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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.


Aug
22
comment In Bridge, What Are Some Defenses Against Squeezes?
The last line is meant to be an "adjunct" to the main question. Perhaps I should move it, or even delete it altogether to make the question clearer.
Aug
22
comment In Bridge, Can I Ask About Previously Played Cards to the Current Trick?
Accept because of remark about card remaining in front of player in a tournament.
Aug
22
accepted In Bridge, Can I Ask About Previously Played Cards to the Current Trick?
Aug
22
comment Russian Roulette Alternative?
Is this question on topic? Technically, the game can be played around a table with cards and dice, but "Russian roulette" is really a different animal with a different context. And the user is new.
Aug
22
comment What Makes Buildings Valuable In Puerto Rico?
Fair enough about "obstructive." But the idea seems to be to get "first past the post" (mahjong style), before others can come away with a higher score.
Aug
21
asked In Bridge, What Are Some Defenses Against Squeezes?
Aug
21
comment In Bridge, Can I Ask About Previously Played Cards to the Current Trick?
Your point seems to be, I can ask the question, but need to do it the "right" way. And if the cards are laid in front of players during a tournament (particularly duplicate or IMPs), then the point becomes moot.
Aug
21
comment What Makes Buildings Valuable In Puerto Rico?
Some buildings help you win by ending the game before the shippers can get full value for their goods. Obstructive, but enough of a reason to use buildings.
Aug
20
answered In Puerto Rico, When should I NOT take a Quarry when I have the opportunity to?
Aug
20
comment In Puerto Rico, When should I NOT take a Quarry when I have the opportunity to?
I edited your title by adding the name of the game. It's in the tags, but probably should be in the heading as well.
Aug
20
revised In Puerto Rico, When should I NOT take a Quarry when I have the opportunity to?
Add game title
Aug
20
answered Is it unsportsmanlike to concede when you believe you cannot win?
Aug
20
asked In Bridge, Can I Ask About Previously Played Cards to the Current Trick?
Aug
20
comment Is it better to learn to play bridge by reading about it, or just playing?
@aramis: It's hard to learn a bidding system WELL. But this will get our friend started with Standard American: home.comcast.net/~kwbridge/basics.htm.
Aug
18
answered Go, MahJong, and Chess. Together?
Aug
18
comment Is it better to learn to play bridge by reading about it, or just playing?
@ella evans: If you think this, or any other answer is great, you should "upvote" it. I just did.
Aug
18
answered Is it better to learn to play bridge by reading about it, or just playing?
Aug
17
comment One vs Many board games
A good example of how a "mod" worked with the community to produce a "fair" result.
Aug
17
answered Do good bridge players memorize all cards played?
Aug
17
comment One vs Many board games
voting to reopen as edited.