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a study of strategic decision making. More formally, it is "the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers."
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a trick-based card game where the players compete against each other to avoid taking Hearts and the Queen of Spades.
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good for almost all ages, and therefore suitable for play by members of a family.
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Steve Jackson's game of international conspiracies. Of course the Vatican is being controlled by the Post Office!
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an ancient game where players pick up stones from one of six spaces on their side of the board, then drop one piece in each space going forward, including onto their granary and then to the…
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A variant for Magic:The Gathering in which one player creates a "cube" of cards a portion of which are used in a draft.
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Players race to get rid of all their cards by 'melding' groups that are all of the same rank, or of consecutive ranks in the same suit.
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a futuristic version of Risk set on an "Earth" copy. Players tear-up, markup, and change the game components and the rules of the game over a 15 game campaign, at the end of which will …
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A 2-player card game similar in spirit to the Cities and Knights expansion to Settlers of Catan. A redesign of the Catan Card Game, Rivals for Catan offers different themed decks to allow players to c…
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Order of play, seating order, and related issues.
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a collaborative game in which players take the role of a survivor – each with unique abilities – and harness both their skills and the power of teamwork against the hordes of unthinking u…
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A fantasy game where player characters move around a board fighting monsters, gaining treasure and magic items, encountering special spaces, and ultimately vying to be the first to ascend to the Crown…
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a 3-5 player sandbox style competitive space adventure board game with light RPG elements.
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Questions about different versions of the same game.
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Game based on the traditional Middle-Eastern game of Okey. You try to get rid of all your tiles by forming numbers into runs of 3 or more, or groups of 3-4 of a kind. Played tiles become communal and …
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Puerto Rico's card-driven little brother. Players choose from various roles to try to create the most impressive buildings in the city of San-Juan. This game is shorter than Puerto Rico, playing in a…
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a short card game for 2-5 players with the goal to be the first to complete three property groups from Monopoly.
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Deviating from joseki means playing an unusual move that is not part of a joseki. Typically, it is a mistake, though actually refuting it can be very difficult. It could also be part of a rare joseki …
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a game where players take turns remove wooden blocks from a tower. As the game goes one, the tower loses stability. The player who causes the tower to fall loses.
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a board game by Wizards of the Coast inspired by Dungeons & Dragons
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a card game where players try to gain influence by constructing buildings and selling building materials. The game is unstable, and many building combinations are extremely powerful -…
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World War II board games created by Avalon Hill Co.
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Yahtzee meets worker-placement... in space! Roll your ships (dice), then place them to gain resources, loot alien artifacts, found colonies, and crush your opponents.
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Computer-based versions of board and card games. Computer games that do not fit that description are off-topic here; try gaming.stackexchange.com instead.
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An expansion to The Settlers of Catan.
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A lighter version of Dungeons & Dragons that offers the thrill of role-playing without most of the complex rules and time requirements.
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Game designer Uwe Rosenberg's sequel to popular farming strategy game Agricola — this time, Cave Farmers, with mining added to the mix.
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A "story-telling game" (3-6 players, 30 minutes) where players create descriptions and then pick provided illustrations that best match them.
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Counting the score and remaining aware of score changes throughout the game
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A family of rail-building games where players draw track on the board, use that track to fulfill delivery orders, and use the money they earn to expand their rail system. Games include Empire Builder…