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Oct
18
comment How does selling buildings and bankruptcy work in Monopoly?
Officially, it is illegal to use property in lieu of a debt -- if you land on a property, you MUST pay in cash or are bankrupt. Many people play with a house rule allowing the creditor to accept property in lieu of some or all of a debt, however. If the creditor has enough cash, he could buy the property from the debtor for that cash, allowing the debtor to pay cash (equivalent to accepting the property, just more fiddly); the house rule is only relevant if neither the debtor nor the creditor have much cash on hand.
Aug
15
comment Is it always better to play a knight immediately?
Depends on which version of the rules you are using -- the original German rules where ties go to the first player to play the knights or the later rules where ties cause noone to get the bonus.
Aug
7
comment What's the highest score that can be achieved by pegging?
The jack flip is not scored during play (pegging), but rather scored before play when it is flipped.
Jun
16
comment Consume>Trade in RftG Base game
Its also confusing that it is written as "Consume>Trade", but the Trade happens FIRST, followed by the Consume.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
14
comment Poker texas holdem combinations: tie or not tie?
For pairs, highest pair wins; kickers only matter if players have the same pair.