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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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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 you play Winter Tales (in a non-gamist manner)?

I recently bought Winter Tales and had my first two games with five friends last night. It was kinda fun, but we really felt like we were missing something or misinterpreting the rules somehow. The ...
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In a game of hearts played by experts, what % of rounds will result in someone shooting the moon?

I'm looking for an empirical result, for example based on logs from an online server or from records of championship events. I'm particularly curious about the difference between Jd games and non-Jd ...
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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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Identify this board and card game relating to 19th century race horses

Does anyone know the name of the board game in the picture below please?
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When to leave the 20 point?

I'm relatively new to backgammon, and something I often struggle with is deciding when to leave the 20 point once I've made it. Furthermore, I also sometimes struggle with whether or not to leave the ...
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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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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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What are the strength and firepower of Ivory X bombardments?

The 2nd Infantry Division online briefing for Flames of War has a special rule called Ivory X that lets you fire anti-tank guns and anti-aircraft guns like a normal artillery bombardment. The ...
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What is this tile set with the card suites and numbers set in a 6x6 grid?

What is the name of this game? How do you play it? (if instructions cannot be easily found online) Board and Game Pieces: Board and Back of Game Pieces: The game also includes: 12 White ...

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