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How does regeneration work in Magic the Gathering?

How does the regeneration work? I know that if my creature is destroyed then I can spend X mana then tap my creature and move it out of combat. Is it attackable in any way after that? With spells or ...
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In Bridge, What Are Some Defenses Against Squeezes?

My understanding is that squeezes are most likely to occur when one defender holds all the key cards in say, two different suits. And in most cases, they are what I call "secondary" cards (e.g. Kx, ...
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Does each stable in a pasture double the number of animals allowed?

I popped round to visit some friends earlier this week and a 4-player game of Agricola sprang up, as often happens. One of the players hadn't played before so we ran through the rules for her ...
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In Bridge, Can I Ask About Previously Played Cards to the Current Trick?

In Bridge, one is allowed to look at the four cards played to the last trick (if the next round hasn't started). Can I similarly ask about cards played to the current trick? I was sitting at East, ...
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In Puerto Rico, When should I NOT take a Quarry when I have the opportunity to?

It's fairly easy to choose between the different plantations when the settler phase comes around as you just have to evaluate which you have the production capacity for or which you would be able to ...
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How can I tell when to take a mulligan in Magic?

Determining when to mulligan is a very important skill in magic. But how can I hone my abilities in that skill? Obviously if I had no/all land I'd probably want to mulligan as the opportunity to ...
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2answers
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Why are the old Pokémon TCG sets not allowed in modern tournaments?

I've heard that the Pokémon TCG cards from the old sets, like base, jungle, fossile etc, aren't allowed in tournaments anymore. Why are they forbidden? The old cards seem to be consistently weaker, so ...
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How is “shifting” supposed to work in Death Angel?

I've read and re-read the rules for shifting marines, but I'm still completely baffled as to how shifting is supposed to work in Death Angel. This evening I had the following setup: Dark Corner - ...
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When was the Lord Licorice character added to Candy Land?

I recently played a brand new copy of Candy Land with my son and noticed a character named Lord Licorice, who I don't remember from playing the game when I was a child. The Candy Land Wikipedia ...
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How can I improve my deck building skills?

I've been playing M:tG for nearly a decade now. I understand the rules very well, I've participated in a few draft tournaments, and I've built a few decks that I'm very proud of. Nonetheless, I seem ...
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Is it better to learn to play bridge by reading about it, or just playing?

I'm an avid card player, and I have a particular love for trick-taking games (above all, Hearts and Spades). I've wanted to learn to play bridge for a long time, and I've bought two different books on ...
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Go, MahJong, and Chess. Together?

Do you think these games have enough in common to start a serious, competitive club focusing around them? There's definitely enough between Go and Chess, but what about MahJong? I know there is plenty ...
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How is Test of Faith resolved?

This is the scenario: he attacks with a 4/4 and I block with a 1/1. I cast Test of Faith on my 1/1. I say his creature dies because I block 3 damage and become a 4/4 killing him but he says that ...
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One vs Many board games [closed]

My group and I enjoy Role-playing games. However we can't always get the same number of people together week after week in order to finish one campaign. What would be great is a boardgame that we ...
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Do good bridge players memorize all cards played?

Certainly, they track the quantity of each suit and the high value cards, but I'm curious if good bridge players also remember, say, whether someone ducked the ace using a 7 of spades vs a 6 of ...
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Can the Big Blind Player Post More than the Current Big Blind?

In a Texas Hold-Em No-Limit Tournament, where the blinds are 200-400, can the big blind initially post more than 400 or does the Big Blind need to wait until it's his turn to raise? For example we ...
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What is the best lead when calling next on a declined bower?

Let's say that we have a scenario where the dealer has declined a ♠J. You are sitting to the dealer's left, with ♥A, ♣K, ♣9, ♢Q, ♢10. The advice I read at this site says that calling clubs is ...
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Has anyone heard of a rule called “19 back” for 0 point hands?

My father in law plays a rule that I consider to be rubbish since I can find no reference to it in the rules. I assume it's a house rule that he's tripped over somewhere, and adopted into his game. ...
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What hand scores are impossible in Cribbage?

It's very well known that 19 is an impossible score to achieve when counting your hand. What are the other impossible to achieve scores? I've read 25, 26, 27. Does anyone know the answer ...
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What are the Differences Between Formula Dé and Formula D?

Thinking about trading for one of these variations of Formula D, but would like to know which one is the preferable version. Are there differences in rules, component quality, or both?
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In Bridge, How do I Differentiate Between My Partner's Signals on Defense?

On defense, there are attitude, suit preference, and count signals. My guess is that the play to the first trick would represent an "attitude" signal for a suit. Beyond that, how do I differentiate ...
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If I buy a Mint, do I still get to use the coins from the treasures I played that turn to buy a Grand Market?

In the Prosperity rules it says "if you have 11 coppers in play and 2 Buys, you could buy a Mint, trash all of your played Treasures, and then buy a Grand Market." My question is: What are you going ...
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1answer
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Where can the Ladder card be placed in Saboteur 2?

Most path cards in Saboteur can only be placed if they connect to the entry ladder The Saboteur 2 rules say that a ladder path card is connected to the main entry ladder. Does this mean you can ...
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1answer
155 views

Does the Thief card work for a dwarf with broken equipment in Saboteur 2?

The rules for Saboteur 2 specifically state that the Theft card does not work for a dwarf who is Trapped!. Does the Theft card work for a dwarf who is not Trapped! but who does have broken equipment?
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Do you get points if you are broken/trapped in Saboteur 2

In Saboteur, if the good dwarves reach the gold, they distribute points to themselves but skip over any good dwarves with broken equipment. Does this rule still apply for point distribution in ...
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1answer
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Do geologists ever count as “winners” in Saboteur 2?

