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Apr
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answered In Pandemic, do certain setup and card order combinations make it impossible to win?
Apr
1
comment Is Saboteur biased towards the miners?
@user1873 For simplicity I'm interested in the first round. The other distributions will only be different if the gold cards remaining have been biased, which can only happen when the saboteurs win. I'm interested in the expected gold gained in a round, given that a player has drawn a miner card (/saboteur card). I.e. The expected gold gained by a winning miner, multiplied by the probability of winning as a miner (and the same for the saboteurs). What's more I'm really interested in a rough value for these expected values, and whether they are roughly equal or not.
Mar
31
comment Is Saboteur biased towards the miners?
I've updated the question with additional information. I was expecting to receive a rough answer based on experience of play, but I would be more than happy with an answer based on calculation instead!
Mar
31
revised Is Saboteur biased towards the miners?
Updating in response to questions from user1873
Mar
30
asked Is Saboteur biased towards the miners?
Mar
29
comment Where did the “can't build next to the robber” house rule come from?
I've not played this variant, but it sounds similar to the pirate ship rule from seafarers of catan (can't build/move shipping routes next to the pirates).
Mar
29
revised How many of each fish does Traders and Barbarians have?
The wiki page was just plain wrong
Mar
27
answered How many of each fish does Traders and Barbarians have?
Mar
23
comment What interesting 3-player strategy games are available?
For a game like Blokus that's good with three players, I'd recommend Blokus Trigon. The BoardGameGeek community even goes as far as to say it's best played with three: boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/21550/blokus-trigon
Feb
28
accepted Is pawn promotion to rook or bishop something that is seen in play?
Feb
28
comment Is pawn promotion to rook or bishop something that is seen in play?
Thanks, this answer is great! In the second example I'm not sure I would have spotted the stalemate (but then again I'm not a grandmaster!)
Feb
28
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Feb
27
comment Is pawn promotion to rook or bishop something that is seen in play?
Preferably answers to the second question should be between players of some repute, but if you've ever seen any game where this happened I'd be interested.
Feb
27
asked Is pawn promotion to rook or bishop something that is seen in play?
Feb
22
comment Can an optimal strategy for Roll Through the Ages be created for two player games on modern hardware?
As an example of a game that seems more complex to humans, see "There is a game that is isomorphic to tic-tac-toe" on the wiki page for tic tac toe: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tic-tac-toe#Variations
Feb
22
comment Can an optimal strategy for Roll Through the Ages be created for two player games on modern hardware?
Yep, I can believe that. I still think there's a correlation between the two measures of complexity though.
Feb
21
comment Can an optimal strategy for Roll Through the Ages be created for two player games on modern hardware?
The start of the Yahtzee paper talks about prior work detailing how to maximize the score for a single player. Do you know of any similar results for single player RttA? It seems (from playing the games) like RttA is far more complex than Yahtzee.
Feb
17
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Feb
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What should Mono-B put in sideboard against GW-Tokens?
Jan
29
answered How much should the University cost?