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Dec
14
comment Is “meaningful decisions per hour” a good measure for how fun a game might be?
@JoeGolton many players dislike a buildup, too. I tend to think it often takes too long in many games.
Dec
3
comment Fixing the “Vs. Player” squares in Encore!
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Dec
3
comment Is “meaningful decisions per hour” a good measure for how fun a game might be?
If you think Monopoly is low on meanignful decision, you probably haven't played the game as written. The auction aspect is highly meaningful, and with serious players, almost every turn.
Dec
2
comment Is “meaningful decisions per hour” a good measure for how fun a game might be?
@RemcoGerlich Excellent point. And one I agree with and had overlooked. Added.
Nov
4
comment Ways different people enjoy board games
@Gregor I've found few of those keep playing, because they usually lose and lose badly.
Jul
1
comment How much would it cost to get started with Magic: The Gathering?
I don't know current prices - I no longer do any CCG's. And am totally unaware of online MTG play.
Jun
21
comment What are the order of actions in Monopoly?
Not in the edition I have.
Oct
10
comment In Catan, can players negotiate a trade when it's not their turn?
@xorsyst then your should have downvoted another answer as well, which ahs the same conclusion.
Aug
15
comment How do you play a solo game of Steve Jackson Games' Car Wars?
I've run Car Wars more as an RPG than as a board game. It's a hybrid design - it straddles the boundary. But it also has a HUGE raft of GM'd adventure scenarios in ADQ, and a few standalone ones were printed.
Jun
4
comment If partner opens and I have 7 in a suit, do I go to game?
Which bidding system is in use?
May
10
comment Name of a card trading game
The CW Card Game was essentially Naval War, not Top Trumps. Its not got a comparison step.
Apr
22
comment How can we use multiple Carcassonne expansions without the game taking forever?
If you're into card-counting, sure... but if you are, I'll not voluntarily play with you.
Apr
19
comment How can we use multiple Carcassonne expansions without the game taking forever?
Increase in legal moves increases think time.
Mar
6
comment Strongest cribbage bots
@overprescribed It's easier to write cheat code than a fast and flexible AI.
Jan
25
comment What is this game with multiplying aliens and random weapons?
@StuartPegg time to come back and hit the Accept button!
Dec
27
comment What does “poker size cards” mean?
There are actually 3 "standard" sizes in the US: Poker (2.5" x 3.5"), Bridge (2.25" x 3.5"), and tarot (2.75" x 4.75"); a narrow tarot size is occasionally seen, about 2.25" wide. Mini can refer to a range of smaller cards: from 1.75" x 2.5" down to 1"x2".
Sep
15
comment Creative handicaps in Settlers of Catan?
@TomAu Aside from the impracticality of increasing the numbers, the intent is to handcap only the more experienced player - asymmetric restrictions. Novices play with 4 and 5, old hands with 3 and 4. Not to mention that 5 & 6 would require also increasing the number of roads.
Aug
10
comment What is the special die with pictograms in Monopoly used for?
Your old pic was better than the new pic
Aug
10
comment What is the special die with pictograms in Monopoly used for?
What are the three prictures - given the rules in Jefromi's answer, knowing the specific 3 pictures would allow the rest of us to try it.
Jul
18
comment When I put the robber on someone in Settlers of Catan, does the resource I take HAVE to be random?
@PatLudwig the FAQ is only for the latest edition, and without the latest edition's rules, it's in several cases going to violate the wording of the rules in use... without there being house rules, mind you... so the FAQ really isn't the final answer.