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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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What are great gamer games that are still great for uncompetitive groups. [closed]

I play games almost exclusively with my wife and older children. They learn and enjoy playing games like Puerto Rico, Diplomacy, 7 Wonders and Dominion so I am looking for gamer games, not Apples to ...
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How can I tell how replayable a cooperative game is?

I've been reading reviews on various cooperative games trying to find some more to add to my collection. (I currently have pandemic, forbidden island, and Shadows over Camelot.) In reviews, I've seen ...
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What do you do about contradictory rules of Pit?

The rules of Pit are oddly contradictory. For n players choose n commonities, add in the Bull and Bear, shuffle and deal out the cards. The rules state that everyone gets 9 cards. Doh! With the Bull ...
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Can a Beer protect me from Dynamite overkill?

In Bang!, if I have 1 bullet left and the Dynamite blows up on me for 3 damage, can I use Beer and wind up at 1 life at the end?
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Dominion and card protectors

I am considering getting card protectors for my dominion game. I am wondering if anyone has tried this. Do the cards still fit back into their slots in the box? The ones i was thinking about were ...
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What strategies can you use as a Renegade in 4 player games to maintain your cover?

So in 4-player Bang!, there is a Sheriff (wins when all others are dead), a Renegade (wins when all others are dead) and 2 Outlaws (win when the Sheriff is dead). So your typical game opens with the ...
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Can a Barrel block Gatling?

Can a barrel (or the character whose power emulates a barrel) be used to attempt to mitigate the Bang! effect from a Gatling card?
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Is Klak's Infernal Artifact affected by powers that move monsters?

Adventure 3 in the Castle Ravenloft Adventure book has this special rule for dealing with Klak's Artifact: Attacking Klak's Artifact will destroy it. When attacking the artifact, treat the ...
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What are good strategies for deciding which expeditions to start in Lost Cities?

I've been enjoying playing Lost Cities a great deal, but find it very difficult to decide what to do over the first few turns — in particular deciding things like: How long is it worth waiting to ...
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What happens when playing Throne Room / King's Court *twice* with Caravan?

What happens if you play: Throne room, choosing a Throne room, each time choosing a Caravan? King's Court, choosing a King's Court, each time choosing a Caravan? Specifically, what will your play ...
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Looking to identify a particular form of solitaire played in-hand, not on a table

Back in college I had a friend teach me a different way to play a solitaire-like game. It was played in-hand which meant you could play it while standing in line or any time you were bored and had a ...
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Which circumstances make one favour track better than another in Caylus?

When the King awards you a favour in Caylus, which track should you choose? When is one track more beneficial than another? What circumstances make a particular favour track more or less useful?
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Are there statistic/probabilty applications specifically made for card game designers?

I am developing a card game that involves building out sequences of matching symbol pairs and also has a lose state for a (different set) of symbols that is hidden to the player. Trying to create an ...
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Watchtower when someone uses a Masquerade

As a reaction card, Watchtower can be revealed whenever you gain a card. Does this apply to the card you receive from other players during a Masquerade?
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What is a quick way to test or simulate card strategies for deck building games?

Dominion is the specific example I would like to play with but this certainly applies to any game that involves decks of cards being shuffled and drawn. I often see references to various simulations ...
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What's The Strongest Base Strategy in Thurn & Taxis?

It seems like you can take any number of different paths leading in the general direction of victory. Build short routes and grab points for being the first to complete a region. Build long routes ...
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Would using 2 progressions of evil and 2 heroic actions per turn destroy the balance of Shadows Over Camelot?

After reading so much about how Battlestar Galactica was a better game than Shadows Over Camelot, I became determined to help it and see if I could help it at all in the contest. One of the issues was ...
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Creating Scenarios for Mansions of Madness

OK. So Mansions of Madness is practically here. I know I can't be the only one who's hotly anticipating this game. The only question I have about it is this: The game comes 5 scenarios included, each ...
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Can outbreak chains loop?

Is it possible for outbreak chains to loop - would it be possible for a city to experience an outbreak twice in the same round as a result of a chain?
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How do you handle two epidemics in a row in pandemic?

