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What are some good strategies against land takeovers in Alexandros?

I recently purchased Alexandros and after a few games I found that getting a head start makes you the primary target for land-takeovers. A slow start can also cost you the game, however, and make it ...
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Does the Diplowinn variant play similarly to the original Diplomacy?

The Diplomacy Variant Bank contains a huge number of variants on Diplomacy, ranging from completely different maps and powers, to minor tweaks of the rules. I was searching for a variant that would ...
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How can we win at Bohnanza: Al Cabohne?

My girlfriend and I have played the game Bohnanza a lot and we have bought the version Bohnanza: Al Cabohne. But somehow the game always beats us. Does anybody know a good tactic to win this?
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Help identify an old board game with three rooms in a castle and a ghost

Some things that I can remember: There is a castle with 3 rooms. There are tree treasures in each of the rooms Maximum about 4 players Someone plays as a Ghost and others as people Ghost is hunting ...
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When is mystify worth using?

In Day and Night when you are playing Day mystify rarely seems to be useful. Towards the start of the game time spent attempting to mystify squares will either be wasted when night swiftly reverses ...
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In Axis and Allies, could a house rule upgrading the German navy finally “balance” the 1942 game?

Because of the historical strength of the Allies, Axis and Allies is somewhat Allies favoring, despite numerous attempts to "balance" the game. I was wondering if curing the Axis' "achilles heel," the ...
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When testing a deck, what % of rejected hands is acceptable?

Good deck construction minimizes luck. I am about to enter my first tournament (Pauper). In addition to testing my deck against other decks in actual games, I simulate initial hands and first few ...
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How do zombies win in Last Night on Earth: Timber Peak?

My friends and I played Last Night on Earth extensively. Games were always very close, and tough for both sides. We liked it so much we got the Timber peak sequel/expansion. However, we find now that ...
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How do different sizes of Hnefatafl play?

There are some variants of Tafl games that involve differently-sized boards. Obviously there is more to a game than its size, but how do the different variations of the board size affect play?
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In {American, Bios} Megafauna, how can we improve showing who has what traits?

In American Megafauna and its newer version Bios Megafauna, each of up to four players has up to four species in play. Each species has several traits, and some traits can be multiplied (values up to ...
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Whats the perfect set for Agricola solo series using E, I, and K decks?

Agricola solo series is all about your occupations. Often I have a great card that will help my current game, but I am always thinking about what is the long term significance of keeping it forever. ...
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In LOTR with Sauron, what's the timing of Nazgul cards?

We were playing the LOTR board game (Reiner Knizia) with the Sauron expansion (me as Sauron). On a player's turn, I played a Nazgul card. They interrupted the card with yellow cards, putting the ...
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Baker's Dozen: rule about kings

I've seen various versions of the rules of "Baker's Dozen" (e.g. on about.com, Wikipedia) stating that the rule for kings is simply that they are placed to the bottom of the column they end up in. ...
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Which Factions sharply change the way that Alien Frontiers plays out?

I've picked up the Factions expansion for Alien Frontiers, and have played a single game with it. I ended up with the Proxima Centauri Scholars, which have the ability to place the various Fields once ...
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In Midway, would it make sense for the U.S. player to save his “punch” for the arrival of the Atago on Day 2?

In the Avalon Hill board game, the cruiser Atago is the flagship of a fleet of eight transports carrying 5,000 soldiers for the occupation of Midway. As such, it "represents" the transports and ...
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Are starting cards in Principato unbalanced?

In Principato each player randomly gets one card that allows them to build a facility: a house, a bank, a field or a farm. However, only houses and fields yield resources needed to expand your ...
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Legend of Drizzt - How may items per Hero Phase?

I didn't notice anything in the rulebook about how many items can be used in each player's Hero Phase. Is it just 1, or are multiple items allowed to be used?
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What is the name of this solitaire variant?

I recently learned a new solitaire from a friend, but we have no idea what the name of it is. Can anyone help? You use two decks of cards, and start by placing 14 rows of cards. The middle 4 rows ...
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Small go board history

Does anyone know origin of smaller go boards (9*9,13*13)? When (and where) was first introduced? I looked on Sensei library but didn't find anything about history of go boards.
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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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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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How do you pronounce “Hacan” in Twilight Imperium?

One of the iconic races in Twilight Imperium are The Emirates of Hacan. However, there is no pronunciation guide. I can think of many ways it could be pronounced: HA-KAN /hɑkɑn/, rhymes with "spa ...
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Is there an error in equilibrio puzzle #45?

Is there an error in puzzle #45 of the game equilibrio? seems like the middle brick on the third line is turned incorrectly. thanks
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Increasing engagement in Crack the Case

I thorougly enjoy playing the Milton Bradley game Crack the Case with friends. For smaller groups (up to 5 people), I find that without teams or keeping track of time or points is already more fun ...
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When can I scramble?

In Axis and Allies Pacific, What constitutes an adjoined sea space for a scramble? Sea space in square contains the fighters or all sea spaces that touch that square?
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What is the procedure for recapturing rescued men?

