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Setup for more than 4 players in Dominion?

We have the base Dominion set along with the Alchemy and Prosperity expansions. The rules cover 2-4 players, but elsewhere it implies that up to 6 players are allowed with expansions. Nowhere we could ...
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If I attack with 2 creatures that both have “All creatures able to block this creature do so”, how are blockers determined?

Say I have 2 creatures enchanted with Lure or 2 Taunting Elves attacking: Does my opponent get to choose which of their creatures blocks each one or do I? What if one of those attacking creatures also ...
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How does trample interact with damage prevention effects and indestructible blockers?

Say I have a 4/4 creature with trample. I attack, and my opponent blocks with a... 0/1 creature that is indestructible: Does my 4/4 trampler's extra 3 damage carry over even though the blocking ...
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Value of the double-blank domino?

Is the double-blank domino, if in hand at the end of a standard "connect" game, counted as zero or 14 points?
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Income Tax Audit

My friend was playing a very slim hand; two cards. I drew an Income Tax curse, and laid my best card, worth 600 gold. He refused to play along...his excuse: "I have two Go Up a Level cards, I don't ...
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Does trample damage hurt players even if the creature dies?

I'm playing myself with two Avacyn Restored decks from a 6-booster sealed prerelease tournament, and wonder whether a 6/4 creature with trample blocked by a 4/1 creature would still allow damage ...
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Suitable drafting rules for multi-set repacks?

For fun we picked up a booster box of multi-set repacks at our LGS (really cheap). Our intention was drafting, but we found that since they are multi-set the cards lack the synergies when drafting ...
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How many cards per booster pack in the Core M12 Sealed Booster Box?

I want to buy a booster box to hold some office drafts. I remember booster packs as having 15 cards per pack, which is in line with what Wikipedia says: Starting with the Shards of Alara block, ...
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Why play Land Grant?

When looking through recent results of Pauper daily events in Magic Online, I noticed that some of the Infect decks are using Land Grant. For the life of me, I can't figure out what this card is ...
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In Stone Age, can I use the resources gained on a turn to pay for the cards?

In the current round, I have no resources but have placed 1 meeple on a card and the rest on wood. I roll the die and get a few wood resources which can cover the cost of the card. Am I allowed to use ...
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How can Hot Spots be cleared?

In the advanced version of the rules for the Flash Point board game, there are Hot Spots which cause Flare-ups when targeted in the Advance Fire roll. How are the players supposed to get rid of a hot ...
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Stranded on a tile in Forbidden Island

In Forbidden Island, if a player (not pilot or diver) is stranded on a tile with all surrounding tiles sunk, is the game lost or can he be rescued? Can he give away his treasure to a pilot or diver ...
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Where can I practice MTG draft online and actually play against my opponents for free?

I've been having fun practicing drafts on draft simulators like this one, but sometimes I'd like to actually be able to play with the deck I built. Since all of the other players on these simulators ...
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Relative amounts of luck in MTG limited formats?

While I haven't played very much, I've noticed there seems to be slightly more luck in sealed than in draft. In draft, skill can prevail by recognizing bombs/archetypes, observing what colors are ...
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Recommended strategies for the MTGO Cube

MTGO Cube Drafts were offered online a few weeks ago, and they'll be appearing again later this week. I didn't play any cube drafts the first time, largely because I was intimidated: I've never ...
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In Carcassonne, what is the point of a Bridge in the expansion set?

I understand how to use the Bridges (sort of), but I don't understand the strategy/purpose. In almost every expansion set the special rules or powers of the pieces makes sense to me but why would I ...
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What is the purpose of “underruffing” in bridge?

Sometimes declarer will lead a long suit from one hand, for a "ruffing finesse" in order to ruff with a void in the other. If the intervening opponent ruffs with say, the 9, the declarer might ...
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462 views

Mushroom Armor In decline?

Can you still generate more Mushroom Armor while in decline? What about the turn you go into decline? There is a little disagreement about how to interpret the rules. For each Mushroom Forest ...
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When to choose what colors I will play and vary my picks accordingly?

In the first round of a draft, I usually just pick the best card from every pack. After that I look at what I've picked, try to pick good on-color card in the second pack, and pick whatever my deck ...
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If my opponent casts a spell that exiles a card with flashback from my graveyard, can I play it in response to their spell?

Say my opponent casts Purify the Grave on my Rally The Peasants in my graveyard. If I have enough mana available, can I cast the Rally the Peasants in response to their trying to exile it?
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Can Morbid be triggered after the Morbid creature is cast?

I have a Deranged Outcast and no other creatures in play, and I have an Ulvenwald Bear in hand. I would like to: Cast the Bear and put the Morbid trigger on the stack Have the Deranged Outcast ...
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A game for two. Should I make it playable by more?

I am developing a strategy game for two players. It is something somehow in the line of 1960: The Making of the President (but less complicated and with a quicker gaming rhythm…) Both the theme and ...
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1answer
295 views

Double Double, toil and trouble

I'm playing a Magic race AND I have picked up The Scepter of Avarice. If I put them both (and use the Magic Token as a second Scepter) in the same region do I get 4 coins? If I am the Shrooms and I ...
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How do the Flames work?

I'm a little unclear on the wording of the Flames. What does "Empty" mean? Does it ignore mountains? Shields? I'm fairly certain it ignores troops. Side question (maybe this should be a separate ...
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How does Fisher work?

Say I have four territories in a row along the river and the Fisher Special power. Are they worth 2 bonus coins or 3? If I have two territories that skirt the river but are non contiguous are they ...
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1answer
432 views

How many times can I use The Shiny Orb?

