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2answers
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Does Grindclock's counter reset when it's activated?

When a player taps the Grindclock ability to pull X cards from a player's library and place them in the graveyard, does the counter reset?
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2answers
45 views

Is the “snake” turn order for Blokus fairer than the traditional turn order?

My friends and I play pretty much everyday. I was wondering if a snake order is actually more fair than the traditional 1-4 with the last person being at a disadvantage. Snake turn order would have ...
0
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1answer
133 views

In Android: Netrunner, is there a bias towards a particular sub-type of ICE in corp decks?

I'm looking to put together a runner deck that takes advantage of Tinkering and Paintbrush. I'm also considering cards that care about ICE or breaker sub-types, such as Kit for my identity, or ...
5
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5answers
199 views

Are there times when a hand with a seven card suit is too strong for a three level pre-empt?

Partner opened with 3 spades (pre-empt). I passed with (s) xx (h) KQx (d) KQxx (c) AJxx. That's because I was expecting something like the following (with or without the side jacks): (s) KQxxxxx (h) ...
2
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1answer
190 views

What can I do if I still do not understand an interaction from a DCI online test?

The instruction pages for the online DCI Judges exams/practice tests (requires login) says: Before you start, it's important to note that, in order for the testing experience to remain relevant ...
3
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4answers
44 views

Minimizing Agricola setup/clean up time

I enjoy playing Agricola, but the box the game comes in doesn't lend to keeping the pieces organized, and I generally spend a fair amount of time taking everything out, and even more time putting ...
10
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2answers
394 views

What does “poker size cards” mean?

I: I am not sure how many cards can best suit our manufacturing until I know the size of your cards. Customer: I expect the cards will be "poker" size. I: Poker also have different ...
2
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1answer
56 views

Modernising a 90s Warhammer 40K Army

I collected and gamed with a Blood Angel and Dark Angel army during the mid to late 90s. I have (I think) the second edition that came in a box set of basic Space Marines and Orks, and also have the ...
0
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1answer
42 views

Gray Merchant of Asphodel, triggers [duplicate]

If there is a Gray Merchant of Asphodel on the battlefield and a second Gray Merchant of Asphodel enters, do both cards trigger and opponent loses x life where x is devotion times 2, or does just the ...
0
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1answer
26 views

Is there a mechanism to bring Mordheim characters into Fantasy?

I've got a Mordheim warband and I've love to take some of the heroes into battle in a Warhammer Fantasy game. Is this possible? Many of the characteristics are similar but is there a mechanism to ...
6
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2answers
589 views

When a creature is summoned but still on the stack is it considered a permanent?

Suppose I cast a creature spell, let's say Elvish Mystic. It enters the stack, then in response another player casts Counterspell targeting it. Could I, in response to that, cast Avoid fate or is the ...
1
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1answer
48 views

What's a fair handicap?

I really enjoy the Game-Of-Thrones board game. (We only own the first edition, so no ports or siege engines etc.). My wife and friends tend to enjoy it also, well they used to. The problem is that ...
5
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0answers
37 views

How common are offensive words in tournament Scrabble play?

There are a number of different 'official' Scrabble dictionaries, but at least for this question I'm primarily interested in North American play, and so I'm interested in two word lists particularly: ...
0
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1answer
9 views

Can neutral cards be used as a resource?

Very straightforward question, can neutral cards be added to a domain as a resource? I can't seem to find anything that says you cant, but just wanted to make sure.
3
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1answer
91 views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
26 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
23 views

Summoning Beast King Barbaros with Majesty's Fiend on the field

My opponent summoned Majesty's Fiend on their turn, I have Beast King Barbaros in hand. May I summon Beast King without tribute with Majesty's Fiend on the field and what is Beast King's attack when I ...
14
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3answers
3k views

What is the maximum score in Ticket to Ride USA, and how to aim towards it?

My wife has been playing Ticket to Ride on her iPod, and has achieved what seems to me a very impressive score of nearly 250 in the 2-player game. Naturally, nothing now matters to me except trying ...
2
votes
2answers
127 views

In bridge, are the two “equal vulnerabilities” basically equal?

To me, "equal vulnerability" means both sides vulnerable or both not. In sacrificing against a major suit game, "down two" means -500 when vulnerable versus -300 when not. This compares against ...
5
votes
3answers
154 views

Is Dungeon! biased towards the Cleric?

My group of friends have now played almost a few dozen games of Dungeon! and we have consistently noticed that the Cleric wins. The Cleric has a target of 10,000 and works very well across all ...
1
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0answers
24 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
58 views

Determining if/when to use trump in the “pre-game” of 2-handed Pinochle

When playing two-handed pinochle, the 'normal' rules of the game are suspended during the initial phase (when melding takes place along with trick taking while depleting the deck of undealt cards). ...
2
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1answer
141 views

Does a heroic trigger still resolve if the heroic creature is gone?

Having read When does Heroic trigger? I think the answer is yes, but I'd just like to double check: I have Akroan Crusader and I cast Nyxborn Rollicker for its bestow cost so my stack looks like ...
4
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2answers
72 views

Did this player need to draw?

We've just played a game of Fluxx, where the following occurred. There was a Draw3 and a Poor Bonus in play, so this player got to draw 4 cards. He then removed the Poor Bonus and changed the Draw3 to ...
3
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1answer
312 views

What happens if I play Cloudshift during combat?

Would playing cards like Cloudshift end my combat phase? And if not could I attack then Cloudshift then attack again with the same card that was Cloudshifted? Also would cards like Amulet of Vigor ...
7
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4answers
6k views

What does protection from [quality] do?

