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Why do you get an extra point for each fenced stable in Agricola?

Most of the scoring rules in Agricola makes sense because they reward you for doing well in various categories (like crops and animals). However, I haven't been able to figure out why the rules reward ...
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Where can I purchase extra wood pieces for Settlers of Catan?

I have two full sets of Settlers of Catan plus one 5-6 player expansion pack. Originally the second set was bought to replace the older one, which was missing a few pieces and cards. However, the ...
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Identify a numbers game where you strike out numbers

In this game you start out by jotting down numbers 1 through 19 on a squared paper into 9 columns (and skip 10, there are no zeroes). Then you start striking out numbers that are adjacent ...
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What is done with discarded Tides of Battle cards?

In A Game of Thrones Second Edition there is an optional rule variant to use the included Tides of Battle (TOB) cards. However, the rule book does not mention what is to be done with the discards. ...
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Can instants be played after I decide not to block?

My friend has a green Infect deck. When he declares a creature to attack and I allow it to go through unblocked, he suddenly plays all these Instants that 'pump' the creature up, and because of ...
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1answer
690 views

How many tokens do the survivors require in The Séance in Betrayal at House on the Hill?

We have been confused by some phrasing in the "How to Summon the Ghost" section in the Secrets of Survival booklet for haunt 2, "The Scéance", in Betrayal at House on the Hill (2e). Emphasized below: ...
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Where can I find good tile layouts for Settlers of Catan?

I just bought a copy of Settlers, and noticed that there was a suggested starting layout that is included in the Almanac. I noticed it was mentioned online as well: "new editions of the game also ...
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Are tokens copying Essence of the Wild still tokens?

Some of my friends and I got into an argument about Essence of the Wild. With Essence on the battlefield, I played Fungal Sprouting and put 6 1/1 green saproling creature tokens on to battlefield. ...
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How bad would it to be to allow partial house renovation in Agricola?

In explaining this game to people over Christmas, several people independently balked at the idea that the whole house must be upgraded at once. Is there a strong reason to enforce this rule? After a ...
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What's the etymology of the term “rez” in the Netrunner games?

In the Netrunner games, "rezzing" a card is the act of revealing and paying for it when you're playing as the Corporation (in the new LCG anyway; I'm not familiar with the original CCG, but I believe ...
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What are the rules of the game Senet?

I tried searching the game, but all I got were complicated instructions. So in basic rules, how do you play senet and what do the different symbols mean?
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Shadow Hunters: Holy Robe versus black card weapon

The text of a black card weapon is like that: If your attack is successful, you give 1 extra point of damage. And the Holy Robe is: Your attacks do 1 less damage and the amount of damage you ...
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Is the Complex deck in Agricola strictly better?

I've played half a dozen games of Agricola — enough to get a feel for it, but not enough to know all of the cards or really weigh their balance. It's my impression that the Basic and Interactive ...
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2answers
651 views

7 Wonders Resource Clarification

I am trying to learn how to play the Game 7 Wonders. How many of what resources do each of the wonders start the game with? The instruction manual never actually tells you how to know what resources ...
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House rules to reduce the game play time of Power Grid

Are there any fair rules for shortening the playing time of Power Grid? It seems obvious to end the game on less powered cities (rather than the 17 default), but this often skews the phase 2 for the ...
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morphing jar in a chaos dragon-like deck. yes or no?

I've been using morphing jar a couple times and it's helped out sometimes. Sometimes it hasn't. Wondering if someone with a little more experience would run it. Of course, engine consists of most ...
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267 views

Prosperity - Cornucopia card set

Normally the game rule book provides balanced setup to play with different extensions. We just bought Cornucopia, but the French rule book did not provided a setup to play with Prosperity. We would ...
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Changing the order of phases in Axis & Allies

Can I change the order of two of the game's phases: Buy units and Combat move? What will it change? What are the benefits?
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1answer
178 views

Accumulation and timing of heal

Is it possible to play Refreshing Walk (2 Move and 1 Heal) prior to a combat and then use the heal provided after the combat?
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272 views

How do you determine which Dominion sets to play with?

I'm well aware of the randomizers available for Dominion, but how do you determine which sets to include in a randomizer? For example, I own Base, Intrigue, Seaside, Prosperity & Dark Ages. ...
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1answer
131 views

Sake & Samurai / Beer & Vikings: Burning up spirits while being tormented

The rules for the games Sake & Samurai and Beer & Vikings allow dead players to "torment" players that are still living by stealing their Sake/Beer tokens. But any player is always allowed to ...
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What happens to armor a marine has gained during a campaign when he dies?

Preface This question is about Doom: The Boardgame. I have translated the rules and items etc. from my native tongue to english to the best of my knowledge, so please be gentle. The Question ...
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2answers
535 views

Can I summon Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragon using Witch of the Black Forest's effect

Just wondering if this is a legal use of the card's effects since IPPT Dragon's effect does state that when a monster on my side of field is destroyed I can special it. Considering that my card being ...
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1answer
630 views

Simultaneous win conditions in Android: Netrunner?

If the runner access an agenda which gives them enough points to win the game, but the corporation is Jinteki and deals 1 net damage as a result which is enough to kill the player and win the game, ...
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Does a winning strategy exist for Don't Break the Ice?

Don't Break the Ice is a children's game, where players take turns using mallets to knock pieces of ice away from the playing field. The playfield is composed of a (6 x 6) grid of single square ...
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1answer
526 views

Can starbases be pinned?

Typical situation: you fly into an enemy sector and pin some ships there with your ships. Now the enemy builds some starbases to pin your ship and let them be pinned so he can move his ships out of ...
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1answer
205 views

Can you attack yourself?

Seems like there would never be any reason to attack yourself in Stratego.. unless you do screw up the placement of your pieces like a noob. So I ask, can you attack yourself? Of course, it doesn't ...
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3answers
879 views

Can the pirate be placed on the edge of the board?

In "The Seafarers of Catan" the pirate can be used to steal resources from another player by putting him on a hex adjacent to one of their ships. Is it also allowed to place the pirate on the water ...
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2answers
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Do face-down creatures with death trigger activate normally?

If a face-down creature has a "When this dies [...]" effect (i.e. because of Ixidron), will that effect activate when it dies?
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When should I choose to redesign my Alhambra?

My family and I have played several games of Alhambra now, and while we're still relative beginners, we've noticed that we rarely if ever choose to redesign our Alhambras (move tiles to or from our ...
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2answers
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Can I deal just one card at a time in Klondike?

I installed Microsoft's Solitaire Collection, but in Klondike I cannot set any option to deal only one card in every 'turn'. Is it possible somehow? Update: Ian Hutchinson pointed to an important ...
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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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1answer
525 views

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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1answer
415 views

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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1answer
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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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0answers
119 views

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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1answer
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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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2answers
196 views

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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1answer
4k views

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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343 views

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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1answer
466 views

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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222 views

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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