Say I'm playing a Vampiric Race and have The Shiny Orb. Another player has a ton of territories with only single units in them adjacent to me. Can I use vampire to take one and then The Shiny Orb to ...
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In Mancala, are you allowed to pick up and count your opponent's stones?

In Mancala, are you allowed to pick up and count the number of stones your opponent has if the cup is too small to be able to see?
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Can stations be used to traverse empty routes in Ticket to Ride Europe?

Ticket to Ride Europe introduces train stations to connect cities through routes that belong to other players. It recently became a point of debate whether stations can be used to connect cities over ...
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How literally should I take the “Man of War” in Pirate King?

I've encountered the following card while playing Pirate King: "Man of War: Fight ship of equal value: win 1 crew 1 cannon and 500 bronze" I'm not sure how to interpret it and I haven't really ...
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1answer
978 views

What happens to the dynamite when you die?

In BANG!, if a player has the dynamite in front of them when they die, what happens to the dynamite? Does that change when someone's special skill is to receive the cards of dead people?
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Database of chess games for evaluating ranking systems?

I would like to test my ranking system based on information theory. I need a database of games with outcomes and ranks of the single players. Where can I find this?
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In Catan, can you put the robber on the desert?

In Settlers of Catan, we've always played that you cannot put the robber back in the desert. But watching tabletop this week, they did exactly that, and in the youtube comments people have said that ...
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Do you need a solo player variant to make a Print&Play game successful?

A friend of mine is creating a multiplayer dice game. The game rules are currently designed for 3-5 players, and don't require much of an investment for the PnP to create the necessary components. ...
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What game mechanic can be used for evenly selecting other players but not yourself?

I am looking for a game mechanic for a game I am designing, that would let players randomly select other players, but that by the end of the game all the players were selected equally. My first ...
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1answer
219 views

Is it possible to get old Vanguard cards?

If you start Magic Online today, is there a way to acquire Vanguard cards that do not come with the client but have been released in the past? Can they be bought or traded?
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1answer
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Does a hero suffer wounds from new minions as Darkness Spreads?

In the Defenders of the Realm rulebook, the Suffering Wounds section (p. 7) says If a hero ends a turn in a location with enemy minions, the he suffers a wound for each minion at that location. ...
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In 7 Wonders, does getting a VP for all yellow cards include the card mentioning it?

In 7 wonders, there is a yellow card whose icons say "get a VP for each yellow card I have played". If I already have 3 yellow cards in play, is my total VP from yellow cards 3 or 4?
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How can I play games with closed information with players who cheat?

Some would call it cheating. The perpetrators sometimes call it creative play. These players are the kind of people who think it is ok to peek at the bottom card while shuffling a poker deck to give ...
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Pygmies vs. Sorcerers

When Pygmies are killed the player can roll the die and get 0-3 new pygmies for his next turn. Does he get to do this if a sorcerer uses his special ability to take control of a lone pygmy? My guess ...
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Do copied spells use the original's casting location?

Let's say I flashback an Increasing Vengeance in order to copy a Shock twice. Then, I cast Reverberate from my hand targeting the Increasing Vengeance which in turn will also copy the Shock. Will ...
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Can you build a road on the other side of another player's settlement?

Player A: Wants to expand to resource-rich area of board. They build two roads and plan to build a settlement and continue their road to the resource-rich area. Player B: Also wants same location as ...
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If I search for a Miracle and put it in my hand, can I cast it for its Miracle cost?

Lets say I use Mystical Teachings to grab Thunderous Wrath out of my library during my upkeep and put it in my hand. Can I then cast Thunderous Wrath for its Miracle cost?
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What is the best way to learn chess strategy and tactics? [closed]

I am interested in learning chess. I am already familiar with the rules of the game, but I am very weak when it comes to tactics and strategy. I am afraid that if I just register at chess.com and ...
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1answer
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Do you have to play a (replaced) joker immediately with 2 tiles from your hand?

I don't have the paper rules here as a reference, but I grew up playing Rummikub with the rule that, if you replaced a joker on the table you must immediately replay the joker in a run or set with at ...
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Which tournament format best emphasizes winning (as opposed to avoiding last place)?

I've played enough Settlers that I think I could do well in a tournament. However, a cursory glance at upcoming tournaments suggests that most Settlers tournaments use a Swiss scoring system that ...
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Why does an open pinfu get 2 extra fu added to the score?

In riichi mahjong, a concealed pinfu hand is worth 20-fu if it goes out on a tsumo. However, a hand with no points that has been opened gets a 2-fu bonus for no reason other than being an open pinfu. ...
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How can I beat green Tron with a control deck?

I've been building a Modern control deck based around the Gifts reanimator engine. The general gameplan is to slow your opponent using counters and removal until you can reanimate a big creature for ...
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Is Loyal Cathar's ability a “delayed triggered ability”?

Loyal Cathar - When Loyal Cathar dies, return it to the battlefield transformed under your control at the beginning of the next end step. Question reposted from user Zacula: I believe that ...
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Programme to help with face to face diplomacy

Can anyone suggest a programme or website that will allow playing diplomacy with all players on one computer. Ideally this should not involve logging in and out, or having a window open per player. ...
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Is it possible for a 6-player game of BSG + Exodus to only ever have one Cylon?

The revised rules for preparing the Loyalty deck when using the "Exodus" expansion say that in a 6-player game, we should build a deck with an additional "You are not a Cylon" card (compared to the ...

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