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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
May
28
answered “Diplomacy” rule clarification, unit under attack
May
23
awarded  Enlightened
May
23
awarded  Nice Answer
May
14
answered How can we remember to score points for claimed routes?
Apr
15
comment Can a tank attack across water within the same space (Germany to UK)?
What do you mean 'same space'? Germany and the UK are two different spaces, so they're not in the same space...
Apr
1
comment What are the differences between the four editions of The Settlers of Catan base game?
My 24 year old Kosmos edition with German cards and separately printed English translation of the rules has the 'noone gets any if there's not enough for everyone' rule...
Apr
1
comment How can I minimize Black Market set up and clean up time?
I've always used option #3, and it works fine. If you accidentally get a card you shouldn't, just draw another.
Mar
27
answered Can somebody continue a road after it has been cut off/separated from its nearest city?
Mar
8
awarded  Yearling
Mar
6
comment Am I at legal risk if I use a mechanism from another game in my own design?
Apparently you're not familiar with U.S. Patent 5,662,332 (google.com/patents?vid=5662332)
Feb
14
comment What are the rules differences in Empires in Arms?
These claims match my vague recollections of having played the ADG version many years ago.
Jan
29
answered +Cards, do you have to draw right away?
Jan
14
comment Poker texas holdem combinations: tie or not tie?
For pairs, highest pair wins; kickers only matter if players have the same pair.
Jan
2
comment Where can I find good tile layouts for Settlers of Catan?
@Justin: Sounds more like the generator deliberately weeds out those setups where its better to go first, leaving just those where it is best to go last...
Dec
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
18
comment Buying houses and selling hotels in a housing shortage
@warren: only if you have other things to invest your cash in. Otherwise, a 4th house will at worst cost you $25 if you're forced to sell it. Buying hotels may end up costing you $375 and leaving you unable to get back to the 3 house level, even if you only need $1
Dec
17
comment Buying houses and selling hotels in a housing shortage
An interesting ruling. Means you pretty much NEVER want to buy hotels on the light blues or dark purples -- build up to 4 houses and stay there.
Dec
17
awarded  Scholar
Dec
17
accepted Buying houses and selling hotels in a housing shortage