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In Pandemic, can yellow infect black, after black has been eradicated?

Let's say that black has been eradicated. Can yellow come into the black cities and infect?
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Can you raise a one bid with only two “filler” honors in a suit?

Suppose partner bids one of a (five card) major. Normally you need three of the suit to raise. But expert Marty Bergen has opined that if your suit has four honors, you can bid it as if were one card ...
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Identify board game on 4x4 board with 8 black and 8 white pieces

Staying in an old farmhouse in France we have found this game. There is a 4x4 board with 8 black and 8 white pieces. Does anyone know what this game is called and more importantly how to play it.
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Magic the gathering: Can Teysa, Orzhov Scion sacrifice itself and still use its 2nd ability?

What happens if I sacrifice Teysa, Orzhov Scion along with two other "white and black" creatures (in order to remove another creature from the game) - do I still get my 2 spirit tokens from the other ...
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1answer
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How do I deal with or avoid a full map?

I played a game of power grid with 6 players using the map of Italy, with one zone removed. In step 2, I had power plants to produce electricity for 11 (6-4-1) houses with cheap resources, and built ...
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2answers
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King of Tokyo: When can you buy a card and when can you start to use them?

I have two questions related to purchasing cards: When can you purchase a card? Is it only during your turn or you can just go ahead and buy cards as long as you have cubes even if it's another ...
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1answer
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Do troublemakers prevent single problem faceoffs?

I've been poring over the Comprehensive Rules v.2 for MLP:CCG and I cannot find anything in the rules that implies that troublemakers prevent single problem faceoffs. It's in the base rules, but the ...
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1answer
375 views

Can a disease be eradicated at the beginning of the game?

During the setup the players are required to draw 9 cards to infect the starting cities before the game starts. What if for example no red disease card is drawn? Is the red disease already eradicated ...
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1answer
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How do you play a solo game of Steve Jackson Games' Car Wars?

A long time ago I bought Steve Jackson Games' Car Wars(1st ed., 1983 release) in pocket box format(like the article image).1 Here's what you can read at the back: Drive Offensively! He ...
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1answer
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What tactics should Baron Blade use in the Power Splicing scenario?

I just played through the first scenario of Sentinels Tactics, Baron Blade vs Tachyon/Legacy/Ra, where he is trying to blow up the power plants. Baron Blade got totally destroyed, he only managed to ...
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Which Game of Thrones LCG house/expansions best reflect a play style similar to 'blue' decks in MTG?

I've recently committed to buying the Game of Thrones Living Card Game from Fantasy Flight so I can play with a number of friends who also have it. At this stage, I know will be buying the Core set, ...
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Is it always better to play a knight immediately?

I'm fairly new to Settlers. I was playing online last night and drew a Knight card. The robber was already on a tile that had two of the game leader's cities attached. I had few resource cards at ...
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1answer
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Pathfinder ACG: When do I use the Character Add-On cards?

I recently bought the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, and liked it so much that I then also got all the Add-Ons in quick succession. But I am a bit unsure when to add the cards from the Character ...
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2answers
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International Checkers - winning strategy for 3 [4] kings vs 1 king

Is there any winning strategy in International Checkers for 3 or more kings vs 1 king? I've reached a draw because the opponent was moving his single king on the diagonal from one end to another, and ...
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2answers
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In bridge, are the two “equal vulnerabilities” basically equal?

To me, "equal vulnerability" means both sides vulnerable or both not. In sacrificing against a major suit game, "down two" means -500 when vulnerable versus -300 when not. This compares against ...
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Gonzalo Pizarro effect also solves ties?

If a player has the Gonzalo Pizarro progression card, his ship with the highest value should be regarded as having value of zero during the supply step. Is this also effective to solve ties?
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0answers
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Is War actually a game? [closed]

There's a simple card "game" out there called War. You take a deck of cards, shuffle it and divide it into two piles. Both players reveal their top card, whoever has the higher card wins the round. ...
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2answers
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How should I set up a draft from multiple old sets?

