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I play a number of board and card games with varying degrees of skill, but using "algorithms" to avoid the most obvious mistakes. Depending on the game, if you can beat me, you are probably not a beginner, and perhaps a pretty good player.


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answered Can you build a ship in the Caspian Sea?
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comment Settlers Of Catan 5-6 Expansion
I tried to make the question clearer by asking if the 5-6 player version was "playable" for four people.
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revised Settlers Of Catan 5-6 Expansion
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Mar
19
comment In Diplomacy, will I be “cornered” as Turkey if I don't use the “juggernaut” opening?
Wow! Good exposition for Turkey. Never realized that the country had it so good.
Mar
19
awarded  Popular Question
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revised Why is 'equity' much more commonly used than 'winning probability'? What is the mathematical formula that links 'equity" and 'winning probability'?
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answered Why is 'equity' much more commonly used than 'winning probability'? What is the mathematical formula that links 'equity" and 'winning probability'?
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accepted What happens in Go if you “take back” a ko before making a ko threat?
Feb
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accepted When are good times/circumstances to build harbor settlements in Settlers of Catan?
Feb
22
comment How does one evaluate a hand responding to a “strong” two clubs?
Accepted for your improved answer, and for helping me to improve the question.
Feb
22
accepted How does one evaluate a hand responding to a “strong” two clubs?
Feb
21
comment How does one evaluate a hand responding to a “strong” two clubs?
@PieterGeerkens: I have rephrased the question to the best of my ability regarding "captaincy."
Feb
21
revised How does one evaluate a hand responding to a “strong” two clubs?
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Feb
21
comment How does one evaluate a hand responding to a “strong” two clubs?
I'm sorry if I confused you by "implying" that under the "key card system, the opener is usually the captain. That was not my intent. To that extent, the analogy with Blackwood does not completely hold.
Feb
21
revised How does one evaluate a hand responding to a “strong” two clubs?
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Feb
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comment How does one evaluate a hand responding to a “strong” two clubs?
In your answer below, you said that I (the responder) would become "captain" after the opener's second bid. This means that after opener rebids, e.g. "two spades," it's my prerogative to decide whether or not spades are trump. Why can't I use a "key card system to make that decision."
Feb
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asked How does one evaluate a hand responding to a “strong” two clubs?
Feb
20
answered Can you retreat with Attacking Infantry in Axis and Allies Original - 2nd Edition
Feb
12
comment What does it mean to “interrupt movement”
@np8: Spies operate on land.
Feb
12
answered What does it mean to “interrupt movement”