Instructions on epidemics ask that the discard pile be reshuffled and put back as the last action to take with the card. This means that if a player draws two epidemic cards at the same time, there ...
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Reuse Quorum cards with “Give this card to another player”

Many quorum cards feature an effect that says "give this card to another player". That player then receives some kind of passive privilege (does not require an action) like determining the next FTL ...
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What is the optimal mix of infantry, artillery, and armor in Axis and Allies Revised?

Axis and Allies 2nd edition had two primary ground units: infantry (1/2/1/3 attack/defense/move/cost) and armor (3/2/2/5). Axis and Allies Revised increased the defense of armor to 3 and added an ...
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Limiting the number of silver and gold cards available in Dominion

One of the interesting aspects of Dominion is how you have to plan which kingdom cards you're going to get while they're still there. If there's 2 attack cards available and somebody's snagged all the ...
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Exchanging Cards in Pandemic

When exchanging cards between two players in Pandemic, does it matter which player's turn it is? I have seen this rule played two ways: - The active player can only give a card. OR - The active ...
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What changes or improvement will the Puerto Rico expansion offer me?

Puerto Rico Expansion My family really liked Puerto Rico, and I'm curious what the expansion is like. The only thing it adds are new buildings and some weird rules for drafting buildings at the ...
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Distribution of tokens in Standard 4 player catan?

My 4 player catan set has been mixed with my 5 & 6 player expansion set, parts have been lost, and last time I played we had 3 fields with an '8', no number '2' and a missing '10'. Would someone ...
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More conveniently randomizing the cardboard tokens

Since BSG takes up quite a bit of real estate on the table I found it to be difficult at times to a good random pick among the damage or ship tokens. I've thought about using the dice. Put them in a ...
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Using weapons control on raiders

I just played my first game of BSG (solo using the official fully cooperative rules). I've got the german edition so my card names might be a bit off... In my version the "weapons control" locations ...
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2answers
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Quorum cards like “Inspirational Speech” - Difference between results

I just played my first game of BSG (solo using the official fully cooperative rules). I've got the german edition so my card names might be a bit off... The card "Inspirational Speech" says something ...
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1answer
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Playing “Executive Orders” on self

I just played my first game of BSG (solo using the official fully cooperative rules). I've got the german edition so my card names might be a bit off... The green skill cards 1 and 2 say something ...
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Paying Costs you Cannot Afford

Sometimes you get a crisis card that has a choice, such as "-1 Food OR Current Player Discards 3 Cards". In situations where you cannot afford the cost of the latter, are you forced into the former? ...
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Is there a way to play the mafia party game online ?

Is there a way to play the mafia party game online ?
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Why Does The Parade Scoring System Work The Way It Does?

Has anyone here apart from me played Parade? It's a simple, cute, yet original and maddeningly addictive little Alice-in-Wonderland-themed card game from a Japanese designer. Basically, there are 6 ...
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What's a good use for Chancellor?

I'm having a hard time figuring out when Chancellor is useful. Forcing a reshuffle of the deck just seems of little use to me, at least relative to the other actions I could buy with 3 coins. I've ...
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What would be a good set of topics for a quiz game? [closed]

Suppose you wanted to design a quiz game in which knowledge questions are asked. What would be a good set of topics to subdivide all of human knowledge into? Try to avoid bias towards academic or ...
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Where can I find the rules for Word Thief?

I recently inherited a handful of games from a family member. One of those games happened to be Word Thief. When I sat down to play, I realized that the rulebook had been lost or was not included in ...
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1answer
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What happens if you Forge nothing?

If I play a Forge and for whatever reason choose "none" as the amount of cards trashed (say if I played it via Golem by accident), do I gain anything? I could see 2 possibilities: Don't gain ...
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Instructions for Pegs and Jokers by Fundex

Does anyone have the instructions and rules for the Pegs and Jokers Game made by Fundex? They used their own deck of cards instead of a poker deck. I would also be interested in obtaining a complete ...
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Battlestar Galactica vs. Shadows over Camelot

I've seen these games compared very often, with steadfast advocates on each side. link1 link2 link3 I'm mainly concerned with: depth of strategy suitability for new players (length of time to ...

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