I recently recovered a treasure trove of "lost" cards. (If you're physically recoiling at the thought of all those warped and potentially bent cards, I'm right there with you) They run the gamut ...
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1answer
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Does the “Urgent wish for children” card in Caverna allow construction of all types of dwellings?

The B side of the "Wish for children" card titled "Urgent wish for children" requires you to build a "Dwelling" prior to family growth. Dwelling is written with a capital D on the card. Does that mean ...
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1answer
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How does the last turn of an epoch run in Priests of Ra?

Just bought Priests of Ra and am really enjoying it, but am not quite sure how the final turn of each epoch should be played. The rules state an epoch ends when the final sun is flipped over, so what ...
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2answers
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Stealing and Phasing

Say I borrowed an opponent's creature (e.g. via Threaten) and then let it phase out (e.g. via Reality Ripple). Under whose control does it phase in, and when? Under whose control does it phase in if ...
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482 views

How do I identify the role of a singleton in a well-tuned deck?

In this instance, I'm looking at Matt Sperling's Pro Tour top 8 Boros Burn deck, and there's one thing I don't get--what's the single Eidolon of the Great Revel doing here? Creatures: 4 ...
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3answers
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Animated Urborg and Humility

We all know that a really messed up rules situation must involve a Humility. So here we go. This site discusses the scenario when an Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth becomes animated (e.g. via Nissa, ...
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1answer
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Do multiple Archetypes work together?

What if I had three different archetypes on the field: Archetype of Imagination (gives flying), Archetype of Endurance (gives hexproof), and Archetype of Finality (gives deathtouch)? Would all three ...
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1answer
373 views

Is it worthwhile to build a competive Standard M15 deck when a block is about to rotate out? [closed]

So I want to start playing competitive magic again, in the standard format (just started up again after about 6 years of not playing). Is it worth it for me to build a competitive standard deck right ...
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2answers
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Are there hands that should be opened at the one level in first or second seat, and with a “weak two” opposite a passing partner?

I'm referring specifically to hands like (s)AKQJx (h) Jxx (d)xxx (c) xx or (s) AKQTx (h) Qxx (d) xxx (c)xx that are technically just under the usual requirements for a one bid, but nevertheless have ...
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2answers
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Do I get to keep the 2nd Kalonian Twingrove when I got it via a Mimic Vat?

Say I have this situation: I have a Mimic Vat out. An opponent's non-token Kalonian Twingrove dies during my turn and I choose to imprint it and put it as a copy token on my side of the battlefield. ...
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2answers
74 views

Card game for children [closed]

My nephew is 4 years old. I want to teach him a simple card game (my intention is that in some years he will be able to play bridge). For now, I just want to make him familiar with the cards. What ...
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1answer
24 views

Can neutral cards be used as a resource?

Very straightforward question, can neutral cards be added to a domain as a resource? I can't seem to find anything that says you cant, but just wanted to make sure.
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3answers
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Can more lands be tapped for mana than needed?

I was playing with a friend last night, and during one of our games i miscalculated the amount of mana needed to activate various abilities on my permanents. I ended up tapping too many lands (2 too ...
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1answer
284 views

How many counters does Kalonian Hydra get with two Corpsejack Menaces on the battlefield?

Suppose I have 2 Corspejack Menaces on the battlefield. I play a Kalonian Hydra which is given haste by another effect, and decide to attack with it right away. How many counters are actually put on ...
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vote
1answer
95 views

how to find that 8 number puzzle is solvable or not?

I'm working on 8 number puzzle, where 8 numbers are randomly generated and placed in 9 cell board. One cell at bottom right corner is kept empty where we can swap with adjacent (top-bottom-left-right) ...
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3answers
965 views

Is there a site to play go online against a computer?

