSG game last week with three players and the humans got wiped out before we even jumped once... I did some calculations to figure out if things get easier or harder with ...
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What is the best resource for Card Trays?

I'm looking for some card trays for a game I've been designing. Ideally, they would be six-slot trays that hold standard playing card sized cards. In my mind, they are similar in appearance and ...
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How do I tell potential game designers their ideas are bad?

Many groups of gamers will eventually attract potential game designers. I love testing games or playing with mechanics and enjoy play testing or theory crafting. But a good boardgamer does not a ...
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How to successfully store games on edge?

Last night it took me nearly 10 minutes to get a game from the bottom of my current stack of games and put everything back. I'm convinced that stacking my board games on top of each other is no ...
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Is there a “Campaign Mode” set of rules available for Arkham Horror?

Are there any rules (official or otherwise) that would govern trying to string together multiple games of Arkham Horror into some sort of a campaign structure? The idea would be for the investigators ...
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Hound of Tindalos tiebreaker?

The Hound of Tindalos says that it automatically moves to the closest investigator. Which investigator does it target in the case of two equidistant investigators in different locations?
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Is the Deputy Card an Item?

Does the "Deputy of Arkham" card count as an item, for the purposes of counting up your total items when forced to lose half your items?
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Are drawing an extra card and playing an extra card optional when the Party Bonus rule is in effect?

Here is the wording on my Party Bonus card... If someone has the Party on the table, all players may Draw 1 extra card and may Play 1 extra card during their turns. It's the word "may" that's ...
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Discard pile and shuffling question

Say I have a hand like follows: Estate, Upgrade, Upgrade, Estate, Copper. 1 card in Draw pile. I play Upgrade (+1 card, +1 action) -> Draw the last card from my Draw pile -> Trash Estate from my hand ...
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How does tournament-level Puerto Rico deal with seat-order disparities?

It is well-known that there are disparities between the strength of various seats in Puerto Rico. How do tournaments deal with this? Please give details. I know that some competitions use bidding ...
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What is the broader acceptance of resignation?

Games that have developed a strong professional circuit generally consider resignation a courteous behavior. Some consider not resigning discourteous. This question is about the rest of board gaming: ...
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What are common replacement components?

As my board game collection grows and wears down, I find myself curious about efficiencies that can be made when hauling games around from place to place. The first time I realized that you could ...
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Eurogames suitable for playing outside [closed]

We're planning a camping holiday and are expecting to be outside for a fair amount of it. Most of the board games we enjoy have lots of small pieces, or require cards to be displayed on the table. ...
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In Puerto Rico If only one prospector is chosen during a round, does the other one get a coin placed on it?

If only one prospector is chosen during a round, does the other one get a coin placed on it?
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Can you select role which gives you money but you can't use it in Puerto Rico?

I have a situation where a player chooses the Trader because it has 5 coins even though he has nothing to sell in the trading house. Can he do it?
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Does anyone know the official rules for Destruct 3?

We've got our hands on an old Destruct 3 game that came without any rules. We contacted the makers (Uncle Skunkle), but oddly enough, they wouldn't send us the rules without documentation of where we ...
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Settlers of Catan Data

I'd like to do some statistical analysis on Catan games, but to do that I need data. Does anyone know of a place I can find empirical data on Catan play? The stronger the players, the better. Awesome ...
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Should the core Battlestar Galactica game adopt the revised Cylon Resurrection Ship?

In Battlestar Galactica, revealed Cylon players can use the Resurrection Ship location to pass their unrevealed loyalty cards to another player at the table. This can be necessary when one player has ...
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Good Introductory Strategies for Steam

I was lucky enough to play my first Martin Wallace game last night - a 5 player game of Steam. Unfortunately I was tired and couldn't really grasp the intricacies of the game from a quick runthrough ...
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In MTG, what happens when Sakashima the Imposter copies Halcyon Glaze?

If I cast Sakashima the Imposter, copying Halcyon Glaze, what happens? My guess is that Sakashima becomes a 4/4 Enchantment Creature - Illusion until the end of the turn (that's the current state of ...

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