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Oct
15
comment How to teach strategic thinking to non-gamer players?
You're right that, when you upgrade a settlement to a city, you get the settlement token back, and can then 're-build' it for an additional VP.
Oct
15
reviewed Close End of abilities given off by creatures
Oct
13
answered What specific strategies have the highest win:loss ratio in Uno?
Oct
13
comment What specific strategies have the highest win:loss ratio in Uno?
Good to hear that random call/play is terrible though. I didn't think there was much skill in Uno!
Oct
13
comment What specific strategies have the highest win:loss ratio in Uno?
"Helping to attack myself": For example, if in a four player game the person across the table from me is doing well, then I might avoid playing a skip-a-turn card, in the hope that the next player can play an attack card of some sort. In an ABAB situation then playing a skip-a-turn card is good because my 'partner' can hopefully win.
Oct
13
comment What specific strategies have the highest win:loss ratio in Uno?
One thing I do is try to peg back the leader, which can involve being nice to my immediate neighbours. in the ABAB seating arrangement this means I'd be helping to attack myself! I suggest playing three or four strategies against each other and varying the seating order and start player. I'll have a go at putting together an answer later - I'm interested to see whether it actually gives much of an advantage over play random!
Sep
28
accepted Is there a Diplomacy variant that does not contain stalemate lines?
Sep
28
comment Is there a Diplomacy variant that does not contain stalemate lines?
Thank you for this. I think it's the closest to a complete answer that can be hoped for-it certainly contains a lot of information I didn't find out when I investigated this myself!
Sep
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on sentinels-multiverse tag wiki excerpt
Sep
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on sentinels-multiverse tag wiki
Sep
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Baker's Dozen: rule about kings
Sep
11
comment Is there a Diplomacy variant that does not contain stalemate lines?
Thanks for sharing this - I had no idea that some Diplomacy variants were that complex!
Sep
9
comment When Governor and Alchemy cards are in same game, how does gaining a card for trashed card work?
+1 Simplifying things using complex numbers!
Sep
5
reviewed Leave Open In bridge, how do you tell when to use holdup versus blocking plays?
Aug
24
comment What are examples of Go played on non-flat surfaces, like on a sphere?
It's probably worth pointing out that you can't actually make a Klein bottle-it's a shape that needs four dimensional space. But in theory you would get a Klein bottle!
Aug
24
comment What are examples of Go played on non-flat surfaces, like on a sphere?
@Dane That's right. However if you add a twist before joining the first pair of edges then you get a Klein bottle. Have a look at the wikipedia link to see the other surfaces you can make.
Aug
22
comment Small World: Strategies for using dwarves in a 2-player game
+1 Great answer! Particularly glad you point out that all races/powers are not equal - that's a large part of the game :-)
Aug
18
answered What are examples of Go played on non-flat surfaces, like on a sphere?
Aug
18
comment What are examples of Go played on non-flat surfaces, like on a sphere?
The typical way to get these topologies using a square surface is by joining edges up: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface#Construction_from_polygons I don't have enough experience of go to tell you if that would work.
Jul
29
reviewed Leave Open Do wings allow me to leave Tokyo?