There are many go servers but all of them seem to be for player-player games. I want to play online against a computer. I found some but it is not an actual go. I was not able to find a real go brain ...
0
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1answer
15 views

Fire and warehouses

When there is a fire event, how exactly am I unable to use a warehouse? Am I unable to take commodities from it? I lose the commodities stored there? Or I simply can't add commodities to it, although ...
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1answer
92 views

civ 2 tech writing

With writing you can cancel a city action of another player. Do I have to do that directly after his action or am I allowed to react later in my city action time or in the city action time of another ...
3
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1answer
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Order of actions in Ascension

I recently had a problem in Ascension with the order of the actions. I had enough force, so I killed a Mephit that allows me, when killed, to banish a card from the centre row. I intended to banish ...
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0answers
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How do you pronounce Hacan?

One of the iconic races in Twilight Imperium are The Emirates of Hacan. However, there is no pronunciation guide. Is it pronounced Ha-sahn, Ha-kan, Ha-san, Ha-kan, or something else? Official sources ...
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When can you take commodities out of the warehouse?

In Mundus Novus, the rulebook says the warehouse allows you to store products in it at the end of the progress phase. The problem is it is not clear when you can take products out of it. Can you ...
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votes
1answer
182 views

How should I determine whether a deck is legal in a particular format?

I have a list of cards for a deck I want to build or buy. What should I do to check whether that deck is legal in a particular format (Standard, for example)?
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1answer
238 views

What game is this die from?

I have found a die. The faces depict Fire, a Sheep, a Lock, a Footprint, an "L", and a Magnet. What game is it from?
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3answers
166 views

Running an introductory bridge lesson

I've introduced bridge to a small group of coworkers at a few jobs now, and I still don't really know the right way to do it. I'm hoping to get some feedback/suggestions on my approach, so I'll just ...
2
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1answer
43 views

Discard pile should face up or down?

In Arctic Scavengers, should the players' discard pile face up or down? It seems that the rulebook does not specify this.
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4answers
576 views

Do strong Go players play simuls, like in chess? Do they ever play blindfolded?

Strong chess players will often play a "simul," walking from board to board and making a move on each, taking virtually no time to select their moves, and forcing themselves to keep track of many ...
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3answers
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What are good ways to learn to “read” a sequence of moves mentally?

What are good ways to learn to "read" a sequence of moves mentally (i.e. visualize it in one's mind), in Go? Is practicing on a goban useful, or is trying to stick to mentally imagining the moves ...
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1answer
156 views

Will Exquisite Blood trigger even if the life loss eliminates the player

We are trying to workout a ruling for a multi player game of mtg involving 8 players and a 1 player with an Exquisite Blood. So lets say there are eight players. Player #3 has Exquisite Blood. Player ...
3
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1answer
167 views

Can I move someone else's dolphin?

We recently purchased a copy of the original Escape From Atlantis as it was a game I used to love as a child. Playing it last night, however, we came across a couple of situations that the rules ...
3
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4answers
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What happens if you submit orders for another player?

In Diplomacy you submit written orders for your units each turn on a slip of paper. Once everyone has submitted orders, all orders are revealed. The culture of Diplomacy allows various sorts of ...
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vote
2answers
651 views

Can I play a Sorcery or Instant without paying its mana cost, in any way?

In Magic, there are creature cards with huge mana costs (like 15 for Emrakul, the Aeons Torn), that can hardly ever be paid in a normal game of Magic. Luckily, there are many ways to "cheat" creatures ...
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1answer
39 views

How should we be keeping track of secret doors?

How are players keeping track of which doors a player has uncovered? Once you have discovered a door you do not need to roll again to find it. It seems like a lot to memorize or are we playing this ...
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1answer
267 views

In MTG, when sacrificing another player's creature, who performs the discard into the graveyard?

Dovetailing off this question... Can I sacrifice a creature that is only temporarily under my control? ...where the answer is, yes, you definitely can. 'Who' discards it? I'm specifically looking ...

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