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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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16
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Jun
16
wiki created substitutes excerpt
Jun
16
revised For one who likes trading games like monopoly what's the closest 2-player game with similar dynamics?
removed recommendations tag
Jun
14
comment What Is the Preferred Strategy For the US in Axis and Allies? Why?
Welcome to the site. An upvote for a good answer. See my comment under Scott Mitchell's answer about "weather rules."
Jun
12
comment Has the value of a five-card suit in no trump contracts been demonstrated?
I'd say 26-27 would do if the hand was 4-4-3-2, but you need 28-29 for 4-3-3-3, and can "make do" with 24-25 and 5-3-3-2, provided that the "5" is reasonably solid.
Jun
8
comment If partner opens and I have 7 in a suit, do I go to game?
With a reasonably solid seven card diamond suit (say AQJXxxx or better), there is a real chance for "gambling" 3NT game, if opener has the other three suits stopped. And while it's more likely to happen if opener's point count is in the mid to high teens, that does not rule out it happening with a mininum.
Jun
6
comment If partner opens and I have 7 in a suit, do I go to game?
You haven't told us enough about the rest of your hand for us to give a good answer. I presume that most of your strength is in diamonds, but maybe it's not the case. For all I know, you may have something like ♠A 3 2 ♥K J 2 ♦ T 9 7 5 4 3 2 ♣ ---, in which case I might not bid diamonds, but perhaps 1NT.
Jun
3
accepted Has the value of a five-card suit in no trump contracts been demonstrated?
Jun
3
answered Are you allowed to play Blackjack on your own with one hand?
May
23
awarded  Yearling
May
21
revised What are the primary enhancements Cities and Knights and Seafarer's add on to the original Settler's of Catan?
Expanded question to ask about "playabilty."
May
13
comment Does something which affects “defending player” target that player?
If you have to "sacrifice," you lose the two permanents. That's because you are the "defending" (or receiving) player.
May
12
comment In Catan, how to ensure nobody lies when monopoly card is played?
@GendoIkari: Changed "penalty" to "measure" and explained that someone else should have the privilege of playing the card.
May
12
revised In Catan, how to ensure nobody lies when monopoly card is played?
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May
12
comment In Catan, how to ensure nobody lies when monopoly card is played?
Welcome to the site. An upvote for a good suggestion.
May
12
revised In Catan, how to ensure nobody lies when monopoly card is played?
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May
10
answered How to make Settlers of Catan quicker?
May
10
revised How to make Settlers of Catan quicker?
Focused question on decision-making process.
May
10
comment How to make Settlers of Catan quicker?
Here is a similar question from another game: boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/4251/…
May
10
comment Hesitating as bluff
@StefanE: "Psyching" is "bluffing" in BIDDING. That much is allowed. What is not allowed is bluffing in playing, because your opponents are more likely to be confused than partner. In "psyching," your partner is also likely to be confused.