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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.


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”?
Oct
14
accepted Is “Longest Road” an overrated strategy in Settlers of Catan?
Oct
11
accepted In bridge, are there some 13 point hands that should not be opened?
Oct
11
accepted In Settlers of Catan, what are ways to “hide” your strength until the end?
Oct
11
accepted In Settlers of Catan (like Diplomacy), is the secret to winning avoiding “peaking too soon?”
Oct
2
accepted Which way to capture a queen?
Sep
30
accepted How do you decide which way to finesse for an ace?
Sep
26
accepted In bridge,should a responder devalue her hand if short in opener's suit?
Sep
17
accepted Are there times to pre-empt with a “strong” six trumps in bridge?
Sep
14
accepted Different kinds of “two direction” finesses in bridge?
Sep
6
accepted How to identify when to try a “Merriamac Coup” in bridge?
Aug
27
accepted In Midway, how do I manage the “inferior” Japanese fleet on day 1?
Aug
23
accepted In Bridge, should a defender “encourage” with a "stranded honor?
Aug
23
accepted Can a takeout doubler pass a redoubled contract?
Aug
22
accepted In Diplomacy, will I be “cornered” as Turkey if I don't use the “juggernaut” opening?
Aug
3
accepted In bridge, what are some exceptions to “second hand low?”