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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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Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?

Consider a battlefield where I control a Deadfall, a Sunweb, and a Muraganda Petroglyphs. Importantly, Sunweb says Sunweb can't block creatures with power 2 or less. Deadfall says Creatures ...
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Does playing a “Double Rent” card in Monopoly Deal count against your card play total on a turn?

According to the Action Card directions on a Double Rent card, it can only be played with a Rent card. Given that it is the only card that cannot be played alone, does it count against your total ...
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MOTO Acronym for MTG Online

Some people refer to Magic: The Gathering Online as "MOTO" or "MODO". None of them can tell me what it stands for, so at first, I thought they just got the acronym wrong. It turns out to be pretty ...
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Bridge video lessons

Are there any good bridge video lessons/courses? I am interested in lessons of any difficulty and length.
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Game for a blind person

A friend of mine is blind and she said she'd love to play something. And she meant something non-trivial. Do you know any games where you actually don't need to see? I thought about diplomacy kind of ...
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Can a character without a skill use a card that adds to that skill?

I'm playing Seoni who has a d4 for Strength and no Melee skill. I'm in a combat with no offensive spells so I have to rely on my strength to resolve the combat check. Can I play a Soldier card which ...
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Canfield solitaire: moving partial sequences

According to the Wikipedia description of Canfield, "cards on the tableau are also moved one unit, provided that the entire column has to be moved". In other words, this suggests that if you move a ...
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Game Balance Axis and Allies WWI

My gaming circle does not feel Axis and Allies WWI is balanced. None of us has yet achieved victory as the Central Powers. What rule modifications would you suggest to balance the game?
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Perplexing Chimera + Hypnotic Siren. Do I control all of my opponent's spells?

Say I have a Perplexing Chimera. Text: Whenever an opponent casts a spell, you may exchange control of Perplexing Chimera and that spell. If you do, you may choose new targets for the spell. Then I ...
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When can you keep priority?

In Magic the gathering you have the concept of priority. This gives every players a chance to respond to every one's spells. But I knew you could keep priority between spells. Playing a spell and ...
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Othello (Reversi) Online community

Are there any online big communities similar to FICS or Chess.com for Othello (Reversi) where you can play against many players and so on?
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Firefly “Reaver Cutter” nav card

Situation: Player1 moves into a sector containing a ship of Player2 and draws "Reaver Cutter" nav card (which means moving Reavers into the same sector and applying Reaver Contact effects ...
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When to use card sleeves for a board game?

Card sleeves are probably be a no-brainer for board game collectors who want to keep their games in pristine condition for as long as possible, or for CCGs where an individual card may be very ...
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Can you cast creatures exiled by Ashiok/Nightveil Specter with bestow?

Say you exile a creature such as Eidolon of Countless Battles with a Nightveil Specter or Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver. Can you cast it with bestow as an enchantment aura or can you only cast it as a ...
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Opening “best of minors”

"My wife and I play a version of best of minors that was questioned by a friend as "I never heard of such a thing." We open best of minors seeking a four card major, but by opening with one club we ...
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Look Out Sir save clarifications

I got in a heated argument over the following case, in which I created a scenario below to have clarifications on the Look Out Sir rule. Let's say you've got a squad made up of: 1 Space Marine ...
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In Elder Sign, after rolling, can I do both - complete a task AND use any dice previously secured by a spell to complete a second task?

For example: I have secured dice by a spell which can complete a full task on the adventure, but, it is an adventure with an order arrow, and the secured dice are needed for the last task. Now I roll ...
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When can lands be tapped?

I'm completely new to Magic the Gathering. I've read the basic rulebook pretty thoroughly and have a pretty good grasp of the basic rules, but it's unclear to me as to when you can tap lands to ...
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Arkham Horror - Are you allowed to take injury/madness while fighting with The Great Old One

last game we were playing, we were forced to fight with The Great Old One - Ithaqua. We came to a point, where a player lost all his stamina(and later, sanity). However, the question arised - are you ...
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Can a non independent character deploy in a dedicated transport?

Can a non independent character (not attached and not attachable to the unit) deploy in a dedicated transport of any unit? I'm thinking of putting Death Cie. Tycho with 9 Death Cie. inside the unit's ...
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What is this blank purple UNO card?

When I was playing UNO earlier, I found two strange cards: they were purple and blank, with no number or special sign on them. What is this card for? Is it like a Wild Card or +4 Wild Card? It wasn't ...
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Are there specific deck combinations to avoid in Smash Up?

I just got the game, and haven't had a chance to play yet, but I did a quick run through on the decks (I got the basic version; no expansions yet), and it seemed like some of the combinations might be ...
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How do you make Settlers of Catan work well for 2 players? (Problems and play-tested solution described, alternatives requested)

The basic Settlers of Catan game is designed to work for 3-4 players (or more with 5-6 Player Extension). No 2 player variant is suggested by the rules, and for good reasons: Trades (an exciting ...
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How can we use multiple Carcassonne expansions without the game taking forever?

My wife and I were playing Carcassonne last night with several of the expansions and we found that the game was taking a ridiculously long time. We had the base game, the River, Inns & ...
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What constitutes “wrongful” hesitation in bridge?

