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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?
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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.
Jul
27
comment Can you place units in an Industrial Complex the turn you place it?
There's nothing in the rules to suggest that you can't build a complex in one space and build units at another complex in a different space, all on the same turn, which is what you seem to be suggesting here.
Jul
23
awarded  Organizer
Jul
23
revised In Le Havre, is it a good idea to feed with money?
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Jul
23
revised In Le Havre, is it a good idea to feed with money?
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Jul
23
answered In Le Havre, is it a good idea to feed with money?
Jul
16
answered Would a turn order opposite the disprove order affect the strategy or gameplay in Clue?
Jun
18
answered What techniques do high level SET players use when looking at a layout of cards?
May
7
comment Setup for more than 4 players in Dominion?
IMO it works better if you ALSO add extra Duchy cards (match the number of provinces) AND add an extra kingdom pile per player over 4.
Apr
19
awarded  Critic
Apr
16
comment Which tournament format best emphasizes winning (as opposed to avoiding last place)?
Your analysis is pretty much only relevant for 2-player games. When you have a 4-player game such as settlers, things are much more complex.