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Apr
10
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
9
answered Risk - To secure a world domination win?
Mar
10
comment What techniques do high level SET players use when looking at a layout of cards?
For every pair of cards, there's exactly one card that matches the pair to make a set. Since there are 81*80/2 pairs in the deck, and each set contains 3 pairs, there are (81*80)/(2*3) sets...
Mar
10
comment What techniques do high level SET players use when looking at a layout of cards?
Your math is off as it counts sets that differ in attributes as the same even if the combinations of the differing attributes are differing. There are actually 1080 possible sets.
Mar
8
awarded  Yearling
Feb
6
comment In Poker, what happens if paying a blind puts a player all-in?
In your example, it should be 310 total in the pot preflop -- 40 in the main and 270 in the side.
Jan
10
comment Recommendations for a wife who likes dominion
While generally a good game, I would have to say that Powergrid is about as unlike monopoly as you can get. Then too, its not a great choice for 2 players (Robots is a must for 2P)
Jan
9
comment Beginner Power Grid strategy
Depends on the group -- in many groups keeping your money hidden (though the rules state it can be hidden) will just annoy the other players, slow down the game (as they calculate how much you have) and result in you not being invited back for another game...
Dec
27
comment Can you build a settlement anywhere if you have the resources for a settlement and a road?
in what sense does "new" mean "isolated and unattached"?
Dec
27
answered What defines “Isolation” in Third Reich?
Dec
27
revised What defines “Isolation” in Third Reich?
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Dec
27
comment Can you build a settlement anywhere if you have the resources for a settlement and a road?
There is no such implication in that sentence. The only implication of the sentence is that from your initial setup of two settlements and two roads, you cannot build a third settlement without first building a third road.
Dec
22
comment Why does a run of 4 in Cribbage score only 4?
@BenJackson: A 4 card flush only scores 4 if it's the 4 cards in hand. 3 cards in hand all matching the turn up, with the 4th card a different suit scores nothing.
Dec
15
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
15
awarded  Revival
Nov
11
answered What edition of Empire Builder do I have?
Oct
31
answered Agricola Family Growth by 2 (or more)
Sep
25
comment How difficult is Puerto Rico to learn for first time players?
@CrazyJugglerDrummer: its much worse that pitting an advanced chess player against a beginner, because of the multiplayer effects.
Jul
15
comment What is the optimal strategy in Quantum Tic Tac Toe?
X could force a win on move 7 by resolving O6 the other way and then playing X7 on top of X1, which can only resolve as a diagonal win for X. This is taking advantage of the general tic-tac-toe rule that the middle square is the most important