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Cribbage scoring for one hand less starter card

What would be the score count for a hand with 3 - fours and 1 - seven my thought is 12. For 3 - fours equal 6 points (3 royal pairs) and the three royal pairs of 2-fours and the seven = 6 points.
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Does the possibility of claiming tricks prevent the defense from profitting from declarer's errors?

Suppose, the declarer claims 12 tricks in a slam, but you have the opinion that declarer can make a mistake. Can you demand declarer to play it out, or does the tournament director decide how many ...
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Investment Mechanics [on hold]

I'm designing a board game about gem collecting. To collect gems players must invest on different gems in their turns (i.e. resource collecting is done using investment). Investment part in my design ...
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Does preventing damage prevent things like land destruction?

For example, if a player plays Personal Sanctuary then plays Armageddon does the damage prevention mean they don't lose lands?
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How are missing alerts handled?

If a side misses an alert and the other side protests, the tournament director must decide if the missing alert is a disadvantage for the protesting side. It is not possible to check, if the ...
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Par-zero deal with many points for N/S

This question is about the card game bridge : How many points can N/S have in a par-zero deal ? (Only consider the high card points) In a par-zero deal, no player can make any contract assuming ...
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Are diagonal corners concidered adjacent?

For purposes of movement and weapon range, are diagonally connected corners concidered adjacent?
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Mathematically / logically determine unit alignment for close combat

** This question involves knowledge of computer programming and/or math and algorithms. ** I am working on writing a Warhammer combat simulator in Java and have hit an interesting snag. Pg 20 BRB: ...
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Must a “target creature” be on the battlefield?

If an ability says "target creature," does the creature have to be on the battlefield? I think I found a loophole that depends on the answer.
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First Aid - Unbalanced

The group I play with has no problems with first aid dealing damage but we do have issues with the big power differences it can have based on your character. This comes from situations where the ...
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How can I handicap?

I have suburbia, and I quite like it. However, some of the people I play with, don't quite have the cutthroat edge to win. It makes not so fun to play if I win every game. What's an effective way ...
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What is the longest possible suit for a player in a par-zero-deal?

S AKJ97 H J63 D 987 C A9 S QT865432 S H 9 H AQT72 D J3 D AKQT C 54 ...
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What happens if you pass backwards over a red line?

Quite often in games, you'll go into negative reputation, and move backwards on the reputation track. What should you do here re: adjusting reputation and income? Should re-decrease your income and ...
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Shogun: Which player resolves winter revolts first?

Given that several players are going to get revolts due to rice shortage in the winter round, which one goes first? It might matter e.g. when you know that the tower is packed with green cubes and no ...
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What all does Blood Moon affect?

1: If Blood Moon is on the battlefield, will Back to Basics, Burning Earth, etc. have any effect? 2: What about Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth? 3: Will a nonbasic with Wild Growth get an extra green mana? ...
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Eclipse - Influence action to remove enemy discs?

Here's the scenario: I have a ship currently in an opponent's sector, he has no ships. Do the rules allow for me to remove his influence disc and place one of my own? The rules (2nd ed) around ...
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Is there an industry standard definition between “Board”, “Card”, and “Table Top” game genres? [on hold]

A friend and I have been developing a game but we've had some difficulty establishing the specific genre we think it should fit in. Our game design uses printed cards to be distributed CCG-style in ...
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Koi-Koi : does players score their points in case of tie game?

This question refers to the Hanafuda gard game, with Koi-Koi rules. When you form a Yaku (let's say a 1 point Yaku : Tane, 5 animals), you've got the possibility to call Koi-Koi and keep playing the ...
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Are there any tabletop apps to allow you to play warhammer 40k with friends in other cities?

Pretty much as the title; I've looked at vassal 40k, but it hasn't been updated in a while and is missing units. I'm not necessarily looking for something for WH40k in specific - as long as it allows ...
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1answer
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Isn't secrecy quite pointless for Bio-terrorist?

My buddies and I have been hooked on Pandemic lately and I just picked up the On-the-Brink expansion for Pandemic. I was reading the rulebook yesterday and I'm not quite sure if I get the ...
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In bridge, can the “rule of 20” be used outside of opening bids (e.g for takeout doubles)?

Here's another example from today's New York Post. West opened 1 club. (He had a 19 point 1NT hand, and was planning to re-bid 2NT.) North made a (takeout) double with (s) KQxxx (h) Qxxxx (d) xx (c) ...
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When exactly does the black pawn gets placed on the board?

As I mentioned in another question, I recently got the On-the-Brink expansion and have been a bit puzzled with the BT challenge gameplay. I was looking for gameplay videos but haven't found any.. My ...
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How difficult is Puerto Rico to learn for first time players?

I've heard a lot of good things about Puerto Rico, but from the 12-page manual it seems a little complex. I revel in the challenge of learning new and difficult games, but sadly the friends I play ...
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Do starting positions make a significant difference?

I had my first game of Senji a couple of days ago, and it's clear that the starting positions for each player are very different. (Senji map: http://goo.gl/LuHTA) In a 6 player game it seems to me ...
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Best place to buy Magic cards [on hold]

I have just recently (today, in fact) started playing Magic the Gathering, and I'd like to know where to buy cards. The friend who taught me mentioned that they can be pricey on Ebay, and I've looked ...
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1answer
499 views

What is the African board game in this picture?

