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Dead of Winter event cards

When you draw an event card which says to add new people to your colony, does that go into effect right away or can you decide when to play it?
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How to remove a game from BGG collection? [on hold]

I played a game and hated it enough that I wanted to rate it very poorly on boardgamegeek.com. I couldn't figure out how to rate it unless I owned it. I added it to my collection to see if I could ...
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How are M:TG cards printed in regards to the rarity of each card?

I've seen pictures of the source sheets. They pack many different cards per plate, not one card repeated a hundread times in the same plate. Suppose that a set contains 300 cards and there are 3 ...
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1answer
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Damage to player when activating Flying ability after 'Declare Blockers' step

If I attack with a Leaping Master and my opponent blocks it with an Alpine Grizzly and I then activate the Leaping Master's Flying ability (i.e. at the end of the 'Declare Blockers' step), the Alpine ...
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2answers
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Commander status as hidden information

Inspired by Ivo Beckers' comment on the answer to Is your commander still a "commander" if it gets turned face down? If Akroma, Angel of Fury is your commander and is returned to your hand, ...
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1answer
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Why does Pinochle utilize ultra-high point values for melds?

In Pinochle, according to the Bicycle insert in my decks, at least, aces around (one ace of each suit) is worth 100 points. The 9 of trump is worth 10. Other meld values all are multiples of ten. ...
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When should I mulligan in Android: Netrunner?

I expect this is quite an open question, but I'll try to keep it on point: I know it depends on specific deck tactics, but under what circumstances should I consider mulliganing? My initial thoughts ...
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interaction of “Foreclosure” and “Crop Insurance” cards

In the game Farmageddon, if the Foreclosure card is used to "buy" a crop from another player with a Crop Insurance card on it, is the crop acquired complete with the Crop Insurance, or does the Crop ...
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Power Grid China/Korea strategy - is it any different from the base game?

I just got Power Grid China/Korea and was wondering if there was anything (besides for the two markets on the Korea side of the board) I should look for strategy-wise that is different from the base ...
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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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1answer
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Can Sid Meier's Civilization (2010) be played cooperatively?

Is it possible to play Sid Meier's Civilization as co-op game? Are there some specific rules that must be thought about? As I can see this: play by normal rules. two players will both win if one of ...
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What are the dependencies of the Werewolf games expansions?

I want to buy the party game Werewolf, either "The Werewolves of Millers Hollow" or "Ultimate Werewolf" , but there seems to be different versions and expansions, and the dependencies are unclear for ...
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1answer
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In the card game “War”, what happens when a player plays their final card in a War?

For the card game War, what happens when a player plays their last card as part of the war? When their last card is the first card of the war (face up), before the three face down cards are dealt ...
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Bridges, Castles and Bazaars with Die Belargerer (the Siege)

I was playing with the Bridges, Castles and Bazaars and Die Belargerer (a rerelease of The Siege with 6 tiles). If you have one in a city, it causes the city to score 1 point per tile and 1 per ...
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1answer
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How does Necromantic Selection work with Adarkar Valkyrie?

Ran into this situation, and we were not sure how to resolve it. Player A has Adarkar Valkyrie on the battlefield, and an awesome creature, say Sun Titan. Adarkar Valkyrie has this ability: Tap: ...
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5answers
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Why would you not move pawn two spaces during first move in chess?

My Question: It seems like you'd want to make it across the board faster to take control of the board, so... Why would you not move your pawn TWO spaces (instead of one) during your first moves in ...
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1answer
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What's the most effective storage solution for x-wing to keep bases, dials and templates next to ships?

I have a small x-wing collection, which consists of 2 base sets, 1 of everything in waves 1, 2 and 3, 1 of each "aces" set and a couple of other small ships. I am looking for a storage solution which ...
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In Axis and Allies, do infantry units start at the industrial complex or anywhere I want?

I love playing Axis and Allies but think I have been playing it wrong. I place my troops on all of my properties. Is that wrong? Where are they supposed to start when I buy them? At the industrial ...
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1answer
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“Dead Rubber” definitive etymology

What's the etymology of the phrase "dead rubber". Googling attributes it to some obscure bridge reference, but I don't seem to understand it.
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3answers
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Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?

The contract is 3 NT, and the bidding has been a straightforward, 1NT, pass, 3NT, all pass. West leads the king of diamonds from AKTxx. The defenders have agreed that this means three honors, ...
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2answers
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Whats a good house rule to give the Rogue a chance at winning Dungeon?

I was playing the new release of Dungeon! by wotc with about 6 young players. Looking at the cards, I noticed that its nearly impossible for the Rogue to ever win. What is the best way to give the ...
4
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1answer
123 views

Random targeting and protection

I have a creature with protection from green in play along with another creature. My opponent plays a green spell that targets a creature I control chosen at random and does damage to it. Does the ...
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2answers
264 views

What are the rules for who wins when the gold is reached in Saboteur 2?

In Saboteur 2, I am having trouble understanding precisely which dwarves win in certain situations. Could someone clarify what's already in the rulebook? In particular, I was wondering: if a dwarf ...
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2answers
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Playing around a flag bearer

I'm playing a mono-Green infect Pauper deck that relies heavily on instant-speed pump spells in order to win. My opponent ruins my day pretty badly by playing a Standard Bearer: Fortunately, my ...
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1answer
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What happens after using Spinal Embrace on a Theros God?

Spinal Embrace: Cast Spinal Embrace only during combat. Untap target creature you don't control and gain control of it. It gains haste until end of turn. At the beginning of the next end step, ...
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When a Creature dies, does the Enchantment Creature attached to that Creature go in the graveyard?

