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16 views

What are the preconditions for a trump promotion in bridge?

My understanding is that there are two main conditions. The first is that the defense has a long suit with which they can set up a "ruffing finesse," usually against the declarer's trumps by leading ...
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6answers
540 views

What is a fair Scrabble handicap

If its with someone who is ESL with limited vocabulary and never played Scrabble before with you being a native speaker who played Scrabble lots.
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1answer
26 views

“At the beginning of the end step” versus “Until end of turn”

If Deceiver of Form is used to copy my Biovisionary, does his "at the beginning of the end step" ability resolve before Deceiver of Form's "until end of turn" ability expires, thus making Deceiver of ...
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2answers
327 views

Passing the Lv.1 Judge Exam

I have Lv.1 Judge exam test 2 month later and I'm start to prepare now I found I have to read and study Comprehensive Rules, IPG, MTR. and I will try some test question on Judge center too I found ...
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Are shell and slate go stones fragile?

I'm looking to buy a set of fine (but not luxurious) go equipment (board, stones, and bowls). I have a cheap set of glass stones with a blue plastic sheet "board". Unfortunately my home's floor is ...
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2answers
178 views

Safari / ecology childs board game, collecting animal cards

As a child (UK, born 1989 so playing it mid-to-late 90s I guess?) I played a game which (IIRC) centred around collecting animals from different environments. The physical playing board was square, ...
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16 views

Do Age II or earlier events happen at the end of the game?

The front page of the "Through the Ages - A New Story of Civilization" Code of Laws says, at the end of the game: All Age III events in the current and next events deck are evaluated in any order. ...
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What is the actual world ranking of Fan Hui

I've read somewhere that Fan Hui was ranked between 600th and 700th world Baduk player. Knowing he's 2P whereas some players are up to 9P, it seems reasonable to me. Is there any official and ...
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1answer
160 views

In axis and allies 1941 do fighters have to take off to participate in an attack?

ON the UK players turn he attacks a Japanese destroyer in sea zone 32 with a UK carrier(carrying 1 UK and 1 US fighter) from sea zone 29. I know that if the carrier gets destroyed, the US fighter is ...
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49 views

What happens when you put a +1/+1 counter on a planeswalker? [duplicate]

Some commander decks have Planeswalker commanders. What happens when you put a +1/+1 counter on one of them, such as with Opal Palace?
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3answers
910 views

Is there any difference between double strike and oubleday ikestray?

The card Atinlay Igpay has the ability oubleday ikestray. Is this functionally different from double strike?
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Losing points for partially completed destination tickets in Ticket to Ride

I have the game Ticket to Ride: Europe and I'm a little confused about the points for destination tickets. I read somewhere that if you don't start to complete one of your destination tickets, at the ...
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0answers
40 views

name and rules of a numerical card game

I am looking for some information about a pokerlike game where 2 cards with numbers from 1 to 60 are dealt to each player and and bets are related to number representing an average number from of all ...
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1answer
49 views

uno question about following suit

In the middle of the game of uno. And say Somone puts down a red 3, I have red cards, but I also have a 3 yellow. Do I have to keep on following the red suit till I have no more reds. then im able to ...
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0answers
19 views

A beginner's guide to blackjack?

I am an absolute beginner to blackjack. I know 'how to play' but I don't know how to play to win money. I have heard about basic strategy and card counting but I haven't yet found a satisfactory ...
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1answer
81 views

Are you required to buy items when you choose the Legendary Object options at the village?

The wording of the rules states that you must either peruse/buy the souvenirs or buy a legendary object, but what if you cannot afford the remaining legendary objects? To the letter of the rules, it ...
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0answers
68 views

What is the hardest hitting creature in mtg without regard to mana cost? [on hold]

I'm building a modern deck that basically lets me play one of any creature on turn 4 and I want to know if there are any creatures out there that would be a better bomb than emrakul
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4answers
119 views

What is the proper way to set up a Jenga tower?

I've always been rather confused about how to set up a Jenga tower. There is a cardboard piece that comes with it that covers two sides and either the top and bottom of a completed tower. It's clear ...
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25 views

Ticket to ride, local network game [on hold]

We are 2 real players in a local network game but want the computer to join as well. Can this be done?
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2answers
214 views

Did Wizards ever write a followup for the 2003 card face redesign?

I started playing Magic: The Gathering in 1997, when the Fifth Edition had just been released. The game immediately captivated me, and I especially loved the visual design. A radical card face ...
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1answer
77 views

Are there any house rules for combining Munchkin and Fluxx? [on hold]

It occurred to me that the Fluxx and Munchkin are quite similar games in that they are casual games that derive their fun from their theming. Is it possible to combine the games?
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Double Deck Solitaire for PC 1989-1992

Looking for the name and directions for a solitaire game found in early releases of solitaire for the PC (circa 1989-1991). It used two decks, eight foundation piles and a tableau with ?3 rows of 4 ...
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1answer
15 views

Catacombs: Chain Shot Modifier and misses

As per the rules of Catacombs 3rd Ed.: The chain shot modifier indicates tha the same target cannot be damaged consecutively in a shot sequence [...]. If the same target is hit twice ...
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In Agricola, why are Minor Improvements not separated by number of players whereas Occupations are?