What is the name of the board game in the picture below? Any article/document about the game would be very appreciated.
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Playing Pathfinder ACG with all adventure deck cards in early scenarios

My fiance and I just finished playing the Pathfinder ACG through all of the adventure decks and are thinking about getting started again with all new characters from the beginning. The question we ...
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1answer
590 views

When a player is killed in Bang! can they still talk?

When a player is eliminated, can they still talk and discuss strategy on the table or do they have to stay silent?
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If multiple players must make a choice, in what order are the choices made?

For example, if Merciless Executioner enters the battlefield, and both players have multiple creatures, which player chooses a creature to sacrifice first? Obviously the latter will have an advantage. ...
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Identify this board and card game relating to 19th century race horses

Does anyone know the name of the board game in the picture below please?
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Axis and Allies 2nd Edition: to Pearl Harbor or not to Pearl Harbor

When playing as Japan in Axis and Allies, 2nd edition, should Japan attack Pearl Harbor on its first turn? If so, why and what force structure do you use? Do your actions depend on what Russia and ...
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What does “if there are previously drawn cards in your hand, rearrange the hand so that four cards are visible” mean?

In one-handed solitaire, after discarding cards the rules state "If there are previously drawn cards in your hand, rearrange the hand so that four cards are visible." What does this mean?
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Richard Pavliceks mystery

Richard Pavlicek made a great bridge site. Here http://www.rpbridge.net/7f55.htm The mystery is this: Is there a bridge hand where North/South can make a grandslam in any suit, but not even ...
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Warhammer 40k Imperial Guard list 750 points [on hold]

I am new to Warhammer 40K and started playing Imperial Guard. The place I am playing at is doing 750 point games right now and I am getting Rekt. I am starting to think either I picked the wrong army ...
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Too many Tech-Victories seen in 2-player rules for Civilization

I have been playing Civilization The Board Game some times with my girlfriend, but each time, the game quickly becomes a race for the tech-victory. Since it is a large advantage to research tech in ...
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Is this an infringement on a copyright? [closed]

I recently created a score board for a game called "Ingenious" after the one that originally came with the game failed me. It would be great to launch a free version to Google Play so everyone else ...
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1answer
82 views

When you call a bluff and are wrong, how is the card that dies chosen?

In Coup, if you don't believe someone has a card, you can call them out and they must reveal a card. If that card isn't the one they've said it is, it dies. However, if it is, one of yours dies. ...
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473 views

Is there any complete downloadable Pokémon TCG text database?

I'm aware those guys have such a database, but I couldn't find any way to download it. Not even access it by an API. Is there any one of those available for download?
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When do you collect income in Patchwork?

I find a slight ambiguity in the manual for Patchwork regarding when the special event spaces are triggered. From the rules: The Time Board Regardless of the action you take you always move ...
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956 views

What Mahjong set of rules can be recommended to beginners?

I play Mahjong with friends every now and then, using a set of rules that we sort of invented along the way: we knew the basics, but had no internet connection for one summer and played with what made ...
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3answers
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How to play Risk for office fundraiser? [closed]

My office frequently raises money for charities holding lotteries or raffles. A coworker and I were considering more creative & entertaining ways to raise money, and we hit on the idea of playing ...
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2answers
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How do I organise my cards in the Dominion big box insert?

I have a Dominion set that includes the base set plus Alchemy and Prosperity. The box contains a plastic insert with many slots of various sizes. I have stored the cards in alphabetical order mixing ...
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3answers
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What does 'play' mean in the context of Courser of Kruphix?

Definition of 'play' in mtg for spells indicates it is synonym of cast. On the other hand on Courser of Kruphix it seems to be constant ability. What does 'play' mean in Magic?
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Is it impossible to pay off-color mana costs in EDH?

In Commander, there is a rule that states: During the game, if mana would be added to your mana pool that isn't a color in your commander's color identity, that much colorless mana is added to ...
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MTG: Activated abilities and change of control on the stack.

Let's say I play an activated ability of one of my creatures; for example, this one: My opponent responds to this with an instant that takes control of this creature: Question: Will the effect ...
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What's a good way to shuffle small decks of cards?

In the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, there are a lot of small deck of cards to shuffle: 1 to 6 15-cards character decks and 3 to 8 10-card location decks, depending on the number of players. Due to ...
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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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1answer
632 views

What happens with continous trap/spell cards when they get negated by Light and Darkness Dragon?

I'm pretty sure they would get destroyed, but people have argued that they stay on the field negated, since the card does not explicitly state "the card gets destroyed and sent to the graveyard." In ...
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Can I respond to Elesh Norn's ability?

I have yet another timing question: Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite enters the battlefield under my opponent's control. I have Teysa, Orzhov Scion on the field with three other white 1/1 creatures. ...
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Alpha, Beta, and Arabian Nights in Tournaments?

With the exception of basic lands, are all Alpha, Beta, and Arabian Nights cards banned in sanctioned tournaments? Does that also include Deserts?

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