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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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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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What has changed in the new edition of Junta?

I have the 1985 WEG version of Junta (that I rescued from a second-hand store years ago), and while it's a favorite of mine, I'll easily admit that it's not the clearest game for explanations or text ...
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Name of this interesting variant of Tic-tac-toe?

A group of grad students and I regularly meet up at conferences. Often, we spend our coffee breaks between talks playing various suggested generalisations of common pen-and-paper games to see if we ...
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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 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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Help identifying old board game

Does anyone know what game this is? It seems to be a 12x12 grid with the outside rows used to mark a winner of a row. It appears that each box can be slid to reveal a color. Picture is from the late ...
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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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Does this game or similar games exist?

Ok, First I have zero knowledge about boardgames, I browsed some in the past and have watched some youtube videos a while ago and this will seem really , really weird, but today I woke up witha ...
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Annotated 9x9 Go Games

I've recently started playing Go and I would like to study some annotated 9x9 games, but can't seem to find anything. Does anyone know where I could find such games? If it's free that would be even ...
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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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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 {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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Self-publishing options for a card came with box

I would like to self-publish my card game with a service that will ship the game to buyers. The game would include 45 poker-size cards, 17 A5-size cards, 6 small cards carrying 1-6 numbers (as a ...
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Game stagnates if supply card not drawn

I've played a couple of games where the game has been stifled because the supply card is never drawn. (What happens is that the 'winter is coming' card is drawn, and the deck reshuffled, and supply ...
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Which country spends the most on board & card games?

I've been wondering which country spends the most money on board / card games? Are there any statistics available?
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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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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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Othello - Most number of legal moves in a given turn

Can anyone help me figure out the what the largest number of possible moves for a given turn would be in Othello/Reversi? On the first turn, there are 4 possible legal moves, the next player has 3 ...
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Is there a tool that will help me construct a list of games with a more specific game mechanic?

I would like to construct a list of games that have a particular mechanic, but with a twist. Dice rolling is the mechanic I am interested in but specifically with Non-numeric, partially numeric, or ...
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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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“Stay Away” how to handle case with 4 Infected cards

Last night I had a game where I was infected by The Thing and drew a Panic! card (Forgetful) which states that I should discard 3 cards and draw 3 more. What happened was that after that Panic! card I ...
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Can I add Ogre mercenaries to any army in Warhammer fantasy?

In the fluff, Ogres are generally employed as mercenaries, as opposed to an army in their own right. Can I do the same in the tabletop version? And if so, does it matter which army? Could both the ...
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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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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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Early game bidding as Greyjoy

You are playing the 6p Game of Thrones (2nd Ed) as Greyjoy. At the end of the first round, everyone still has exactly 5 power tokens. At the start of the second, a bidding on the influence tracks ...
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Board game from buddhism inspired manga

I am trying to identify this game. My English is so poor I can't describe this game and "google" it.
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How can I “censor” players on the IGS server?

How can censor players on the Internet Go Server (IGS)? It says in the help you can block players from matches by "censoring" them, but there is no "censor" command.
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Fury of Dracula 3rd ed. - Bats Token and Defeated Hunter

In Fury of Dracula 3rd edition, if a hunter who has a bats token under him/her gets defeated, does the bats token travel with the hunter to the hospital? If yes, since hospitals are adjacent only to ...
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Trying to figure out name of the game below

If anyone could help I would love to find the name of this game. As you stack the blocked the sides on the block below rotate and they change color (see the stickers) and there are four "bases" or ...
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How does US/UK scoring work for the invasion of Japan?

In the game Churchill, how does US/UK scoring work for the invasion of Japan? We've been poring over the rules, coming to several different conclusions. If all US/UK fronts invade Japan at once, how ...
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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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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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What counts as an interior square in the Witch House tile?

The rules for Cthulhu!!! Hastur La Vista Baby! cover named buildings: If the tile is any other “named building” (e.g. the “Pharmacy” or “Burial Hill”), place one cultist in each interior square ...
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Does removing the timer make Space Hulk significantly easier?

I played the recent edition of Space Hulk with my brother, who insisted on playing the entire campaign as the Space Marines (bad idea - they tend to lose!) He gave up the campaign about half way ...
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How does “Concealment” transfer to Dedicated Transports? WH40K

I have been looking over the combat benefits from the various force organisations granted by Gladius Strike Forces. The one that interests me is the 10th Company bonus where all units in this Company ...
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Determine the solvability of a peg solitaire(solo-noble)

Are there specific patterns we can look in a single configuration of a square peg solitaire game which we can use to determine whether it we can win the game from there or not? I realize the tag ...
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Does anyone know the name of this card game?

The game is played with a standard 52 card deck. I start by dealing cards to each player plus a dummy hand next to the dealer and the last card goes into the middle. Then three pots are made up. ...
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In two-player and solo Caverna, why is Round 9 with the Exploration action skipped?

The setup rules dictate the removal of the Exploration action card, with Round 9 to be skipped. But they don't list the reasoning behind this decision. Rulebook, page 3: In the 2-player game, ...
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In Diamonsters, what happens to the cards on your monster board at the end of a round?

The rules are very unclear on this. Do we take these cards on hand for the next round? Are they discarded? Or shuffled into the draw pile? And do I keep the current 5 cards in my hand, or do I start ...
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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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Is there a website where I can play against AI in the board game Abalone?

I'm looking for something like this except online and with AI I can play against. If it's free, that's even better.

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