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What games have plan-moves-in-advance mechanics like Robo Rally? [closed]

I'm looking for games with pieces on a board that move and interact according to actions taken previously in the game. In Robo Rally you give your piece instructions in advance. I recall a similar ...
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In Hive, can Beetle hop over to another lane?

Here. Is it possible to move this way? I figure that neither the rule of hive continuity nor tile sliding rule are violated here. The rules also don't mention any direct contact requirements like ...
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Can the Runner/Corporation trash their own installed cards?

This mostly came up last game with a player that had Wyldside. When your turn begins, draw 2 cards and lose [Click]. He was using it to good effect up until a few turns in, when he had too many ...
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Are there games with board presentation similar to Talisman and Relic? [closed]

I'm referring to the way the art for different spaces spills over into other areas of the board, creating a panorama or telling a story with the outer and inner regions of the board. Are there any ...
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What errata or house rules help balance occasionally-broken scenarios?

Many of the haunt scenarios can be exceptionally unbalanced depending on precisely where all the players are standing (particularly the revealer and/or traitor) when the haunt is revealed. When my ...
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Are weighted games in Goko Dominion adventures winnable by sheer strategy?

I'm playing through the adventure mode in Goko's online Dominion game, and I've reached the point (in the Intrigue adventure) where the game starts being weighted very heavily against me. For example, ...
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Is there a term for: “Doesn't untap during next untap step”?

There are a lot of cards that have the effect Target permanent does not untap during next untap step For example:Kashi-Tribe Elite and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger. Is there a term for this? ...
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In cribbage, do you get points for doubles after getting to 31?

My opponent pegged for getting to 31 by playing a jack. If I play a jack after that, do I peg for the doubles?
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Are the virus counters on Datasucker only for the current turn?

When playing Datasucker virus (anarchs), are the virus counters permanent or do you have to clear them at the end of the turn? Even worst, do you have to clear them at the end of a run? ...
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When do you increment the 'Successful run' counters?

Do you increment your 'Successful run' counters at the moment you successfully went through the ice(s) and are accessing a server or do you increment your counters after a run is completed? For ...
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Are there standard board sizes for the industry?

I've been looking around on the internet and it seems 'quad fold' is the most common type of board. Is this true? What are the standard dimensions? Is there a comprehensive list of sizes somewhere? ...
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How quickly does a player have to say “Uno” to avoid drawing exta cards?

Playing with my fiancée and some friends, and she's adamant that if you can yell Uno before someone who has just played their second to last card, they are required to pick up the penalty amount of ...
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How does roll and move affect games like Talisman?

I'm wondering if the roll and move mechanic has any real effect on how Talisman, or any similar game, plays out. Would the overall experience be fundamentally changed if, for instance, you could only ...
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How can I speed up a game of High Frontier?

I really like High Frontier, but it takes a long time to get going and can take several hours to play. Does anyone know of any house rules to make the game run faster?
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How does a firefighter “recover” after being knocked down?

In the Experienced rules, it says that a firefighter that is Knocked Down (by fire advancing to their location) is placed on the nearest ambulance parking spot. It also says that they must "visit the ...
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If I were to “cheat” a card into play, would Kurgadon activate?

If I had a Kurgadon and a Didgeridoo, hacked to say "beast" instead of "minotaur" with Artificial Evolution, in play, and I used Didgeridoo to put Symbiotic Beast into play, would Kurgadon's ability ...
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Can we look at R&D cards that are trashed by virus install?

Noise is a Runner whose ability states: Whenever you install a virus program, the Corp trashes the top card of R&D. Can the Corp and/or the runner look at that card? Is the card trashed ...
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570 views

What advantage do I get from attaching something to my house card?

In Game of Thrones The Card Game, some cards say that they can be played as an attachment to the house card instead of being played as a location. What are the advantages to this?
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248 views

Are there multiplayer equivalents to trading places after the first move?

In many two-player games a first move advantage can be mitigated by giving the second player the option to trade places if the first move appears desirably strong, which encourages the first player to ...
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Can I sacrifice a permanent to pay an ability cost while the permanent's spell is still on the stack?

At what point does a creature/artifact/whatever become a legal candidate for being sacrificed to pay an activation cost? For example, suppose I cast an artifact creature spell, and my opponent ...
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When are targets chosen in Final Fantasy TCG?

In the FAQ, some cards, like Hades (1-046U ハーデス) mention a need to have valid targets when the card is used. This entry also implies that some targets may become invalid before resolution time. This ...
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What are the rules?

I got the game, "Harry Potter: Rescue at Hogwarts" used, but there are no instructions. I've done a solid Internet search but had no luck. The Mattel site shows the game, but it has no instructions ...
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Are items shared when hiding alone?

If you hide alone in City of Horror, do items still get shared (to yourself) even though no vote takes place?
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When someone dies who controls a permanent but does not own it, what happens? [duplicate]

In a multiplayer game, if I were to give someone a permanent with Donate and they were to die while controlling that permanent, then would I get that permanent back? Or would the permanent get put ...
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What happens to destroyed districts in Citadels?

In Citadels when you destroy someone's district with the warlord it isn't clear what you do with the card. Does it return to the bottom of the district deck? This is the only other place district ...
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How are excavation permits handled if the turn you dig in straddles a year-end?

In Thebes, you're an archaeologist digging up ancient ruins around the turn of the 20th century. When you show up at a dig site, and dig for some variable amount of time, you expend your excavation ...
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How can I minimize Black Market set up and clean up time?

