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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.


Sep
18
accepted In Puerto Rico, what is the significance of coins being put each round on people that are not chosen?
Sep
8
accepted When should a bridge defender return the second, rather than fourth highest card in suit?
Jun
21
accepted When would you “slot” points in backgammon?
May
22
accepted In bridge, what caused bidding “standards” to decline post Goren?
May
22
accepted Can people win at Diplomacy using a “Qin strategy?”
May
3
accepted In bridge, what level of strength do different systems require to bid a short minor?
Apr
26
accepted In bridge, how can you “see” (locate) most of 52 cards halfway into the play?
Mar
13
accepted Can “aggressive” or unusual play in blackjack get someone thrown out of a casino?
Mar
11
accepted In bridge, are “sequences” more valuable than non-sequences of similar point count?
Feb
27
accepted Are there many mandated “time outs” in tournament bridge?
Feb
27
accepted When should you not place the robber to do the most damage in Settlers of Catan?
Feb
21
accepted Is a “drop-finesse” better than a simple “drop” play with a nine card suit in bridge?
Feb
21
accepted Can one ask for a “time out” to study the hand in bridge?
Feb
10
accepted In bridge, does it make sense to “tighten” or 'loosen" up on bidding depending on vulnerability?
Jan
13
accepted What are ways to “read” the shape of your opponents' hands early on?
Jan
13
accepted In bridge, what are exceptions to “third hand high?”
Jan
13
accepted In Puerto Rico, how do you tell whether it is better to trade or to ship a good?
Oct
22
accepted In bridge, can “good” players get away with bidding “light”?
Oct
16
accepted In Axis and Allies, Which Ally Should “Take Out” Norway.
Oct
14
accepted Did the British employ a reasonable strategy in “Bismarck”?