In Little Wars, captured men can be rescued by killing one or more of their captors. What is the procedure for recapturing the men who were just rescued? For example, 14 men of team A attack 12 ...
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Help identify a game with a vampire and his servants

A friend asked me quite a question yesterday. She was trying to remember a game that she saw in a game shop when she was a child, in the 80s-90s. On its cover was a vampire at a table, ready to eat, ...
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What is the most time-efficient way to earn gold in Barbarian Prince?

Like the title says. Does this change over the course of the game (example, when you hire followers, when a wizard/witch/monk join your party)? What is the average gold earned per day using the most ...
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How likely is it to win a game of Barbarian Prince?

Barbarian Prince is a brutal paragraph based game. Your character must collect 500 gold and return to his homeland to win the game. Unfortunately, there are unfriendly guards, wolves, mobs of ...
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Any gotchas/common mistakes for first time players playing Asia Engulfed?

A number of years ago (... 5ish now I think) I played a game called Europe Engulfed a few times, and loved it. Since moving a few years back, I have not had anyone to play with locally. Recently, a ...
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Determining Naval Interceptions

I have a complicated situation involving four major powers. The below chart will summarize their relations. Both sets of allies are using simultaneous movement. France Russia Spain ...
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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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Rolling and passing dice in Inn-Fighting

We picked up the d&d dice game Inn-Fighting by Wizards of the Coast yesterday and gave it a whirl. A few questions came up that the rules and available FAQs don't seem to clarify. I have a ...
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Does Zombie link trigger when out of models?

In Zombicide, if you have a character with the "zombie link" ability, does that ability trigger only when a spawn card says "all X 1 extra turn" or does it also trigger when you activate zombies due ...
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Never-ending game with two players?

The Shadow Mage is summoned once one player uses his entire hand. However, in the vast majority of two-player games I have played we get so stocked up on weapons, shields, and treasure that we become ...
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Why are there multiple copies of figures in Gaming Night Kits

I'm curious as to why there are 6 copies of the same miniature an corresponding ID cards in the Gaming Night Kits. I understand the different languages ID cards copies of the same miniature? I would ...
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Solitaire variant: Piles of 3, top moved by value match. Name=?

I'm in the UK. My sister taught me this as "American Patience" in the 1960's (it is not a straight Solitaire). Object: To clear the tableaux and move all the cards to the 4 foundation piles, Ace ...
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Different backgammon variation name

In my country and in Greece we have three variations of Backgammon. The basic one that is played all around the world and two others. I am looking for the name of on of the two different ones and if ...
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Limits to cities of a given resource in Antike Duellum?

In a current game on Yucata.de (http://www.yucata.de/en/Game/CasusBelli/4606422), both my opponent and I have tried to build gold producing cities and failed. We have a total of 10 gold cities on the ...
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Poker hand probabilities in Doomtown:Reloaded

The short version of my question is as follows: What is the best way to compute the probability of different hand ranks after redraw in poker? Can this easily generalise to a stacked (non-standard) ...
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Three player mahjong: 5 bamboo variation

We didn't have a fourth player for some time so we switched from riichi to three player version with korean\japanese rules as described on Wiki (I guess that's the most popular version for 3 players). ...
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Three player mahjong: scoring clarifications

We didn't have a fourth player for some time so we switched from riichi to three player version with korean\japanese rules as described on Wiki (I guess that's the most popular version for 3 players). ...
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In Pandante, why is the fine for a failed challenge against a player telling the truth multiplied by the total number of players?

From the rules of Pandante, about resolving the winner of a gambit: When you’re challenged as lying about your poker hand, your two options are: a) keep your hand secret, fold, and pay each ...
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How to understand the given Preferans puzzle solution?

There is a Preferans problem: South chose crosses as the trump. How many tricks will get South? Part of the solution the author of problem proposes and that I can't understand is: Please help ...
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Best way to solve vassal module version conflicts issues

Vassal is a great way to try out a game, but it seems that vassal versions and module versions frequently create trouble actually trying something out, i.e. you want to try something that requires the ...
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During scoring, can an Inuksuk be a double?

When the game is over and players are tallying up their points, can an Inuksuk be counted as a double card (a card with two animals on it)? Since it's a wild card, an Inuksuk can be used to finish a ...
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What to do when briefcases in the bag run out?

Near the end of the game, when a price adjustment occurs 9 or 10 briefcases can be puled from the bag, but only 5 will be replaced. I played recently where the bag ran out of cases except for these 5 ...
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Using Mimicry on an invalid target

I have some questions about which of these are legal plays when attacking a creature that has the mimicry attribute. Setup: I have a creature that only has mimicry on it. It is attacked by another ...
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Confusion on militia rules (The optional event)

According to the rules of Arcana, at the end of the resolution phase all militia should be returned to their pile. However, there is an event (part of the optional rules) which says that all militia ...
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Could Axis and Allies be “balanced” by weakening the US just a bit more?

In Axis and Allies (as in the real war), Germany and Japan together have more industrial power, represented by industrial production certificates (IPCs) than Britain and Russia combined. Hence The US ...

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