In Saboteur 2, the number of dwarves who win a round matters quite a bit: the more dwarves who win, the fewer points are awarded to each. Geologists play by funny rules, though, and get points in ...
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What are the rules for who wins when the gold is reached in Saboteur 2?

In Saboteur 2, I am having trouble understanding precisely which dwarves win in certain situations. Could someone clarify what's already in the rulebook? In particular, I was wondering: if a dwarf ...
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Why is chasing the low considered a trap in Omaha Hi/Lo?

In the Omaha Hi/Lo Poker variant you hear advice like do not chase the low. But what is the difference between chasing a low draw and a high draw? Many people are satisfied with their low draw only ...
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1answer
246 views

How is retreating through obstacles handled in Memoir '44?

My opponent makes an attack roll and gets two flags, causing my infantry unit to retreat two hexes. The only viable path for retreat is through barbed wire directly behind the unit. Do I: lose one ...
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1answer
682 views

Is there a simple strategy for re-learning Magic the Gathering?

I began playing MTG around Beta/Unlimited but haven't played MTG since about 4th Edition/Fallen Empires/Ice Age. I have been considering picking the game back up, and could use some suggestions on ...
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1answer
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How many artifact lands can I play a turn?

I bought the 5 artifact lands from Mirrodin to add to my artifact deck; it works with the artifact theme (having all of my cards be artifacts) and goes well with my Darksteel Juggernauts. The thing ...
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“House Rules” in Settlers of Catan [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are common contracts in Catan? The group I regularly play Settlers with has used a house rule about ports (I can trade resources for you at my port on your turn) ...
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What is the repeated move stalemate?

I've heard of a rule where if the same move sequence is repeated 3 times (6 moves total) the game ends in a stale mate. Is this a de facto rule or a convention adopted outside the formal rules?
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In Quarriors, can the Portal Dice be used multiple times?

Say I've culled most of my dice. I have 3 portals, 3 basic quiddity dice and 1 assistant. I draw all but 2 portals from my bag, and the one portal die I do draw I roll a "2 portal". I draw two portals ...
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1answer
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Identify Strategy Game with Chariots and Elephants

This was a strategy board game I played a few times as a child almost 20 years ago. Here is what I remember: There were two sides with identical sets of pieces. I seem to recall the sides being ...
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1answer
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In Puerto Rico when using the “residence” how is “occupied island spaces” interpreted?

When playing Puerto Rico and using the residence building it states that it is based on the number of "occupied island spaces". Does this mean plantation spaces with a farm and a colonist? Or does ...
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If I am building a road and I use the same tile twice, do I count that tile twice in order to determine the length of the road?

It normally doesn't make a huge difference, but I just got the King expansion, which gives major bonuses for those people who build the largest city and the longest road, and this slight difference in ...
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2answers
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What are the standard time settings in chess

What are some of the most popular game times today as well as historically.
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1answer
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Have I Been Misplaying France in Diplomacy?

France is considered one of the "better" countries to play in Diplomacy. That's true insofar as it a "corner" and not a "center" country like Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. In descending order, ...
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2answers
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Where can I find the story of Magic the Gathering?

I have been playing MTG for a few months now and was told that there is a story behind each set of cards. I have several small bits of the story that came with the decks, but I would like to read the ...
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7answers
950 views

Robo Rally - Alternative rules for option cards?

Robo Rally is a fun game but the option cards totally break it if a person just sits on the wrench and hammer and collects them all. Has anyone tried a house rule to discourage this behaviour? How ...
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3answers
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Can I use a card with “Add one mana of any color to your mana pool” in any Elder Dragon Highlander (EDH) deck?

I recently tried Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander, and found it to be a ton of fun. I've started customizing one of the pre-cons I got, but I'm a little confused by some of the deck-building ...
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10answers
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Card Games for Three Players? [closed]

We have a great time playing Hearts, Spades, and Euchre with 4 players. Oftentimes though we have three people available to play but not a fourth. How can I find card games that are interesting for ...
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1answer
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Is there an official Spanish Scrabble Dictionary?

Last time I checked, there were some issues of contention with how the Spanish alphabet should be represented such as c+h vs ch, l vs ll, r vs rr and borrow letters such as k and w not used for ...
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2answers
212 views

In Poker, What is the Significance of “Betting on the Come”

An example appears to be betting when you have only four of straight or flush (with more cards coming), meaning that you can't (yet) beat say, a pair. Is this a "value" bet of some sort (perhaps ...
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4answers
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What happens when I sacrifice a blocking creature?

In Magic:The Gathering it is possible to trigger abilities of creatures at the same time you can play instants? I play it that I can block with a creature and sacrifice it at the same time. The ...
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2answers
524 views

Which effect triggers first in MTG: Mage Slayer or Mystifying Maze

Yesterday I played a deck with the card Mage Slayer against a deck with Mystifying Maze. I equipped a creature with Mage Slayer and attacked. My opponent reacted by exiling the equipped creature with ...
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Special event cards and timing

The Special Event cards all indicate they may be played "at any time". Are there any restrictions to "any time", i.e. in the middle of someone's turn? Suppose an epidemic card has been drawn -- can ...
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1answer
171 views

How can I find games based on Caesar's campaigns in Gaul and Britannia?

I like Caesar's Gallic War by Worthington games. How can I locate similarly themed games that focus on Caesar's campaigns in Gaul and Britannia?
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What is the best way to print cards for my game?

I want to print cards for my game, without using a commercially-available site. Basically, I'm looking for materials I could find in a store. How do I make these cards in a work- and price-efficient ...

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