Or can you place that Enchantment Creature as a Creature on the battlefield after the Creature it was attached to dies?
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1answer
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Couple questions related to Weight of the Underworld

I assume that you can decide to place Weight of the Underworld on either a Creature you control, or on a Creature the opponent controls. Am I assuming it right? If I cast this Enchantment on a ...
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1answer
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Are there any consequences, if you cannot block Loathsome Catoblepas?

Loathsome Catoblepas doesn't tell on it's card about consequences, so I felt it's important to make sure, what happens if you cannot block this creature in any way.
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Various questions about Karametra's Favor

If you tap Karametra's Favor, does that mana gotten from this card disappear on your next turn, or does it work in the same way than a normal Basic Land card? If you attack or block with a creature, ...
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2answers
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Fluxx “Once during your turn” New Rule cards

If I play a "New Rule" that allows an action "once during your turn" (Recycling, Goal Mill, etc.) - do I get to take those action immediately, or is my turn now over because I've completed my "played ...
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Can I always sacrifice a permanent whenever I want, without anything telling me to do so?

Can one sacrifice any permanent at any time for any reason, or is "permission" to sacrifice only granted by other cards?
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1answer
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Combo question: urborg tomb of yawgmoth, torpor orb, kormus bell, dark depths = free Marit Lage?

If I have the following in play: Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth Each land is a Swamp in addition to its other land types. Kormus Bell All Swamps are 1/1 black creatures that are still lands. ...
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51 views

Russia is Falling!

My brother, my friend and I all sat down last night and we started playing an Axis and Allies game, (Axis and Allies 1942 Second Edition). After about two hours of playing my friend and I, (Allies, ...
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Chess: Move 2 pawns one space each as first move

When I was young I remember that it was usual to move 2 pawns one space each on your first move, instead of one pawn two spaces. (ie b3 and g3 at the same time). I'm not sure if the 2 pawns had to be ...
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1answer
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Must you decide to activate shields before entering a nebula or asteroid field?

Xia is full of opportunities for hotshot stunt pilots: there are plenty of nebulas and asteroid belts to whiz about in, but it's a risky maneuver. You roll a d20, and if the result is from 1 to 10, ...
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Pandemic - In the lab!

that I cant seem to find on the internet. When i play pandemic and i play Medic. there is a senario of which I am insecure of is correctly understood? "In the lab" it is all about getting cubes ...
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1answer
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Can the robot play duplicate developments in solo-play?

The base set rules state a player may have only one of any given development in their tableau yet the solo rules don't say anything about what happens when the robot attempts to play a development it ...
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1answer
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Afrikan Tähti improvements/variants

A Finnish friend gave me a copy of Afrikan Tähti. We played it a couple of times, and while it was kind of fun, it really seems like a children's game, and I won't bring it out again in a hurry. Luck ...
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Should spiderines be allowed in 'A Dig Too Far?'

I was playing the Small World Realms scenario 'A Dig Too Far' with some friends the other night. The map has 'veins of gold' that must all be dug from top to bottom, simultaneously. Strategically ...
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3answers
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Are there restrictions on pawn promotion if two pawns are on the same column?

I was playing white and I had one pawn at a7 and the other at a6. My opponent didn't let me promote the pawn to a Queen stating that when two pawns are in the same column then the pawn doesn't get ...
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8answers
244 views

Can you play a new player game of Carcassonne w/o farms?

I've taught Carcassonne to a number of new players (it's a great "gateway game")! However, the problem that I keep having is with the farmers. Players are able to quickly grasp the idea of putting ...
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2answers
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For Goblin Grenade can you sacrifice an attacking creature?

My boyfriend plays a Goblin deck that absolutely destroys. But he has a combo that he does where he will attack with all of his creatures, and then sac one off after it has dealt damage to the player, ...
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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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1answer
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Does Redshirts Deluxe fix the stalemate issues of the original game?

It took two hours to end the game originally, and by that point everyone was just glad to have finished. Does Redshirts Deluxe, the new version of Redshirts, fix any of the stalemate issues ...
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2answers
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Is there a good place to keep updated on Carcassonne News?

I'm not sure if this fits, if not let me know and I'll delete it. I have many/most of the Carcassonne expansions and have spent way too much money doing so. However my biggest problem is finding out ...
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1answer
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How can I quickly calculate the shanten number in Mahjong?

I am able to calculate the shanten number myself, but it often takes me more than a minute. I'm looking for ideas how to become more efficient. Background: I'm currently writing a paper about ...
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16answers
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Is pretending to want to trade before playing a monopoly card objectionable?

In Settlers of Catan, I sometimes try to ask people if they want to trade a certain resource, tricking them into revealing the approximate amount of that resource in everyone's hand. After this I play ...
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13answers
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What are good standard strategies for Carcassonne ?

I've only just discovered Carcassonne (thanks to the iPhone app), but I keep losing (in 3-player games). Which standard strategies are there? (game without extensions, 3-4 players). One strategy per ...
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Do I gain life if a creature I control with lifelink deals damage to another creature or player?

I control Stonehorn Chanter, which has lifelink. If Stonehorn Chanter deals damage to an opposing player, do I gain life? If Stonehorn Chanter deals damage to an opposing creature, do I gain life?
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Which program to chose when designing my own cards?

I am working on a prototype of a board game for which I need to design several cards. The cards will have several features like name, picture, text and some additional symbols. I am not sure which ...

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