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Feb
3
comment How to show turn order when turn order can change during the round
This is what I was coming here to suggest. (That or dual tracks, but this seems more elegant to me.) I feel like I've seen this mechanic but I cannot remember in what game.
Jan
22
reviewed Satisfactory In Settlers of Catan: Explorers and Pirates, who gets the gold when the pirate is paid?
Jan
22
reviewed Needs Improvement Does a cafe card bonus apply to all players?
Jan
20
comment Is it practical for the visually-impaired to play in casinos?
@TomPanning, it depends on the card, but about two feet (a little more "obvious" cards like aces). Face cards are hardest because all you get is the text in the corner, while on other cards you can see a pattern of pips. (Sorry for the delay; I didn't get a notification for your comment.)
Jan
20
reviewed Satisfactory Are there any cards that turn creatures into land?
Jan
20
reviewed Satisfactory Can the Mermaids create towns with +1 shipping bonus?
Jan
19
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
16
revised Is this card game found in casinos?
edited tags
Jan
15
comment Is it practical for the visually-impaired to play in casinos?
The people I've played with don't mean to be mean or anything, but especially when there are a lot of cards on the table, it can be hard to track -- wait, is that available blocker card A or card B with similar colors in the art?
Jan
15
comment Is it practical for the visually-impaired to play in casinos?
This is also one of the main reasons I stopped playing M:tG (where I did actually play in a couple tournaments) -- asking to see the cards was annoying the other players. And the tables there are usually smaller than casino poker tables; on the other hand, casinos may be more interested than M:tG tournaments in helping me give them my money. :-)
Jan
15
comment Is it practical for the visually-impaired to play in casinos?
I am at a loss for how to tag this. Please help. (I just consed up "casion-games".)
Jan
15
asked Is it practical for the visually-impaired to play in casinos?
Jan
10
comment What's a good way to shuffle small decks of cards?
The wash shuffle works particularly well when the shuffle is followed by each player taking cards. No need to reassemble into a deck first; just spread the cards out, move them around until well-mixed, and have players draw. This is what we do with the destination cards in Trans America at the start of each round.
Jan
8
comment Is there a strategy to choosing the card used to construct a wonder phase?
Yes, card denial is a major factor. If it would be dangerous in your neighbor's hands and you can't use it for its primary purpose, using it for your wonder is ideal.
Jan
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
25
comment Do “interaction” effects cause people to buy buildings in tandem in Puerto Rico?
Huh, odd -- I consider the combination of big buildings + other buildings to be a key part of strategy and I'm only a midling player.
Dec
25
reviewed Close Do “interaction” effects cause people to buy buildings in tandem in Puerto Rico?
Dec
25
comment Do “interaction” effects cause people to buy buildings in tandem in Puerto Rico?
I'm having trouble understanding the question. Are you asking if people strategize about buildings, choosing the big buildings that fit best with their other purchases?
Dec
24
revised How to speed up a game of Empire Builder?
sorted into tested and untested; promoted aids and setup from an "oh by the way" to key factors (which they are)
Dec
24
answered Do you know any rules that make Pandemic's difficulty more even?