The Black Market (promotional) card requires considerable set up time. From description: Before the game, make a Black Market deck out of one copy of each Kingdom card not in the supply. ...
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7 Wonders, Babylon Side B: Using Resources and Coins from 2nd Wonder [duplicate]

When using side B of Babylon, after acquiring the 2nd Wonder Stage, I am able to purchase the last two cards in my had. Can I then: 1) Use coins from the sixth card (which I burn) to pay for the ...
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Can I flicker Aurelia to get more than two attack phases?

Whenever Aurelia, the Warleader attacks for the first time each turn, untap all creatures you control. After this phase, there is an additional combat phase. If I attack with Aurelia once, ...
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1answer
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How is 6-player Diplomacy (no Italy) different from 7-player?

The most common way to play 6-player Diplomacy seems to be by having Italy's units hold every round and disband instead of retreating. How will this affect the balance and feel from the 7-player game? ...
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When should Italy NOT take over Tunisia on its second turn in Diplomacy?

Tunis is the only supply center that Italy is guaranteed to have by the first fall of the game, but are there any playable openings or situations where Italy should delay getting this guaranteed ...
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How does the RATUKI card work?

A relative has given us a Hasbro card game called Ratuki - the rules for which can be found here. I just can't decide how the RATUKI cards are meant to work though. In normal play, a stack must be ...
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What is the maximum score in Ticket to Ride USA, and how to aim towards it?

My wife has been playing Ticket to Ride on her iPod, and has achieved what seems to me a very impressive score of nearly 250 in the 2-player game. Naturally, nothing now matters to me except trying ...
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Does Pillar of Flame exile creatures with undying?

Let's say Pillar of Flame is used on a creature with undying, such as Butcher Ghoul, when it doesn't have any counters on it. If Pillar of Flame deals enough damage to kill it, and therefore exile it, ...
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1answer
238 views

My god, they've taken the … that I've got to get to!

There's a card "I've got to get to the...", which requires a player get to a building before searching again. There's another card "My god, they've taken the..." which takes over a building. When a ...
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1answer
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What are the differences between combat damage, direct damage, and loss of life?

From reading the rules it would appear there are two kinds of damage and then straight loss of life: 118.3 If an effect causes a player to gain or lose life, that player's life total is adjusted ...
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Can somebody continue a road after it has been cut off/separated from its nearest city?

I have - - - - - o (a settlement at the end of my road). Now an opponent builds -- x ---o (a settlement along my road). Can I do o - - x - - - - o (build a second settlement at the other end), or do ...
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1answer
118 views

When Exchanging Items Does It Have To Be a Trade?

I tried to find the info on the wiki but it is difficult to find stuff there. When heroes do their "Exchange" phase, does that means they have to trade items? Or can a hero just give an item to ...
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528 views

How can I become a better Connect Four player?

I am good player at Connect Four and I want to become better. One suggestion I found is: The ideal position is to have two potential connect-fours that need a final checker on two spaces that are ...
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1answer
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Can the Dispatcher spend actions to allow others to knowledge transfer?

I saw the following question: exchanging cards in pandemic And now I am wondering if the following (specifically step 3) is a legal move in pandemic? 1. Play the dispatcher (can spend actions to move ...
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1answer
597 views

What does the Yoke card mean when it says “Plow”?

I played the Yoke minor improvement, and there was some disagreement as to whether it referred to the number of fields currently on the board, the number of times the "Plow 1 Field" action has been ...
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How does the “Taken Over” event card impact buildings and zombie movement?

I played Last Night on Earth for the first time and I was playing the zombies. I pulled the Take Over event card which states: Roll a Random Building and place a Taken Over marker on it. ...
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3answers
665 views

Can one 40k army fight another of the same?

My friend is starting a Necron army, and I was going to start a Space Marine army, but Necrons are really an interesting army to play, while the Space Marines are very generic. Could I build a Necron ...
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2answers
297 views

May dice used to complete a task be secured?

The rules state: the player places the card faceup in front of him after rolling dice during his turn. Then he chooses one die from that roll. Without changing its result, he places the die on ...
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1answer
73 views

When does a special (non-green) die leave your die pool?

I just started playing Elder Sign, and the wording in the rule book made me think maybe there was some way to keep using the yellow/red die beyond the current turn, if it was unused. Is this the case? ...
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Common rules or house rules to resolve catching dispute

In Ghost Catch (Geistes Blitz original name) the idea is that you grab the correct item before any other player can. Obviously the one player having the correct item in hand wins the round. However ...
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1answer
4k views

How big is the Settlers of Catan board?

I'm considering buying a small table, and I want to be sure it'll support all the games I might want to play on it. Sadly, however, I don't have access to Settlers and all its expansion right now. An ...
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2answers
3k views

Can Conjurer's Closet be used to keep a stolen Commander?

We had this situation come up in a game last night, and we think we stumbled upon the right answer, but we're not sure. So, Player A's Commander (Sliver Overlord) was stolen by Player B using a ...
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164 views

Improved wording for dealing out cards

I'm writing up the manual for a new game, and this one bit is giving me trouble. Here's what you do in this part: Shuffle the cards. As long there are enough cards left for each player to take one, ...
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2answers
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Avoiding the “wrong” calamity

We're early in a game of Advanced Civilization and I find myself stymied while pondering a trade. I've been offered the most optimal trade possible. However, as only 2 cards in a trade are ...

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