In Agricola, Occupations cards are each marked with 1+, 3+ or 4+, indicating the number of players for which they are valid. For example, you cannot be dealt a 3+ or 4+ card in a two-player game. With ...
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2answers
514 views

Demonic Strategies for Claustrophobia

I have recently begun playing Claustrophobia BGG and have found myself playing the human side almost every time. The problem I encounter is - I'm winning. This is not usually a problem for me. But ...
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0answers
51 views

Scoring 0 in cribbage [on hold]

So I was playing 2 handed cribbage and I was in the 120 hole and I counted first. I pegged 0 and had 0 in my hand, subsequently my openent ended up winning. I tried find the odds of scoring absolutely ...
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1answer
1k views

What do shiny ovals mean on Magic the Gathering cards?

I have just bought a set of Oath of the Gatewatch cards, and a few of them have a small shiny oval on the bottom center, like Corrupted Crossroads. What does this mean?
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1answer
184 views

How does combat damage work when one creature blocks multiple attackers?

If I have Brave the Sands, am I allowed to block both a 6/6 flying and a 5/4 with my 1/2 Gurmag Swiftwing, and take 0 damage?
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Are the card backs identical for Once Upon a Time 2nd and 3rd editions?

I was just about to order Once Upon a Time with the extra blank cards pack, when I found out that a third edition of the game had just been released. Are the card backs the same, so I can mix ...
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1answer
138 views

What happens if Jace, Telepath Unbound is returned to your hand?

So if Jace, Telepath Unbound is returned to your hand, does it turn back into Jace, Vryn's Prodigy to be recast or does it in effect go to your graveyard because Jace, Telepath Unbound cant be ...
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4answers
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Why do mana abilities not go on the stack?

Why this special treatment for mana-abilities? What are the design implications if they didn't go on the stack?
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1answer
147 views

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 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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2answers
270 views

Can tokens created by planeswalkers do commander damage

I was playing a game with someone and they said they do because planeswalkers can't attack, so the tokens created by them count as commander creatures. Is that true? I can't find any rules that talk ...
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2answers
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Are the Pokémon TCG “Team Rocket” sets balanced against XY cards?

My daughter received Pokémon XY cards for Christmas, and I have been thinking about buying a deck to play with her. She has the XY trainer set, and I was looking at the other XY cards to buy. Then, ...
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1answer
121 views

Misreading your hand when knocking in Gin

What happens when a player knocks and misreads their hand? This hand recently came up: I announced a knock but mistakenly included a card as deadwood that could have been played. If the card (6c) ...
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1answer
17 views

Are all the cards in High Caliber Ops supposed to be combined with the base set?

I don't see any rules mentioning how to integrate the cards, so the obvious default seems to be to shuffle them all together, but half of the black market cards in the expansion are basics. It seems ...
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4answers
306 views

Dividing up Hexagonal Board Tiles

So I'm designing a board game that uses a number of adjacent hexagonal boards. These boards need to be divided up into spaces (tiles) that players move through. I've been playing with using Hexagons ...
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0answers
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What happens in these end-game situations?

This is intended to be a canonical question regarding possible endings of the game. For each question, assume a single proper strike was made, and note where an improper strike would change the game ...
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1answer
66 views

Epaminondas puzzle

In this description of Epaminondas with puzzles at the bottom, what is the solution to the first puzzle?
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1answer
27 views

What happens if I pocket a C/m but accidentally touch a C/m on the table?

While playing Carrom I placed my strike and pocketed my C/m. Mistakenly, my finger touched my opponent's C/m. Do I play on, or is this a Foul?
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1answer
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What if the queen is pocketed along with all remaining carrommen?

Whilst playing carrom, if only one piece is remaining of each player, e.g. one white and one black and a queen, and I pot a queen, what happens in the following scenario: While covering the queen ...
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1answer
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Can I pocket and cover the Queen in a single strike and win?

If I pocket my last C/m and the Queen in a single strike, is this a win or a lose or do you put the pieces in the center again?
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1answer
38 views

What happens if I pocket both players' last C/m and the Striker in one shot?

Suppose I pot the last red C/m, the last white C/m and the Striker together. The Queen isn't on the board. Is that a win for me or do I return the C/m with a penalty?
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2answers
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Settlers of Catan cities and knights mighty knights maximum numbers

Playing Settlers of Catan there have been a few instances where one runs out of Settlements or Cities (the pieces). How I have been playing it is that if you don't have it you can't build it. However ...
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0answers
20 views

How do Motorcycle Messenger and Security Company work?

Motorcycle Messenger & Security Company both appear to be fairly similar, with only differences in their option differentiating them. However, there are some slight differences in their phrasing ...
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1answer
86 views

In Agricola, do family members occupy as many rooms as possible?

Say I have three rooms and two family members, and I take a "family growth (even without space)" action (for example using the Lover occupation). Does the new family member now occupy my third room, ...
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1answer
303 views

Pocketing the last coin and the striker at the same time

Only one black (mine) and one white (opponent's) coin are on the board. (All the other coins and the queen have been pocketed) I pocket my black coin, but accidentally also pocket the striker. Who ...
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4answers
15k views

Do you have to have exactly 60 cards in a Magic the Gathering deck?

Do you have to have exactly 60 cards in a Magic the Gathering deck? Some people I've talked to at FNM say yes, others say no.
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1answer
59 views

What happens if the Queen and the striker are pocketed together and there are no other pieces on the board?

The case seems a bit complicated. The Queen is the only piece remaining on the board. All Men are pocketed. Both the Queen and the striker got pocketed in the same pot. What should happen then? ...

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