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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
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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
Dec
11
awarded  Student
Dec
10
asked Buying houses and selling hotels in a housing shortage
Dec
10
comment What happens when you need to tear-down a hotel but no houses are in the bank in Monopoly?
the OR means you normally have the choice, but obviously if there aren't enough houses, you can't take the choice of selling one house at a time and must instead sell "All hotels on one color-group at once"
Nov
30
comment In the Great Dalmuti, should I be attempting to improve my seat position or shoot for the win?
I don't understand -- every hand you're trying to go out as soon as possible, as that gets you the highest score AND the best position for next hand. So the strategy for scoring more is the same as for going for a better seat. Perhaps you're asking when you should be targetting a particular player (trying to prevent them from going out) as they are in the lead rather than trying to go out yourself?
Nov
19
comment Can I decide not to use all the power of a plant in Power Grid?
Why would you want to? The only effect would be to give you less money, and more money is never a disadvantage in Power Grid.
Nov
14
comment Can you throw animals into the stewpot if you don't have enough pasture room for any of them?
Change eat to cook and this post makes more sense. You don't need to eat them immediately, you can keep the cooked food around as long as you would like.
Nov
9
comment Is there a limit on how good you can get at Hearts?
Its another result from game theory that there is NO OPTIMAL STRATEGY for MULTIPLAYER (3 or more sides) games. There's not even a good definition of what "optimal" might mean for such games, as players may collude. As hearts is such a game (the 4 players have independent winning conditions), there is no optimal strategy.
Nov
7
comment Minimum bid rule for Monopoly auctions
@warren: if the property will sell for more than face value, you should have bought it without putting it up for auction. Auctions only occur when the property isn't worth face value, so they generally go for less than face value.
Oct
29
revised How can we finish Titan in 4 hours?
added 1081 characters in body
Oct
25
comment What are the most busted cards in Agricola?
With maypole, if someone else knocks it over, don't you automatically get the points (as 'the player' did not knock it over)
Jul
27
comment Can you place units in an Industrial Complex the turn you place it?
Better, but doesn't really add anything to the existing answer. The key point is that if you don't own an industrial complex in a space at the start of your turn, you can't build there at the end of the turn. Things you do in your turn can't change that, and the quoted rule says that pretty clearly.