The protagonist is West (W). Declarer leads a small card of a suit in which dummy, to W's left, has A8. West hesitates before playing in the following four situations: He has Kx (x<8). This ...
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How exactly is Tally Ho! imbalanced?

In Tally Ho! one player plays the humans (hunters, lumberjacks) while the other plays the animals (foxes, bears). The Dutch rulebook states that since the game is imbalanced, a game is comprised of ...
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Does the initiative from flux missiles apply to just the missiles or the whole ship?

Does the initiative from flux missiles apply to just the missiles or the whole ship? We had a question about this because if they did apply to the whole ship, then that would be 2 initiative for no ...
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Where to go to self publish a game?

I found this question but I am interested in a commercial or bulk printing company to print my game. The GameCrafter seems like the only solution but its rather costly per game to print which means I ...
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How can I play against enchantments while playing an all black deck?

I just need to know any and all black Magic cards that destroy enchantments. I already searched Gatherer and didn't find anything. It's casual play with family, so any card is fair game.
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In Small World: Underground, do the Iron Dwarves keep their hammers from turn to turn?

We just played our first game of Small World: Underground, and we're not sure if we played the Iron Dwarves right. The Iron Dwarves can get Silver Hammer tokens for occupying Mine regions, and it ...
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Do Evolutions combine, for example Breath of Doom, Mecha Blast, and Claws of Steel?

Breath of Doom is a Permanent Evolution that says: If you attack Tokyo, deal 1 damage to all other Monsters not in Tokyo. Mecha Blast is a Temporary Evolution that says: Discard this ...
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Are cut cards reshuffled in blackjack?

In blackjack, card deck is reshuffled once there are less than 60 to 75 undrawn cards left in the deck. Are these cards included in next shuffle session and then cut again, or are these particular ...
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Flash Point without the Deck Gun?

I've played a dozen or so games of Flash Point so far and always find it necessary to have someone be the Driver/Operator, stay in the firetruck, and just use the Deck Gun all game. The right roll can ...
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How to make custom Cards Against Humanity Cards?

Cards Against Humanity has a free download for a PDF to print custom cards (e.g. PDF for printing custom white cards). However, it seems that these cards are not the same shape/size as the official ...
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Citadels Tax Collector timing

When does the Tax Collector's ability trigger for characters that have abilities that involve the end of their turn? My specific examples are as follows: The Alchemist builds a district with all of ...
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Poker texas holdem combinations: tie or not tie?

In Texas Hold'em poker, there are some cases where a particular card, often called kicker, acts as a tiebreaker between players to determine who wins the pot, or if the pot has to be shared. For some ...
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Yugioh: Sacrifice a field card to destroy target monster

Is there a Yugioh card with the effect (activated on the field) that you can discard a card in your hand and/or one you control to target another card on the field and destroy it? This would, in ...
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What are some good strategies for Elder Sign: Omens?

I recently bought Elder Sign: Omens for my iPhone, and I really like it, but it seems to be VERY difficult. Does anyone have some good strategies on how to play? Specifically: What is a good team ...
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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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In Robinson Crusoe, what happens when you lose an item that acts as an invention prerequisite?

During the game Robinson Crusoe, you can "invent" items around camp, and some items act as prerequisites for others. E.g. You cannot build a furnace without brick, and you cannot build a fireplace ...
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In Robinson Crusoe Castaways Scenario, will the hatchet and snare keep after camp has been moved?

In Robinson Crusoe, players can build a hatchet item in the Castaways scenario to add a +1 wood token to the island tile with their camp. As long as the camp remains on that island tile, the players ...
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Can I use old sets of magic cards in an EDH deck

I have all sorts of old magic cards, for example m12, X ,vintage, m13, I'm just curious if I can add any of these cards to my Commander deck that I have now ,or would it be illegal??
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Does Courser of the Kruphix's ability play multiple land cards?

Courser of Kruphix says: Play with the top card of your library revealed. You may play the top card of your library if it's a land card. Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your ...
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Six Handed Pinochle card Game

What would be the odds of getting three runs of same suit in 16 card hand? Two partners exchange from bidder three cards each. The run has five cards and the 16th card in the hand was also the same ...
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What are Bonus Tactics Markers in Heroes of Normandie

Me and my friend are playing through the scenarios of Heroes of Normandie and have just been asked to use Bonus Tactics Markers. From the picture in the book we found them amongst all the other ...
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Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?

Many classic children's board games, like Snakes and Ladder and Candyland, are essentially pure games of chance. Is it reasonable to regard Monopoly as a game of this type? How important is player ...
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What specific strategies have the highest win:loss ratio in Uno?

I decided to delve deeper into this question to discover exactly how effective certain strategies would have on your win percentage. This led me to this Stanford Computer Science project that pits ...
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What happens to my Athreos triggers when my opponent has an Aegis of the Gods?

This is an important interaction between two Journey into Nyx cards. Really it's a question about how "unless" interacts with targeting. Say I have an Athreos, God of Passage (spoiler link) in play: ...
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Is there any configuration of Free Cell that cannot be solved?

When I have free time in small durations, I often play Free Cell on my phone. The app that I use permits unlimited undos, and because of this I currently have a run of 603 wins, with 655 total wins ...

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