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Cheating with foils and card orientation

Foils are slightly thicker than regular cards, more stiff, and are usually a bit curved. Even with sleeves it's possible to tell if a face down card is foil by looking at it or feeling/bending it a ...
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What is the standardized format for Scrabble match annotations?

I have seen graphical walk-throughs before of past Scrabble matches. Watching the masters play is a great way to learn. Is there a widely accepted manner in which to annotate games? If so, is there ...
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Does the Visionary's Mass Levitation power apply to Scum and Villany?

In the Sentinels of the Multiverse card game, the Visionary has an ongoing card Mass Levitation with the power: Until the start of your next turn, reduce damage dealt by environment cards by 3. ...
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What is the name of this game involving racing to the other side of the board and putting down barriers?

Does anyone recognize this game, where players take turns in a square board, each turn a player can move his pawn or place a wall and the objective is to reach the other side of the board before the ...
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Do tokens ever go to the graveyard and can they be sacrificed or exiled?

If I had a card that said something like, "Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for every creature in your graveyard". Would that also apply to tokens which died in previous turns? Also if I play a card ...
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In bridge, how much support do you need to raise a responder?

Suppose I bid one of a (short) minor. Partner responds one of a major (one-over-one), showing at least four cards in the suit. What do I need to raise his major to two? Some books say I need four ...
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Removing to Reapply Decals

I've painted my new Space Marine chapter Blood Angels style, trying to respect as much as possible the color scheme: squad decal on knee, company decal on shoulder and winged blood dop on other ...
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I open 1C — Partner: 1D — I bid 1S — Partner bids 2NT - What 2NT means (System: Simple SAYC)

I open 1C -- Partner 1D -- I respond 1S -- Partner bids 2NT - What 2NT means, and how do I respond to it with this hand: Kxxx-Kx-xx-AQxxx? Note: since I'm studying simple sayc what concerns me is ...
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What should I know before my first MTG draft?

As a birthday present, I'm taking my cousin to a MTG draft at a local game store this weekend. I haven't really played Magic since Tempest block, but I've been keeping up with rule changes and so ...
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Do I win or lose if I play “Trade Hands” while tied for “10 Cards in Hand”?

I have 11 cards and have to play 2. You have 10 cards. My first card to play is the goal "10 Cards in Hand", which says: "If someone has 10 or more cards in his or her hand, then the player with ...
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Does Thassa, God of the Sea's “devotion to blue” clause count when it's not in play?

The first Theros god card was unofficially spoiled today. Although it may change, it currently reads: Thassa, God of the Sea {2U} Legendary Enchantment Creature - God Indestructible ...
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Do conquered locations still help the Resistance?

In Conquest of Planet Earth, the foolish Humans are resisting the implacable might of several alien overlords, who go about conquering various Locations until the Humans finally give up their doomed ...
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511 views

Diplomatic Immunity, card's self abilities and equipments

I have card Diplomatic Immunity (from Mercadian Masques) It says that both the enchantment itself and the creature enchanted can't be target of spells or abilities (called shroud now, it seems). ...
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Do actions that affect all cards also affect cards in your hand.?

In Smash Up the wording on the cards is often critical to how they play. Unfortunately the rules are very light on certain situations and I haven't been able to find an answer online to a situation ...
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601 views

Crystalline Sliver and targets

Text on card says: Slivers cannot be the target of spells or abilities. Does it mean that other slivers cannot affect each other, while Crystalline Sliver is in play. For example, Fury Sliver ...
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How can I do better than chance in Uno?

Just started playing Uno. What are the most important strategies that might improve my game? Of course luck is important, but I'm trying to do better than crossing my fingers. For example, before and ...
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528 views

After playing a Wild card, must a player discard again?

According to Wikipedia, Wild - Player declares next color to be matched (may be used on any turn). After this player discards a Wild card and announces the next color, must he discard another ...
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Can I cast Bloodrush from my hand?

Bloodrush is confusing my friends and I. Suppose I have a Ghor-Clan Rampager in my hand: Can I cast Bloodrush from my hand (discarding Ghor-Clan Rampager straight from there), without first having ...
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Cities and Knights: Lose to a barbarian attack, but no settlements.

The barbarians come, and the player with the least amount of active knights has a city and 5 settlements on the board. What happens? The city would normally get knocked down to a settlement, but all ...
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189 views

How is bridge for beginners taught in Taiwan or Italy today, Precision or another method?

I play duplicate bridge, and have recently begun studying the Precision bidding system on my own. Precision was invented by C.C. Wei in the 1960's with Truscott's assistance, and was used with great ...
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894 views

How does Piracy work?

I just stumbled across a card I've never seen, Piracy. UU, Sorcery Until end of turn, you may tap lands you don't control for mana. Spend this mana only to cast spells. This would have been ...
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61 views

What happens to the Capitol City during a Temporal Anomaly?

In Conquest of Planet Earth, the players are (usually green) bug-eyed space aliens doing the thing in the game title. There are ray guns, superheroes, strange events and, more to the point, temporal ...
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What is the cost of Unmortgaging Park Lane / Park Place in Monopoly?

Properties of value x have mortgage value x/2 and unmortgage value 11x/20, for 27 of the properties this is an exact dollar value but Park Place is special. Cost M$350, Mortgage M$175, unmortgage M$...
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Can both monsters in Tokyo yield at the same time after an attack?

In a 5- or 6-player game of King of Tokyo, there are two spaces in Tokyo: the city, and Tokyo Bay. Normally, if a monster is inside Tokyo, and a monster outside Tokyo attacks, the monster in Tokyo has ...
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What happens when a military token is placed on a conquered location during a Competitive game?

