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Apr
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awarded  Quorum
Mar
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awarded  Enlightened
Mar
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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comment How can I mitigate some of the downtime between player's turns?
Another game that takes the phase approach is 7 Ages. All players secretly decide which two or three actions they'll take, and then the actions are run in order -- everybody who's doing maneuver does so, everyone who's buying units does so, etc. Especially for longer games this frequent intaraction is important. (I actually get bored with SFB, though I'm not very good, because every step takes what seems like forever to resolve and if it's not mine I'm not engaged.)
Jan
23
comment What impact will Kickstarter have on how Designer Board Games are released?
I agree with @bwarner, but I think you could recast this as a question about analyzing how Kickstarter has affected games (review/assessment, not prognostication).
Jan
23
comment Should You Take “Your Opponent's” Sheep In A 2-Player Game?
I don't see a point in taking them before somebody has a pasture to hold them. Your fireplace doesn't let you take more than one either, so why take the sheep in response to the clay when I can instead wait until you've built fences?
Jan
9
asked In {American, Bios} Megafauna, how can we improve showing who has what traits?
Jan
6
comment How does Le Havre compare with Agricola?
I've never played Le Havre. One thing about Agricola that really appeals to our group is that it plays well for all the supported numbers of players, including 2. How well does Le Havre support different numbers of players?
Dec
19
answered What is the best strategy to avoid large farms in Carcassonne?
Dec
7
answered What is an efficient way to organize my magic collection?
Nov
30
comment How to speed up a game of Empire Builder?
I don't understand the ferry point. You still get to move farther than you would have; yes it's half-cost, but it's half of a bigger number. With a smaller train your move would have ended before you got that far.
Oct
24
comment Which alternative methods of choosing a starting player actually WORK?
In 7 Ages players bid for starting player. This can get interesting because in some games the most-advantagous position is second or third, not first.
Sep
9
answered Best method for evenly distributing epidemic cards in Pandemic setup?
Sep
7
answered Does anybody need the 6th epidemic card in Pandemic?
Sep
2
awarded  Scholar
Sep
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comment How can we finish Titan in 4 hours?
Thanks! We usually hold back the titan, so you're right that we should play more aggressively particularly in that regard.
Sep
2
accepted How can we finish Titan in 4 hours?
Aug
27
awarded  Student
Aug
26
revised How can we finish Titan in 4 hours?
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Aug
26
asked How can we finish Titan in 4 hours?