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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?
Dec
5
revised When land becomes creature can you kill it?
added info from comments
Nov
14
comment Organizing a game night with non-gamers?
@AndyM, you don't want to require casual players to learn the rules offline (they won't go for it, and I don't blame them), but you want to optimize for effective teaching: somebody who knows how to teach should be prepared to do so, so should know the rules reasonably well.
Nov
11
comment Organizing a game night with non-gamers?
How many people are you talking about? Multiple simultaneous games versus one game at a time for the entire group has different dynamics. Also, will everybody be gaming, or are some people there just to be social (spouses/kids who tagged along, etc)?
Oct
23
reviewed Satisfactory Properly choosing a random discard
Oct
23
reviewed Needs Improvement Removing to Reapply Decals
Oct
23
reviewed Satisfactory Countering the enchanting of a creature
Oct
23
reviewed No Action Needed How many illusions will Lightning Bolt and Wild Ricochet to get rid of?
Oct
7
answered Is Pandemic harder with fewer players?
Sep
8
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
20
reviewed Close Online resources for learning/practicing bridge
Aug
19
revised Tales of Arabian Nights — Story versus Destiny and variants?
edited tags
Jul
23
reviewed Satisfactory How to play Ring of Valkas?