Example 1) Let's say I have some random creature with protection from white, and my opponent plays Day of Judgment, a white card with the effect "Destroy all creatures." Can my creature with ...
5
votes
1answer
593 views

Does destroying a server mean the run is unsuccessful?

Maybe I'm missing this from somewhere, but a situation came up in a recent game that I need clarification on. The runner plays Dirty Laundry on a remote server with no ICE and only one card ...
2
votes
3answers
477 views

Do creatures who come into play tapped have summoning sickness?

If I play Leviathan (and we know he comes into play tapped) and have a Puppeteer or something out to untap him, am I prevented from sacrificing the two islands and attacking the turn he came into ...
22
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8answers
840 views

Where I can buy good resources to build games? [on hold]

Where I can buy boards, cards, dice, fake money, figures, and any sort of pieces? It would be nice if the store sells on the internet. Another good reason is to buy replacements for damaged or lost ...
6
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2answers
3k views

Does untapping an attacker stop its attack

If someone declares an attacker and that creature does not have vigilance, if I untap that creature, for example with burst of energy, does it stop the creature from attacking?
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0answers
38 views

Is Pandemic easier with more players or with less players? [duplicate]

In some forums I have read that it gets more difficult with more players but I think that with more players you have more special ability cards in a game and hence it gets easier.
3
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2answers
40 views

Questionable borders on seazone 3

When my friends and I play Axis & Allies 1942 we have trouble distinguishing a couple borders along seazone 3, pictured below. In each case you can see a little sliver of land that is barely ...
0
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0answers
20 views

When playing the Rumble in the South variant, what adjustments should be made to the neutral forts?

I'm playing the Game of Thrones board game in a group that only has four players. To fix some of the balance problems with the original four-player game, we tried using the Rumble in the South ...
3
votes
1answer
43 views

In King of Tokyo, can you get more than 1 evolution per turn?

In the rules, it states that you must roll AT LEAST three hearts to earn an evolution card. If you are able to roll/use card(s) to garner, for example, 6 stars, can you apply the 'at least' statement ...
10
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12answers
4k views

Simple games that involve psychological factors? [closed]

I need to find a simple game in which several people need to interact with each other. The game should be simple for an analysis (it should be simple to describe what happens in the game, what players ...
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vote
2answers
52 views

Risk - Play by mail/email

In Risk (or Risk Legacy), is there an established way of playing the game by mail/email/..? I'm considering setting up a game between friends, but am struggling to work out how the moves can be ...
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votes
1answer
68 views

Effect of Blood Feud

Blood Feud lets two creatures fight each other. Is it similar to normal combat? As I understand it, after a combat you use up your power and toughness. If there are 3/4 and 2/2, and they combat each ...
1
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2answers
35 views

Use of the special power “Diplomat” against another player not yet entered the game in Smallworld [duplicate]

If you're playing a race with the special power "Diplomat" during the first round, are you allowed to declare peace with a player that has not yet entered the game?
2
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0answers
42 views

How do I make Home Builders more fun? [on hold]

Home Builders is a cooperative game, published by Family Pastimes and Zonnespel/Sunny Games. My youngest son likes it, mainly because of the theme. My eldest thinks it's boring, and I have to agree ...
3
votes
1answer
185 views

Can smoke be placed on a POI?

We played for the first time last night, and we tried the family version to start to understand the game. The situation arose where a smoke marker came up on top of a POI marker. The POI marker was ...
4
votes
1answer
357 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
81 views

International Checkers - winning strategy for 3 [4] kings vs 1 king

Is there any winning strategy in International Checkers for 3 or more kings vs 1 king? I've reached a draw because the opponent was moving his single king on the diagonal from one end to another, and ...
0
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0answers
89 views

Does it make sense to make Year of Plenty stronger? [closed]

Essentially you trade 3 resource cards with 2 resource cards. I think year of plenty should give out 3 resources instead of 2. Would that make it more in line with other things that happen in the ...
11
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5answers
7k views

Is the 4-player variant unbalanced? Is there a fix?

In Game of Thrones (second edition): I have marveled at the balancing put into this game, specifically for 3-player games, where the whole south of the map is blocked, forcing the game to stay in the ...
6
votes
2answers
733 views

What is the value of the Iron Throne track?

I have only played the game once, but after that experience I do not see why anyone would bid on the Iron Throne track. The main advantage it offers is to go first, but I never could see a use in it. ...
10
votes
1answer
160 views

Settlers Of Catan - discarding cards when rolling 7

If 2 or more players have 8+ cards, do they discard their cards in some "player order" (starting from the one who threw the dice) or is it simultaneous ... is there any specific rule to that ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

What tactics should Baron Blade use in the Power Splicing scenario?

I just played through the first scenario of Sentinels Tactics, Baron Blade vs Tachyon/Legacy/Ra, where he is trying to blow up the power plants. Baron Blade got totally destroyed, he only managed to ...
9
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8answers
611 views

Timing a backstab in Diplomacy

When is a good time to backstab an ally in Diplomacy? Should I backstab if I can grab a Supply Centre or two, or should I wait for an opportunity to eliminate an enemy?
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2answers
202 views

Are the odds of drawing mythics greater when purchasing individually packaged boosters over booster boxes?

From personal experience I tend to draw mythic rare cards about one in five purchases when buying individually packaged boosters at Target, Walmart, etc, like the ones in this picture: In booster ...
13
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6answers
372 views

What is a good resource to discover new games? [on hold]

On this site recomendation questions are banned. You are not allowed to ask: I often play risk and Axis & Allies. I don't like Settlers of Catan because bla bla bla ... What other games ...

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