Conquest of Planet Earth is an homage to every bad science fiction movie: bug-eyed aliens are trying to take over Earth, ostensibly because their Overlords said so. (Personally, I think it's just that ...
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357 views

Do bombardment counts for “invading planets”?

The rules specify that: Ground Forces destroyed by bombardment are removed immediately, do not receive return fire, and will not participate in the upcoming Invasion Combat. However, some ...
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Do the Saar need to wait a whole round to build a Space Dock?

Most races in Twilight Imperium need to wait a whole round in order to build a Space Dock from the moment they take control of a system, that is because of the following requirement in the rules (...
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1k views

What is needed to play X-wing with 4 players?

I've heard that we can play X-wing with 4 players. Does anyone know if this requires an expansion, or is it perhaps a house rule?
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617 views

Does Goblin Test Pilot hit a Planeswalker?

To my understanding, after it hits the player, the person in control of the Goblin gets to decide whether it hits the player or planeswalker, but I could be way off. How would it work?
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What are examples of Go played on non-flat surfaces, like on a sphere?

I know there was some thought put into how Go looks or feels like if it's not plaey on a flat, rectangular surface, but the surface of a 3-d object like a sphere or a donut. I'm mostly interested in: ...
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Do all Reaction cards completely block all Attack cards?

I'm about to start a Dominion-day and need a question answered. Do ALL reaction cards completely block all attack cards? i.e. does Tunnel block Witch?
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For the Call of Cthulhu LCG, what is the release order of the expansions?

I would like to know where I can find a list of all the expansions to the core set and the release dates.
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Are there any websites for keeping score of various boardgames?

My friends and I are pretty competitive. We play a lot of various games with various scoring systems used by each (i.e. 7-wonders, Catan, Dominion, etc...). Does anybody know of any website or ...
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Is there a normalized scoring format for Scrabble?

While mostly skill, Scrabble does of course have that chance element. You could lose to an inferior play or beat a more skilled player based upon tile distribution in the game. Is there any system ...
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Which Dominion Expansion Should we Buy for Passive Play?

We love Dominion, and it's about time we buy an expansion, but there are so many! My wife and I like to play less directly competitive setups, focusing on cards like Woodcutter, Village, Mine and so ...
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Voracious Wurm and Trostani, Selesnya's Voice: Which trigger happens first?

Here's the situation: Trostani, Selesnya's Voice is in play (Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, you gain life equal to that creature's toughness). Then, Voracious ...
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891 views

What kind of paper should one use to print custom cards?

I am interested in printing custom cards for Ticket to Ride. I have some experience with printing (I used to run a magazine), so I would to print the cards with a regular printer or with a Kinko's. ...
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265 views

What is the term for a stalemate or locked board in Magic?

I listen to the Limited Resources Podcast quite a bit, and I always hear this word used that sounds like "Parody". In context: My opponent and I were at "parody"; neither of us could do anything. ...
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What happens if the last Shadow and Hunter die at the same time?

What happens win condition wise if the last shadow and hunter where to die at the same time? This could happen if a dynamite was to go off and kill them both or a neutral had the machine gun and did ...
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Cumulative Upkeep on the Stack

If I have Glacial Chasm, Power Conduit, and Coretapper out, during my upkeep can I wait for the cumulative upkeep on Glacial Chasm to go on the stack, activate Power Conduit to remove the age counter ...
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How is the panic card affected by Range?

The panic card has a range of one (which makes sense since the idea is you have your gun to someone's head). I've interpreted that to mean that you can only use that on people who are a range 1 ...
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Does “+X +X until end of turn.” effects remain on creatures in the graveyard and/or exiled until end of turn?

If I use Culling the Weak to sacrifice 4 creatures for 16 black mana, then use 15 of that mana on Whispering Shade to make it stronger, can I then sacrifice them to get 5 mana for Living Death to ...
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Cloudshifting an existing Fiend hunter

The trick that involves Cloudshifting or Unsummoning (or any similar effect) a card with the Oblivion Ring effect (most commonly in current standard is Fiend Hunter) to permanently exile a creature is ...
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What is the special die with pictograms in Monopoly used for?

I think that I have a pretty standard version Monopoly, which looks exactly like I see in the Web It has two white dice with values 1 to 6 and one red with values 1,2,3 and 3 pictures. I haven't ...
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886 views

Does the leader get to look at the Plot cards before distribution?

When playing The Resistance with the Plot Thickens expansion, the leader gets to distribute the Plot cards to other players of her choosing. Is this a blind draw, or does the leader get to look at ...
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Can Spoils be trashed by Counterfeit?

I'm looking for an authoritative answer here. Where does the Spoils card end up after being played twice by Counterfeit? In fact, can Spoils be trashed at all? My understanding is that yes it can ...
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637 views

When does Thorncaster Sliver's ability resolve? [duplicate]

When you attack with Thorncaster Sliver and the ability triggers, does it do the damage from the attack first or the ability first?
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Why does Cascade exile?

From a design point of view, I cannot figure out why Cascade should specifically exile the cards involved, then return them to the bottom of the deck instead of revealing them (like Spellshift or ...
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Can a Dimir Keyrune receive a Cipher, and does the encoded spell stay?

Here's the scenario (I hope I get this right by the rules): last turn, I summoned my Dimir Keyrune onto the battlefield. This turn, if I transform it into that "2/2 blue and black Horror artifact ...
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Why does Pinochle utilize ultra-high point values for melds?

In Pinochle, according to the Bicycle insert in my decks, at least, aces around (one ace of each suit) is worth 100 points. The 9 of trump is worth 10. Other meld values all are multiples of ten. ...

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